Property Tax Process

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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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How Do I Read My Texas Property Tax Bill?

November 18, 2022

By now, most property owners in Texas should have received their property tax bill in the mail. You can expect to see the total amount owed and the January 31 deadline date clearly stated on your property tax bill. However, your property tax bill may include a few additional line items that could cause confusion.…

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How Property Liens in Texas Work Versus Other Types of Liens

November 15, 2022

A property lien is a specific type of lien that is only placed against the property you own, unlike a general lien that can be placed against everything you own or against you personally. A property lien is attached to a piece of property by a creditor when money is owed to them by the…

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County Property Tax Payment Plans

Advantages and Disadvantages of County Property Tax Payment Plans

October 14, 2022

With Texas having some of the highest property taxes in the country, it is common for home and commercial property owners to struggle to pay their property taxes on time. It may result in a need for a loan or payment plan within a specific Texas county. Using a county property tax payment plan may…

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Can I Still Get a Texas Property Tax Loan with Bad Credit?

September 13, 2022

You might assume getting approved for a property tax loan in Texas is impossible if you have poor or bad credit. While some property tax lenders require a credit check to determine your eligibility for a loan, other property tax lenders, like Johnson & Starr, do not perform a credit check and will not report…

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Who is Responsible for Paying Texas Property Taxes When a Homeowner Dies?

September 1, 2022

Whether you’ve inherited a property, or you are a homeowner yourself, it’s important to know who is responsible for paying property taxes once a homeowner passes away.  In most cases, if a homeowner passes away and still has property taxes due on their home, that debt becomes part of their estate and any other debts…

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Requirements for a Property Tax Loan Company in Texas

August 30, 2022

Property tax loans help residential and commercial property owners in Texas avoid costly interest, fees, and penalties charged by the county. However, not all property tax lending companies are the same, so it’s important to know the requirements for a property tax loan company to help you make a more informed decision. Keep reading to…

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Property Tax Loan Calculator

June 27, 2022

If you’re looking for an affordable option to pay off your Texas property taxes, a property tax loan could be a great fit for your needs. At Johnson & Starr, we offer loans that save homes. Our property tax loans are customized to fit your unique situation and can be flexible to adapt to nearly…

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Central Appraisal District (CAD) and Tax Collector: What is the Difference?

June 8, 2022

If you pay property taxes in Texas, you may have heard the term Central Appraisal District or CAD for short. What does CAD mean, and how is it different from a tax collector? Keep reading to learn more.  Central Appraisal District (CAD)  According to the Comptroller of Texas, appraisal districts are responsible for “appraising property…

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