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Texas has some of the highest property taxes in the country

8th March 2017
Texas property taxesare insignificant to some and can be extremely burdensome for others.Texas has one of the highest average property tax rates in the country, with only thirteen states levying higher property taxes. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American household spends....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Highest Property taxes by County ,Lowest Property taxes ,Real Estate Tax Rate

Property Tax Consultant Digs Deep into Real Estate Data

28th February 2017
Fresh out of Harvard Business School in the early 1980s, Pat O'Connor came back to Houston to work with his father as a commercial real estate broker. But the self-described technology geek quickly realized a sales job wasn't for him.   Having noticed many of the names....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Houston Chronicle,Commercial Real Estate,Property Tax Appeal,Houston Real Estate,Enriched Data

Lawmakers File Bills Proposing Property Tax Relief

1st February 2017
Some Texas lawmakers are prioritizing taxpayer relief this legislative session, which started in January, but some local government officials are worried about what it could mean for their budgets. Sen. Paul Bettencourt, R-Houston, shoots the primary effort to reform the property tax....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Property Tax Relief ,Harris County Appraisal District ,HCAD,Property Tax Reduction,Property Tax Rate

Texas - Right Time to Appeal Your Property Taxes

11th January 2017
This is actually the right time to go through the property tax appeal process, if you disagree with the assessor's valuation of your property. As lowering taxes is an iterative process, it is better to take options available until you are offered a fair property tax....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Property Tax Reduction,Property Tax Appeal,Property Tax Protest,Texas Property Tax,Lowering Property Taxes

Property Tax Shell Game, Affect Local Property Taxes

28th December 2016
Texas is the most populous state in both area and population. One of the most fundamental rationale why businesses and folks are encouraged to move to Texas is our low taxes and, of course, no income tax. Even though the overall tax burden is low in Texas, there may be one tax that has normally....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Property Tax Reduction, Texas Property Taxes,Property Tax Owner Texans,Tax Rate

City leaders say property tax offers little relief, lots of pain

14th December 2016
A local official said, a property tax reform bill aimed at slowing the growth of tax rises in Texas would confine the flexibility of local governments to pay for police and firefighters, construct new roads and provide essential services while giving homeowners minimal relief from rising....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: TAD, Tarrant County Appraisal District, HCAD, Property Tax Rate, Texas Property Tax, fort worth appraisal district.

DCAD Reports Uncover the Hidden Charges for Property Taxes

28th November 2016
An appraisal is a valuation of property, which is typically used for taxation purposes or to determine a possible selling price for the property. Dallas Central Appraisal District is responsible for appraising property on behalf of the 61 local governing bodies in Dallas County. A study....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Property Tax Appraisal, Commercial Real Estate Appraisal, DCAD, Dallas Central Appraisal District

How Proposition One Will Affect Houston Schools And Property Taxes

20th October 2016
In the state of Texas, Houston ISD is the largest school district and is considered to be wealthy, even if 80% of its students come from low-income families. In order to comply with the school finance law in Texas, HISD conducts a state-mandated election seeking....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Property tax appeal, Property tax reduction, commercial real estate appraisals

Lowes vs Bexar County Appraisal District Taxes

22nd September 2016
Lowe’s, is the second largest home improvement retailer in the United States. It operates a chain of retail home improvement and hardware stores. Lowe's store stock a large range of home improvement products like Power tools, mulch (cover), touch-up paint, leaf blowers, bathroom....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: BCAD, Bexar CAD,Property Tax, Appraisal, District, County

Why property taxes are going up when they should be going down

24th August 2016
Central Appraisal District (CAD) DCAD is responsible for appraising property for the purpose of ad valorem property tax assessment. The CAD is a political subdivision of the State of Texas. DCAD duties include establishing and maintaining exact property values for all real and business....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: DCAD, Dallas Central Appraisal District, Property Tax

Fort worth Property Tax Reduction

21st July 2016
The Fort Worth City Council is looking at lowering the Citi’s tax rate by two cent along with a 9 percent increase in property value this year, but the city still expects to take in addition $24 million in revenue over 2015. Currently Fort Worth Property....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Property tax appeal, Fort Worth, Property tax appraisal,

7 Things to Know About Commercial Real Estate Appraisal

16th June 2016
A commercial real estate appraisal is difficult to analyze from knowing what to ask for and what to provide for the appraiser. A property tax consultant offers, value of real property, advice to their clients on major assessments, identify opportunity for appeal and assist in managing....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Commercial Real Estate Appraisal, Property Tax Appeal, Property Tax Consultant

Rising Property Tax Protests in Harris County Appraisal District

18th May 2016
When governments vie for a gush in revenue flows, property owners choke at big tax bills. What they do to save budgets may sound prolific for municipalities and school districts to ease off their money worries for the fiscal year. But, that’s not the same for property owners. They....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Property Tax Reduction, Property Tax Protest

Property Taxes and American School Funding

22nd April 2016
Nearly 90% of the Americans rely on public schools to educate their kids. Public schools, in turn, depend on government funds. Sounds quirky, right? Just ingest these facts. Link between schools and taxes Unless governments fund American schools, the condition of education remains....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Property Tax, Property Tax Appeal

7 Property Tax Breaks for Homeowners

25th March 2016
People tending hedgerows feel uneasy noticing even a small outgrowth. Likewise, people owning homes get finicky about off the scale taxes. Turning over pages and pages of legal documents and fooling away with easy help to put off the tax burden is not a good start. First, get an idea of....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Property tax, Property tax reduction, Homeowners, Commercial Real Estate

How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser

22nd February 2016
Do you aspire to become a real estate appraiser, one day? Apart from making a livelihood out of a job in hand, you may like to open a window to real estate market. If not, you may be the kind of person who feels the crunch and wants to make quick bucks. Whatever may be the reason, it’s....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Commercial Real Estate Appraisal, Property Tax Appeal, Real Estate Appraiser. Property Tax Reduction

Advantages of Cost Segregation

20th January 2016
Quite often, property owners grumble that their holdings beg for a taste of their money? This is due to the fact that trouble comes in the shape of property taxes. Be it a wise businessman or a normal layman, his fears of property tax bugs him to the core. He may think that he shells out....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Cost Segregation, Property Tax Reduction,

Tips for Property Tax Reduction

23rd December 2015
If you are a property-owner, you would have flummoxed with escalating property taxes. Being an average Joe, you would never like the way things turn to your disadvantage. Last year, you would have paid up reasonable tax dollars for your property. But this time, you find that your property....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Property Tax Reduction, Property Tax Appeal, Protest Property Tax, Property Tax Assessment

Best Way to Appeal Property Taxes

27th November 2015
When days roll on to end up in a new year, we question ourselves what’s the new-born year has in store for us. You may be in a shopping spree or wandering around places. What you can’t shove off from your unbelieving eyes is the very sight of your property tax report sitting....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Property Tax Appeal, Property Tax Reduction, Texas Property Tax

6 Reasons Investing in Commercial Property Real Estate

22nd October 2015
Whenever I watch tides in action ebbing up and flowing in seas and oceans, I can get a clear picture of markets trending up and down creating a fussy drama. No one in this market sphere is spared, even real estate investors, experiencing the effects of those restless tides. Unlike Stone....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Commercial Real Estate Appraisals, Property Tax, Property Tax Appeal,

Top 3 Common Real Estate Investing Mistakes

4th September 2015
From week to week, I struggle with what to blog about. I was talking with a friend and he told me, “Stop trying to write a text book and write what you know.” So here goes… I got budging in real estate in 2003. It has been a wild drive so far. I look back at where....
Posted in: Business Personal Property Valuation
Keywords: Commercial Real Estate Appraisal, Commercial Real Estate Services

Commercial Appraisals - How is the Value Derived?

