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Dallas Attorney Kevin Vela

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Woodlands Attorney Paul Spielvogel

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REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT GROUPS

REIClub.com
www.REIClub.com

Dallas Fort Worth Investor Network
www.dfwrein.com

Arlington Real Estate Association
www.reaestatemeetup.com/445/

Association of Independent Real Estate Owners (Dallas)
www.aireo.org

Nubys Group (Ft. Worth)
www.nubysgroup.com

Real Estate Investors Organization (Ft. Worth)
www.reio-fw.org

San Antonio Real Estate Investors Assoc.
www.sareia.com

Real Estate Investment Club of Austin
wwwreicaustin.org

Austin Real Estate Networking Club
www.austinrenc.com

Austin REIA
www.austinreia.com

Cedar Park Real Estate Club
www.cedarparkrealestateclub.com


Central Texas Investors Club
www.centraltexasinvestorsclub.com

Johnson County Area Real Estate Investors Org.
www.jcareio.com

Houston Rich Club
www.richclub.org/

Clear Lake REIA
www.groups.yahoo.com/group/clearlakereia

Lifestyles Unlimited, Inc.
www.luinc.com

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS - LEGAL

State Bar of Texas
www.texasbar.com/

Real Estate Probate & Trust Law Section of the Texas State Bar
http://www.reptl.org

American Bar Association
www.abanet.org

American Arbitration Association
www.adr.org/

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS - REALTORS

National Association of Realtors
www.realtor.org

Texas Association of Realtors
www.texasrealtors.com

Houston Association of Realtors
www.har.com/

MetroTex Association of Realtors
www.dfwrealtors.com

Collin County Association of Realtors
www.ccar.net


TEXAS STATE AGENCIES & SOURCES

State of Texas
www.state.tx.us

Texas Dept. of Housing
www.tdhca.state.tx.us/

State Bar of Texas
www.texasbar.com/

Real Estate Probate & Trust Law Section of the Texas State Bar
http://www.reptl.org

Texas Dept. of Savings & Mortgage Lending
www.sml.state.ts.us/

Who Are My Legislators?
Www.capitol.state.tx.us/fyi/fyi.htm

Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC)
http://www.trec.state.tx.us

Texas Residential Construction Commission
www.trcc.state.tx.us

Texas General Land Office
www.glo.state.tx.us/

Texas Veterans Land Board
www.tvc.state.tx.us/vlb.htm

Texas Secretary of State
www.sos.state.tx.us/

Texas Attorney General
www.oag.state.tx.us

Texas State Legislature
www.capitol.state.tx.us/

Texas Dept. of Transportation
www.dot.state.tx.us

Texas Dept. of Public Safety
www.txdps.state.tx.us/

Texas Constitution
www.tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/txconst/toc.html

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/

Texas Legislative Council
http://www.tlc.state.tx.us

Texas Legislature Official Website
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department - Endangered Species
www.tpwd.state.tx.us/nature/endang/

Real Estate License Act
www.trec.state.tx.us/formslawspubs/rules_codes/RELA.asp

Texas Landlords and Tenants Guide
www.recenter.tamu.edu/pdf/866.pdf


TEXAS COURTS

First Court of Appeals
www.1stcoa.courts.state.tx.us/

Fourteenth Court of Appeals
www.14thcoa.courts.state.tx.us/

Texas Supreme Court
www.supremecourts.state.ts.us/

Texas Judicial Directory
www.data.courts.state.tx.us/oca/direcotrySearch.aspx

Texas Constitution
www.tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/txconst/toc.html

Texas Judiciary Online
www.courts.state.tx.us


U.S. GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & SOURCES

U.S. Dept. of HUD
www.hud.gov/

Fair Housing Act, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/housing/title8.htm
http://www.HUD.gov/offices/fheo/FHLaws/

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
www.homeloans.va.gov/

Fannie Mae
www.fanniemae.com/

Freddie Mac
www.freddiemac.com/

FedWorld.gov
www.fedworld.gov/

Federal Web Locator
www.infoctr.edu/fwl/

U.S. Dept. of Transportation
www.dot.gov/

Internal Revenue Service
www.irs.ustreas.gov/

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/publicat.htm

The Federal Architectural Barriers Act of 1968
http://www.access-board.gov/about/laws/ABA.htm

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency information about lead based paint
http://www.epa.gov/lead/

The Endangered Species Act of 1973
www.fws.gov/endangered/

Interstate Land Sales (HUD)
http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/ils/ilshome.cfm
http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/ils/ilsstat.cfm

Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA)
http://www.hud.gov/offices/fheo/seniors/index.cfm

Foreign Person (IRS)
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/international/article/0,,id=105000,00.html
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8288.pdf

Radon gas (EPA)
http://www.epa.gov/radon/


U.S. COURTS AND LAWS

U.S. Supreme Court
www.supremecourtus.gov/

Code of Federal Regulations
www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/about.html

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions
www.supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/cases/topic.htm


INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS

International Real Estate Digest
www.ired.com/


HOUSTON

City of Houston
www.houstontx.gov/

Webster’s Dictionary
www.m-w.com/netdict.htm


HARRIS COUNTY

Harris County District Clerk
http://www.hcdistrictclerk.com/Default.asp

Harris County Clerk’s Grantor/Grantee Index
www.cclerk.hctx.net/coolice/default.asp?

Harris County JIMS
www.co.harris.tx.us/jims

Courthouse Direct Harris County
www.courthousedirect.comnverter.asp/

Courthouse Direct Grantor/Grantee Index
www.courthousedirect.com/courth/

Harris County UCC Records
www.cclerk.hctx.net/coolice/default.asp?Category=UniformCode&Service=uc_inquiry

Harris County Misc. Personal Records
www.cclerk.hctx.net/coolice/default.asp?Category=MiscPersRec&Service=mpr_inquiry

Harris County Civil Courts at Law
www.cclerk.hctx.net/coolice/default.asp?Category=CCCourtAtLaw&Service=cc_inquiry

Harris County District Courts
www.justex.net/


FORT BEND COUNTY

Fort Bend County Clerk’s Office
www.co.fort-bend.tx.us/admin_of_justice/county_clerk/default.htm


LEGAL RESEARCH

American Law Sources On-Line
www.lawsource.com/also

Legislative Reference Library
www.lrl.state.tx.us/

Legal Information Institute
www.law.cornell.edu/

LectLaw Library
www.lectlaw.com/