Are Property Taxes Included in Mortgage Payments in Texas?

December 5, 2023

Texas homebuyers should be aware of all the costs that come with homeownership, especially the cost of property taxes. Texas is known for its high property tax rates, which is why homeowners should properly budget and determine how they will pay for their property taxes at the end of each tax year. Will you pay…

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Will Refinancing Affect My Property Taxes in Texas?

November 14, 2023

As a homeowner in Texas, you may choose to refinance your home for several reasons. Whether it is to lower your monthly payments, consolidate debt, speed up the process of paying off your mortgage, or put more cash in your pocket, most homeowners are looking to get the most out of their investment. But before…

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Inheriting Property in Texas: Everything You Need to Know

October 31, 2023

In a perfect world, inheriting property from a loved one would be a simple and uncomplicated process, especially during a time of loss. However, that is not always the case. The property you inherit comes with responsibility for what is left behind. This could include a mortgage, maintenance costs, the possibility of overdue property taxes,…

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4 Reasons Why Property Taxes Are Higher in Texas

October 12, 2023

It’s no secret that Texas property taxes are some of the highest in the nation. However, Texans often wonder why. What causes Texas property taxes to be higher than other states? To help answer this question, we will explain 4 reasons why Texas property taxes are high and discuss how your tax dollars are allocated.…

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What to Know About Investing in Delinquent Taxes in Texas

October 10, 2023

Texas has some of the highest property tax rates and is one of the largest states in the nation, which means there are plenty of properties sold at auction for unpaid property taxes. A property tax sale is an auction conducted after a property has been foreclosed on due to unpaid taxes, which can create…

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At What Age Do You Stop Paying Property Taxes in Texas?

September 14, 2023

Oftentimes, Texans wonder at what age they will no longer have to pay property taxes. Unfortunately, there is no way to avoid paying property taxes entirely–no matter your age. However, once you reach the age of 65 or older, you are eligible for some relief. This might entail property tax deferrals, senior homestead exemptions, or…

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How Property Taxes in Texas Compare to Other States

August 29, 2023

Property taxes are constantly brought up as a topic of discussion within Texas politics. Due to Texas’s high property tax rates, Texas lawmakers and residents often wonder if property taxes are too high in comparison to other states. While property taxes may seem higher, there are other factors to consider. In this blog, we will…

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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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Can Bankruptcy Stop Property Tax Foreclosure in Texas?

July 26, 2023

If you have received a written notice that your property is “subject to foreclosure,” or “in foreclosure,” because of unpaid property taxes, you may be wondering if filing for bankruptcy could save your home from foreclosure in Texas. The short answer is yes. But it is important to note that this should be your last…

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