26th June 2015
When I was in my early appraisal career, more than 20 years ago, I remember a friend who used to ask, “How do you come up with the appraised value?  Roll dice?”  The mystery of commercial appraisal valuation is common for most everyone outside the appraisal industry. ....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Cost Segregation, Real Estate Appraisers, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser, Property Tax Company, Cost Segregation Houston

Commercial Appraisal Tips - The Answer is Time

24th June 2015
Need a commercial appraisal?  It is a whole different ballgame compared to the residential appraisal you got when you bought a home.  Residential appraisals are typically $350-$450 and take about a week to deliver.  Commercial appraisals are typically $1,800-$2,800 and take....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Real Estate Services Company, Real Estate Research, Real Estate Support Services, Real Estate Services Firm

The MAI Designation - What Does it Really Mean?

23rd June 2015
As the impact on Houston of the recent drop in oil prices continues to unfold, reliable commercial appraisals are more important than ever.  Lenders, investors, and businessmen alike all call upon commercial appraisers with the MAI designation in seeking the most trusted, reliable valuations.  ....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Cost Segregation, Real Estate Appraisers, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser, Property Tax Company, Cost Segregation Houston

Commercial Appraisals - How to Reduce Back-end Problems/ Delayed Closings

22nd June 2015
By the time the appraiser is called, the buyer and seller are anxious to close.  Negotiations are complete, the contract is signed and the loan is approved.  Now all parties are waiting on the appraisal.  The last thing anyone wants is a delay in the appraisal delivery. ....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Cost Segregation, Real Estate Appraisers, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser, Property Tax Company, Cost Segregation Houston

Commercial Appraisals - What are my Options?

19th June 2015
Appraisal regulations are ever-changing; reminds me of the saying, “Just when I learned the answers, they changed the questions!”   Currently, there are two commercial appraisal report types and it is advantageous to understand which one works for you.  Here....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Commercial real estate appraisals - fast & on-time. Service-oriented commercial real estate appraisers. Flexible formats contain costs and meet needs

5 Reasons Greece Should Not Default

17th June 2015
Greek default on debt will cause chaos in Greek economy. Greek will not be able to borrow for many years. Greek will have more difficult decisions regarding pensions and labor reform if it does default. Greece risks public revolt over financial calamity if it defaults. The....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Incredible - How does HCAD Over-Assess 11 Houses in Zip Code 77041?

19th November 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Incredible - How does HCAD Over-Assess 19 Houses in Zip Code 77044?

18th November 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Mass Appraisal Means Massive Errors - Can you believe there are 18 Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77047

17th November 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Taxing Error - Are there really 11 Houses in Zip Code 77048 Way Over-Taxed?

7th November 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Taxing Error - Can you believe there are 18 Houses in Zip Code 77049

6th November 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Incredible - How does HCAD Over-Assess 11 Houses in Zip Code 77051?

5th November 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Incredible - How does HCAD Over-Assess 12 Houses in Zip Code 77060?

4th November 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Taxing Error - Can you believe there are 14 Houses in Zip Code 77061

3rd November 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Incredible - Are there really 22 Houses in Zip Code 77062 Way Over-Taxed?

31st October 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Can you believe there are 28 Houses in Zip Code 77064?

30th October 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Taxing Error - Can you believe there are 19 Houses in Zip Code 77066

29th October 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77067?

28th October 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Can you believe there are 19 Houses in Zip Code 77068?

27th October 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Incredible - Are there really 17 Houses in Zip Code 77069 Way Over-Taxed?

20th October 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Mass Appraisal Means Massive Errors - Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77070?

16th October 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Mass Appraisal Means Massive Errors - Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77071?

15th October 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Incredible - Which are the Most Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77073?

14th October 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Can you believe there are 11 Houses in Zip Code 77075?

13th October 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77077?

10th October 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

How does HCAD Over-Assess 9 Houses in Zip Code 77080?

9th October 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Can you believe there are 18 Houses in Zip Code 77082?

8th October 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Wow - Which are the Most Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77083?

7th October 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Incredible - Which are the Most Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77088?

6th October 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77089?

3rd October 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

How does HCAD Over-Assess 11 Houses in Zip Code 77090?

1st October 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Incredible - Which are the Most Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77092?

30th September 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77093?

29th September 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Taxing Error - Can you believe there are 34 Houses in Zip Code 77095

26th September 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Wow - Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77096?

25th September 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

How does HCAD Over-Assess 13 Houses in Zip Code 77099?

24th September 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Taxing Error - Can you believe there are 11 Houses in Zip Code 77336?

23rd September 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Can you believe there are 22 Houses in Zip Code 77338?

20th September 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Wow - Which are the Most Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77339?

19th September 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Wow - How does HCAD Over-Tax 22 Houses in Zip Code 77345?

17th September 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Mass Appraisal Means Massive Errors - Can you believe there are 23 Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code

16th September 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Incredible - How does HCAD Over-Assess 26 Houses in Zip Code 77377?

15th September 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Wow - Which are the Most Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77388?

12th September 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

How does HCAD Over-Assess 25 Houses in Zip Code 77389?

11th September 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax

Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77396?

10th September 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Mass Appraisal Means Massive Errors - Can you believe there are 33 Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77433

9th September 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Incredible - Which are the Most Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77502?

8th September 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Can you believe there are 12 Houses in Zip Code 77503?

5th September 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Wow - How does HCAD Over-Tax 12 Houses in Zip Code 77506?

4th September 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Taxing Error - Can you believe there are 20 Houses in Zip Code 77520

3rd September 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Mass Appraisal Means Massive Errors - Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77521

2nd September 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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How does HCAD Over-Assess 22 Houses in Zip Code 77532?

1st September 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Incredible - Are there really 20 Houses in Zip Code 77536 Way Over-Taxed?

29th August 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Wow - Which are the Most Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77571?

28th August 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Wow - How does HCAD Over-Tax 9 Houses in Zip Code 77039?

