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Protests of Gillespie County Appraisal District Values Pays Huge!

 

The Gillespie County Appraisal District is responsible for accurately valuing the houses in Gillespie County.  Overall, the average, or an ideal fair market value, should be extremely close to 100%. This is also called the median. The median is what defines the middle value. In real estate, this value is what the other market values compare to. The houses might be above or below the median market value. In 2020, the median assessed value from the Gillespie County Appraisal District for houses in Gillespie County was 92%. This was based on a ratio study of 152 house sales prepared by O’Connor in 2019 and 2020.

Is that 100%? Close, but not extremely close.

Most Houses are Not Valued Accurately in Gillespie County

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Out of a study of the 152 houses, many houses were far above and below the median value that they are supposed to be at. Here are some facts that were pulled from this study.

  • 95 houses were assessed below 100% (that is over 62.5%)
  • 37.5% of houses were assessed above 100% (that is 57 houses)

Of the 57 houses above market value:

  • 34 houses (22.3%) were more than 110% of market value
  • 26 houses (17.1%) were above 120%
  • 17 houses (11.1%) were assessed at more than 130% of market value

In other words, 11.1% of the houses assessed by the Gillespie County Appraisal District were valued at 30% MORE than what they should be.

This means that you might have one of the houses in that 11.1% that could be paying more property tax than you need to be.

How Can You Make Sure You Are Not Overtaxed?

Gillespie County property owners are strongly encouraged to reduce their property taxes by appealing property taxes annually.  There is no cost to file a protest with the Gillespie County Appraisal District.  The normal protest deadline is May 15th.

There are many advantages to appealing property taxes including:

  1. Reducing your property taxes about 60 to 70% of the time
  2. Obtaining the Gillespie County Appraisal District hearing evidence file to determine if your property is accurately described
  3. Staying current with the true value of your home based on reviewing comparable sales in the Gillespie County Appraisal District evidence package.

No Risk Option for Tax Appeals; Pay Only for Results

Lucky for you, O’Connor can protest your property taxes without any upfront fee or cost.  The only fee is a part of the savings in the years we successfully protest your property taxes.  O’Connor is the largest property tax consultant in the U.S. We have been helping the owners of over 205,000 properties reduce their annual property taxes.

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For information on the property taxes savings generated by tax appeals of Gillespie County appraisal District valuations,“Gillespie County appraisal District facts and figures, click here”

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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