::::: SIGN ORDINANCES !!!! BEWARE THEY ARE CRACKING AGAIN!!!

::::: SIGN ORDINANCES !!!! BEWARE THEY ARE CRACKING AGAIN!!!

TEXAS NEWS FOR ALL YOU INVESTORS.....BECAREFUL

After some period of relative calm, Houston Sign Ordinance enforcement is back in the news. Recent reports indicate “open house” signs photographed by city sign inspectors were later confiscated and fines levied against the listing agent (as much as $432 per sign per day) for violation of the Houston Sign Code. Some of the violating signs had been placed in the roadway medians which are definitely off-limits.

While signs provide some quick and direct advertising for real estate sales, signs placed in the wrong place can mean extra costs to your business. You must be familiar with the Houston Sign Ordinances to avoid costly fines. Here are the critical provisions:

Sec. 4608 (c)(3) of the Houston Sign Code in part states: any unlawful sign found within public right-of-way shall be seized and removed. This includes the area by the side of the road and medians.

Section 28-39 of the Code of Ordinances in part states: It shall be unlawful for any person to place or cause to be placed any advertising matter of any kind whatsoever located in the public streets, public sidewalks alleyways, easements, public property or any other public place.

Section 40-7 of the Code of Ordinances in part states: It shall be unlawful for any person to erect, place, build, construct or maintain….sign or other obstruction upon any public street.....but the same shall be construed to prohibit and forbid every type and kind of obstruction....

Citations carry a minimum fine of $300.00 with a maximum of $500.00 per day per sign. For more information, please visit the City of Houston's Sign Administration/Permits Webpage.

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"Saying I can't or I will is a world of difference that will set you a world apart" (ME) Edwin L.
"Where there is a will there is a way" God
"Knowledge is only potential power, taking ACTION it is the real measure of intelligence" unknown
"True insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results" Einstein


Albuquerque too

Albuquerque just last week instituted a fine for bandit signs. I'm not sure what the exact rules are (are garage sales ok) or what the fallout will be, but it's going to hurt even the once-in-a-lifetime type of person. What it does is push to find alternatives to marketing and all indicators are that perfecting our internet marketing skills is going to be the way to go. You'll see a bunch of webinars out there on this topic. The issue now becomes....which one gives you the most bang for your buck?! Dean addresses this as well in his course.

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Without a vision the people parish. Prov 29:18


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yup that is very true......... there are to many approaches to let this stop us in any way

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"Saying I can't or I will is a world of difference that will set you a world apart" (ME) Edwin L.
"Where there is a will there is a way" God
"Knowledge is only potential power, taking ACTION it is the real measure of intelligence" unknown
"True insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results" Einstein


Alternatives

Let us look at your local newspaper's "Open House" listings, vehicle signage, web sites such as Zillow.com, Trulia.com, Craigslist.com,Cyberhomes.com, or realtytimes.com. Check out real estate investment clubs' web sites for your area.
Tom

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Thanx for the info....and good luck

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"Saying I can't or I will is a world of difference that will set you a world apart" (ME) Edwin L.
"Where there is a will there is a way" God
"Knowledge is only potential power, taking ACTION it is the real measure of intelligence" unknown
"True insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results" Einstein


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