27th August 2014
Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very limited staff.   Most of the property inspections mandated by state low (every three years) are now done....
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Wow - Which are the Most Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77035?

26th August 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Taxing Error - Are there really 19 Houses in Zip Code 77034 Way Over-Taxed?

25th August 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Taxing Error - Can you believe there are 25 Houses in Zip Code 77033?

22nd August 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Wow - How does HCAD Over-Tax 10 Houses in Zip Code 77031?

21st August 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77029?

20th August 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Can you believe there are 9 Houses in Zip Code 77025?

19th August 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Taxing Error - Can you believe there are 10 Houses in Zip Code 77024

18th August 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77021?

14th August 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Taxing Error - Can you believe there are 35 Houses in Zip Code 77018?

13th August 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Wow - Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77017?

12th August 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Mass Appraisal Means Massive Errors - Can you believe there are 16 Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77016

11th August 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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How does HCAD Over-Assess 18 Houses in Zip Code 77015?

8th August 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Wow - Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77014?

7th August 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Mass Appraisal Means Massive Errors - Can you believe there are Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77009

6th August 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Wow - Which are the Most Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77008?

5th August 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Mass Appraisal Means Massive Errors - Can you believe there are 9 Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77005

4th August 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Taxing Error - Can you believe there are 16 Houses in Zip Code 77004?

1st August 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Mass Appraisal Means Massive Errors for Property Owners in Harris County

30th July 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Can you believe there are 63 Houses in Zip Code 77449

29th July 2014
Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very limited staff.   Most of the property inspections mandated by state low (every three years) are now done....
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Taxing Error - Can you believe there are 7 Houses in Zip Code 77429

28th July 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Incredible - Are there really 8 Houses in Zip Code 77379 Way Over-Taxed?

25th July 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77373

24th July 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77346

23rd July 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77346

22nd July 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Mass Appraisal Means Massive Errors for Property Owners in Harris County

21st July 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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How does HCAD Over-Assess 13 Houses in Zip Code 77586

16th July 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Taxing Error - Can you believe there are 11 Houses in Zip Code 77530

15th July 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Can you believe there are 12 Houses in Zip Code 77072

14th July 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Mass Appraisal Means Massive Errors for Property Owners in Harris County - 77071

11th July 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Mass Appraisal Means Massive Errors for Property Owners in Harris County - 77045

10th July 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Mass Appraisal Means Massive Errors - Can you believe there are 14 Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code - 77040

9th July 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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How does HCAD Over-Assess 7 Houses in Zip Code 77036

8th July 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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How does HCAD Over-Assess 7 Houses in Zip Code 77598?

7th July 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Wow - How does HCAD Over-Tax 7 Houses in Zip Code 77546

4th July 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Taxing Error - Are there really 9 Houses in Zip Code 77086 Way Over-Taxed?

3rd July 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Incredible - Are there really 83 Houses in Zip Code 77084 Way Over-Taxed

2nd July 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Taxing Error - Can you believe there are 25 Houses in Zip Code 77065

1st July 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Mass Appraisal Means Massive Errors - Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77028

30th June 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77020

27th June 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Taxing Error - Are there really 8 Houses in Zip Code 77587 Way Over-Taxed?

26th June 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Mass Appraisal Means Massive Errors - Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77562

25th June 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77505?

24th June 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Incredible - How does HCAD Over-Assess 8 Houses in Zip Code 77493?

23rd June 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Wow - Which are the Most Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77447?

20th June 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Can you believe there are 8 Houses in Zip Code 77087?

19th June 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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How does HCAD Over-Assess 7 Houses in Zip Code 77079?

18th June 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Incredible - Which are the Most Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77074?

17th June 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Mass Appraisal Means Massive Errors - Can you believe there are 25 Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77065

16th June 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Wow - Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77063?

13th June 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Taxing Error - Can you believe there are 7 Houses in Zip Code 77059

12th June 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Wow - Can you believe there are 77057 Houses in Zip Code 77057

11th June 2014
 (Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using....
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Taxing Error - Which are the Most Over-Assessed Houses in Zip Code 77056?

10th June 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Taxing Error - Which are the Most Over-Taxed Houses in Zip Code 77043?

9th June 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very....
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Wow - How does HCAD Over-Tax 7 Houses in Zip Code 77019?

6th June 2014
Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very limited staff.   Most of the property inspections mandated by state low (every three years) are now done....
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2014: What Has Changed Regarding Property Tax Law

2nd June 2014
Property tax law in Texas is one of the most contentious current issues in the state. Indeed, this is particularly true considering that, in 2014, Harris County saw an average increase of 17% on property appraisals within its jurisdiction. Of course, most of that can be attributed to increased....
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Today is Deadline to Protest Texas Property Taxes

2nd June 2014
Today is the deadline for most Texas property owners to protest their 2014 property taxes.  The deadline is the later of May 31, or 30 days after the appraisal district mails the notice of assessed value, if the value increases by at least $1,000.  Since May 31 was on a weekend,....
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Keywords: Property Tax Protest, Reduce Property Tax, Property Tax Deadline

Appraiser or Real Estate Broker: Who Will Decide the Dispute?

30th May 2014
In the event that you're trying to sell your house, the last thing you want to deal with is a property dispute. Often, these disputes concern boundary lines or ownership details, but whatever the dispute, you’ll need the right people on your team. This can also determine the amount....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: property dispute Houston Texas, property tax Houston, property tax laws Texas

Is Mayor Parker Covering Up Unfair Taxation of African Americans?

30th May 2014
One of the major City of Houston unions planned a press conference for Thursday May 29th  regarding the unfair taxation for home owners, based on deep discounts for trophy properties.  However, the planned press conference was cancelled. Political insiders report that only....
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Keywords: Property Tax Protest, Reduce Property Tax, Property Tax Deadline

5 Reasons You May Qualify for Binding Arbitration

30th May 2014
In the state of Texas, the county Appraisal Review Board (ARB) has a lot of power when it comes to your property taxes. They are responsible for sitting before and judging hearings related to the appraisal of personal or real property. If you have a problem with the valuation of your property....
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Keywords: Texas Property Tax Questions, Texas Property Tax Protests, Harris County Appraisal District, binding arbitration, Reduce Property Tax Texas, commercial property texas

Ten Reasons Every Texas Home Owner Should Protest Property Taxes Annually

29th May 2014
1)      Appraisal district values are not reliable.  The average error rate for houses in Harris County is 14%. 2)      State law requires you protest to obtain the appraisal district’s evidence. 3)     ....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Reasons Protest Property Taxes

Harris County Appraisal District Values Off by 20% for One in Six Houses (African American Areas Hit Hardest)

28th May 2014
Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) values are much less reliable for older homes than for homes built after 1990.  For homes built in 1990 or later, HCAD is typically within 8% of market value.  However, the error rate is 20% for homes built before 1960, 18% for homes built....
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Keywords: Property Tax Protest, Reduce Property Tax, Property Tax Deadline

Appraisal Roll: Can You Make Corrections?

