THE NEW 90-DAY DEADLINE: FORCING APPRAISAL DISTRICTS AND APPRAISAL REVIEW BOARDS TO DO THEIR JOBS

Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 12/13/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Dec 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

NATIONAL

Starting to Be Housing Bust 2 for Homebuilders & New Single-Family Houses
Wolf Street
If a homebuilder cannot sell their ballooning inventory of unsold new houses to households, at current prices and mortgage rates, amid plunging sales and soaring cancellation rates of signed contracts – topping out at 45% in the Southwest and at 38% in Texas – despite aggressive incentives such as mortgage-rate buydowns to stimulate sales and prevent cancellations, well, whom are homebuilders supposed to sell those houses to?


MISSOURI

Possible property taxes on solar projects could impact status of Adair County solar farm
KTVO
A tax force in Missouri is trying to determine how local governments can tax solar energy projects. This comes after the Missouri Supreme Court struck down a 2013 state law granting property tax exemption on such projects. The court made this ruling due to it not being allowed under the state's constitution.


NEVADA

Properties impacted by noxious Swan Lake smell granted devaluation by Washoe assessor
KRNV
Residents surrounding Swan Lake who've been suffering from a noxious odor have been granted a property devolution by the Washoe County Assessors office. Following an assessment in response to community concerns, Assessor Mike Clark approved a downward adjustment of 10% on properties of those affected in Lemmon Valley and near the lake.


OHIO

Cincinnati Council ends longstanding property tax rollback, increasing the rate for 2024
WVXU
Cincinnati officials are ending a policy that has capped property tax revenue at about $29 million for over 20 years. Council's Budget and Finance Committee voted 6-2 Monday to raise the property tax rate from 4.84 mills to 6.1 mills for calendar year 2024. That will bring in an extra $7 million for the next fiscal year budget, which Council will establish next June.


TEXAS

Travis Central Appraisal District restores services one week after ransomware attack
CBS News
One week after being hit with a ransomware attack, the Travis Central Appraisal District (TCAD) says its customer services to property owners have been restored. TCAD said its phone service and online chat are back online after the December 5th attack. Property owners who need assistance can now contact the District's customer service department via both methods during normal business hours.

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John Brusniak

John Brusniak, Jr. is the dean of Texas property tax litigation.  He was licensed to practice law in 1976,   His early career involved general litigation and appellate work in both the federal and state courts until he was handed his first property tax matter.  It arose prior to the implementatio...

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