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What are the Property Tax Rates in Texas?

Posted on August 13, 2015

Texas has one of the higher property tax rates in the nation when compared to other states, and only a handful of other states have tax rates exceeding the property tax rates in Texas. For 2015, the median yearly property tax in Texas was $2,275 with a median home value of $125,800. That averages out […]

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Understanding Texas Property Tax Rules

Posted on July 22, 2015

As a property owner, you have a variety of responsibilities like maintaining your home and making timely mortgage and homeowner’s insurance payments. A third responsibility rests with property taxes, and it’s important to understand how taxes in Texas work so that you are aware when you may need to file a property tax appeal. What […]

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Top 3 Common Tax Assessment Misconceptions

Posted on June 8, 2015

Virtually no one likes paying taxes, but even if you don’t like writing that check to your state government, the IRS, or your local tax board, it’s important to understand property taxes, as well as some common misconceptions. Don’t risk paying more than your fair share of property taxes by simply accepting the number that […]

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Texas Property Tax News You Need to Know

Posted on June 4, 2015

Discussion of tax rates often revolve around income tax and state sales and use tax, but recent discussion within the state government has focused on property tax rates around Texas. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick spent time as a senator trying to halt property tax increases but was unsuccessful against the strong lobbying efforts of various […]

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Property Tax Consulting: Homestead Exemption

Posted on April 21, 2015

In a previous blog, I discussed one of the common ways to reduce the taxable assessment on your real estate, which is to file a protest with the Appraisal Review Board. Every county in Texas will hear hundreds of protests every year and many property owners will walk away with a lower assessment. However, filing […]

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Property Tax Assessment Appeals

Posted on December 3, 2014

As the economy improves, the real estate market improves as well.  On a national level, Texas continues to rank as one of the best state economies.  There are various factors that contribute to the Texas economy but affordable housing and a relative low‐cost of living are prime factors.  Texans reap many benefits to this growing […]

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