28th May 2014
The appraisal roll is an important document as it pertains to Texas property tax law. Each county appraisal district (CAD) creates an appraisal roll every year that encompasses all the details about each property within their jurisdiction. Of course, one of the most important pieces of data....
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Keywords: Texas property tax law, appraisal roll corrections, Texas property tax code, property taxes Houston, property tax notice of protest

HCAD Denies Discriminating Against African Americans

27th May 2014
HCAD denies discriminating against African Americans, but offers no evidence or documentation. http://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/news/hcad-rebuts-charges-of-discrimination-in-property-tax-hikes/ O’Connor & Associates has compiled data on over 11,000 Harris County home sales....
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Keywords: Property Tax Protest, Reduce Property Tax, Property Tax Deadline

Don't Miss the Deadlines to Provide Evidence during a Binding Arbitration

27th May 2014
Binding arbitration is an important aspect of property appraisal and property tax law in Texas. If you own property in Harris County, Texas, then you will have to deal with the Harris County Appraisal District (CAD) and the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) in many instances. If you want to protest....
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Keywords: binding arbitration, property appraisal, property tax law in Texas, property tax deadlines Houston Texas

What is the Role of the Appraisal District Board of Directors?

25th May 2014
The Appraisal District Board of Directors is in charge of managing and overseeing appeals that are made to the appraisal office. If you protest your property’s appraised amount, that appeal goes to this board of directors. They will review your case and see what can be done to either....
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Keywords: ARB board of directors, protesting assesed property value, fort bend appraisal district, Reduce Property Tax Texas, Property Tax Company in Houston

The Importance of Protesting and Paying Taxes on an Omitted Property

24th May 2014
As property tax protest and appraisal season is coming to an end in Texas, you're more than likely to see a few property owners wringing their hands. Receiving your appraisal notices can be a stressful moment, especially considering that the appraisals determine how much you will owe....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Texas Property Tax Code, Houston property tax, Property tax questions, Omitted property

Omitted Property: What Is the Impact of 5 Years of Back Property Taxes and Interest?

23rd May 2014
Paying property taxes is the bane of every property owner in Texas. No one likes to do it, but the state and local agencies require property tax payments on any property that you own. Most of your taxes are based on property appraisals issued from the county appraisal district (CAD). If....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Harris County Appraisal District, Harris County property tax, omitted property, property tax bill, deliquent property taxes

Who Picks the Appraisal District Board of Directors?

23rd May 2014
In the state of Texas, there are a lot of things you have to understand when it comes to property taxes. If you’re in Harris County, you may feel like you need a property tax glossary to help you out. Paying your property taxes is something that no one really wants to do, but....
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Keywords: Houston property tax glossary, Harris County Property Tax, property tax protest company Houston

African-American Areas of Houston Over-Taxed by 100%

23rd May 2014
Homes in several heavily African-American areas of Houston have average taxation error rates of 100% or higher. Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) home values are inaccurate by 14% on average across Harris County. However, the error rate is seven times higher in several heavily African-American....
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Keywords: Property Tax Protest, Reduce Property Tax, Harris County Appraisal District

How Are the ARB Members Selected?

22nd May 2014
Once a protest is submitted, the Appraisal Review Board(ARB) will be the first people to review the appraisals submitted by the protesting property owners. They are the first government body to be faced by the taxpayer as their complaint is being processed. This raises the question of how....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Appraisal review board, harris county tax appraisal district, property tax reduction in Houston

Harris County Appraisal District Values Less Accurate for Older Homes

22nd May 2014
Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) values are much less reliable for older homes than for homes built after 1990.  For homes built in 1990 or later, HCAD is typically within 8% of market value.  However, the error rate is 20% for homes built before 1960, 18% for homes built....
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Keywords: Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce Property Tax, Property Tax Protest

Lawsuit on Discovery HCAD

22nd May 2014
This lawsuit is necessary because the Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) is hiding information about (a) how the Chief Appraiser creates the appraised values he establishes on property tax purposes and (b) how he decides on which properties to send notices of appraised values promptly....
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Keywords: Property Tax Protest, Property Tax Reduce, Harris County Appraisal District

How is Your Business Personal Property Valued?

22nd May 2014
One of the most frequent Houston property tax questions is, “How is my personal business property valued?” Property tax in Houston share the same regulations as most of the other cities and states in America. Texas property taxes vary depending on the type of personal property....
Posted in: Business Personal Property Valuation
Keywords: Houston property tax questions, Texas property taxes, commercial property, business personal property

Harris County Appraisal District Ignores Public Information Requests

21st May 2014
Harris County Appraisal District has simply ignored several recent public information requests from O’Connor & Associates, including one for information regarding why they are claiming two-thirds of recent commercial sales are “invalid”.  This is strange behavior....
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Keywords: Property Tax Protest, Reduce Property Tax, Property Tax Deadline

Harris County Appraisal District Over-Values Many Apartments by Over 50%

21st May 2014
Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) has over valued about 7% of apartment complexes in Harris County by 50% or more.  HCAD uses a process called mass appraisal to estimate values for all real and personal property in Harris County.  The weakness of mass appraisal is it depends....
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Keywords: Property Tax Protest, Property Tax Deadline, Property Tax Reduce

What Evidence Should You Present to the ARB?

20th May 2014
What does it take to Protest? According to the Texas Property Tax Code, property owners have a right to object or appeal to an action of the appraisal review board, appraisal district or chief appraiser that adversely affects or applies to the owner of the property in question. Most....
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Keywords: Texas Property Tax Code, appraisal review board, Texas property tax appeals, Reduce Property Taxes Houston, Harris County tax appraisal district

What to do if Your BPP Value is Grossly Under-Assessed?

20th May 2014
In most cases involving Texas property tax, an under-assessment is a great thing. With business personal property (BPP), however, there are a lot of issues that you have to take into account. In general, a gross under-assessment of your BPP introduces a few options. A tax company provides....
Posted in: Business Personal Property Valuation
Keywords: business personal property, property tax protest Houston, Harris County Appraisal district, Texas property tax, Texas property tax code explained

African-American Home Owners Denied Fair Hearing at HCAD

19th May 2014
Home owners can appeal property taxes based on either market value or unequal appraisal.  An appeal on market value is based on the value set by the appraisal district exceeding market value.  An appeal on unequal appraisal addresses whether the value is equitable compared to similar....
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Keywords: Tax Reduction Services Houston, Property Tax Deadline

The Steps To Filing your Property Tax Protest

16th May 2014
Protesting your property value or 'tax assessed value' is something you should consider doing on a regular basis. The method of assessment used in calculating your property's tax value is quite arbitrary and does not take into account many factors that are specific to your home. According....
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Keywords: Houston Property Tax Protests, Property Tax Deadlines

HCADs Valuations Violate Constitution

16th May 2014
Harris County Appraisal District operates a multi-tiered valuation system that violates the Texas Constitution.  The cornerstone of Texas’ Constitution regarding taxation is “Taxation shall be equal and uniform”.  However, Harris County Appraisal District has....
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Keywords: Tax Reduction Services Houston, Property Tax Deadline

5 Differences between Real Property and Business Personal Property When It Comes to Property Taxes

16th May 2014
Personal property can be defined as property that is tangible but is not true property. In the state of Texas, the general basis for differentiating between personal property and true property is whether or not it is attached to the true property. Take a refrigerator for example. A refrigerator....
Posted in: Business Personal Property Valuation
Keywords: Cost segragation Houston, Texas Property tax, business personal property in Texas

Forgot About Your Property Tax Hearing? Here is What You Can Do!

