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Old 05-11-2018, 02:13 PM   #1
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Anybody ever done it?
Looks like I'm gonna have to. Mine went up over a 100% from last year. It increased $68,324!!!
And I haven't done anything to my place.
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:15 PM   #2
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****, mine went up 20K only because of my homestead, but value went up like $30K
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:15 PM   #3
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Its getting to be ridiculous here lately....nothing but an annual maximum revenue grab the last few years......
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:15 PM   #4
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I don't know if its true but I heard the deadline to protest is on the 15th.
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:15 PM   #5
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my employer made me do his! I had never done it and got his taxes lowered 13.5% in about 30 minutes of price comparison per square foot. Saved him about 3500 dollars
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I haven't seen any crazy jumps in mine, but I thought there was an increase % cap of some sort. Am I wrong?
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:18 PM   #7
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I haven't seen any crazy jumps in mine, but I thought there was an increase % cap of some sort. Am I wrong?
10% on homestead. Actual value can go up whatever.

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Old 05-11-2018, 02:19 PM   #8
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I don't know if its true but I heard the deadline to protest is on the 15th.
It is unless your county sent out the value notices after April 30th. Then it is 30 days from the date on the notice.
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:26 PM   #9
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I don't know if its true but I heard the deadline to protest is on the 15th.
My letter says I have till May 25 to file a protest.
I have a good feeling why it went up. Some property around me has sold in the last couple of years and I don't know what they paid for it but heard thru the grape vine they paid way more than what it was worth.
I can't help if they were stupid!!!
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:27 PM   #10
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Anybody ever done it?
Looks like I'm gonna have to. Mine went up over a 100% from last year. It increased $68,324!!!
And I haven't done anything to my place.
I don't see that. Looks like your 13+ acres went up from $8,675 in 2017 to $34,600 appraisal value in 2018, and your home stayed the same at $12,749 for a total of $47,349.

I'll bet you would not sell it for that.
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:28 PM   #11
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It is unless your county sent out the value notices after April 30th. Then it is 30 days from the date on the notice.
Sorry I meant to put April 15th!
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:32 PM   #12
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Questions if i field a homestead exemption and it was accepted am i clear on higher taxes?

I guess not necasarily clear but was that at least one step in right direction/ should or can i still protest
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:34 PM   #13
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I don't see that. Looks like your 13+ acres went up from $8,675 in 2017 to $34,600 appraisal value in 2018, and your home stayed the same at $12,749 for a total of $47,349.

I'll bet you would not sell it for that.
2017- 59,996
2018- 128,320
Still, 8 thousand to 34 is a big jump don't ya think?!!
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:38 PM   #14
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2017- 59,996
2018- 128,320
Still, 8 thousand to 34 is a big jump don't ya think?!!
According to the Appraisal District website, the $128,320 is the fair market value, but the appraised value for taxes is $34,600. Would you want to protest the $34,600 on 13.96 acres?

Would you take $47,349 for it?
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:39 PM   #15
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Remember the same politicians you vote for that promise to lower your property taxes are the same ones who set the appraisal laws for property tax.

They smale, pat you on the shoulder with one hand while reaching around into your back pocket with the other.
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:45 PM   #16
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Remember the same politicians you vote for that promise to lower your property taxes are the same ones who set the appraisal laws for property tax.

They smell, pat you on the shoulder with one hand while reaching around into your back pocket with the other.

FIFY!


Sqiggy, If I were you, with all the problems you have encountered on your beautiful piece of property with the gas company, I would sell that for the inflated appraised value and go find a place far from the oil/gas companies who are keeping your taxes low.
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:49 PM   #17
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I did last year. Used a service here that charged 25% of whatever they saved you. Cost me $150 but it was worth it! My property value, according to the tax office is now the lowest it has been since we bought the house in 2008
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:50 PM   #18
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Yes. Harris county you can file a protest online, then they come back with a value, and if you like it, good to go, otherwise have to go to the meeting. We do this stupid dance every year.
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:54 PM   #19
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Sqiggy, If I were you, with all the problems you have encountered on your beautiful piece of property with the gas company, I would sell that for the inflated appraised value and go find a place far from the oil/gas companies who are keeping your taxes low.
Funny you should say. I just got off the phone with the contractor and Tanos and I ripped their ***.
Needless to say, I'm fired up right now!!!
Anyways, I don't want to move. I kinda like here!!! Even with everything going on!!!
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:00 PM   #20
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Funny you should say. I just got off the phone with the contractor and Tanos and I ripped their ***.
Needless to say, I'm fired up right now!!!
Anyways, I don't want to move. I kinda like here!!! Even with everything going on!!!

Good for you!!! Sometimes you just have to quit bellyaching, lose your temper and kick some arse!

Do you run cows?
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:15 PM   #21
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Questions if i filed a homestead exemption and it was accepted am i clear on higher taxes?

