Author: Jordan Todd

Something Nobody is Telling Texans about the GOP Tax Proposal

There are two major parts of the tax proposal that will effect Texans.  One is obvious, and the other is far from obvious, and as is usually the case, the one that is far from obvious could have much more significant impact on the everyday Texan.  But first, the obvious….. The GOP tax proposal would […]

Bexar County Residential Property Taxes: Taxation Without Representation

I warned you guys that my last Facebook Live post would not be the last you heard about this article I discovered from June of last year, interviewing Michael Amezquita, Bexar County’s Chief Appraiser about the current status of Bexar County’s commercial property taxes.  Here is the link to the article, if you have not […]

Money Isn’t the Real Reason Everyone Should Protest Their Property Taxes

Dave Lieber, who is better known as The Watchdog, of Dallas Morning News has launched a “Everybody File a Protest” Campaign using his platform with the media channel in the DFW area. You can read the article here. While RealValueIQ agrees with The Watchdog’s overall campaign – specifically that of everyone should file a protest […]

Travis Guide and Glossary

You, the homeowner, know your home best. But it can feel like you’re in the dark when your property valuation arrives in the mail from the Appraisal District and the terminology is in an unfamiliar appraiser code. RealValueIQ aims to help homeowners understand the appraisal system and its terminology to better decipher their home’s valuation. […]

What The Texas Property Tax Relief Act (SB2) Means to You

The majority of homeowners should like Senator Paul Bettencourt’s Property Tax Relief Act being passed by the Senate narrowly 5-4 on Monday as a positive, strictly when it comes to the property tax appeals system. It will only be positive, however, if the current three year trend continues when it comes to the number of […]

RealValueIQ 2017: Full Service Ahead!

Announcing the 2017 RVIQ Savings Guarantee: We are really setting a new standard bar for property tax services this year with our biggest announcement yet, The RealValueIQ Savings Guarantee! RealValueIQ is promising every customer who purchases our RealValueIQ full-service protest package for the 2017 property tax season (prior to May 31st) the following: Any customer […]

How to File a Traditional Property Tax Protest Yourself

In 2015 the Texas Legislature passed new laws giving homeowners the ability to file their property tax protest online. Homeowners in eligible counties (with at least 500,000 residents) can file online if they meet these requirements: The property has a valid homestead exemption filed; The property is located in a homogeneous neighborhood; and The property is not […]

Debunking Property Tax Myths #1

Myth #1: Protesting Your Property Taxes Can Put You at Risk For an Increase in Property Taxes There are some common misconceptions about the property tax appeal process that I often hear from property owners who are not familiar with the property tax appeal process. For this reason we decided to create a series of […]

Property Tax Two Step: Why You Should Always Protest and Why You Should Do It Yourself

The content of this blog post will use statistics taken from the Travis Central Appraisal District from the 2014 Property Tax Season. The article containing these statistics was found in the Austin American Statesman on May 9th, 2015. RealValueIQ highly recommends reading the article in addition to this blog post, especially if you own a […]