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Old 04-17-2019, 11:33 AM   #1
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with their new property appraisal? The value of my home went up $35,000. Funny thing, I did not make any improvements and no one around me built new homes. I live way out in the country and I am not sure how the value of my home grew so much in the past year. I will have to protest, again. Dang politicians.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:36 AM   #2
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Last year I got hit w/ a $160k raise... all in land! No improvements. Fought it and got it knocked down to 80, but they are crooks. They know they can only go up 10% a year on structures, but no cap on land value. Stayed the same this year.

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Old 04-17-2019, 11:46 AM   #3
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23.3% increase in value in one year. They are crooks.
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Old 04-17-2019, 11:51 AM   #4
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id be happy w that..
mine jumped 85k, zero improvements
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:28 PM   #5
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Just out of curiosity, do you guys think that the value of the land did not increase at all in the past year? Real estate is booming all over and everyone knows it aint getting any cheaper. I guess a better question would be, could you sell your land at the appraised value, or even more? I dislike my property taxes increasing as well but I'm about to sell my house for a 100% appreciation after 7 years, cant really complain about that side of it.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:31 PM   #6
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I've been in my house 4 years now and it's gone up 10% 3 out of 4 years. Land hasn't changed since but improvements every year.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:35 PM   #7
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Just out of curiosity, do you guys think that the value of the land did not increase at all in the past year? Real estate is booming all over and everyone knows it aint getting any cheaper. I guess a better question would be, could you sell your land at the appraised value, or even more? I dislike my property taxes increasing as well but I'm about to sell my house for a 100% appreciation after 7 years, cant really complain about that side of it.
I wish this forum had a 'like' button.

I hate taxes. I like when my property is worth more though.

I'm with you Gclyde I can't tell if folks are complaining that their property went up in value or just that they are having to pay more taxes.

I hate that I am going to pay taxes but love that my property is worth more. I treat the two separately not lump them together.
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Just out of curiosity, do you guys think that the value of the land did not increase at all in the past year? Real estate is booming all over and everyone knows it aint getting any cheaper. I guess a better question would be, could you sell your land at the appraised value, or even more? I dislike my property taxes increasing as well but I'm about to sell my house for a 100% appreciation after 7 years, cant really complain about that side of it.
If your planning on leaving then yes it's great, but if you want to stay where you are it's no bueno!
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Don't forget that while they are raising the taxable value they are also most likely increasing the percentage of that value that you are being taxed.

When you head to the polls vote for candidates that recognize the extreme problem that we have with property taxes. Schools are a huge part of this. Stop voting for increased spending. If throwing money at schools was the answer we would have seen a noticeable improvement in schools during this real estate cycle.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:37 PM   #10
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Just out of curiosity, do you guys think that the value of the land did not increase at all in the past year? Real estate is booming all over and everyone knows it aint getting any cheaper. I guess a better question would be, could you sell your land at the appraised value, or even more? I dislike my property taxes increasing as well but I'm about to sell my house for a 100% appreciation after 7 years, cant really complain about that side of it.
Blame the realtors.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:38 PM   #11
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If your planning on leaving then yes it's great, but if you want to stay where you are it's no bueno!
No matter what you want to do it is great. The real issue is how high our property taxes are in Texas on appraised value. The 'millage rate'.

Equity in property makes awesome collateral for investment, even if you don't plan on disposition.
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Don't forget that while they are raising the taxable value they are also most likely increasing the percentage of that value that you are being taxed.

When you head to the polls vote for candidates that recognize the extreme problem that we have with property taxes. Schools are a huge part of this. Stop voting for increased spending. If throwing money at schools was the answer we would have seen a noticeable improvement in schools during this real estate cycle.
Ill vote to spend more money on schools when they start designing them as rectangles again. These dang designs they come up with now cost a fortune compared to what they could be built for. Kids don't care a dang thing about the architectural design of the building.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:39 PM   #13
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Don't forget that while they are raising the taxable value they are also most likely increasing the percentage of that value that you are being taxed.

