Property Tax Process

What to Know About the Texas Property Tax Relief Bill Before Voting in November

August 22, 2023

After many months of disagreement, Texas lawmakers finally came to a compromise on Thursday, July 13, 2023, when the Texas House passed Senate Bill 2, advancing the property tax relief bill to Governor Greg Abbott for his approval. This compromise includes an increased homestead exemption and will deliver more than $18 billion in property tax…

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Real Estate Taxes Vs. Property Taxes in Texas. What’s the Difference? 

August 9, 2023

If you own property in Texas, you are probably familiar with real estate taxes, or as some may refer to as property taxes. These two terms are often used interchangeably, however, they have different meanings and are not the same in certain situations. This is especially important for Texans when it comes time to pay…

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What to Do If You Get Sued by the Texas County Tax Collector

July 19, 2023

Are you dealing with a lawsuit from your local tax collector due to unpaid property taxes in Texas? We understand this can be quite overwhelming due to the serious consequences that can come from a lawsuit against you–including the possibility of losing your home. Fortunately, there are a few options that can help you get…

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Do Property Tax Liens Show Up on Credit Reports in Texas?

July 3, 2023

Most property owners in Texas can agree that not paying property taxes on time can lead to a whole host of problems. One of these problems includes a property tax lien, which is automatically attached to a property when the owner fails to pay their delinquent property taxes on time. If this sounds like you,…

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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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Why it’s Important to Settle Your Delinquent Texas Property Taxes Before July 1st

May 22, 2023

It’s that time of year again for Texans. The weather is getting warmer, and summer is around the corner. But temperatures aren’t the only thing increasing during this time of the year. If you’re like many Texas homeowners who have fallen delinquent on your property taxes, it can be overwhelming to see the increasing interest,…

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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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