15th May 2014
Real estate owners who are seeking reductions on their property taxes may miss the scheduled hearing for one reason or another. Many times, if you know that you will not be able to attend, you can reschedule for a date that is earlier than the one that you were originally given. Technically....
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Keywords: Tax Reduction Services Houston, property tax protest Houston, Property Tax Deadline, Property Tax Company Houston, Federal Tax Reduction Houston, Cost Segregation Consultants

Harris County Commissioners Investigate HCAD

15th May 2014
Harris County Commissioners hired Texas’ premiere appraisal expert to investigate whether Harris County Appraisal District is fairly assessing home owners and commercial properties.  Harris County Commissioners noticed a disturbing pattern of deep discounts in commercial properties....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, County Appraisal District, Property Tax Deadlines

Business Personal Property: What is Taxed?

15th May 2014
For those who may be unsure of what can be claimed as business personal property in terms of Property Taxes in Harris County, it is any tangible personal property that is used for making money. This type of business personal property is meant to be taxable at the very same tax rate as any real....
Posted in: Business Personal Property Valuation
Keywords: Property Tax Harris County, real property in Texas, business personal property, Harris County Tax Assessor, Property tax deadlines, Texas Property Tax Code

5 Basics of Homestead Exemptions

14th May 2014
In the most basic of terms, homestead exemption laws exist to protect someone's primary residence from being sold in order to pay off unsecured creditors. These types of laws exist in many states. They are designed in such a way that they encourage people to invest in personal real estate....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Homestead exemptions Houston Texas, Property taxes, County Appraisal District, Property Tax Deadlines

Why Over 200,000 Homes in Houston-Area are Substantially Over-Taxed (Many Homes in Southeast Harris County taxed at over 200% of market value)

14th May 2014
Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very limited staff.   Most of the property inspections mandated by state low (every three years) are now done....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, County Appraisal District, Property Tax Deadlines

4 Steps you Should Take if there is a Gross Over-assessment of your BPP

14th May 2014
When it comes to property tax law in Texas, you may feel as though you need a property tax glossary to understand everything. Even then, there are bound to be facets of the Texas property tax system that are confusing. One of those confusing facets is business personal property (BPP). If....
Posted in: Business Personal Property Valuation
Keywords: Texas property tax protests, business personnal property taxes, Texas property tax appeals, over-assessed BPP

Do CADs Consider Unequal Appraisal?

13th May 2014
Just like everything else in the Lone Star State, property taxes tend to be a bit bigger in Texas. There's also a lot of confusion about how the property tax system works. While most property owners would like to avoid the nuisance of paying the taxes, there's typically no getting around....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Property taxes Houston, Property tax protest, unequal appraisal, reduce property taxes

Free 2014 Property Tax Appeal for Most Over-Taxed Home Owners in Harris County

13th May 2014
Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) has consistently over-taxed primarily African-American and other low-income areas of Harris County.  Historically, most of the home owners have seldom protested their property taxes.  Compounding the problem, many do not have a homestead....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Reduce Property Tax

4 Steps to Select the Right Property Tax Consultant

13th May 2014
As a property owner in Houston, there will definitely come a point when you will require the services of a property tax consultant to help you evaluate your property tax bill. According to the National Taxpayers Union, as much as 60% of properties are assessed for tax purposes at a value....
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Keywords: Property tax experts, Property tax company Houston, Tax Reduction Services Houston, Cost Segregation Consultants

Mass Appraisal Means Massive Errors for Property Owners in Northwest Harris County

12th May 2014
(Why over 200,000 Harris County home owners are over-taxed by more than 10% and 30,000 are over-taxed by 50%) Appraisal districts use a process called mass appraisal to value hundreds of thousands of houses. In Harris County, they value about 1.2 million houses each year, using a very limited....
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Keywords: Property Tax Harris County

How to Stop the Discriminatory Effect of HCADs Taxation of African-American Home Owners

9th May 2014
Home owners in primarily African-American zip codes in Harris County are seven times as likely to be over-taxed by at least 10% as home owners in primarily Anglo zip codes.  Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) is responsible for valuing property in Harris County, the largest county....
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Keywords: Protest Property Taxes, Reduce Property Tax

Does the Appraisal District Board of Directors Take an Active Role During a Property Tax Protest?

9th May 2014
Property taxes in Texas are at some of the highest rates in the nation. Texas ranks third with a property tax rate of 1.81%. This means, among other things, that property tax protests in the state are a common ordeal. If you own a property in Texas and are dissatisfied with the valuation....
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Keywords: Property taxes in Texas, property tax protests, Houston property tax protest, property tax appeal planning

3 Steps to Take if You Did Not Receive the Hearing Notice

9th May 2014
Have you been waiting to get the hearing notice for your property tax protest and not received it until now? Unfortunately, this tends to be a common problem. The best thing to do to ensure that you get your hearing notice and to be sure that none of the oh-so-important paperwork is filled....
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Keywords: Property tax protest hearing notice, Houston Property Tax Protests, Property Tax Company Houston

4 Reasons Why African-American Homeowners Adversely Affected by HCADs Taxation

8th May 2014
Home owners in primarily African-American zip codes in Harris County are seven times as likely to be over-taxed by at least 10% as home owners in primarily Anglo zip codes.  Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) is responsible for valuing property in Harris County, the largest county....
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Keywords: Property Tax Houston, Property Tax Consulting

3 Reasons Why Neither the CAD nor the Property Owner is Allowed to Speak to the ARB Members before a Hearing

8th May 2014
If you're in the process of establishing a hearing with the Appraisal Review Board (ARB), then you may be compiling your evidences to prove your case. Of course, the county appraisal district (CAD) is doing the exact same thing. While it's good to have all your evidences in order, there....
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Keywords: Harris County Appraisal District, Property tax company Houston, Property Tax questions Texas

3 Steps on How to File a Protest for Your Commercial Property Taxes

8th May 2014
In terms of filing a protest for your commercial property taxes, there are actually two ways to accomplish such task. One way has three steps and the other has only one. Here are the steps for the first way: Step 1: File a Protest The first thing that you need to do is to file a protest.....
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Keywords: Property taxes protest, Commercial Real Estate Appraisal Houston, Commercial Real Estate Appraisal

African-Americans Assessed Unfair Property Taxes in Houston

6th May 2014
Harris County Appraisal District’s (HCAD) assessment of property taxes has a discriminatory effect against African Americans.   This pattern has been occurring for at least five years.  Houses in primarily African-American Zip Codes are seven times more likely to be over-taxed....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Property Taxes in Houston

Property Taxes: Did you miss the January 31st Deadline?