When you head to the polls vote for candidates that recognize the extreme problem that we have with property taxes. Schools are a huge part of this. Stop voting for increased spending. If throwing money at schools was the answer we would have seen a noticeable improvement in schools during this real estate cycle.
Once again, I lament that we don't have a 'like' button. Good stuff here.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:47 PM   #14
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Might need to start a new thread for this but what is the process of protesting property taxes? Mine too increased and I just bought it in January and have done nothing to it.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:52 PM   #15
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What itís doing is forcing people out of the land that has been in their families for hundreds of years because they can no longer make enough money to pay the taxes. That is down right robbery.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:57 PM   #16
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Just out of curiosity, do you guys think that the value of the land did not increase at all in the past year? Real estate is booming all over and everyone knows it aint getting any cheaper. I guess a better question would be, could you sell your land at the appraised value, or even more? I dislike my property taxes increasing as well but I'm about to sell my house for a 100% appreciation after 7 years, cant really complain about that side of it.
23.3% increase in one year? No, it did not! I give people enough credit to understand the concept of appreciation. I also think we understand when we are being taken advantage of. My 52 year old house did not suddenly jump in value by almost a quarter when absolutely no improvements were made. Ok, I did mow the yard a couple times and trim the trees. This year I was thinking about cleaning the pool but don't want another leap in appraised value.
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:59 PM   #17
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My mortgage payment has gone up tremendously because of the value jump, which in turn makes my insurance go up, since I now have to insure it for the value of the home, and at some point if it keeps going this way I will have to decide on whether I am going to have to leave the family place and sell it, or stay and try to survive.
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:01 PM   #18
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They get us in every way possible. Even when I finally pay off my house, Ill have to rent it from the government at about $750 a month.
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:07 PM   #19
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Might need to start a new thread for this but what is the process of protesting property taxes? Mine too increased and I just bought it in January and have done nothing to it.
We've been in the current house 14 years and it's gone up $4k-$8k every single year, meanwhile I've kept watch on actual house value the whole time. Taxes are a good $60k-$80 out of whack with real value now. I think this year is the first year I'm actually going to go ahead and protest. Tried it before and found that I had to show up in person which prevented me doing so at the time, now I can do that.
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:13 PM   #20
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Did you look at comparable comps to see if the Appraisal was fair?

Everyone thinks their place is worth less than market until they want to sell. Lol


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Old 04-17-2019, 01:18 PM   #21
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I recommend all my clients here in Austin to use ProTax to fight their taxes, y'all might look into if they work in your area as well. Pretty sure you only get charged 30% of what they save you, win-win situation.
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:20 PM   #22
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I'm protesting mine this year
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:23 PM   #23
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Don't forget that while they are raising the taxable value they are also most likely increasing the percentage of that value that you are being taxed.

When you head to the polls vote for candidates that recognize the extreme problem that we have with property taxes. Schools are a huge part of this. Stop voting for increased spending. If throwing money at schools was the answer we would have seen a noticeable improvement in schools during this real estate cycle.
If y'all would stop voting all these libtards into office maybe our taxes would stop rising
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:27 PM   #24
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They are going to get all they can while they can.
ISD's and county government are the real crooks.
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:39 PM   #25
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Just checked online. Over the last four years our taxable value has gone up a minimum of $119K per year. Largest annual increase was $144K. The ****able misery of it all is that the increases are supported by comps. You never really own property in the State of Texas--you just rent it from the state.
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Just checked online. Over the last four years our taxable value has gone up a minimum of $119K per year. Largest annual increase was $144K. The ****able misery of it all is that the increases are supported by comps. You never really own property in the State of Texas--you just rent it from the state.


Absolutly correct.
My wives family has had a house on lake LBJ since the 60's been paid off for 40 years and it cost $11500
Per year to own.....pure bull****
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Protest, protest, protest.. I amazed at how many don't.
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Absolutly correct.
My wives family has had a house on lake LBJ since the 60's been paid off for 40 years and it cost $11500
Per year to own.....pure bull****
Yea it's a raking for sure!!! Tough pill to swallow...
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I recommend all my clients here in Austin to use ProTax to fight their taxes, y'all might look into if they work in your area as well. Pretty sure you only get charged 30% of what they save you, win-win situation.
I argued myself last year and got $80k knocked off... so I would have to pay this service $24k for doing what I did in 1 hour? Somebody wins in that deal...
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I argued myself last year and got $80k knocked off... so I would have to pay this service $24k for doing what I did in 1 hour? Somebody wins in that deal...
Uh, no. 30% of what they save you. You didn't get an 80K reduction in your taxes--rather in your assessed value.
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Absolutly correct.
My wives family has had a house on lake LBJ since the 60's been paid off for 40 years and it cost $11500
Per year to own.....pure bull****
Yup. I have many friends who had family lake houses in Austin (most without homestead protection) and they simply couldn't justify keeping them due to taxes.
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:00 PM   #32
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They are going to get all they can while they can.
ISD's and county government are the real crooks.
No truer words spoken right here!
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:04 PM   #33
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Uh, no. 30% of what they save you. You didn't get an 80K reduction in your taxes--rather in your assessed value.
Got it. Makes sense. Why my wife handles most of this 🙂
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:29 PM   #34
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I argued myself last year and got $80k knocked off... so I would have to pay this service $24k for doing what I did in 1 hour? Somebody wins in that deal...
RR 314 Nailed it. 30% of what they save you, and you're talking about the assessed value.
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Yup. I have many friends who had family lake houses in Austin (most without homestead protection) and they simply couldn't justify keeping them due to taxes.
My parents sold our house on Lake Austin in 2010 because and they even had Homestead Exemption- it unfortunately costs a small salary to 'rent' what you already own. Looking at what Lake Austin house values are now, it makes them/us sick to have sold then...
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:35 PM   #35
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Our property didn't increase any at all. Not one dollar. Still fighting because every single person needs to fight it so we can all have low taxes.
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:41 PM   #36
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Wife just let me know the nugget of good news about our increased appraisal.
I protest every year.
Will again this year.
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:49 PM   #37
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I'm thinking I may protest this year. My house value did not increase much, but the value of the 1 acre my house sits on more than doubled according to them.
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Thanks to you guys for bringing this up. Parker county hasn't sent theirs out to everyone I know.

