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Brazoria County Residential Values Increase 11.03%

Property tax assessments for homes were increased by 11.03% for tax year 2021, based on a review of 23,029 homes valued by Brazoria Appraisal District.  Homes valued between 500k to $1 million had the largest increases, average 10.4% higher than 2020.

Review of 23,029 homes valued at $300,000 or indicates an increase in assessed value of $7.66 billion, up 12.5% from $8.62 billion in 2021.  Total property taxes for 2021 for homes valued over $300,000 would total $246.3 million, based on a 2.7% tax rate before considering homestead exemptions.

Brazoria has 131 homes valued at $1 million or higher.  They are valued at $0.16 billion in 2021, up from $0.13 billion in 2020.  Values were increased for 104 homes, reduced for 15 homes and remained flat for 12 homes.

Homes valued at $300,000 to 500,000 increased from $6.49 billion in 2020 to $7.2 billion in 2021, an 13.2% increase.  Of the 20,655 in this price range, values were increased for 16,187 reduced for 2,491 and remained flat for 1,977.

Luxury homes valued at $500,000 to $1,000,000 rose to $1.19 billion in 2021 from $1.03 billion in 2020, a 14.8% increase.  This group of homes had the smallest level of increase, but still a sizable increase.  Most homes in this price range saw an increase in the property tax assessment.  Of 2,243 homes valued at $500,000 to $1,000,000, 1,839 were increased in tax assessment, 236 were reduced and 168 did not change.

Brazoria County home owners are encouraged to protest their property tax assessment, regardless of whether it was increased, reduced or remained flat.  Brazoria Appraisal District has limited staff to value well over 200,000 homes in Brazoria County.  Homes are valued using the cost approach.  The only option for quality control is a property tax protest.  Otherwise, Brazoria Appraisal District staff is highly unlikely to review the estimate of value generated by their computers.

There is no risk to appealing.  The appraisal district and appraisal review board may not increase the assessed value due to an appeal.  The only options are to reduce it or leave it the same.  85% of home owners who appealed in 2019 were successful in reducing their property tax assessment.

The property tax appeal deadline is Monday, May 17th.

Blog Author

Patrick O’Connor, MAI, Owner and President
Patrick O’Connor has been active in reducing property taxes, providing expert witness testimony and appraising commercial real estate property since 1983. Pat is active in publishing analyses and data with respect to the real estate market, while being a highly regarded media spokesperson for the real estate community. He holds a MAI, the highest achievable designation from the Appraisal Institute, and is a licensed senior property tax consultant. Pat earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. In 2001, he authored the first definitive consumer guide to Texas property taxes, Cut Your Texas Property Taxes.

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