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COVID-19 – Are U.S. Citizens Ready to Return to Work and Travel?

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U.S. citizens hold disparate views on the safety of returning to work, travel and shopping, based on a survey of 4,500 conducted during April 28 to May 1.   Subways, large events (football,…

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Dallas Central Appraisal District Values Up – Rendition Deadline Delayed; Offices Shut to Public

Ken Nolan, Dallas County Appraisal District, Chief Appraiser announced: The deadline to file business personal property tax renditions has been extended to May 15th. Owners of personal property, used for the production…

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Collin Central Appraisal District Values Up – Rendition Deadline Delayed; Offices Shut to Public

Bo Daffin, Collin County Appraisal District, Chief Appraiser announced: RENDITON STATEMENTS: The April 15th deadline in Section 22.23(a) of the Texas Property Tax Code, for filing Renditions, is hereby automatically extended to…

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Bexar Central Appraisal District Values Up – Rendition Deadline Delayed; Offices Shut to Public

Bexar County Appraisal District message: In response to current events surrounding COVID-19, Bexar Appraisal District will suspend services to the public inside our building starting on Monday, March 23. Bexar County Appraisal…

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Ector County Appraisal District Notices of Value Likely Going Up Despite Covid-19

Ector County Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Anita Campbell seems distressed at notifying taxpayers their 2020 property tax values will not reflect either Covid-19 or low oil prices. Property taxes are based on…

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Henderson County Appraisal District Adjust for Covid-19

Henderson County Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Bill Jackson is warning Henderson County property owners of a large increase for 2020, despite Covid-19. Henderson County Appraisal District values were 8 to 15% below…

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Covid-19 Hotel Owners Default on Loans at Unprecedented Rate!

The hotel loan default rate for CMBS (Collateralized Mortgage Backed Securities) loans was 1 to 2% in 2019 and early 2020 through March.  In April, the CMBS hotel loan delinquency shot up…

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Covid 19 – Collin County Appraisal District Delays Property Tax Filing Deadine

Collin County delays mailing property tax notices of assessed value until May 15. Collin County Appraisal District WILL NOT meet with taxpayers in person. It is not clear how Collin County will…

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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 – Does it Qualify for Property Tax Disaster Tax Exemption?

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A recent survey of 6,427 Texas taxpayers revealed that 95% believe Covid-19 should be considered a disaster for property tax exemption purposes. Texans believe property owners adversely affected by Covid-19 should receive…

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Covid-19 – How is Covid-19 Affecting Apartment Collections

Apartment rent collections in Houston, Texas for April, 2020 are tracking just below expectations, at about 90 to 95% of the rental collections expected Pre-Covid. This was received favorably as some owners…

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Covid-19 Property Tax Exemption for 2020 for Texas Oil and Gas Business Personal Property (BPP)

Oil and gas equipment BPP 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…

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Covid 19 – Is Stay at Home Worth It?

Consider three options: Case 1 Case 2 Case 3 # of Infections 3,55,00,000 4,60,00,000 10,00,00,000 Healthcare Visit 1,65,00,000 2,20,00,000 5,50,00,000 Hospitalizations 4,60,000 5,65,000 15,00,000 Deaths 34,200 43,000 1,50,000 What price would we…

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