new laws

More than 800 new laws go into effect in Texas today, thanks to the most recent legislative session. They range from everything to legalizing brass knuckles and lemonade stands to making porch piracy a felony, and even a new law impacting sellers disclosures for homes in floodplains.

Chances are, the bulk of the 800 new laws won’t have a hugely noticeable impact on day-to-day living in Texas. But we did pick five real estate-related highlights. (more…)