Property Taxes

Title Tip: Autumn Buyers And The Property Tax Surprise

By Lydia Blair / September 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

Property tax bills should start arriving in our mailboxes in the next week or so. October 1 is when tax bills are supposed to go out to property owners. However, they are sometimes delayed a few days or even weeks. Whether you get your property tax bill in the mail or not, the taxes are […]

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Will There Be Any Property Tax Help This Year?

By Jon Anderson / August 17, 2020 / 3 Comments

Two weeks ago, I received my property taxes on my second home. I was surprised by the thickness of the envelope – and then a sheaf of papers and four envelopers tumbled out. I figured it was some hiccup with the stuffing machine. It wasn’t. Hawaii has some seriously low property tax rates – for […]

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Property Tax Notices Give Homeowners Sticker Shock, Governor Puts Reform on Local Plates

By Joanna England / May 25, 2020 / 2 Comments

Property tax appraisal notices appeared in mailboxes this week, causing many cases of the vapors all around the Dallas-Fort Worth region as homeowners saw higher tax bills during a time of extreme economic uncertainty. The amount of Tito’s Handmade Vodka consumed as a result was not immediately clear. But one thing is certain — both […]

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Interest Rates Drop As Market Braces For Virus Impact

By April Towery / March 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

The Fed slashes interest rates in response to coronavirus, Texas ranks high in 2020 property tax bills, and the local housing market continued its record-breaking streak last year, all in this week’s roundup of real estate news.  Federal Reserve Slashes Rates To Bolster Economy In an emergency decision, the Federal Reserve made a rare emergency […]

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Title Tip: Due and Payable — Time To Open Those Property Tax Bills

By Lydia Blair / October 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

It’s that not-so-wonderful time of year when property tax bills start hitting our mailboxes. At the time of this writing, tax statements have been mailed in Dallas, Collin, and Tarrant Counties. Bills are being posted daily from other counties and from other taxing authorities including school districts, community colleges, cities, improvement districts, etc. To get […]

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Dallas ISD Board to Take Up Lowering Property Tax Rate

By Bethany Erickson / August 18, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Almost a year after voters approved a 13-cent property tax hike in a Tax Ratification Election, the Dallas ISD board of trustees will discuss reducing the rate this Thursday. In November, voters approved raising the rate from $1.04 to $1.17, the first increase since 2008. The agenda for Thursday’s regular meeting includes discussion of reducing […]

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