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Old 07-28-2021, 02:31 PM   #1
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This is a bit of a rant and a public service message. I got tired of fighting my home values with the Montgomery county appraisal district so I hired a company to handle it. I thought my frustrations were over....wrong.

I am on my communities HOA board and we discovered that MCAD increased the Market value of one of the HOA owned detention reserves to $1,176,120 resulting in an over $20,000 tax bill. Keep in mind this is land that cannot be sold and cannot be built on. Reality is it has no market value because it can not be sold. We caught it an fought it but they still increased the taxes from $500 last year to $2200 this year.

Please make sure your community Home owners associations are on the look out for these increases.
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Old 07-28-2021, 02:50 PM   #2
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This is a bit of a rant and a public service message. I got tired of fighting my home values with the Montgomery county appraisal district so I hired a company to handle it. I thought my frustrations were over....wrong.

I am on my communities HOA board and we discovered that MCAD increased the Market value of one of the HOA owned detention reserves to $1,176,120 resulting in an over $20,000 tax bill. Keep in mind this is land that cannot be sold and cannot be built on. Reality is it has no market value because it can not be sold. We caught it an fought it but they still increased the taxes from $500 last year to $2200 this year.

Please make sure your community Home owners associations are on the look out for these increases.
We ran into same issue in Montgomery Co, we ended up selling the unusable property to a neighbor that backed up to it. Win win as he got it at "discounted" rate and neighborhood no longer has to foot tax bill.
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Old 07-28-2021, 03:00 PM   #3
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Taxes were the main reason we moved from Montgomery County.
Still work there though...
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Old 07-28-2021, 03:54 PM   #4
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August 13 is my protest appt. GRRRRRRR
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:28 PM   #5
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Wouldn't live in one of those communities that's the reason they get hit so hard.
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Old 07-28-2021, 05:13 PM   #6
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Wouldn't live in one of those communities that's the reason they get hit so hard.
I dont understand what the living in an HOA community has to do with the county trying to asses a high market value to land that cannot be sold. If it cant be sold doesnt that mean that the land has no value to tax?
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Old 07-28-2021, 05:35 PM   #7
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Wouldn't live in one of those communities that's the reason they get hit so hard.
Because you wouldn't live in one of those communities is the reason they get hit so hard?

Man, I know plenty of people on 10-20 acres in unincorporated areas that get hammered. The tax man cometh with little regard for the community.
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Old 07-28-2021, 07:21 PM   #8
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I dont understand what the living in an HOA community has to do with the county trying to asses a high market value to land that cannot be sold. If it cant be sold doesnt that mean that the land has no value to tax?
Okay, you had a chance to take it higher and didn't. Why come here and complain?
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Old 07-28-2021, 07:45 PM   #9
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Fight all you want. Any increase at all is a win for them. My home value has never went down. They just sit back and pat each other on their back for increasing "revenue". People on a fixed income are screwed.

We are sheep getting sheared. As long as they dont take off too much the sheep dont complain.
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Old 07-28-2021, 07:54 PM   #10
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This is a bit of a rant and a public service message. I got tired of fighting my home values with the Montgomery county appraisal district so I hired a company to handle it. I thought my frustrations were over....wrong.

I am on my communities HOA board and we discovered that MCAD increased the Market value of one of the HOA owned detention reserves to $1,176,120 resulting in an over $20,000 tax bill. Keep in mind this is land that cannot be sold and cannot be built on. Reality is it has no market value because it can not be sold. We caught it an fought it but they still increased the taxes from $500 last year to $2200 this year.

Please make sure your community Home owners associations are on the look out for these increases.
Could yíall donate the property to a church or other nonprofit and do a perpetual leaseback for say $500 a year ? No tax on the property and a nonprofit benefits.
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Old 07-28-2021, 09:01 PM   #11
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How big is this piece of property and what is it used for currently?

Retention makes me think water, which leads to wetlands
Flood zone?
Have a local bee keeper put some bees on it if it meets criteria and get ag valuation?

Need to get smarter than they are, figure out some kind of loophole to pay minimal if it truly cannot be used for anything
Even if it cost a little to implement it will still pay for itself in a few years
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Old 07-28-2021, 09:08 PM   #12
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Burnet County added 80,000 dollars for a concrete pad on my property last year.

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Old 07-28-2021, 09:22 PM   #13
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Why pay the taxes on it?
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Old 07-28-2021, 09:32 PM   #14
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Why pay the taxes on it?

Thatís what Iím thinking. What are they going to do?


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Old 07-29-2021, 07:46 AM   #15
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Burnet County is unbelievable. Doubled the price of 7 acres we have and increased our value more than 60,000.00 on our home on another 7 acres.
Trying to get a meeting to protest.
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Old 07-29-2021, 11:45 AM   #16
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Okay, you had a chance to take it higher and didn't. Why come here and complain?
Not sure what you mean by "we had a chance to take it higher and didnt" We disputed the appraised value of 1.2M and got it reduced to 200K.

The reason I came here was to let other who live in or on boards in a community with HOA owned land to watch their appraised values. If we had not caught it our community would have owed an additional 20K in taxes on land that is not sellable and cannot be built on.
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Old 07-29-2021, 12:27 PM   #17
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Why can it not be sold or built on?
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Old 07-29-2021, 12:29 PM   #18
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Why can it not be sold or built on?
I would assume itís the detention pond.
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Old 07-29-2021, 12:56 PM   #19
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Kendall county is now taxing on impervious ground usage
And you must apply for impervious usage like driveways or other
Water or ground change, so any changes could mean major changes in taxes
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Old 07-29-2021, 02:01 PM   #20
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Burnet County is unbelievable. Doubled the price of 7 acres we have and increased our value more than 60,000.00 on our home on another 7 acres.

Trying to get a meeting to protest.
We have a double wide that was bought brand new for 55k. It's standalone so no improvements or land are taxed with it. Burnet Co appraised it at 103k this year. I called them and told them to buy it.

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Old 07-29-2021, 02:11 PM   #21
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My brother in law is pretty high up in MOCO Appraisal. Ill express your displeasure.....

Taxes are one of the reason I left that area. That, and too many people.
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Old 07-29-2021, 02:21 PM   #22
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Not sure what you mean by "we had a chance to take it higher and didnt" We disputed the appraised value of 1.2M and got it reduced to 200K.

The reason I came here was to let other who live in or on boards in a community with HOA owned land to watch their appraised values. If we had not caught it our community would have owed an additional 20K in taxes on land that is not sellable and cannot be built on.
You stopped at 200k, when you think it has zero value? You fell for their little game. To win, you need to take it to court, not some meeting.
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