I guess not necasarily clear but was that at least one step in right direction/ should or can i still protest
Any one got an idea?
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:22 PM   #22
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Any one got an idea?
Yes absolutely you should still protest your value if you feel it is over appraised. It's important to have the homestead exemption but you still need to keep your market value in check!
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:25 PM   #23
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I would hire a professional in your case. They have a better chance
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:27 PM   #24
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I would hire a professional in your case. They have a better chance
In whose case, Sqiggy's or TexasTealHunter's?
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:30 PM   #25
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I'm protesting mine. They went up the max 10 percent. The comps they are using are 20yrs newer and in a different neighborhood. They're setting my house against a house that sold for 315k and one that sold for 216k. One of those houses in 17 only got a 3.5 percent increase while I got the full 10. So I have room to argue and get mine lowered. I just got my letter today w my date to be heard by the protest board. My dad did his last yr this way and won. Hopefully I can do the same. You need to find out what comps they are using to determine your houses value and if everyone across the board got hit w the same amount. If not, then u have room to argue.
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:31 PM   #26
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In whose case, Sqiggy's or TexasTealHunter's?
Yes squiggy, doubled valuation. Actually anybody that feels there valuation is excessive. Remember, the go up this year and 3to 5 years they go up again. Try to stay ahead of them.
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:31 PM   #27
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Oh and if they hit me with the full 10 percent I will become the smallest house with the highest price per sq ft house. And I don't have a large house, or what I consider a small house. That's not acceptable either
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:36 PM   #28
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Take pictures of every flaw you can find on the exterior. The slightest crask in the slab. Sagging awning, etc. They dont care anything about the interior.
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:44 PM   #29
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Fought the Harris co. A.D. a couple of times
They were using comps on new home near my dads 40 yr old house.

Simple discussion in front of the board and we agreed on value.

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Old 05-11-2018, 03:46 PM   #30
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Did mine last year. Researched the neighboring properties and homes. Homes with more square footage and built more recently than mine had lower taxes.

I walked in with printouts of the taxes from every house on my street (12) and showed them that I was getting taxed more than anyone else. Yes, my house does sit in two lots, 1/2 acre each. All the other homes are only on 1/2 acre. I asked him face to face if I was getting taxed for a house on each of my 1/2 acre lots. He stared blankly at me and said "I don't know". He said that my house was "unique". I asked him to show me the "unique" tax code because I'd never seen or heard of being taxed for a "unique" property.

Long story short, I got mine dropped my $1000 for 2017. Got my proposed tax statement last month and it had actually went down another $500.

When and if it goes up again, I'll protest it again. Even with what mine are now, they're still higher than the newer homes on my street but not by much...
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Old 05-11-2018, 03:49 PM   #31
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I feel your pain, i've been going through the same thing on my new home. Mine's valued at X per sqft and the neighbor right next door to me that just got done building last year per sqft is ALOT less than mine! Same type of construction and look! Tax office said "but yours is a 2-story" Like that was supposed to mean something to me???
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Welcome to Texas' solution to the school district funding issues.
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Old 05-11-2018, 04:49 PM   #33
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Wife and I just submitted our paperwork. Our appraisal came back as twice what I built it for. Getting way out of hand.
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Old 05-11-2018, 04:54 PM   #34
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Here's a question. If you know you will be selling your house in the next five years, should you protest your appraised value to pay less taxes now? Or should you let the property value increase so you can sale it for more?
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Old 05-11-2018, 04:55 PM   #35
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I always make an appointment even if it doesn’t go up...the guy at my office is really easy to deal with and has always brought it back down. Last year I even got it below what it had been for the previous three.
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Old 05-11-2018, 05:46 PM   #36
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Here's a question. If you know you will be selling your house in the next five years, should you protest your appraised value to pay less taxes now? Or should you let the property value increase so you can sale it for more?

I don't know many buyers that put any stock in the "appraised" value as far as what they should pay for it. Keep your taxes as low as possible.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:12 PM   #37
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Here's a question. If you know you will be selling your house in the next five years, should you protest your appraised value to pay less taxes now? Or should you let the property value increase so you can sale it for more?


No sir, appeal your value if you think it is inflated. Wonít matter at all if you decide to sell the property.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:18 PM   #38
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:39 PM   #39
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Here's a question. If you know you will be selling your house in the next five years, should you protest your appraised value to pay less taxes now? Or should you let the property value increase so you can sale it for more?
Assessed value and market value, although similar in many cases, are inherently different.

Don't hesitate to protest your tax assessor's appraised value to keep your property taxes from going up. Homebuyers typically are not going to use the tax records as a benchmark for a purchase price.
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Old 05-12-2018, 09:48 AM   #40
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Good luck squiggy!

My appraisal went down $3000 this year, so I donít have anything to protest. Because of that, I do expect an increase in the tax rate, as they are gonna get what they want, no matter which numbers they need to fudge to get it!!!!!

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Old 05-12-2018, 10:23 AM   #41
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I have to pay personal property tax on my delivery truck in Wilson county. It’s a 2016 337 Peterbilt with a 22ft box trailer. Last year they valued it at 85k this year they valued it at 115k. How does a truck go up in value? Wilson county is run by the mafia.
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:07 AM   #43
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Welcome to Texas' solution to the school district funding issues.
This. Instead of everyone only complaining when their property taxes go up maybe they should kick butt and take names all year long when the schools blow through millions of dollars on stupid crap.

Just funny how these threads have tons of posters but 1 billion wasted on STAAR testing thread is just a few posters, mainly teachers.
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:16 AM   #44
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Blame all the Califor I A folks and the other PC liberal weirdos moving here. Got to have lots more tax dollars to pay for all the stupid crap these people expect. Hide your firearms. Start fishing left handed so you won't look suspicious.

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Old 05-12-2018, 11:44 AM   #45
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Old 05-12-2018, 01:56 PM   #46
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I protest mine every time they go up, do your research and hope for the best. I’ve managed to keep my values in the reasonable range over the years.
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