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Houston Matters - Answers to Your Property Tax Questions

  • March 21, 2016
This is the time of year the Harris County Appraisal District sends out appraisal notices to property owners. Those valuations have been on the rise in recent years, prompting Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan to offer a series of property tax workshops to explain how...

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Houston Matters - Clean Power Plan & Property Taxes: Wednesday’s Show

  • April 1, 2015
The Texas Public Policy Foundation recently released a study about the federal government’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which aims to regulate carbon emissions from power plants. Their assessment: doom and gloom, lost jobs, and rolling blackouts throughout the state. But others say the plan is...

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Home Appraisals in Harris County Expected to Increase

  • March 24, 2015
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Get ready for property tax sticker shock. Hundreds of thousands of Harris County homeowners are getting their appraisals in the mail soon, and most of them will see increases. The first assessments are in the mail and, for some homeowners, online. Colby Hodges bought...

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The Significance of the New Year to Property Tax Appraisal

  • January 3, 2014
As the calendar is set to a New Year, your local county appraisal district is starting to gear up to set your new appraised value for the New Year as well. It may appear currently the county is primarily concerned with tax collection until the...

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State Legislatures Considering Statewide School Funding

  • August 1, 2012
As HISD considers increasing the tax base for 2013, following massive deficits in the school budgets, we should not only look at the possibility and importance of properly funding our schools but also where the issues truly stem from. As part of a finance restructuring,...

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HCAD Predicts Property Values May Be Flat In 2012

  • February 8, 2012
by: David PitmanProperty values in Texas are up slightly. The State Comptroller's office says the total value of all land and buildings in Texas increased by a little more than 1 percent in 2011, to reach $1.67 trillion. Property values also rose in Harris County...

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