Are Taxes in Texas Really That Bad?

While many homeowners and commercial property owners have experienced “sticker shock” when it comes to their property valuations, where are we in relation to the rest of the country? Property taxes remain a hot topic, and there was hope for some relief when Governor Greg Abbott called a special session. Alas, property tax reform was nowhere to be seen. KUT, …

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Tarrant Appraisal District: Property Tax Appraisals Increasing

At Southland Property Tax Consultants, Inc., we have been forecasting an increase in property tax appraisals in 2017.  Last week, Jeff Law, Tarrant Appraisal District Chief, echoed those sentiments.  The Star-Telegram spoke to Mr. Law, and I have attached a link to the article.

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Recap of the Increase in Tarrant County Property Values

Through late June, Tarrant County property owners had filed 77,400 protests with the Appraisal Review Board. Why did property owners see a 14% increase, on average, in their property values? FW Inc. magazine offered their analysis of what happened and where things stand. Yamil Berard wrote the story and requested a brief quote from me, and I was happy to …