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The History of Unequal Appraisal and What That Means for YOU!

Do you know what Unequal Appraisal is and how it can help you in your fight for fair taxes? *Its ok! We didn’t either at first! 🙂 Background of Unequal Appraisal During the 1997 legislative session, major changes were made to the Texas Property Tax Code. One of the reforms was the right to appeal…

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County Appraisal Districts Are Ignoring The Law in Valuing Flooded Properties

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Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) is over-taxing flooded property owners by 50 to 100%. HCAD is NOT valuing these flooded properties accurately. They are not following mandatory requirements of the Tax Code and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. HCAD and the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) are not considering market evidence in valuing flooded…

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Hearing Series: How HCAD Really Treats Flooded Homeowners

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Have you ever wondered what happens AFTER you’ve filed your property tax appeal? How exactly does the hearing process work, and who makes the ultimate decision on value? Here is a detailed explanation of WHY HCAD’s current approach so WRONG. You can review the Tax Code and the Appraisal Standards to confirm for yourself. In…

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What is a Substantial Error and How Do I Qualify?

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Chances are many owners have not heard of a substantial error appeal before. If the property has a substantial error, then the tax code supports owners to file a late appeal.  Instead of the May 15th deadline, the new deadline would be January 31st of the following year! What is it? Owners may be asking then,…

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Is The Appraisal District Treating Flooded Property Owners Maliciously?

We pose this question to our esteemed readers: Has the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) in Harris County lost its mind? There have been concerns for 25 years surrounding bias at the Appraisal Review Board, but they truly set a new low this week. Why do we think that? After a week of disaster re-appraisal hearings, ARB…

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