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05/23/2014 | Author: Ward Lowe

Did the appraised value of your property go up? Do you think that value is unfair? If you answered yes to those questions, it's time to file a protest with your central appraisal district. And don't delay—protests in many Texas counties are due May 31.

The process includes: 

  • Filing a protest with your appraisal district within the designated time period
  • Attending an informal hearing to see if your differences can be quickly resolved
  • Appearing before an appraisal review board, if your protest is not resolved at the informal hearing.

You'll need to provide evidence to support your challenge of the appraised value. That's where a Texas REALTOR® can help. Texas REALTORS® are the real estate experts who have accurate, reliable data about conditions in your market. 

For more information about protesting your appraised value, visit the website of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Categories: Sellers
Tags: homeowners, property taxes, consumers


Comments

Wayne Johnson on 01/08/2015

My broker provided the same information as you, Trudy. I imagine we can send the pdf from the Comptroller’s office and not be in violation of the rule.

Trudy Pape on 06/02/2014

I was informed and understood that under Section 1101.804 – Liability for Providing Certain Information. It prohibited REALTORS® for disclosing sales prices in order to protest taxes.

The situations in which a license holder may disclose sales price or terms of a sale for purposes of facilitating were:

•  Listing of real property
  •  Sale of real property
  •  Leasing of real property
  •  Financing of real property
  •  Appraisal of real property ( licensed Appraiser )

 


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