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Attorney General Greg Abbott

Attorney General Greg Abbott was reelected as the 50th Attorney General of Texas on November 7, 2006. Prior to his election as attorney general, Greg Abbott served as a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court and as a State District Judge in Harris County.

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Office of the Attorney General
300 W. 15th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 463-2100
Toll free: (800) 252-8011

Attorney General Abbott Charges Roofing Contractor With Deceiving Homeowners

SINTON, TX - June 30, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged a residential roofing contractor with deceiving Texas homeowners and unlawfully soliciting roof repairs.

Attorney General Abbott Takes Enforcement Action Against Dallas-area ‘Mortgage Rescue’ Operation

DALLAS, TX - November 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today took legal action to obtain restitution for a fraudulent “mortgage rescue” firm’s victims.

Attorney General Abbott Takes Legal Action Against Housing Scam That Targeted Austin-Area Hispanic Home...

AUSTIN, TX - October 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged Fern Hernandez Realty, Inc., with defrauding Hispanic home buyers. The state’s enforcement action names the corporation; its owner, real estate broker Jose Fernando “Fern” Hernandez and his wife, Odessa S. Hernandez.

Office of the Attorney General Hosts Mortgage Fraud Summit

AUSTIN, TX - June 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today welcomed state and local authorities, law enforcement officials, prosecutors and other interested Texans to the Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) Mortgage Fraud Summit.

Attorney General Abbott Charges Houston Property Tax Firm with Texas Property Tax Code and...

HOUSTON, TX - June 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has charged O’Connor & Associates, which purports to be the state’s largest property tax consultant, with violating the Texas Property Tax Code and the Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Attorney General Abbott Charges Houston Firms with Conducting Fraudulent Foreclosure Rescue Scam

HOUSTON, TX - May 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — A Harris County district judge froze several Houston firms’ assets after Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott charged the companies with running foreclosure “rescue” scams.

Foreclosure Assistance Solutions Inc. repays 351 Texas homeowners more than $390,000

SAN ANTONIO, TX - March 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today announced the conclusion of the state’s enforcement action against Foreclosure Assistance Solutions (FAS). As a result of an agreement, the Florida-based company must no longer engage in the foreclosure mitigation business in Texas and has paid more than $390,000 in restitution to 351 Texas homeowners.

Consumer Alert: Foreclosure Rescue Scams Growing Threat To Consumers

Fraudulent companies cheat Texans out of the American Dream of homeownership Austin, TX - March 5, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Tough economic times bring out criminals seeking to take advantage of the desperate or unwary.

Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Prevention Act to strengthen penalties for scams

AUSTIN, TX - December 10, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Craig Estes (Wichita Falls) announced a legislative...

Attorney General Abbott Calls For Mortgage Deferment Legislation To Help Struggling Homeowners

New state law would give borrowers 45-day window to cure mortgage defaults AUSTIN, TX - October 23, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Texas Attorney General Greg...

Rainier Management accused of failing to honor contract terms at Travis County properties

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today resolved the state’s enforcement action against a residential property management company accused of misrepresenting lease terms...

Attorney General Abbott Takes Action To Halt Webb County Colonia Development

Lots in D-5 Acres subdivision lacking water, sewage facilities AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has charged the developer of D-5 Acres, a subdivision...

Attorney General Abbott Takes Legal Action Against Foreclosure Rescue Firm’s Unlawful Texas Operations

Clients of Abell Mediation, Inc. urged to call their lenders immediately CORPUS CHRISTI - December 14, 2007 - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott took legal action Thursday...

Attorney General Abbott Takes Legal Action Against Foreclosure Rescue Firm’s Unlawful Texas Operations

Clients of Southern Residential urged to call their lenders immediately HOUSTON, October 24, 2007 – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today obtained a temporary restraining order...

Clients of Foreclosure Assistance Solutions urged to call their lenders immediately

SAN ANTONIO, October 19, 2007 – The 408th District Court has issued a temporary injunction against a Florida-based “foreclosure rescue” scheme. Under the court order...

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Texas condominium sales up, townhome sales down during first half of...

Condominium sales in Texas’s major metro areas increased and townhome sales fell in the first half of 2016, according to the Texas Condominium Mid-Year Sales Report. Released today by the Texas Association of REALTORS®, the report shows that condominium sales in Texas’ four largest markets have seen increasing demand over townhomes and single-family homes among young professionals and retirees. This is the first time in the report’s history that condo and townhome statistics have been reported separately.

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CARTER AND RUPPERSBERGER INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO SECURE U.S. ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE

Congressman John R. Carter (TX-31) and Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (MD-02) introduced the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act of 2017, which establishes a pilot program to evaluate United States energy security vulnerabilities. As bipartisan co-chairmen of the House Army Caucus, Rep. Carter and Rep. Ruppersberger continue their shared commitment to national security through this important legislation