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El Paso County Property Tax Trends Website

www.ElPasoCountyPropertyTaxTrends.com documents that El Paso County Appraisal District has experienced moderate growth in market value. The number of tax parcels has been flat. Moderate increases in assessed values have resulted in El…

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Bexar County Property Tax Trends Website

Bexar County Property Tax Trends documents that Bexar County Appraisal District has experienced substantial growth in market value. However, the number of tax parcels has risen only slightly. Large increases in assessed…

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HCAD vs Flooded Property Owners Continues…

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Attention Harris County residents that were flooded due to Harvey: Harris County just sent out a press release concerning your 2019 property taxes. In THIS article from the Houston Chronicle, Harris County…

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Appealing Property Taxes for Your Home: Preparing for the Hearing

Reviewing CDU and grade of your home Review the appraisal district’s description of grade and CDU (condition, desirability and utility) for your house. Grade is a qualitative evaluation of the construction materials…

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Appealing Property Taxes for your Home: The Hearing Process

Appealing Property Taxes for your Home: The Hearing Process Written by Pat O’Connor, MAI Attending the hearings Even if you have properly prepared for your property tax hearing, be aware that the…

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Harris County Appraisal District Values Off by 20% for One in Six Houses

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…

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Texas Property Tax Deadline Changes in 2018

Attention Texas Property Owners! For the first time in almost 40 years, the deadline in Texas to render personal property and to file an appeal has CHANGED with little notice to taxpayers….

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Harris County Appraisal District Values Less Accurate for Older Homes

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…

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Harris County Appraisal District Ignores Public Information Requests

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”….

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

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…

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Harris County Commissioners Investigate HCAD

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…

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How to be Prepared for A Property Tax Appeal

Many property owners have the option of appeal the increased appraised value of their property so they can try and get a lower tax bill for the year. While you might not…

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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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Do You Have to Pay Property Tax on a Leased Vehicle?

In Texas, all property is considered taxable, unless it is exempt by state or federal law.  Does that mean you have to pay property tax on a leased vehicle? Leased Vehicles for…

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Property Tax Appraisal Basics

It’s important to have a foundation of the property tax basics before you file a property tax appeal. Property taxes are local taxes. Your local officials value your property, set your tax…

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Texas School Funding and the Competing Property Tax Relief

Texas school funding is one of the major causes of concern at the present. A state commission has already been created, which is tasked to come up with suggestions about how public…

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Property Owners To Receive Requests To Reapply For 1-D-1 (Open Space) Agricultural Use Appraisal

The Chief Appraiser of the Atascosa Central Appraisal District in Texas has announced that some property owners should expect to receive a letter requesting an update on information for their 1-D-1 (Open…

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What to Expect with Property Tax Assessment and Rates in 2019

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…

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Ten Reasons Every Texas Home Owner Should Protest Property Taxes Annually

Every homeowner knows that property taxes are a pain and they need to be dealt with accordingly, but what many do not know are the reasons WHY protesting is so important and…

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Do YOU Know What The Taxpayer Liaison Officer Does?

The primary duty of the Taxpayer Liaison Officer (TLO) is to resolve conflicts between the appraisal district and the taxpayers. Important responsibilities associated with the Taxpayer Liaison Officer are: Professional treatment to…

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