Homeowner Tips

Oct. 1, 2018

It Pays to Be a Homeowner: How Much Equity Shot Up in Just One Year

It really pays to be a homeowner – you wouldn’t believe how much actually!

Nationally, the average homeowner with a mortgage saw their equity shoot up by nearly $16,200 in the past year alone, according to CoreLogic. That is basically a 12.3% annual increase which is thanks to ...

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May 15, 2018

How To Protest Your Property Tax Appraisal in Hays County

You may have received a notice about protesting your home appraisal in the mail from David Valle, Chief Appraiser for the Hays Central Appraisal District. If not, here is a copy of the letter that might help!


Hays Central Appraisal District offers residential property owners the opportunity to electronically file ...

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March 1, 2018

Where Do Texans Pay The Highest Property Taxes?

Government data published by Smart Asset shows the total cost of local governments across the United States. After taking into account the home values, the median Texas homeowner pays the 4th highest effective property taxes nationwide. Locally though, the families in Fort Bend, Collin and Travis counties pay the most ...

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Feb. 2, 2018

Tempted to flee high property taxes? You might miss out on what they pay for.

Are you thinking about moving due to the tax rates in your area? Before you pack up your bags and sell your house read this to know if the big move would really be worth it.

Some states and cities have higher tax rates than others and its possible that ...

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June 30, 2016

Tips to Improve Curb Appeal

First impressions really do matter! When selling your home, it is important to consider how your home will be perceived when a buyer looks at the pictures online, or pulls up to tour your property. Sometimes, sellers don’t consider the outside appearance of their home when preparing to sell; instead ...

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June 21, 2016

Reduce Your Monthly Expenses

How Can You Reduce Your Monthly Expenses?

Do you every wonder why it feels like it’s impossible to save money? With all the expenses in life, it can be hard reduce your monthly expenses. However, it is not impossible to save a little bit of money every month. That little ...

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April 27, 2016

Help with Property Tax Appraisal Protest

 

Property tax appraisals for the current year's taxable values were issued recently, and many Texas homeowners witnessed dramatic increases, some as much as 30 percent. If you’re looking for help with a property tax appraisal protest, we are happy to put together a list of similar, sold homes ...

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