Property Tax

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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Latest Federal Tax Plan Bites Home and Second Home Owners

By Jon Anderson / November 8, 2017 / 2 Comments

Here’s the net-net of the proposed Republican plan to “lower” our taxes. Mortgage interest deductions would be capped at mortgages $500,000 or less (half the current $1 million) for primary residences. Mortgage interest deductions for second homes would simply vanish. You may be thinking this doesn’t sound bad and you may be mostly right.  While […]

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Texas Among States with Highest Real Estate Taxes, Republican-Backed Legislation Aims to Change That

By Heather Hunter / March 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

Texas rises to the top again — this time, when it comes to high taxes.  According to a new study by WalletHub, Texas ranks sixth-highest for real estate taxes in the country. It’s no wonder then, that more than 60 tax-related bills sit before the Texas legislature now. Worth noting: the WalletHub study cites Republican […]

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Dallas Will Not Get Opportunity for DISD Property Tax Vote

By Bethany Erickson / August 19, 2016 / 1 Comment

Since I write for a real estate publication, I get the, uh, benefit of hearing a lot about property taxes and how people feel about them. It’s because of that I can feel pretty confident when I say that this may not have been the year to try a 13-cent property tax increase, even if […]

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What Owners Ought to Know About This Year’s Skyrocketing Property Tax Appraisals

By Shilo Urban / May 11, 2016 / Comments Off on What Owners Ought to Know About This Year’s Skyrocketing Property Tax Appraisals
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Productive Land Use: Streetcars Could Teach Dallas a Thing or Two About Commercial Land Use

By Brandon Castillo / November 5, 2015 / 2 Comments

The Productive Land Use Series will focus on annual property tax revenue at the neighborhood level. Since land is the city’s primary resource, this series will delve into how we are using our land and if we can use it more efficiently. For part 1, click here. In the previous post, we looked at various […]

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