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2015 Super Bowl of Builders

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm | Tailgating Social 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Hut One... Hut Two....  Calling all real estate professionals in Central Texas -- this is your chance to score a touchdown with your clients!  Time to pull out your favorite team jersey (high school, college, or pro all count) and come out to the 2015 Super Bowl of Builders; Over 20 builders will be present to educate on where they are located, incentives for working with them, and inventory available and currently under construction. Title companies, lenders, inspectors, home warranty and insurance representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about their industry! Did we mention we are giving away almost $4000 in door prizes?!? Complete List of Builders & Advertisers

Get Involved with WCREALTORS

The Association is currently gearing up for other year, but we need your help to make 2015 a year to never forget! We are currently looking for members who want to be involved with the Association as well as their community!  WCREALTORS® has 3 different types of committees: Standing Committees, Special Committees/Focus Groups and Task Forces. There are currently 10 different committees or task forces you can volunteer for: Governmental Affairs, Membership, TREPAC, Professional Development/Education, Golf, Events, Marketing/WCLIFE, Ambassador Program, Community Service, and Holiday House! If you are interesting in volunteering on one of these committees, please complete the 2015 Volunteer Opportunity Form and return to Kent Prickett at kent@wcaor.org

Industry News
Legislative Liaison - Week of January 25th

Although both chambers recessed after Tuesday’s inauguration and were in only briefly Wednesday, there is a lot going on. Lt. Gov. Patrick set the stage for the Senate to get off to a fast start, there’s interesting activity in the state and federal judicial branches, it’s still election season, and … as always, you’ll find a ton of relevant reading in the Around the web section.

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The Little Blue Book: Rules to Live by for REALTORS®

There’s nothing that inspires us more than starting a new year. It’s the time we set our goals and layout our big plans for the next 12 months. This year, let The Little Blue Book: Rules to Live by for REALTORS® serve as the inspiration to help you make 2015 your best year yet.

More than 600 REALTORS® provided input on this fun, instructional booklet, offering their own principles, philosophies and rules for a successful future in real estate.

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Field Representative Weekly - January 12th

The 84th Texas Legislature convenes today, Jan. 13. Check out the Public Policy Statements and Legislative Priorities booklet. And in case you missed it, you can read the Legislative Preview article in December’s issue of Texas REALTOR® Magazine.

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Big News for Twin Creeks and Bella Vista Communities in Cedar Park!

Well, it finally happened!!!  The City of Cedar Park announced that effective December 22, 2014, the neighborhoods of Twin Creeks and Bella Vista will officially be annexed!  Why is this such exciting news?

As Cedar Park has grown, the city has been cautious about adding any debt to the city.  Annexing neighborhoods come with a cost to the city in terms of the services that the city assumes for the residents.  These services include police and fire protection, infrastructure, utilities and other costs.  Until a point is reached where is it financially reasonable to annex a community, areas remain classified as an “ETJ” or “extra territorial jurisdiction”.  That was the status that both Twin Creeks and Bella Vista had for many years.

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Round Rock Attracting New High-End Manufacturers

Inside a long industrial building off Sam Bass Road one can hear the whir, clank and bang of metal on metal as high-end tools craft products to be shipped throughout the state. This cacophony is the heartbeat of a manufacturer such as Hagbros Precision LLC., one of dozens of manufacturers in Round Rock building products ranging from consumer goods to semiconductors.

Often called high-end manufacturing, these jobs require certification or education in specialized areas of machining or manufacturing. click here to read more

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