“Sound Off” on your property taxes

July 26, 2007 at 9:01 am 2 comments

Have your property taxes “gone up” or “gone down”?  “Sound Off” and share what has happened to your property value in High Pointe.

Thursday’s, July 26, 2007,  Dallas Morning News has a lead article on the front page of Metro which reads, Tax roll gains 10% in Dallas County.  The county’s certified tax roll increased by 10.2 percent (%)to $161.2 billion according to data released Wednesday by the Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD).   Ryan Brown, the county’s budget director said it is the largest property value increase in at least two decades thanks to a big boost from a thriving commercial sector.  In Dallas County commercial property values rose 15.5 %, while residential properties increased 7.5%.  The article goes on to say, “Southern Dallas County is experiencing the biggest economic boom”.   Cedar Hill’s certified tax roll showed an increse of 10.4% from 2006’s $2,671,636,752 to 2007’s $2,948,530,658.  Cedar Hill’s figures do not show a breakout between commercial and residential property taxes.

How did your property fare? My property in High Pointe’s Cumberland, Phase I, increased by $9,270, a 6.8% increase.  At a recent meeting of concerned High Pointe residents, a home owner in The Reserve said her property had decresed by $17,000, while another Reserve neighbor said hers decreased by $27,000.  

Individual home owners can view their property’s appraisal on DCAD’s web site http://www.dallascad.org.    On the home page “click” on Search Appraisals and follow the instructions on how to look up your appraisal record.  Property owners who experienced a significant increase or decrease in their property’s evaluation should contact DCAD for an explanation.  While it is too late to protest this year’s tax appraial, indivialual residents would at least know why their appraised property value, and taxes, increased or decreased.

Share your thoughts!  Did your property value “go up” or “go down”?  What do you think should be done to maintain and increase the value of your individual property in High Pointe? 

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kyle Miller  |  July 26, 2007 at 9:36 am

    I do not know the exact amount, but my house has gone up about the same as yours, $9k to $10k. I’m in the Bradford area. I have land elsewhere in Cedar Hill that has not changed in 6 years.

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  • 2. Amber and Dustin Ross  |  August 20, 2007 at 3:05 pm

    We live in HighPointe Manor and ours has pretty much stayed the same.

    Reply

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