Dallas County Appraisal District

Property Tax Pain About to Get Real, And Here’s How to Manage It

By Joshua Baethge / February 13, 2019 / 1 Comment

Complaints about skyrocketing property tax bills are nothing new, but few people take the time to find out exactly what goes into that number. For many, fighting property taxes has not been a priority because they could ultimately write-off the amount on their income taxes. That changes this year. Under the guidelines of the Tax […]

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Title Tip: How to File For Your Homestead Exemption

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / January 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor A reader writes: “I bought a home in 2018 and my taxes are escrowed by my mortgage company. How do I get a homestead exemption to get a discount on my taxes? Do I need to repeat the process every year? How much does it save me?” You most definitely […]

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Dallas Public Schools: DCAD vs. Fair Market Value

By Bethany Erickson / April 29, 2016 / 3 Comments

As you’ve probably read by now, the Dallas Independent School District’s Board of Trustees voted 5-3 last night to purchase the building at 9400 N. Central Expressway in a bid to consolidate the district’s various departments that are currently spread all over Dallas County. We can debate the merits of having a building where hundreds […]

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Jon Anderson: Tax Dodging and The Black Hole of Property Tax Valuations

By Jon Anderson / March 29, 2016 / 13 Comments

Get caught up and read part one of Jon Anderson’s Property Tax series here. Tax Dodging 101 Every Realtor I have asked has completely agreed with this statement, “The more expensive a home, the less accurate DCAD’s valuations are.”  The translation here is that the wealthier you are, the more able you are to pay taxes […]

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Owner of Former Scientology House Has Other Vacant And Poorly Maintained Properties

By Joanna England / October 7, 2013 / 16 Comments

You already know that Grandwick, the former Dallas headquarters of the Church of Scientology, was reduced to ashes by a three-alarm fire Thursday. The owner, David D. Anderson, said that he was unable to obtain insurance on the property because it was vacant. It would seem like this is a tragic, singular occurrence, but the […]

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Dallas Real Estate Market Almost Back to Golden Days. Almost. Sigh.

By Candy Evans / March 28, 2013 / 0 Comments

So D’Ann Petersen told Sheryl Jean at the Dallas Morning News that home prices are rising so fast in North Texas, she’s tempted to sell her house. D’Ann Petersen is a business economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. My question for her is this: if you sell, where would you go? Inventory is so […]

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