Election Days affect both Homeowners and Agents alike

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

November 6th is election day for most places around the country. Like real estate being local elections are intensely local too. Ballots and issues remain important to each state or city and sometimes the issues have impact on homeowners and real estate agents. For example in Texas this year with State Constitutional amendments:

  • Prop 3: 10 percent cap on home appraisal hikes
  • Prop 5: Property-tax elections in rural towns
  • Prop 6: Personal vehicle / business use exemption (agents and pizza delivery drivers pay attention!)
  • Prop 8: Home equity loan clarification

Then there's the funny or backwards wording on some ballots. In the city of Dallas for example a proposed toll road south of the city across the Trinity river has a FOR if you are against the proposal and an AGAINST if you are for the proposal. Go figure. Who writes up these things? Certainly not excellent blog writers!

So do your civic duty, study your ballot, carve out some time, and cast your opinion for shaping the world. When you read some of these ballots for your backyard, they really do affect your pocketbook, your house, and your life.

And oh by the way, we're now only one year away from the big one in electing the next leader of the free world. The '08 campaign promises to be very interesting. Stay tuned for the fun.

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Eric Kodner
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Voting is a social responsibility and our perspective as professionals in the industry makes it that much more important.  A large number of voters never take the time to study up on amendments and referendum matters.  They seem to prefer to vote on a candidate's personality than to vote the issue.
November 06, 2007 07:28 AM #1
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Gary Woltal
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I've heard that this year's November election may draw out about 10% of the registered voters. Seems awful small. Unless there are some hot potatoes on the ballot many people just seem too busy to vote. Maybe someday we'll figure out how to do online voting. With so many of us wired up at home and office that 10% number could easily go up to 50% and it would be so easy to vote too!
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