Texas is one of 7 states that don’t require citizens to pay income tax.  It is the only state in that list of 7, which also made the list of top 10 states with the highest property taxes. Texans still believe that education; emergency services, transportation, libraries and public parks should be available to all people in the state no… Read More →

At first, it can seem overwhelming to consider applying for a loan to cover outstanding property taxes on your home or business. Traditional loan applications can be long and invasive and may require references and credit checks, but a property tax loan isn’t the same as a traditional loan and can be a much simpler and quicker process. At Hunter-Kelsey… Read More →

The government entity entrusted with valuing properties is known as the County Appraisal District, known as the “CAD” and in some counties called the Central Appraisal District. The CAD is part of your county’s government, and their job is to determine the value of all taxable property within the county boundaries. Covering all the properties in the county is a… Read More →

Texas is home to a growing population. Austin, the state’s capitol, remains a vibrant, desirable place to live with a strong residential real estate market. Just south, the hamlet of San Marcos was the nation’s fastest growing city in 2013. Many folks are buying homes in this red-hot real estate market. If you are considering buying or have just bought… Read More →

There are varying factors that can determine whether or not your home qualifies for a tax exemption. For example, you must have lived in the home as of January 1, and the home must be your homestead. Temporarily leaving the home is okay, though should you find another permanent residence, rules apply accordingly. There are rules abound. We’ll go through… Read More →

While property taxes may be the last thing someone new to buying homes wants to think about, it’s important that the rules and regulations on these taxes be understood. Often times new homeowners are faced with unfavorable fluctuations and unheard of taxes. Whether it be a sudden rise in property tax or a surprise reassessment, the homeowner should be aware… Read More →