Category: homeowners

Cheat Sheet for Galveston County Property Tax Dates & Deadlines

Here’s the cheat sheet for Galveston County property tax dates and deadlines for homeowners. January 1: 1st day to apply for homestead exemptions to reduce property taxes. Click here to begin your Galveston County homestead exemption application. January 31: Last day to pay previous years’ property taxes without penalty and interest. If you have a… Read More »

Cheat Sheet for Harris County Property Tax Dates & Deadlines

Here’s the cheat sheet for Harris County property tax dates and deadlines for homeowners. January 1: 1st day to apply for homestead exemptions to reduce property taxes. Click here to begin your Harris County homestead exemption application. Click here to see the variety of options to reduce your Harris County property taxes. January 31: Last… Read More »

How To Add A Name To A Deed In Harris County – Get the Form

To add a name to a deed in Harris County: Download Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) from 25.25(b)RP here. Check the box “Change to new owner*” In the Ownership Information section, enter the legal names of the current owner and the additional owner(s) in the Owner’s Name field Complete all other fields in the form… Read More »

Tax Appraisal Assessed Value Vs. Market Value

As a buyer or seller, you will likely hear two “prices” thrown about: assessed value versus market value. So what’s the difference? While assessed value and market value may seem similar, these numbers can be different—typically assessed value is lower—and they’re used in distinct ways as well. So let’s clear up any confusion so you… Read More »

Texas Homestead Exemptions – Helpful Guide for What You Need To Know To Reduce Your Property Taxes

Filing your Texas homestead exemption is a great way to kick off homeownership since you can significantly reduce the taxes on your home. I’ve assembled all the information you need to know to submit your homestead exemption request to the local appraisal district in your area. Note: If you’ve already filed for exemption, here’s how… Read More »

How To Check Your Homestead Exemption Status

Galveston County Homestead Verification Go to https://actweb.acttax.com/act_webdev/galveston/index.jsp Search for the property by owner name, address, account number Select the property from the search results Next to the Exemptions field, you will see “Exemptions: HOM” if you have homestead exemption. Note: If you see “Exemptions: None” you do not have homestead exemption. Click the link “Exemption… Read More »