Around the time property tax appraisals are mailed in April, I think every address in Texas gets a flurry of postcards from property tax protest firms. They all seem to have some combination of “property” “tax” and “protest” in their names. Searching Google for “Texas property tax protest service” nets about 25 million results. Clearly, […]Read More
Although we’ve warned you a couple of times, just in case you missed it — today is kind of a big deal if you own a home. Today is the deadline (unless you’re in Denton County) to protest your property taxes for this year. If this has caught you unawares, don’t fret — one local […]Read More
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” […]Read More
It’s finally happened. We know you can’t believe every (any) thing you read on the internet, we can now say the same of credit-reporting agency Experian, whose tag line is “Data Quality.” I saw an infographic (a nice name for a chart full of data that’s been made “fun”) purporting to show “The Wealthiest ZIP […]Read More
This morning when I was doing my regularly scheduled RSS blog-reading binge, I noticed this post from D Magazine’s Tim Rogers asking just where Museum Tower officials came up with the figures in their recent marketing email:Read More
You remember our post about the estate sale over at 6243 La Vista. The home, a historic treasure that had been lovingly preserved by Willetta Stellmacher, will hit the market soon, listed by none-other than Elizabeth Mast.
Mast, the foremost Realtor for the Swiss Avenue area, plans to take her time freshening the Landmark Stubbs home and staging it to show off its colorful history and beautiful details. She plans to list the five-bedroom, four-full-and-two-half-bath estate this coming April for $1.5 million. Mast will stage the home using some of Stellmacher’s incredible collection of antiques and showbiz memorabilia.Read More