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per Texas Association of Realtors Notice; "Texas Legislature Reaches Historic Deal on Property Tax Reform" July 2023

  Texas Legislature Reaches Historic Deal on Property Tax Reform The deal is the largest-ever legislative effort to rein in skyrocketing property taxes and keep homeownership attainable and sustainable for Texans. July 10, 2023 — Austin The Texas Legislature is poised to approve more than $18 billion to rein in Texas property taxes. The compromise reached between the House and Senate will include a $100,000 homestead exemption, $12 billion to buy down local school tax rates, and a pilot program to impact appraised values, targeted toward small businesses. “Texas REALTORS® appreciates that the compromise includes an increase in residence homestead exemptions to $100,000 as prioritized by the Lt. Governor and Senate during the 88th regular session, which will help all 5.7 million Texas homeowners. We are also pleased to see thoughtful consideration given to the House’s concerns about the property tax burden on non-homestead properties, such as rental properties and small businesses,” sai

per AAstatemen; Austin original , "OG" Downtown Developer, Hippie turned Hi-Rise guru Perry Lorenz

One Austin developer's true 'tall' tale, Perry Lorenz Story by Shonda Novak, Austin American-Statesman • 28m ago Hello, and thank you for subscribing to Building Austin, our weekly newsletter focused on real estate, growth and development in the Austin region. I'm Shonda Novak, the American-Statesman's real estate reporter. I had occasion to chat with Perry Lorenz last week for an upcoming article about downtown Austin. Lorenz knows downtown as well as — heck, better than most — due to his longevity as an Austin-area real estate developer, investor, landowner and landlord, both downtown and East Austin. In both areas, he was a pioneer of mid- and high-rise development starting more than two decades ago. Lorenz is one of those legendary former Austin hippies from a bygone era who attended the University of Texas, earning a bachelor's degree in English and a few years later, an MBA. He has been credited with trying to help save landmark Austin venues like the ico

The Clarksville Community Development Corporation's new improved Website The CCDC has three key missions: Maintain the diversity of Clarksville through its affordable housing program. The CCDC’s homes and duplexes are scattered throughout the neighborhood and provide 17 low-income families with housing. In 2020, the Austin chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) awarded the CCDC a Community Vision Award for the organization’s affordable housing program. More information about this program can be found at Affordable Housing . Build community in Clarksville. An important part of Clarksville’s legacy is its strong sense of community. The CCDC builds on that legacy by organizing events for the neighborhood that bring people together and provide them with volunteer opportunities , and by sponsoring the Clarksville Community Garden (located behind the Haskell House). CCDC events include an ice cream social, Haskell House Day, a Christmas Caroling Party and Clarksville Conversations: Sundays at the Haskell House