How a Commercial Property Tax Loan Can Benefit your Business

November 22, 2022

If you are a current business owner in the state of Texas, you know that Texas is a good location to do business. The strong state economy and central geography make it popular for both companies getting started and companies expanding their reach. Owning a Business in Texas So, are there any downsides to owning…

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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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5 Things to Know About Commercial Property Tax Rates in Texas

November 2, 2022

As one of the fastest-growing metropolitans in the country, Texas brings a lot of opportunities when it comes to starting a business and owning commercial property. However, few business owners realize how commercial property tax rates in Texas work and how expensive it can be if they are left unpaid. Here are 5 things you…

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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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What to Expect on Your Texas Property Tax Bill this October

October 5, 2022

Nik Stavros, CEO of Johnson & Starr chats with David Arkin, co-founder of Check Out DFW to talk about what Texas homeowners should expect in October when their property tax bills arrive. Read our summary of the interview below. is a first-of-its-kind real estate and local recommendations product that helps Texas locals live more…

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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’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…

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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…

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When Is a New Homeowner Liable for Property Tax in Texas?

August 19, 2022

Buying your first home is an exciting experience but can also be a bit overwhelming —especially when it comes to budgeting for costs like property taxes. Keep reading to learn a few basics about Texas property taxes and when first-time homebuyers in Texas are liable for property tax. What are Property Taxes?  If you’re a…

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