Property Taxes

Title Tip: The Pain of Unpaid Property Taxes

By Contributor / August 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

By Lydia Blair Special Contributor Property taxes are the talk of the town right now. Municipalities all over the Metroplex are proposing tax rate increases on top of the frequent increase in property values. This year’s tax bill may be a double whammy for our already steep homeowner taxes. If you’re thinking of avoiding those […]

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Dallas ISD Board Places 13-cent TRE on November Ballot

By Bethany Erickson / August 17, 2018 / 10 Comments

It took three tries, but a 13-cent Tax Ratification Election (TRE) was passed by the Dallas ISD board of trustees in a special called meeting Thursday night. The vote (which was seven for, one against, and one absent) will place a measure that will increase the district’s maintenance and operating tax rate from $1.04 to […]

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Real Estate News: Desoto Man Named to Real Estate Advisory Committee

By Bethany Erickson / August 14, 2018 / 0 Comments
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Dallas ISD is holding public information meetings for a proposed Tax Ratification Election to be held in November, a Desoto man has been tapped by Governor Abbott for a spot on a real estate advisory committee, and we take a look at how the market did in the area in July in this week’s real […]

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DCAD Doesn’t Know And Doesn’t Count Deed Restrictions And Other Impairments

By Jon Anderson / July 16, 2018 / 1 Comment

When we “feel like just a number,” we’re really just reflecting our uniqueness being ignored. We’ve long known we’re just a number to taxing bodies like DCAD … albeit one with a dollar sign in front. But recently, I’ve found we’re a percentage, too. In valuing property, DCAD calculates the total market value based on […]

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Just Two Days After Winning Runoff, Valdez Dinged on Overdue Property Taxes

By Bethany Erickson / May 24, 2018 / 3 Comments

We’ve heard it before — after all, when you write about real estate, you do spend a fair amount of time talking about how difficult and expensive it is to pay property taxes: It’s not always easy to be a property owner in Texas. We’ve talked about why property taxes are climbing. But Lupe Valdez, newly […]

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Property Tax Protest Filed in 10 Minutes, Thanks to

By Bethany Erickson / May 11, 2018 / 1 Comment
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Last month, we told you about a service that makes filing a property tax protest a ridiculously simple process. Tuesday, I road tested it myself, and it was even easier than I thought it would be. If you’ve been putting off filing because you’re worried it won’t be worth it, or because the idea of […]

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