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Texas Home Resources

Jeff Kessler from Rebate on Texas Homes has provided a list of helpful links that will assist you with additional information and resources related to help you make the best decision possible.

These are some great links for your TEXAS REAL ESTATE needs.

Some of the links in this section will take you to Web sites not owned or operated by Jeff. He is not responsible for the condition of these links or the information they provide. If you would like to report an issue with one of these links or the information displayed please contact us and we will investigate the issue.


State of Texas and National Associations

®National Association of REALTORS (NAR) – The National Association of REALTORS®, The Voice for Real Estate®, is the world’s largest professional association. REALTOR® members of ABoR are also members of NAR.

®Texas Association of REALTORS (TAR) – Headquartered in Austin, TAR is the state-level organization for REALTORS® in Texas.

Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) – TREC is the state’s regulatory agency for real estate brokers and salespersons. Visit this Web site to download forms or obtain licensee information.

®Women’s Council of REALTORS (WCR) – The WCR is a community of real estate professionals creating business opportunities, developing skills for the future and achieving their individual potential for success.


Insurance, Property and Tax Resources for Texas

City of Austin – Review Austin’s official Web site to learn about city developments, planning and zoning.

Texas A&M Real Estate Research Center – The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University has the answers to your questions on real estate research. Here, you can view home sale statistics from across the state.

Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) – TDI licenses insurance companies, agents, third-party administrators, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), premium finance companies, continuing care retirement communities, and insurance adjusters operating in Texas.

Travis County – The Travis County Tax Assessor Collector collects on behalf of 72 area jurisdictions. Tax rates for those jurisdictions are posted on this site, as they are set by the respective authority.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – Visit the HUD Web site to obtain information on HUD properties and FHA mortgage limits.

Veteran Affairs Loan Guaranty Service – The VA Loan Guaranty Service is the organization within the Veterans Benefits Administration charged with the responsibility of administering the home loan program.


Tax Information for Texas – This site is a comprehensive online source of property tax information for all Texas counties. – If you’re a homeowner, you can borrow against the value of your house through either a home equity line of credit (often called a HELOC) or a home equity loan (often called a HEL). Both are essentially a second mortgage.The appeal of both of these types of loans is their interest rates, which are almost always lower than those of credit cards or conventional bank loans because they are secured.