Property Values

DFW Apartment Dwellers Catching Up to Homeowners When it Comes to Property Taxes

By Candy Evans / August 16, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Allen Gwinn is a number cruncher. Or a gadfly. Or a muckraker/local political analyst. By day, he teaches at SMU School of Business as a Professor of Practice. Basically a detailed data miner, he has taught information technology at SMU Cox School of Business for 30 years. For years, Gwinn also ran a popular website called Dallas.org, […]

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Will The Robert E. Lee Statue Controversy Wreak Havoc on Turtle Creek Real Estate?

By Candy Evans / August 20, 2017 / 69 Comments

[Editor’s Note: This post reflects the opinion of the writer and should not be interpreted as the editorial position of CandysDirt.com.] I lived in Dallas for at least 10 years when I asked someone, “Who is Lee Park named after?” I assumed it was a great city forefather. Robert E. Lee, I was told; the […]

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Is Full Disclosure Coming? Austin Sues State Over Property Tax Appraisals

By Joanna England / August 27, 2015 / 4 Comments

The end of sales price non-disclosure might be near, if the suit filed by the City of Austin against the Texas comptroller’s office is any indication. Austin Mayor Steve Adler, who submitted the 10-page suit on Monday, argued that the ad-valorem taxation system is unconstitutional because it isn’t “equal and uniform.” Texas is one of […]

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‘Bury the Lines’ Hearings Began Today, Frisco Power Lines at Center of Arguments

By Leah Shafer / July 27, 2015 / 1 Comment

After months of preparation, the State Office of Administrative Hearings today began proceedings in Austin regarding a proposed 138,000-volt transmission line across Frisco. This power line has been at the center of a hotly contested debate between Frisco homeowner associations and Realtors on one side and Brazos Electric, CoServ Electric, and the Public Utility Commission (PUC) […]

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Starbucks: Caffeinating Home Values Since 1997

By Leah Shafer / February 18, 2015 / 1 Comment

If you think coffee is only good for getting you moving in the morning, this new study will wake you up. Apparently, it can also provide a jolt nearby home values. That’s according to Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff and Chief Economist Stan Humphries. In their New York Times bestseller, Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate, […]

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UPDATE: Frisco Homeowners Retain Attorney to Fight Above-Ground Power Lines

By Leah Shafer / January 26, 2015 / 2 Comments

As expected, on Jan. 15 Brazos Electric Power Cooperative filed a certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN) to build to build a 138,000-volt transmission line across west Frisco. In response, several Frisco homeowners have retained legal counsel to represent their interests to the Public Utility Commission (PUC) of Texas. Their attorney, Francis B. Majorie of […]

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