Senior Living

Jan. 1, 2020

Texas Property Taxes 101

Property Taxes 101

Property Tax Basics

The taxation of real property in Texas is controlled by the Texas Constitution and Texas Tax Code. Property taxes are based on the assessed value of the property and referred to as "ad valorem taxes". Every year on January 1 a tax lien is automatically attached to ...

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Dec. 31, 2019

New Construction - Buyers Agent

New Construction

New Construction

When you are hunting or your first or next home sometimes new construction has a special attraction. With the new home comes new appliances, warranty's and no one has ever lived in it. Visiting a model home the Onsite Sales Person or Builders Agent is eager to ...

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Dec. 30, 2019

Renting Your Home

For RentRenting Your Home

As a homeowner sometimes its necessary to rent your home. Be it a move to another area or moving to a different home. Doing so can provide you the opportunity to create another stream of income. Sometimes doing so could be a better option than selling. But ...

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Dec. 26, 2019

Lockboxes

Lockbox

Electronic Lockboxes

Anyone who has bought or sold a home within the last decade or so has probably seen an electronic lockbox. Those ugly blue boxes hanging on the door or somewhere else of a home that is For Sale. Buy not many people outside Real Estate Agents, Appraisers or ...

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Dec. 24, 2019

Over 65 Exemption

Over 65

Over 65 Home Exemption

At the age of 65 or older you are entitled to a Over 65 Home Exemption. This is an additional exemption to the Homestead Exemption. To get the Over 65 Tax Exemption is must be filed before July 1 after you have turned 65. The over ...

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Dec. 24, 2019

Buying a Home After Retirement

Retired

Buying a Home after Retirement

Buying a home after 60 years old? You may want to think things differently than you did in the pasted. First. Is this going to be a good financial investment? Another consideration is maintenance on the property. Are you going to be maintaining it our ...

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