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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 / 27 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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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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