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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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After Three Years of Gross Undervaluation, DCAD Rings up HEB’s Lemmon Ave. Properties

By Jon Anderson / May 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Perhaps commercial property owners will soon be paying their fair share of property taxes if this news from the Dallas Central Appraisal District is any indication. Last June, I reported that HEB owned a block of Lemmon Avenue between Reagan and Throckmorton Streets that was to have been a new Central Market. Those plans shifted […]

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

By Candy Evans / February 28, 2019 / 0 Comments
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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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Title Tip: Keeping Your Information Private After Buying a Home

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / January 22, 2019 / 5 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Remember privacy? It’s what most Americans enjoyed a few decades ago. Today, it’s elusive and rare. It’s simple for any of us to find just about anyone with a few clicks on a keyboard. In an effort to reduce the solicitations for carpet cleaning, bogus tax filing services, mortgage insurance […]

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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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