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Will Heart Attacks Spike As Owners See 2019 Property Tax Assessments?

Property taxes are a significant source of funds for state and local governments. Over the past decade, property tax rates all over the country have been steadily rising, and experts predict that…

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Why Appraisal Districts Keep Raising Your Property Taxes

Property tax has been around ever since states were made and has become a source of revenue for most states in the United States. Schools, local governments, and other parts of the…

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What You Need to Know about the Rollback Rate on Property Taxes

If you’re keeping up with the news, then you would’ve heard about the cap or rollback rate on property taxes. Just this year, the state of Texas and its property tax committee…

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Things to Remember about the New Property Tax Policy

Since the past year, Texas governor Greg Abbott proposed a Property Tax Policy that would cap the annual property tax revenue at 2.5 percent. The bill came about when property owners were…

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Texas Property Taxes More Than Tripled In 20 Years, Lawmakers Eyeing Property Tax Reform

Property tax revenues in the state of Texas jumped from approximately $19 billion to nearly $60 billion in two decades, state records show. The property tax rate imposed in Texas is one…

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Should Property Tax be capped at 2.5% annually?

On January 16, 2018, a Property Tax Policy was proposed by Texas governor Greg Abbott which sparked a long discussion on how this would affect local government institutions and the residents of…

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Should tax assessors be required to at least drive-by houses before they increase value 20% or more?

Imagine getting an appraisal notice for the year 2019 and seeing your home has increased 20% or more in value. It’s a shock, especially when you have barely touched your property. It’s…

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Should Harvey Flood Victims Be Penalized For Repairing Homes?

In the wake of the chaos and destruction brought on by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, flood victims in the gulf coast of Texas and some parts of Louisiana were left reeling from…

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Repairing Homes after Hurricane Harvey

In 2017, one of the biggest tropical cyclones to ever hit Houston, Hurricane Harvey, flooded the metropolitan and South Texas area. The damage was so extensive that it’s tied to the 2005…

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How the Pending Tax Reform is Affecting Current Tax Rates

The state of Texas has recently approved the property tax reform created by Gov. Greg Abbott, which was proposed sometime last year. This means that most homeowners residing in Texas will get…

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How Repairing Your Property Affects Your Home Appraisal

When it comes to owning a home, there are a lot of things to consider besides what kind of house you want and where you want to live. Owning a house means…

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How can a tax assessor increase a home value 50%+ without seeing the home?

In most states of the United States, house owners receive an appraisal notice from tax assessors and appraisal districts. This notice includes the new value of their home based on the calculations…

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HCAD increased the value of many houses by 20% or more!

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You’re likely scratching your head when it’s time to pay your property tax. This is mandatory and should be paid by everyone who owns taxable properties. It doesn’t matter whether you own…

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Do you support a 2.5% cap on property taxes?

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If you want to relocate or if you’re looking for a cheap state to live in, living down South in Texas would be a good idea. Overall, it’s cheaper than bigger states…

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Did HCAD jack up 22% of houses by 20% or more in 2019?

The Harris County Appraisal District is the biggest in the state of Texas. That’s why many property owners trust them in making property appraisals for them. But recently, HCAD has increased the…

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Are chief appraisers competing to see who can get the largest increases in 2019?

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Yearly properly appraisals are mandatory for different states in the United States. However, some do it every two years or so. Normally, appraisal notices are sent out to every owner of taxable…

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Are 2019 Property Tax Increases Designed To Help Solve The Pension Fund Problem?

Cities all over the country (and the rest of the world) are grappling with pension fund problems. Every year, pension obligations increase, and city officials have to come up with ways to…

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3 Ways to Lower Your Property Tax

Taxes that you pay every year helps your community grow, as it funds your local schools and government. However, the increase may affect you greatly as homeowners are estimated to pay around…

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Texas Assessments Might Be Low, but the Margin Tax Still Dominates

According to many economists, how a government imposes taxes is just as important as how much it collects.  This is true with the Margin Tax in place. Where Does Texas Rank? The…

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Unequal Appraisal? You Can Use Comparable Sales to Help!

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While all property owners agree that property taxes are too high, owners become particularly incensed when property taxes are assessed unfairly. Owners don’t mind paying their fair share, but it is unacceptable…

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