Good info...Pass along if you know people in Houston that rent a home.
Some advice for tenants and landlords.
Work continues in the Gulf Coast of Texas, especially for our RE/MAX family affected by Hurricane Harvey. A special thanks to RE/MAX offices and agents nearby w...ho are sending supplies and to all of you who have already donated to the We Are RE/MAX GoFundMe account. https://www.gofundme.com/weareremax
Good information...please pass along!
NO FLOOD INSURANCE? SOME RESOURCES:
1. Register with FEMA (https://www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey). Get in line now. Don't wait until the storm passes.
2. File f...or the Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief Program (https://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/4418), and file your Publication 547 form (https://www.irs.gov/publications/p547/) with the IRS. Both of these programs allow for residents to write off their losses via taxes, and even refile your most recent taxes, thus potentially getting an unexpected refund, something that could go a long way in recovery.
3. Apply for the Disaster Legal Services Program (https://www.benefits.gov/benefits/benefit-details/431). Through this program, the government provides legal services to lower-income individuals. This can help when seeking insurance claims, dealing with contractors and home repairs, etc. A huge benefit.
4. Apply for Rebuild Houston Together (http://www.rebuildinghouston.org/homeowners.htm), a group that helps senior citizens rebuild their homes.
5. See if you belong to a group that is a member of the Tool Bank (http://www.houstontoolbank.org/borrow…/first-time-borrowers/), a group that brings much needed tools to a disaster area. Note you must be a part of one of their member orgs, such as a church or other charity, including neighborhood associations.
6. Apply for assistance with Team Rubicon (https://teamrubiconusa.org/response/capabilities-services/) a group that specializes in helping gut homes damaged by disaster so that trade professionals can come in and get the job done faster and cheaper.
Information found in this reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/…/no_flood_insurance_here_are_some_…/
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While homeowners should always file claims as soon as possible, the new law will not change the claims process, no matter whether claims are filed before or after September 1.
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Foreigners bought $18.7 billion worth of houses in Texas in 12 months
Foreign homebuyers are taking a big bite out of Texas' hot housing markets.
International ...buyers purchased 34,135 Texas homes during the year that ended with the first quarter, according to a new report by the Texas Association of Realtors.
Offshore home buys in the Lone Star State added up to almost $18.7 billion during the 12-month period, according to a new Realtors' report.
Texas home purchased by international buyers rose a stunning 59 percent from the previous year.
"This surge in international home sales activity underscores the growing reputation Texas has as a global destination for owning a home or investment property," Vicki Fullerton, chairman of the Texas Association of Realtors, said in the report. "The state's low unemployment, diverse industry base and world-class higher education institutions are just some of the reasons why international residents seek to attend college, raise a family or do business in Texas."
Texas ranks second only to Florida for foreign home purchases with 12 percent of the U.S. total.
And most of the acquisitions are by Mexicans. The Realtors' study found that 43 percent of all U.S. residential acquisitions by Mexican buyers last year were in Texas.
Chinese buyers are also purchasing more Texas homes, up 11 percent from 2016 levels.
The Texas breakdown of foreign homebuyers comes on the heels of a recent nationwide report on international purchases.
Foreign buyers acquired a record $153 billion in U.S. homes, the National Association of Realtors reported last month. That was a 49 percent increase in dollar volume from sales to foreign buyers in the previous year.
Florida, Texas, California, New Jersey and Arizona are the most popular states for international homebuyers.
Texas is second only to Florida for foreign home buys.(Texas Association of Realtors)
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