What do you tell the appraisal district about your house??

What do you tell the appraisal district about your house?? Let’s just face it -- sometimes the sold data just does not cooperate. Every comp you look at justifies the appraisal district’s value. Are you at a dead-end??  Maybe…. But don’t throw in the towel just yet!! Remember, at best the district has seen only … Continue reading What do you tell the appraisal district about your house??

Yikes!!  How can my mortgage payment jump like that ???? I just got my Christmas bills, my daughter needs braces, my car needs an overhaul and now this ??? Every year, sometime in the first quarter, homeowners with a mortgage on their house get a letter from their mortgage company.  It is an accounting of … Continue reading

How do I measure the square footage in my house?

Sometimes, when neither an informal meeting with the staff at the Central Appraisal District (CAD) nor a formal hearing with the Appraisal Review Board fail to produce an acceptable result for a taxpayer, arbitration nor litigation is an option.  Last week, I received a call from an attorney who specializes in representing property owners in … Continue reading How do I measure the square footage in my house?