What Did You Like? Our Most Popular Stories of 2018

By Bethany Erickson / December 31, 2018 / 2 Comments

During the holidays, we’ve been sharing our best stories of 2018. But as Director of Audience Engagement, I was curious — what stories were the most popular this year?  We took a look at the most popular stories based on comments and social media likes and shares. Have a favorite of your own? Share it […]

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Title Tip: The Pain of Unpaid Property Taxes

By CandysDirt.com Contributor / August 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Property taxes are the talk of the town right now. Municipalities all over the Metroplex are proposing tax rate increases on top of the frequent increase in property values. This year’s tax bill may be a double whammy for our already steep homeowner taxes. If you’re thinking of avoiding those […]

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Dallas Tax Revenue in 3-D And Other Interesting Maps

By Jon Anderson / August 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

Last week, Robert Mundinger over at TheMap showcased the work of his friend Owen Wilson-Chavez who’d created a 3-D map of tax revenues generated across the DCAD taxing area. During my self-guided tour, I discovered a bunch of other, equally interesting, maps. It’s Dallas like you’ve never seen it … Above, you can immediately see […]

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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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DCAD’s Free Pass on HEB’s Throckmorton Townhouses: Twists, Turns, a Loophole and a Democrat

By Jon Anderson / June 6, 2018 / 26 Comments

Beginning in 2014, Central Market parent HEB began snapping up parcels on the city block bounded by Lemmon and Bowser Avenues between Reagan and Throckmorton Streets. Their intent was to open a Central Market. That plan has been abandoned for what I last heard was a Central Market planned for the old Albertson’s location on […]

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Commercial Real Estate Exposed: DCAD’s Other Black Hole of Assessed Value Accuracy

By Jon Anderson / May 9, 2018 / 7 Comments

Whenever property taxes are spoken about, residential usually gets the most ink. The reason is simple. The commercial market offers a fraction of the data available to a residential assessor. In the residential world, similar homes are typically clustered together, placing them in the same valuation realm. There aren’t a lot of crackerboxes on Strait […]

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