Property Taxes

Title Tip: How to File For Your Homestead Exemption

By Contributor / January 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor A reader writes: “I bought a home in 2018 and my taxes are escrowed by my mortgage company. How do I get a homestead exemption to get a discount on my taxes? Do I need to repeat the process every year? How much does it save me?” You most definitely […]

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GOP Sweeps Statewide Seats, But Democrats Snag Some Important Races

By Bethany Erickson / November 7, 2018 / 2 Comments

Frisco, Richardson and Dallas ISD Pass Property Tax Increases Allred bests Sessions in U.S. Rep. District 32 race All four propositions on the ballot for Dallas ISD passed Johnson beats Rinaldi, Johnson beats Luby Ryan Carolyn King Arnold, Keyaira Saunders headed to a runoff While Democrats came surprisingly (to many) close to winning statewide seats […]

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Dallas ISD Trustees Make Unusual Move to Reassure TRE Voters

By Bethany Erickson / October 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

In a bid to reassure voters, Dallas ISD trustees took the unusual move adopting a resolution that pledges to spend the first projected surplus a tax ratification election, or TRE , could produce on specific initiatives, including one that strategically increases employee salaries. But the move was not without a lot of debate.   Trustee […]

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Title Tip: October is Property Tax Season

By Contributor / October 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor For most North Texas homeowners, the 2018 tax statements started coming out last week. You may not have received your bill in the mail, but your tax bill is out and due for payment by Jan. 31. Simply go online and search for your county tax assessor to get your […]

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Tarrant County JP Indicted on Property Tax-Related Felonies

By Bethany Erickson / September 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

Longtime Tarrant County Justice of the Peace Jacquelyn Wright has had her fair share of controversy in the 28 years she’s served in that position. But that controversy may be outpaced by Wednesday’s news that a grand jury indicted Wright, 77, on four felony charges related to homestead exemptions she claimed. It is alleged that […]

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Title Tip: The Property Tax Cycle Can Be a Vicious One

By Contributor / September 18, 2018 / 1 Comment

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor We’ve all heard about the two things you can’t avoid – death and taxes. Just like there is a life cycle, there is a property tax cycle. The tax cycle is a lot easier to predict. This life cycle of property taxes follows the same pattern every year. If you’re […]

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