HOA's Can NO LONGER Prevent Texas Residents From Flying Their Flag!!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP
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Home Owners Associations in Texas can no longer prevent you from flying U.S., Texas, or a branch of the U.S. armed forces flag. This is a huge victory for property owners and the Texas Assocation of REALTORS® as they helped lobby for this long overdue change. Most importantly, Veterns won't be fined by their HOA for displaying a flag that they helped defend.

 

Here are some other noteworthy changes to what HOA's can no longer prevent:

Installing a solar-energy device on the property.
Installing and use rain-harvesting devices.
Display certain religious items on the entry of the property.
Install roof shingles that are wind and/or hail resistant, energy efficient, or solar generating.

 

Happy Flag Day Texans!

 

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Greg Nino
, Houston area Realtor®.
Helping residential buyers, sellers and tenants 7 days a week.
Available @ 832-298-8555 

RE/MAX Compass (Formerly RE/MAX WHP)

www.GiveMeMyHomesValue.com

www.EverydayHoustonHomes.Com

 

 

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Ambassador
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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
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That is good to know. . .I have experienced the dictatorship mentality of some of those associations over the years. .

June 14, 2012 08:29 AM
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Lenn Harley
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I LOVE TEXAS!!!

June 14, 2012 08:35 AM
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Bryan Robertson
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Great changes!  Our HOAs here have WAY too much power over things like this.  Hopefully these become precedent for change here.

June 14, 2012 08:43 AM
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Bill Jones
Realtor (403-701-1739) Airdrie & Calgary Area Homes and Condos
Discovery Real Estate Ltd. - "Homes By Jones"

Sounds like changes that were more than over due.

Bill

June 14, 2012 09:12 AM
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Kathy Streib
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224
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Greg- as a native Houstonian... I say CHEERS to Texas!!!!

June 14, 2012 09:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Brian Kuhns
Fort Wayne Real Estate by Brian Kuhns
Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber

Let's hope the rest of the country follows suit. 

June 14, 2012 09:41 AM
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Gary Woltal
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Keller Williams Realty

This has been an issue Greg with many HOA's with the spotlights on the poles or the flapping in the wind of the flag or clanging gets the pole metal pieces of the rope. It has been pretty silly in my opinion to stop another's patriotism.

June 14, 2012 10:10 AM
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Richard & Beth Witt
Broker/Owner RE/MAX Wittney Estates Long Island NY
RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com

Greg.. thanks for posting this ... Great News... I can't imagine not being able to fly the American Flag anywhere in America... good news... Have a great day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 14, 2012 11:29 AM
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Justin Dibbs
REALTOR® - Ashburn Virginia Homes for Sale
United Real Estate

SWEET!  That's the way it should be my man!

June 14, 2012 12:47 PM
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Mark Delgado
Benicia and Vallejo, Property Management, rental h
houses for rent, Solano County & Glen Cove
I'm happy to learn of this change but disappointed that it was needed in the first place. Good job Texas.
June 14, 2012 03:01 PM
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Paul Henderson
I always put my clients first in any transaction!
RE/MAX Professionals.

I've always thought that keeping some one from flying the American flag was unconstitutional. I can't believe that could happen in Texas! 

June 14, 2012 03:45 PM
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Richard Iarossi
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Greg,

It's about time that some of these HOA's got their ears pinned back. Good for TAR for sticking up for what's right.

Rich

June 14, 2012 03:50 PM
Rainmaker
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Jordon Wheeler
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service
The Jordon Wheeler Group

Hey Greg,

Good news on National Flag Day!  Thanks for posting and best of success to you this year!

June 14, 2012 04:42 PM
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Mona Gersky
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Greg, sometimes these HOAs go so far overboard that its ridiculous.

June 14, 2012 07:33 PM
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner
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Sorry I found this at the end of the day -- suggested anyway.  Maybe we can have a "belated" Happy Flag Day!  Great news and hopefully more states will follow the lead!!

June 14, 2012 08:32 PM
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Richard Weeks
Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
Waller Group

I understand the purpose of HOA's; however sometimes the rules do not make much common sense.  The legislature did a good job on this one.

June 15, 2012 06:44 AM
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Wayne Johnson
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®

Sometimes people have too much free time to develop ways to get into other people's business. Glad to hear so much of the nonsense has be struck down, at least for now.

June 17, 2012 06:09 PM
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