Property Taxes

February 12, 2016
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How do you find out if you have a homestead exemption?

You think your Spring Texas home has a homestead exemption but you are not 100% sure.  So how can you easily find out if you have a homestead exemption? At the Harris County Appraisal District website of www.hcad.org  you can look up your account and see which if any exemptions have been applied to your […]
January 1, 2016
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Easily file your homestead exemption with the HCAD APP

There’s an APP for that. It seems like an APP exists for almost everything you want to do including filing for a homestead exemption on your Spring Texas home. The Harris County Appraisal District’s new APP allows you to easily file and then track the status of your homestead exemption.  No more printing, filling out, […]
December 26, 2015
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What’s the average property tax rate for Spring Texas

Spring Texas encompasses two counties (Harris County and Montgomery County), three school districts (Conroe, Klein, and Spring) and numerous MUDs (Municipal Utility Districts).  Property tax rates vary based upon a subdivision by subdivision basis. The biggest difference between the property tax rates of individual subdivisions is in the MUD tax. The MUD tax declines as […]
October 25, 2015
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Spring Texas real estate tax rates are on the decline

In Spring Texas, the real estate tax rate is a combination of the tax rates of the school district, the county, and the MUD. The GOOD NEWS is the tax rates for each of these taxing entities have either declined or remained the same over the last couple of years.  The BAD NEWS is the […]
October 19, 2015
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Lower Spring Texas real estate taxes – Vote YES for Prop 1

UPDATED:  With a 86% in favor Vote State Proposition 1 PASSED.  State Proposition 1 – the Homeowner Tax Relief Proposition increases the state minimum homestead exemption for public schools from $15,000 to $25,000. The last time the homestead exemption was increased was in 1997 at which time it increased from $5,000 to $15,000. With the passing of State […]
October 10, 2013
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What you need to know about Spring Texas real estate taxes

When you are considering buying a Spring Texas home, there are a couple of things you need to know about real estate taxes. 1. Tax Amount Without Exemptions – The real estate taxes identified on a home’s listing is BEFORE / WITHOUT exemptions.  You may qualify for a homestead, over 65, or disabled exemptions. All […]
March 23, 2012
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Harris County home values drop further in 2012

The Harris County appraisal district has finished their assessment of residential home values and not the bill but the value will soon be arriving in your mailbox. How will your Spring Texas home fare?  Will your home’s tax value be higher, lower, or stay the same?  For the majority of Harris County homeowners the tax assessed value of their homes will […]
March 7, 2012

Knock, Knock … It’s the tax man

Has this situation ever happened to you?  After hearing a knock on your front door, you get up to see who it is.  But instead of finding a girl scout selling cookies on your front porch, you find an appraiser from the Harris County Appraisal District. After showing you his identification badge and introducing himself, the appraiser […]
January 2, 2012

How to file for a homestead exemption

If you bought a home in Spring Texas in 2019, the first year you will be eligible for a homestead exemption is 2020. One of the eligibility requirements for the homestead exemption is you have to own the home on January 1st of the tax year. The beauty of a homestead exemption is it reduces […]