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  1. How does the 10% Homestead Cap Value work in Texas?

    February 23, 2023

    In Texas, the 10% homestead cap is a limit on the amount that taxable value can increase for a primary residence in any one year. The homestead cap limits ...

  • How Do Texas Property Taxes Work?

    March 19th, 2022

    Paying property taxes is an integral part of owning a home in Texas. But how exactly do property taxes work? There is no state property tax in Texas, so property taxes are only...

  • How To Reduce Your Property Taxes

    March 14, 2022

    In Texas, two essential factors contribute to your property tax bill: the appraisal value of your home and the tax rates set by the local taxing units. Since you can’t...

  • What Impacts a Texas Home Appraisal?

    March 1st, 2022

    A home appraisal is an estimate of the value of a particular property. Appraisal values can impact numerous aspects of their owners’ lives and finances, including equity, the cost...

  • What Home Improvements Increase Property Taxes?

    February 18th, 2022

    Some home improvements can increase your property taxes.  It’s important to know which ones do, which ones don’t and how you can manage the difference...

  • How To Claim Your Homestead Exemption

    October 28th, 2021

    If you haven't claimed your homestead exemption – even if you only recently acquired the property -- you are overpaying on your property taxes. This exemption...

  • Property Value Increase: Causes and Effects

    September 14th, 2021

    The real estate market is constantly in flux, but what makes a property increase in value? While a rise in property value is excellent news if you’re trying to sell your...

  • Inequality of Appraisal: All you Need to Know to Maximize your Protest Reduction

    April 17th, 2021

    Homeowners face an uphill fight at the Appraisal Review Board this year.  The Appraisal District uses prior year home sales to establish assessments for the current year...

  • What Is A Property Tax Protest?

    April 8th, 2021

    So, it’s April and you’ve received your new proposed property tax values from the Tarrant Appraisal District or the Denton Appraisal District.   Or maybe you haven’t received...

  • How Not to Do It Yourself

    March 26th, 2021

    Many property owners file their own protest rather than use an agent. How does that work out? According to one chief appraiser, about 50% of self filers never...

  • My Capped Value is Less Than My Market Value. Why Protest?

    March 1st, 2021

    Because reducing your Market Value -- even if not below your Capped (or Assessed) Value will pay dividends in the long run.  Failing to do so can be very costly as soon...

  • What is the 10% Capped Value Work?

    February 15th, 2021

    In Texas, there are a few property tax exemptions you can file for to limit how much your Texas property taxes can increase per year. This article will focus on one exemption, the Homestead exemption, which provides a residential property own a capped value on property tax increases year over year...

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