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House Passes Temporary Repeal of SALT Cap on Deducting Property Taxes

By Candy Evans / December 21, 2019 / 0 Comments
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It’s no secret that the SALT tax, that $10,000 cap on state and local deductions on your federal tax return, hurt high-end real estate. Agent upon agent have told me that owners of homes valued at more than $1 million took a look at their tax returns this year and said, what happened? What happened […]

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DFW Apartment Dwellers Catching Up to Homeowners When it Comes to Property Taxes

By Candy Evans / August 16, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Allen Gwinn is a number cruncher. Or a gadfly. Or a muckraker/local political analyst. By day, he teaches at SMU School of Business as a Professor of Practice. Basically a detailed data miner, he has taught information technology at SMU Cox School of Business for 30 years. For years, Gwinn also ran a popular website called, […]

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State Rep. Victoria Neave Sued by Dallas County for Back Property Taxes

By Candy Evans / February 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

State Rep. Victoria Neave has found herself in hot water with Dallas County and is being sued for more than $26,000 in late property taxes on her Abrams Road home. Documents filed Tuesday reveal that Neave is arrears to the tune of $26,760.73, and is listed in the suit along with her former law partner […]

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Texas Legislature Gavels In: Bathrooms Out, Property Taxes and Schools In

By Bethany Erickson / January 9, 2019 / 0 Comments

Bathrooms? That’s so 2017. The new hot legislative priorities lighting up Austin this legislative session are school finance and property taxes. Think I’m kidding? New House Speaker Dennis Bonnen put it on a cup — actually, every cup in the Senate lounge is now emblazoned with “School Finance Reform, The Time Is Now.” The session […]

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Title Tip: The Pain of Unpaid Property Taxes

By Contributor / August 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Property taxes are the talk of the town right now. Municipalities all over the Metroplex are proposing tax rate increases on top of the frequent increase in property values. This year’s tax bill may be a double whammy for our already steep homeowner taxes. If you’re thinking of avoiding those […]

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Just Two Days After Winning Runoff, Valdez Dinged on Overdue Property Taxes

By Bethany Erickson / May 24, 2018 / 3 Comments

We’ve heard it before — after all, when you write about real estate, you do spend a fair amount of time talking about how difficult and expensive it is to pay property taxes: It’s not always easy to be a property owner in Texas. We’ve talked about why property taxes are climbing. But Lupe Valdez, newly […]

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