Property Tax Process

Delinquent Property Taxes: 15 Terms Every Texan Should Know

May 26, 2023

Texans who are delinquent on paying their property taxes might face unfamiliar property tax terminology during their time of delinquency. Luckily, if you are ever struggling to make sense of what certain property tax terms mean, this glossary of definitions can help. Here are 15 terms you may see on your delinquent property tax bill…

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4 Tips for Protesting Your Texas Property Taxes in 2023

May 12, 2023

If you’re like many Texans, it can be difficult to pay your increasing property tax bill each year. Fortunately, there are options to help reduce your tax burden. As a Texas property owner, you may save thousands of dollars over time by protesting your residential or commercial property tax. Keep reading to learn 4 tips…

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Property Tax Loan in Texas?

April 4, 2023

Texas property taxes are some of the highest in the nation, and if you are currently late paying your property taxes, your bill could almost double by the end of the year. This can occur from interest, penalties, and fees being tacked on to your property tax bill. The longer you wait to pay your…

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What is Escrow and Why Aren’t My Texas Property Taxes Included in My Mortgage?

March 29, 2023

If you are delinquent on your Texas property taxes and struggling to pay off your property tax bill in one lump sum payment, you might be looking for ways to avoid this from occurring in the future. Like many Texans, you might find it challenging when you are hit with a sizable bill at once,…

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Regulations for Property Tax Lenders and Why This Matters to You

March 14, 2023

Are you delinquent on your Texas property tax bill and unsure if a tax lender is a trustworthy solution for you? Fortunately, property tax lenders are subject to several regulations they are required to follow prior to, and during the duration of, their business. These regulations protect both the lender and borrower from any issues…

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Texas Property Tax Payment Options and Timing

March 9, 2023

The first few months of the year can be stressful for many Texas property owners. Between managing your regular finances and potentially having to pay a sizable property tax bill, it can be quite overwhelming. The team at Johnson & Starr has found that when property owners better understand the process and their options, it…

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How Long Can You Avoid Paying Property Taxes Before Foreclosure?

February 24, 2023

So, you are delinquent on paying your Texas property taxes. Now what? Like many Texas homeowners, you may wonder how long you can go without paying your overdue property taxes before you risk foreclosure. Unfortunately, there is no one way to answer this question. Every person’s situation is different, making it difficult to gauge when…

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FAQ: Paying Delinquent Property Taxes in Texas

February 10, 2023

If you are a Texas property owner and have recently become delinquent on your property taxes, you may be feeling overwhelmed. However, avoiding property taxes will only add to your stress. That’s why it’s important to be proactive and find a solution that works for you. Here are some common FAQs and 3 options for…

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What Happens If You Miss the Deadline to Pay Your Texas Property Tax?

January 27, 2023

In Texas, the deadline to pay your property tax bill is January 31st. With this date fast approaching, it’s crucial to get the help you need now if you are unable to pay your bill on time. Continue reading to learn what happens if you miss the Texas property tax deadline and how a property…

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Can I Get a Property Tax Loan in Texas Before February 1st? 

January 4, 2023

With the busy holiday season coming to an end, many folks can breathe a sigh of relief. But for Texas homeowners, property tax bill season has just begun. In Texas, property tax bills are mailed each year in October and due by January 31 of the following year. Between the holiday celebrations and expenses, it…

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