WHAT IS A HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION?
Homestead exemptions are granted by the county appraisal district where the property is located. The exemption reduces a homeowner’s property tax bill by removing part of the home’s value from taxation. All Texas homeowners may receive a General Residence Homestead Exemption on the value of their property for school taxes upon application. Other taxing entities may also o er exemptions of some percentage of the home’s value. Other exemptions are available to homeowners who are over 65 or disabled, and require the same application process.
These requirements must be met to receive the exemption:
2. Include a Copy of your Driver’s License or Identi cation Card. Your driver’s license needs to be from the Texas Department of Public Safety (TX DPS) and the address must match the homestead address.
Travis County | Click here to download the application
Mailing Address: P.O. BOX 149012, Austin, TX 78714
Travis Central Appraisal District Website: https://www.traviscad.org
Williamson Countywww.wcad.org/online-exemption-information/ | File Online or Click here to download application Mailing Address: 625 FM 1460, Georgetown, TX 78626
Williamson Central Appraisal District Website: https://www.wcad.org
Hays County | Click here to download the application
Mailing Address: 21001 IH 35 North, Kyle, Texas 78640
Hays Central Appraisal District Website: https://www.hayscad.com
Wishing you a very happy and blessed 2018!
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
My December Calendar Screensaver image might make you choose between sunrise or moonset - unless you have a really wide monitor!
Taken near the far west Texas town of Abiquiu, NM on a very cold morning. The flat-topped peak straight ahead is the Pedernal.
You should be able to right-click and save a large copy of this image for use as a screensaver or wallpaper for your smart device or monitor. Hope you enjoy the view and have a blessed month!
Our daughter Hanna (Johanna) came back for a visit and flew home yesterday. So this month's image goes back to a November a few years ago when she and I went to a Father / Daughter campout near Marble Falls. The most surprising activity was target practice with .22's - turns out Hanna is a pretty good shot! (It was her first time shooting any sort of gun.) One morning we went for a little walk with our cameras and I captured this image. We don't get many Fall colors here. So the image of Summer slowing coming to an end fits.
It also reminds me how the seasons of life keep moving.
I hope you are thankful for your past, present, and future. Have a great November!
p.s. Feel free to download the image for a screensaver this month
oh yes, the land in the image is for sale - visit the Lime Creek Land page
October - Fall or late summer? We'll see. This image was taken along the North Fork of the San Gabriel River as it flows into Lake Georgetown near Tejas Park. This is a great place for a peaceful hike or mountain bike ride not far off Parmer/Ronald Reagan. There are several new neighborhoods out this way, too. Let me know if you might be interested in building a new home. The families I have represented have so far very much enjoyed living here.
May you enjoy a peaceful, prosperous, and perhaps cooler month!
p.s. - feel free to download this maize to use as a screensaver or background image.
This month's image is from the box at the end of Fay Canyon near Sedona, AZ. Easy and beautiful hike. Plus you can scramble beyond the official trail end to get further back into the box of the canyon. If by chance you are headed that way, I'll be happy to give you some tips.
The real estate market here at home in Central Texas is still very strong. Spreading the back-to-school weekends across August seemed to move some of the weekend showings into the weekdays. Then of course weather concerns with Harvey. Still, August was another strong month.
Prayers for everyone affected by the flooding and storms.
Have a great September!
Bad theatre meets good real estate advice. Or "why real estate instead of show business?"
Park Avenue in Arches National Park near Moab, Utah.
Very fun park to visit with everything to drive-up vistas, various length hikes, to fairly rugged Jeep roads. Tons of places to see in the area. Some are well-known, others almost a secret.
Feel free to download the image for a wallpaper or background on your phone, tablet, or computer. If nothing else, maybe our July heat will feel a little fess hot in comparison. (Although they have a 'dry heat'.)
Let me know if you are planning a trip out southwest this summer. Good chance I've been there and may have some suggestions.
Wishing you fun adventures and many blessings!
Real estate artist