Property Taxes

Texas Lege Signs Off On School Finance, Property Tax Relief Bill

By Bethany Erickson / May 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

Squeaking in just before May 27 and sine die, lawmakers in the state House and Senate passed a school finance bill that will provide raises for teachers, pre-K, and property tax relief. The final OK comes a day after Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced that the two […]

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Property Tax Protest Deadline Is Today, And Filing Is Easy

By Bethany Erickson / May 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

Don’t say we didn’t warn you — the deadline for property tax protests is uh, today. And if you think this requires a massive scramble of documentation to file, we have good news: It can take as little as 10 minutes. We’ve been telling you about PropertyTax.io since last year. It’s an online tool developed […]

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The $2 Million Swing: DCAD Valuations for Slice of Fitzhugh Avenue Revisited

By Jon Anderson / May 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

How could it be that in Dallas neighborhoods booming with redevelopment, that multifamily properties and investment properties haven’t seen any increases in their appraisals? Last week, I wrote an update on the DCAD valuations for properties that are part of a block on Lemmon Avenue that was to have been the site of a Central […]

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Stop Everything: Have You Filed Your Homestead Exemption?

By Bethany Erickson / April 28, 2019 / 0 Comments
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  Easter is over, but we’re going to quote a rabbit anyway — if you’re waiting to file your homestead exemption for your property taxes, you may find yourself late, late, for a very important date.

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Property Tax Protests: What Condition My Condition Is In

By Bethany Erickson / April 18, 2019 / 0 Comments

So you’ve gotten that property tax valuation, and in the process of slamming it down on the table, you notice a giant crack on the ceiling. “Surely,” you think, “if I take a picture of this, it’ll help me argue my case that the appraisal district did me wrong!” Yes, and no. See, it’s April […]

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Property Tax Bills Are Coming — Are You Ready?

By Bethany Erickson / April 10, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Property tax bills will be hitting mailboxes this month, and if you’re like many homeowners in Texas, you might experience a bit of sticker shock. And you might even think about protesting that valuation to get a lower bill, but where do you start? After all, the deadline to file a protest is May 15 […]

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