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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...

  • Three Things You Need to Know About Protesting

    February 15th, 2020

    Even though your taxable value hasn’t increased from last year’s taxable value your property’s position in the market isn’t the same as last year’s.

  • Priced Out of Your Home? You're Not Alone!

    February 15th, 2020

    Rising values are a blessing and a bane to homeowners and the problem is only getting worse in the DFW market. Yes, your equity increases with increasing...

  • Can I Get a Taxable Value Below My Recent Cost or Below Market?

    February 15th, 2020

    Yes, it happens more than you would think. Texas’ Constitution prohibits discriminatory practices in assessing taxes. For example, suppose your recently purchased property...

  • How Can We Fight the District When It Has All the Data?

    February 15th, 2020

    We have three major advantages: One is we have access to better data than the appraisal district because you know your property better than they do. Our clients tell...

  • Why Not Hide My Purchase Price?

    February 15th, 2020

    In an attempt to keep taxes low some home buyers will specify that MLS not disclose the purchase price. It's not a good idea. The appraisal district, seeing a deed...

  • Property Tax Exemptions: What Am I Missing?

    February 15th, 2020

    You qualify for the General Residential Exemption if (1) you owned the property on January 1; (2) you occupied it as your principal residence on January 1; and (3) you...

  • Can the ARB Raise My Value?

    February 15th, 2020

    Short answer is Yes.  Longer answer is Rarely Happens. The ARB is the only authority that can raise a proposed (or "Notice") market value after it's published by the Chief Appraiser...

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