6th May 2014
Property taxes are assessed one time per year. They do not actually reflect the real value of your home because your property value fluctuates depending on different factors such as renovation or natural disasters. In other words, your home may be worth more or less this month than they were....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Texas Property Tax, Property Tax Deadlines, Property tax payment dates

Property Tax: Mark Your Calendar for January 1st!

6th May 2014
Property tax in Texas has a tendency to be confusing for many of its residents. If you have ever had to pay property tax in the state, then you probably have a basic understanding of all the hoops you have to jump through and all the deadlines and dates you have to keep in mind. In Texas, January....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax Calendar
Keywords: Property Tax Deadlines, Texas property taxes, harris county appraisal district houston texas, Property Tax Reduction Houston

Settling with the County Appraisal District: online system or formal protest?

5th May 2014
In Texas, there are a lot of different ways to resolve disputes with your local county appraisal district (CAD). If you feel as if your property has been valued too highly, then you will obviously have something to say to your local CAD. These appraisals are the basis for your property taxes,....
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Keywords: Reduce Property Taxes Houston, Harris County Appraisal District, property tax protest Houston

The ARB Isn't Always Fair: 5 Things You Can Do after the Appraisal Review Board

5th May 2014
In Texas, dealing with property taxes and property valuations can be a major chore. The appraisal review board (ARB) in your county is supposed to be the independent arbiter of all property valuations. In some cases, the ARB gets things right. But, there are other times in which the ARB sides....
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Keywords: Texas Property Tax Protests, Harris County Appraisal District, Property Tax Company Houston, Property Tax Appeal Planning

What Should You Do When You Receive Your Notices of Assessed Value? - 5 Easy Steps

2nd May 2014
When you get your appraisal notice that tells you what value your home has been assessed at for the coming year, is that it? You see the appraised value and you are not sure it is quite right. Is there anything you can do? Are you stuck paying more taxes or having your home valued at less than....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Houston Property Tax Protest, Notice of Assessed value, Property taxes, Texas Property Tax Appeals

What Are Your Options When You Forget to File a Property Protest by May 31?

2nd May 2014
Oops! I Missed the May 31st Deadline For My Taxes! Typically, tax appeals or property protests, are to be filed on or before May 31st. In some cases, you are able to file a late protest if there were "extenuating circumstances." Do not think that you can do this each year, but....
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Keywords: Texas Property Tax Appeals, Texas Property Tax Protests, Harris County Appraisal District

When Should You Expect Your Property Tax Bills?

1st May 2014
Property tax is always a touchy subject, especially in places like Texas. Although property taxes only have to be paid one time per year, there is a plethora of organizations, districts, and boards that are working on property taxes throughout the year in Texas. Tax bills for the previous....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Texas property taxes, Property tax deadlines, Houston Property tax, Property Tax Bill, Property tax protest

What to Expect with Property Tax Assessment and Tax Rates in 2014

1st May 2014
Taxes are always a hot button issue with people around the nation. Of course, property taxes play a major role in the government and economy of the state of Texas. With property tax assessments being mailed out to land owners, 2014 is certainly going to bring some surprises. Appraisals from....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Property tax assessment, Houston property tax rate, Texas property tax rate

Why Should You Pay Much More than Your Fair Share of Property Taxes?

29th April 2014
If you own any real estate property, then one of your biggest nemeses has to be property taxes. No one likes paying them, but they are just a fact of life for any property owner. In Texas, this fact of life hits property owners a little harder. That's because a board serving the county....
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Keywords: Tax Reduction Services Houston, Houston Property Tax, Harris County Appraisal District, Reduce property tax bill

When Should You Protest Your Property Tax Notice?

29th April 2014
No one really wants to pay his/her property taxes, but it's often a fact of life in many locations. Property taxes have a tendency to be overwhelming for many people, even if they have the means to pay. In Texas, property taxes are determined by county appraisal districts. These districts....
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Keywords: Property tax bill, property tax payment, Harris County Appraisal District, Property tax protest

10 Reasons Your House Is Different from Any Other House and Should Be Valued Accordingly!

28th April 2014
When looking at the value of your home it is important that you ensure it is being properly valued by appraisers. If your home is listed as being worth more than it really is, you may end up paying more taxes. If your home is listed as being worth less than it really is, you could lose money....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: harris county tax appraisal district, Houston Property Tax, property tax protest Houston

5 Things You Should Know about Property Protest Hearing Season!

28th April 2014
In Texas, property protest hearing season is a hectic time for property owners, county appraisal districts (CADs), and the Appraisal Review Board (ARB). Property protests occur when the homeowner is dissatisfied with the CADs appraisal of their property’s worth. In most cases, this means....
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Keywords: harris county tax appraisal district, Texas Property Taxes, Property Tax Deadlines, Houston Property Tax Protest

5 Corrections You Should Make On Your Property Tax Protest

24th April 2014
Filing a property tax protest is often a necessary thing to do in the state of Texas. If you feel that the county appraisal district (CAD) has given you an unfair assessment, then you can protest the appraisal with the appraisal review board (ARB). The National Taxpayer's Union reports....
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Keywords: Houston Property Tax Protest, property tax protest Houston, Houston Tax Company

5 Reasons Why You Should Protest Every Year!

24th April 2014
Each year, you receive a bill from the tax assessor to let you know that your property taxes are due. The amount is there in black and white, along with instructions on how to contest the assessment if you think it is incorrect or unfair. A great way to determine if the assessment is not correct....
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Keywords: Houston Property Tax Protests, Property Tax Reduction Houston

Missing the Deadline: When Are Property Taxes Due?

22nd April 2014
The property tax deadline is a date that looms large in the lives of property owners in Texas. Missing the deadline is obviously something that you don’t want to do. The state of Texas can levy penalties and interest on the day after the deadline. Thus, it’s important to get your....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Property Tax Deadlines, Harris County Appraisal District, Texas Property Taxes

You Don't Have to Be a Rocket Scientist to Protest Your Property Tax Notice!

22nd April 2014
If you feel like your property taxes are outrageous then you are not alone. There are many people who feel this way. So many, in fact that the state of Texas actually has a special form for you to fill out in the event that you want to protest the amount of your tax bill. In fact, in July of....
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Keywords: Texas Property Tax Protests, Property Tax Deadlines, Texas Property Tax Reduce, Texas Property Tax Appeals

Your House Records Might Not Be Correct: 3 Ways This Can Hurt Your Property Taxes!

