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What does it mean to be Unequally Appraised?

The Texas Property Tax Code states that taxation must be Equal & Uniform.  Unfortunately, because appraisal districts’ evidence is often based on subjective ratings and mass appraisal, many homes are not equally appraised.

We perform an Equity Analysis to determine if you have a case for protesting based on Unequal Appraisal.  This analysis examines your home’s per-square-foot value with other similar properties.  Since not every property is identical, the tax code requires that we make value adjustments for various characteristics that differ between your house and a particular comp.

Below is an explanation from the Texas Property Tax Code:

§ 41.43. PROTEST OF DETERMINATION OF VALUE OR INEQUALITY (b)  A protest on the ground of unequal appraisal of property shall be determined in favor of the protesting party unless the appraisal district establishes that:

  1. the appraisal ratio of the property is equal to or less than the median level of appraisal of a reasonable and representative sample of other properties in the appraisal district;
  2. the appraisal ratio of the property is equal to or less than the median level of appraisal of a sample of properties in the appraisal district consisting of a reasonable number of other properties similarly situated to, or of the same general kind or character as, the property subject to the protest; or
  3. the appraised value of the property is equal to or less than the median appraised value of a reasonable number of comparable properties appropriately adjusted.
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