Property Tax Process

Getting a texas property tax loan with bad credit

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…

Read More
younger couple sitting at desk with tax professional

Who’s Responsible for 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 along with any other…

Read More

Requirements for a Property Tax Loan Company in Texas

August 30, 2022

Property tax loans help homeowners and commercial property owners in Texas avoid costly interest, fees, and penalties charged by the county, but not all property tax lending companies are the same. Keep reading to learn what you can look for when selecting a trusted property tax lender in Texas.  Are they licensed by the Texas…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Texas Property Tax Penalty and Interest Chart

June 6, 2022

In Texas, you are considered delinquent if your property tax bill remains unpaid by February 1st of the tax year. Once delinquent, you are subject to a 7% penalty and from there interest and penalties continue with one of the largest penalties coming in July for most counties. Every month that you’re still past due,…

Read More
Younger couple appearing stressed over tax forms

Texas Property Tax Resources

May 20, 2022

From understanding how your tax bill is calculated, to determining if you qualify for a tax exemption, the property tax system in Texas can be confusing and sometimes difficult to understand. So, we’ve decided to share some helpful texas property tax resources and legal information for Texas property owners.  Appraisals  If you are looking to…

Read More
Texas home property tax deferral

What Are Property Tax Deferrals? 

May 6, 2022

If you’re a Texas homeowner, chances are you’re familiar with property taxes, but what is a property tax deferral, and who qualifies? A property tax deferral allows you to put off paying your property taxes for a certain period. It’s important to note that a property tax deferral does not mean you’ll never have to…

Read More
how to protest property taxes in texas

How to Protest Your Property Tax in Texas

May 3, 2022

Like many Texas homeowners this year, you may have been caught off-guard by the increase in property taxes. With these increases being as much as 10%, many Texans are looking for ways to help lower their costs. Protesting your property tax is an important option to explore and can save you several hundred to several…

Read More

A Brief History of the Texas Property Tax

April 26, 2022

Property tax is the annual amount paid by property owners based on the value of their residential property or business. In Texas, the property tax is used locally to help pay for schools, streets, roads, police, fire protection, and many other services. Since Texas uses these property taxes to fund local communities, the state itself…

Read More