I checked mine out and it went up $232,000. That isn't what it went up to, that was the increase amount.
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I will protest again. No improvements to our property, house, land, etc. We actually had some negative things happen and the dang thing still went up $21k. For those of you that are protesting, what are some of the reasons that you put down in the protest? Do you just say that "how can the appraisal go up when we have not made any improvements" or is there some special thing you can say to get them to lower the appraised value by $80k? Just wondering exactly what I need to say or do to get them to lower it. This is outrageous and my taxes have gone up $500 real money each year.
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Old 04-17-2019, 02:56 PM   #40
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I spent more on taxes now than I did on principle, interest , taxes , insurance, and PMI on my 100 year old house than when I bought it 20 years ago
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In my part of town its terrible and just part of living sorta close to downtown.

I just wish they didn't waste the money like they do.
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I will protest again. No improvements to our property, house, land, etc. We actually had some negative things happen and the dang thing still went up $21k. For those of you that are protesting, what are some of the reasons that you put down in the protest? Do you just say that "how can the appraisal go up when we have not made any improvements" or is there some special thing you can say to get them to lower the appraised value by $80k? Just wondering exactly what I need to say or do to get them to lower it. This is outrageous and my taxes have gone up $500 real money each year.
In my case, I bought the house FSBO 9 months before DCAD sent me their ridiculous appraisal. I had another appraisal on file from when I purchased the home 9 months before that was significantly less. They argued my purchase was not market value. I argued market value is what is agreed upon by the buyer/seller and not my fault people overpaid around me. We settled on half of their $160k increase... still, their assessed value is $40k more than what I paid so the equity is nice, just hate the taxes. No raise this year so prob evened out in the end.
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last year they didn't revalue mine, this year they did +20% but 10% limit on the increase per the law, still under market value but i will protest.

anyone recommending property tax consultant/protester in DFW is appreciated!
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last year they didn't revalue mine, this year they did +20% but 10% limit on the increase per the law, still under market value but i will protest.

anyone recommending property tax consultant/protester in DFW is appreciated!
What leg do you have to stand on for protest if their appraisal is under market value?
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I had made an offer on a 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Rockport. Planned on using it on the weekends and Airbnb rentals. I spoke with a few folks that are smarter than me and they said I might break even at the end of the year after paying income tax on the rentals and property tax, and that dont include maintenance. I thought about a little more and did not make a counter offer.

I think it is getting out of hand, we gonna have to pay income tax or charge more sales tax and eliminate property tax.
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:58 PM   #46
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I had made an offer on a 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Rockport. Planned on using it on the weekends and Airbnb rentals. I spoke with a few folks that are smarter than me and they said I might break even at the end of the year after paying income tax on the rentals and property tax, and that dont include maintenance. I thought about a little more and did not make a counter offer.

I think it is getting out of hand, we gonna have to pay income tax or charge more sales tax and eliminate property tax.
Dont forget insurance down there can be expensive
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:23 PM   #48
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Might need to start a new thread for this but what is the process of protesting property taxes? Mine too increased and I just bought it in January and have done nothing to it.
Get ready to be treated like crap. The whole process will be inconvenient. Which is certainly by design.

That being said. Fight it. People need to push back.
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:33 PM   #49
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I love Tx but we have been duped.
Someone somewhere in the past gave taxing authority to entities that have no business having it. School districts should have severe limitations on what they can require from the tax payer. The county should have the same limitations. They keep going up because they can go up.
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For those that protest regularly, any advice for the rest of us?
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