21st April 2014
When you are a property owner, how your home records are listed can truly help or hurt you when time comes for the taxes to be paid. It is very important to make sure that your home records are always up to date and correct in order to save you a HUGE headache down the road. Are You Overpaying....
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Keywords: Tax Reduction Services Houston, Property Tax Company Houston, Harris County Tax Assessor

Don't Miss Your Property Tax Protest Deadline: May 31 or 30 Days after Notice Sent

21st April 2014
In Texas, the laws and regulations regarding property tax can become incredibly confusing for most people. There are all sorts of boards, districts, deadlines, and dates that you have to keep in mind. Trying to balance everything and ensure that you’ve paid the right amount by the right....
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Keywords: Texas Property Taxes, Houston Property Tax Protests, Harris county appraisal district

3 Things You Should Expect When You Protest Your Property Tax Notice!

18th April 2014
Anytime you have some sort of issue with your property taxes, you are entitled to protest it to the ARB (Appraisal Review Board). You can protest against the appraisal district value if you disagree with it. You can also protest against ANY of the actions of the Appraisal district concerning....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: property tax protest Harris County, Harris County Appraisal District, Property Appraisal Value, Houston property tax protest, Appraisal Review Board, property tax appeal houston

4 Things to Know About County Appraisal District Retaliation

18th April 2014
County appraisal districts in Texas have a lot of power when it comes to property taxes. They are responsible for setting the value of every property in the county. In turn, that value is what taxing units (like cities and school boards) will use to levy a tax against your property. Many Texas....
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Keywords: County Appraisal District, Protest Property Tax Houston, Harris county property tax protest

3 Reasons Why You Should Get a Tax Certificate!

16th April 2014
There are plenty of intricacies involved with property tax laws in Texas. If you don’t have the right understanding of the system, then you can end up in a negative position. Unlike many states, Texas does not directly collect property taxes from its residents. Instead, property taxes....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Tax Certification, Texas Property Tax Code, Harris County Appraisal District, Texas Property Tax Protests

Why You Should Litigate Your Value

16th April 2014
Texas property ownership annually file a judicial deal to further reduce their property taxes if the property has been appraisal review board hearing and is large enough to make a judicial appeal financially feasible. The three steps in the Texas property tax appeal process include the informal....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax Calendar
Keywords: Property Taxes Calendar, Texas Property Tax

4 Reasons Why Your Tax Roll is given to the Appraisal Review Board

16th April 2014
The Appraisal Review Board (ARB) in Texas was established to provide equalization and oversight in matters involving property taxes and appraisals. The ARB provides the general public with a way to protest or appeal the rulings of county appraisal districts (CADs). CADs are prone to getting....
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Keywords: Harris County Appraisal District, Property Tax Errors, Protest Property Taxes

Why no One is to Blame for Rising Property Taxes

15th April 2014
The three key players in the Texas property tax system include the appraisal districts, tax entities, and politicians in the legislature. Rising property taxes have been a source of frustration and discomfort to many Texas businesses and homeowners.  However, each of the parties in the....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax Calendar
Keywords: Texas Property Tax Calendar

3 Reasons to Protest Property Taxes Even When Your Value Goes Down

14th April 2014
For most people in Texas, protesting your property taxes is something you do only when the appraised value increases unexpectedly. It's certainly rare for a property tax protest to be relevant when the appraisal of your property drops. A drop in the appraisal value occurs when the county....
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Keywords: Texas Property Tax Reduce, Texas Property Tax Appeals, Houston Property Tax Protest

4 Reasons You Should Protest Even If Your Property Value Is at Market Value

14th April 2014
Having your property appraised at a fair value is important if you want to maintain accurate records and avoid paying too much on properly taxes each year. Even if your home is valued at a fair market value, you may still want to look at protesting the proposed taxes with the Appraisal Review....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Reduce Property Tax Texas, O Connor Property Tax, Houston Property Tax Protest

3 Steps to Take When You Don't Receive Your Notice of Appraised Property Value

11th April 2014
Every year, your property is tax-based on its value as determined by a county assessor, who analyzes a variety of details before delineating a fair, accurate property value quote. In Houston, Texas, property values are assessed every year in accordance with a measure passed in 2012. This....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Notice of Appraised Property Value, harris county appraisal district,

OCA Attempt to Get HCAD to Stop Using Bogus Commercial Unequal Appraisal Evidence

11th April 2014
Harris County appraisal District for at least eight years has been presenting evidence regarding unequal appraisal for commercial properties that we strongly believe is generated with the intention of reaching a predetermined value. We believe this is a violation of both appraisal standards....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax Calendar
Keywords: Texas Property Tax Calendar

5 Reasons Why You Can Beat City Hall: Preparing for Your Appeal

11th April 2014
When you stand before the appeals court and protest the property tax bill and the appraised value of your property, there are several things you can do to win your case. #1 - Document everything. When you make your case and argue against the property tax amount, you need to be able to....
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Keywords: Property Tax Houston, Property Tax Appeal Planning, Reduce Property Tax Texas

Unfair ARBs and What We are Doing to Address the Problem

10th April 2014
O’Connor and Associates has long been addressing the issue of grossly biased appraisal review boards. The problem stems from the perception of appraisal review board members that since they are paid by the appraisal district, they need to be loyal to the appraisal district in making decisions.....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax Calendar
Keywords: Texas Property Tax Calendar

Property Tax Protest Deadline Approaching for Houston, Texas

10th April 2014
Owning property is a wonderful thing, until the time comes to pay taxes on the appraised value of that property. Many property owners in Houston, Texas are facing a unique dilemma this year- they do not know whether or not they should protect increasing property taxes because many have not....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: tax protest deadline, property tax houston, property tax harris county

How to be Prepared for A Property Tax Appeal!

