Dallas Central Appraisal District

Lessons Learned: Hiring a Property Tax Protest Firm a Waste of Time, But Not Money

By Jon Anderson / October 30, 2018 / 0 Comments

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, […]

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Deadline to File Property Tax Protest is Today

By Bethany Erickson / May 15, 2018 / 0 Comments
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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 […]

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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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Credit Bureau Experian Publishes the Wealthiest ZIP codes in Texas. Really?

By Jon Anderson / June 5, 2015 / 6 Comments

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 […]

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How Much of Museum Tower is Under Contract? MT Marketing Flier Says 25%, But D-Mag Editor-at-Large Tim Rogers Says 13%

By Joanna England / March 4, 2014 / 9 Comments

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:

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Coming Soon: Elizabeth Mast to List Historic Stellmacher Home on La Vista For $1.5M

By Joanna England / February 26, 2014 / 6 Comments

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.

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