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Slice of Fitzhugh Avenue Illustrates DCAD’s Inconsistent Property Tax Assessments

By Jon Anderson / May 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

It’s that time of year when most of us needed a bottle of Jack and a bullet to bite on just to open our property tax bills. Personally, my taxes are up nearly 52 percent in the past five years with this year alone squeaking in a nearly 13 percent rise. I’ve been increase-capped four […]

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Award-Winner: Property Taxes: Garbage In, Garbage Out at Dallas Central Appraisal District

By Jon Anderson / June 20, 2017 / 5 Comments

Last weekend, the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) awarded this series discussing state and local property taxes “Bronze” in their Best Series category.  While originally published in May 2016, a year later nothing has alleviated our property tax increases.  Several weeks ago I wrote a pair of columns (here and here) about how the core […]

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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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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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Turtle Creek’s Renaissance Gets a New Neighbor as Poston Plots Sell to LLC

By Jon Anderson / March 17, 2016 / 2 Comments

In January, the lots located at 3407 and 3409 North Hall Street were reported in DCAD to have been sold to TDRE Lee Park LLC. The actual owner is currently masked behind the LLC with a local address of 4100 Spring Valley Road, Suite 310, in Dallas. However, TDRE Lee Park is a Houston registered […]

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