10th April 2014
Many property owners have the option of protesting the increased appraised value of their property so they can try and get a lower tax bill for the year. While you might not cut much off your yearly taxes, over time the savings can really add up. If you keep maintaining an accurate appraised....
Posted in: Protest Property Taxes
Keywords: Property tax appeal, property tax Houston, Houston Property Tax Protest

How we Forced HCAD to Start Providing HB 201 data

9th April 2014
The Texas property tax code is favorable to property owners. Unfortunately, appraisal districts and appraisal review boards often choose to ignore these sections of the Texas property tax code that are friendly to property owners. An example of this is the sections that provided the appraisal....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax Calendar
Keywords: Texas Property Tax Calendar

Interview on Greenway Plaza Assessment

8th April 2014
Harris County appraisal District assessed Greenway Plaza at approximately 53 percent of its market value in 2013 as a basis of an informal settlement. Greenway Plaza had a least the sales price of approximately $950 million in 2013.  However, according to information on the cousins....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax Calendar
Keywords: Texas Property Tax Calendar

Limits Who can Communicate with the District Court Administrative Law Judge who is Responsible for Selecting ARB Members

7th April 2014
The legislature checking the process for choosing appraisal review board members in Pierce County and Fort Bend County in 2009. Instead of having the appraisal district Board of Directors selected the appraisal review board members, the responsibility was delegated to the district court administrative....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Propert Tax Law Changes, Texas Property Tax

Unfair Assessments for Low Income Housing

4th April 2014
Harris County appraisal District has historically excessively valued low income homes. For the purposes of this analysis, low income properties are those with a market value of less than $100,000. A good example of this is ZIP Codes 77033 where the South Park neighborhood is located. In....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Propert Tax Law Changes, Texas Property Tax

ARB Members Can be Fired Based upon Clear and Convincing Evidence of Repeated Bias or Misconduct

2nd April 2014
Changes made by the 2013 Texas legislature provides that appraisal review board members can be fired based on clear and convincing evidence of repeated bias were misconduct. This is an excellent change since in the past there was no basis for terminating grossly biased appraisal review board....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Propert Tax Law Changes, Texas Property Tax

Texas Comptroller Shall Annually Issue a Report Card for Each ARB

1st April 2014
Requiring the Texas Comptroller to annually issue a report card for each appraisal review board is considered an excellent change.  Human nature is such that people want to be well regarded both individually and as part of the groups they belong to. The basis for generating the report....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Propert Tax Law Changes, Texas Property Tax

The Chief Appraiser Must Have Valuation Qualifications

31st March 2014
While it may seem basic that the chief appraiser of an appraisal district Law Changes – the role of the Taxpayer Liaison Officer (for counties with at least 120,000 in population) is expanded.  They must also forward complaints to the Texas Comptroller.  They are required....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Propert Tax Law Changes, Texas Property Tax

ARB Members Must Take a Training Class Annually

28th March 2014
Requiring the appraisal review board members to take a class annually is an excellent idea.  The Texas Tax Code is quite friendly to Texas taxpayers.  The problem is that appraisal districts and appraisal review board members ignore the law. Historically, appraisal review board....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Propert Tax Law Changes, Texas Property Tax

ARB Members must Perform their Duties Without Bias or Prejudice

27th March 2014
The Tax Code has required that appraisal review board members swear an oath to God to follow the Tax Code.  Nonetheless, the reality is that the appraisal districts pay the appraisal review board members.  Further, rightly or wrongly, many appraisal review board members believe that....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Propert Tax Law Changes, Texas Property Tax

Clarifies that Evidence not Timely Presented to the Property Owner two Weeks Prior to the Hearing

26th March 2014
This change to the Texas Tax Code is simply an attempt to clearly state what has been the law of the land for at least 20 years; that the appraisal district can’t present evidence not timely provided to the other side. The appraisal district does not have to provide the property owner....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Propert Tax Law Changes, Texas Property Tax

Do not Have to File the A of A Prior to the Hearing

25th March 2014
The Texas Tax Code had been clear that the property owner’s representative only needed to present the appointment of agent at the hearing.  About six years ago, there was a change that allowed the appraisal review board to set rules for the timing of submitting the appointment of....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Propert Tax Law Changes, Texas Property Tax

ARB Panel Members Must Give a Decision for each Issue Protested and Must Deliberate Orally

24th March 2014
This change really addresses two key issues: 1) giving a decision for each issue protested separately and 2) deliberating orally.  In the past, appraisal review board often gave only one value and deliberated by whispering to each other or passing notes. This is a positive change since....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Propert Tax Law Changes, Texas Property Tax

New Rules for Hearings That Clarify Rights

21st March 2014
Texas Tax Code section 41.66 (titled hearing procedures) has long provided clear rules for the hearings.  It includes the right to obtain testimony from witnesses and to cross examine witnesses.  However, within the last year, Harris County Appraisal Review Board members have ignored....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Propert Tax Law Changes, Texas Property Tax

Can Request a New Hearing Date if CAD or ARB Attempts to Move to a Different ARB Panel

20th March 2014
Forum shopping is a game attorneys have played successfully for years.  The first iteration is to pick the ideal county to file a lawsuit.  The ideal county is one where the judges and the juries are favorable to the attorney’s position. Appraisal districts have their own....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Propert Tax Law Changes, Texas Property Tax

Request for New Hearing Date if Appraisal District Does not Provide 41, 461 Information

19th March 2014
The Texas Tax Code for many years has required that the appraisal district provide the information they intend to use at the hearing (41.461) and that they may not use any information provided to the property owner 14 days ahead of the hearing (41.67 (d)). In practice, most appraisal districts....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Propert Tax Law Changes, Texas Property Tax

ARB Must Reschedule If Two ARBs Scheduled for One Date

18th March 2014
The intention of the legislature for many years has been that if a property owner or property owner’s agent is scheduled to attend hearings at multiple appraisal districts, the appraisal review board shall reschedule the hearing for the appraisal review board hearing with the later postmark. ....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Propert Tax Law Changes, Texas Property Tax

Can Get Hearing Rescheduled if Missed for Good Cause

17th March 2014
The intent of this change in the Tax Code is to allow a property owner or the agent of a property owner to reschedule a hearing they did not attend if they missed the hearing due to “good cause” and  request a reschedule within 4 days of the original hearing. “Good....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Propert Tax Law Changes, Texas Property Tax

Unlimited Changes for Good Cause for Individual Owner or Agent

14th March 2014
This change addresses the ability to reschedule an appraisal review board an unlimited number of times for “good cause”.  It will be most interesting to see if the appraisal districts and appraisal review boards honor the intent of the legislature.  It is unlikely they....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Propert Tax Law Changes, Texas Property Tax

ARB Panels Must be Assigned Randomly - Property Tax Law Changes 2013

13th March 2014
Appraisal districts have exhibited bias and favoritism in selecting which property owner goes to which appraisal review board panel.  In the past, staff at Harris County Appraisal District has sometimes commented that, “You are better off settling this informally, because if you....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Propert Tax Law Changes, Texas Property Tax

2 Hour Rule for Individual Property Owners for an ARB Meeting - Property Tax Law Changes 2013

12th March 2014
The Tax Code has required an appraisal review board to send a notice for a protest hearing regarding the time and place for at least 20 years.  However, the reality is the appraisal district and not the appraisal review board handles scheduling of hearings in most counties. The appraisal....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Propert Tax Law Changes, Texas Property Tax

Information on House Bill 585 - Property Tax Law Changes 2013

10th March 2014
House Bill 585 is the most significant change in Texas Tax Code for about 10 years.  In includes a variety of changes that are favorable to property owners and attempts to install mechanisms make the appraisal review board process impartial. In the recent past, many appraisal review....
Posted in: Texas Property Tax
Keywords: Property Tax Law changes



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