Dallas County Appraisal District

Very Good? DCAD Ratings Show a Deep Divide Over Desirability

By Jon Anderson / May 16, 2019 / 0 Comments

The Dallas Central Appraisal District and I have very different opinions on what is considered “desirable,” it seems. Last year I began to notice a change in how DCAD valued certain multi-family and high-rise condo properties. Specifically, I noticed that The Warrington units of the same floor plan and judged as being in the same […]

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The $2 Million Swing: DCAD Valuations for Slice of Fitzhugh Avenue Revisited

By Jon Anderson / May 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

How could it be that in Dallas neighborhoods booming with redevelopment, that multifamily properties and investment properties haven’t seen any increases in their appraisals? Last week, I wrote an update on the DCAD valuations for properties that are part of a block on Lemmon Avenue that was to have been the site of a Central […]

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DCAD Doesn’t Know And Doesn’t Count Deed Restrictions And Other Impairments

By Jon Anderson / July 16, 2018 / 1 Comment

When we “feel like just a number,” we’re really just reflecting our uniqueness being ignored. We’ve long known we’re just a number to taxing bodies like DCAD … albeit one with a dollar sign in front. But recently, I’ve found we’re a percentage, too. In valuing property, DCAD calculates the total market value based on […]

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Award-Winner: Property Taxes: Garbage In, Garbage Out at Dallas Central Appraisal District

By Jon Anderson / June 20, 2017 / 5 Comments

Last weekend, the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) awarded this series discussing state and local property taxes “Bronze” in their Best Series category.  While originally published in May 2016, a year later nothing has alleviated our property tax increases.  Several weeks ago I wrote a pair of columns (here and here) about how the core […]

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Property Taxes: Garbage In, Garbage Out at Dallas Central Appraisal District

By Jon Anderson / May 27, 2016 / 8 Comments

Several weeks ago I wrote a pair of columns (here and here) about how the core math of Texas property taxes is fundamentally broken (and always has been).  While, A+B=C, if “A” is patently wrong, how can “B” and “C” be accurate? In this case, “A” is assessed property value, “B” is property tax rate and “C” […]

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Dallas City Council Candidate Adam McGough Faces Residency Questions

By Bethany Erickson / February 19, 2015 / 1 Comment

Did Dallas City Council candidate Adam McGough buy a condo in Highland Park just for the chance to send his kids to Highland Park ISD? McGough, a former chief of staff for Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and current candidate for District 10 city council seat, says yes, but it’s not like that. Highland Park ISD officials, however, […]

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