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Appealing Your Home's Appraised Value

Posted by John Moore on April 19, 2023 in  uncategorized
How do I Appeal the Appraisal District’s Value on My Home? 1)     You can utilize the Informal Process with an Appraiser. In Texas, between 70% - 90% of appraisal disputes are settled utilizing this process. a.     Access the online e-Protest by logging into the website portal address located on your notice of appraised value received in the mail. b.     Call the Appraisal District to talk directly to an appraiser.  2)   &nbs... read more
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Wind Damage Hit Your Home? Here are Some Resources

What to do when looking to repair home damage
Posted by John Moore on February 27, 2023 in  uncategorized
With recent storms bringing strong sustained wind, we wanted to send out these tips on home repair contractors in case you needed a refresher or in case you have new damage at your home.  While some wind and hail damage may be obvious, other roof damage may not be easy to see, especially if the adhesive seal that provides a water-shedding surface is broken. https://www.owenscorning.com/roofing/tools/signs-of-storm-damage/   We encourage you to completely assess the damage by contacting a qu... read more
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Potter-Randall Appraisal District just sent out property appraisals and we've been getting a lot of questions, so we wanted to go ahead and address those directly. Do increased property valuations equate to increased taxes? To put it plainly – No. While an increased property value would increase the taxed amount, it won't go up by the same percentage. "The increases in property appraisals being reported vastly overstate the average increases in property tax bills," according to Texas Real Estate Research Cent... read more
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Interest Rates and Our Community Banks

Posted by John Moore on August 18, 2020 in  Home Financing
Earlier this year we sent out information related to the then current interest rate market for 30-year conventional mortgages knowing that interest rates at that time were attractive for both refinancing borrowers as well as for those folks contemplating a home purchase. Well…that information was pre-pandemic and is now ancient history. So, here is a short update on where the market is currently. Along with the current interest rate information at the bottom of this message, we want to re-emphasize how fortu... read more
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Everybody Loves a Makeover - Help us Choose Our New Listing Sign

Help us choose our new listing sign design! Enter your name and email for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card of your choice!
Posted by John Moore on November 15, 2019 in  uncategorized
Everybody loves a good makeover! Coldwell Banker is undergoing a makeover of our own, featuring our new North Star Logo. That means we're doing makeovers for everything else too! We're going to be rolling out all new listing signs in 2020, and we want your help choosing the perfect design. Vote for your favorite design using the form below. Need another reason to vote? On Tuesday December 3rd we'll be doing a drawing LIVE on our Facebook Page where you could be drawn as one of THREE winners to receive a $100 G... read more
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