One of the Reasons I Love America

It’s Monday, already April 16, can you believe it, only 252 days until Christmas (I have an app for the number of days ‘til Christmas on my iPhone, so cool.) But that’s not the topic today. I was listening to my internet radio last week and found out that Grackle Days was happening in Winthrop, Read more about One of the Reasons I Love America[…]

How to Save Money on Property Taxes

Property taxes in Texas are due on October 1 and late after January 31st of the following year. Why should we be talking about them now you ask? Because very soon, in the next few weeks, you will receive a notice from the Central Appraisal District (CAD) of the Texas county in which your property Read more about How to Save Money on Property Taxes[…]

Texas Property Taxes Demystified

Property appraisals are soon in the mail so… In many states property taxes are paid in arrears—you pay 2011 taxes in 2012. Not so in Texas. Here’s the timeline. January 1 – Your property is appraised as of January 1st. In order for a home to claim the homestead exemption, the owner must reside in Read more about Texas Property Taxes Demystified[…]

Real Estate: Here and There

Just some interesting factoids about real estate this week. Average House Sizes and Occupancy – USA Year Avg. Home Size Sq. Ft. Avg. Household Size-Persons 1950 983 3.37 1960 1,200 3.33 1970 1,400 3.14 2001 1,693 2.58 2006 2,394 2.60 2011 2,135 2.58 For years the average square footage went up while the number of Read more about Real Estate: Here and There[…]