New Texas Laws Could Help Homeowners Save On Property TaxesTwo dozen new Texas laws went into effect this week — several of which the changes could help homeowners save thousands of dollars on property taxes.
Contractor Randy Sprinkle Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Ripping Off Dozens Of Tarrant County HomeownersIn addition to the 15-year prison term, the judge sentenced Sprinkle to another 10-year prison term and 10 years’ probation for misapplication of fiduciary funds.
Fighting Water Rate Increase In Lavon Could Cost CustomersTo fight the appeal, the water board warned customers they could have to pay $63.61 each.
Homeowners Concerned After Series Of Attempted Break-Ins In East Dallas NeighborhoodHomeowners in an east Dallas neighborhood say a series of attempted break-ins has them concerned.
Millions In Grants To Help Low, Middle Income DFW Families Put Down Payment On A HomeApplicants who are chosen are awarded grants between $15,000 and $17,500 for down payments.
Dallas Homeowners Share Privacy Concerns, Ask For Solutions After Storms Knock Down Tree BarrierThe city of Dallas has lost more than 700 trees in last month's storms and for some homeowners, the loss of trees has changed their quality of life.
Dallas Couple That Just Retired Gets Flooded Out Of HomeCheryl Romero and her husband, Dr. Jorge Romero, did what they could to ease the pressure. “We opened the front door to let the water escape.”
Hail Roof Damage Claim Denied After Allstate Points To 'Cosmetic Exclusion' Amendment; Homeowners Win In CourtA jury reached a $1.5 million verdict in favor of a Texas couple who sued Allstate for failing to disclose a cosmetic roof exclusion in their policy.
Property Tax Savings As Easy As A Phone Call In Collin County"Call them and just ask for comps," said real estate agent Sean Nance. "People have been telling me, 'hey, I called and they reduced my appraisal just from the phone call'."
Preparing For Your Property Tax Appraisal Protest HearingPeople who wish to lower their appraised value can appeal to their appraisal district's review board. Of course, higher values mean higher taxes.
Property Taxes Are Rising -- Here's A List Of Who Pays The MostThe difference between high-tax states and low-tax states has narrowed, resulting in a smaller gap between the states than in previous years.
Prestonwood Lake Dam At Risk Of Breaking In North ArlingtonA private dam is failing in north Arlington.
North Texas Police Warn Of Downside To Video DoorbellsPolice say the videos have led to some people being falsely accused on social media and the videos put out too soon can hinder an investigation.
Federal Prison For Former Dallas Housing Nonprofit ExecutiveA former executive with a Dallas County nonprofit housing agency must serve five years in federal prison for defrauding homeowners.
Hundreds Of Complaints Filed Against Contractors Post HarveyTexas law doesn't require contractors to be licensed or provide minimal bonds to ensure recovery if their work is subpar.