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Covid-19 April Retail Property Rent Collections Off More than 50%

Retailers paid less than half of rent payments expected in April. Discussions with owners of large Texas portfolios reveals that tenant payments for retail are off sharply. Collections for malls are running…

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Covid-19 Property Tax Exemption for 2020 for Texas Hotels (applies to both real property and personal property)

Hotel property owners qualify for a large property tax exemption for most of 2020. Texas statutes provide for a partial exemption (Texas Tax Code 11.35) after a disaster declared by the Texas…

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Will Crude Oil to Fall Below $10 per Barrel?

The current rout in oil prices was started by a feud between the Russians and the Soviets. This resulted in: 1) about 10 million barrels per day of excess production and 2)…

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

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…

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Property Tax Payment Deadline: What You Need to Know

The property tax payment 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…

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Top 6 Things Commercial Property Owners Need to Know to Reduce Commercial Property Taxes

There are 6 things that commercial property owners can do to reduce commercial property taxes. Are you accustomed to seeing large numbers in the “property taxes due” column of tax statements? Commercial…

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These Are The Top 10 Property Taxpayers In Chippewa County

In Chippewa County, the biggest property taxpayers include Walmart, a petroleum and natural gas exploration company, a health care system, family-owned footwear and general merchandise company, and a sand mine. Below are…

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Property Tax Basics

Property taxes are local taxes. Your local officials value your property, set your tax rates and collect your taxes. However, state law governs how the process works. You can play an effective…

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Assessment Evaluation of Restaurants

Many restaurant owners have been shocked to learn that they are unable to sell or lease their restaurant property for an amount equal to its tax assessment value. The market value of…

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