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Texas Property Tax Law Updates 2/13/2024

Posted by John Brusniak | Feb 13, 2024 | 0 Comments

Inaugural Appraisal District Board election lacking candidates


The Texas Legislature answered the call to give property owners direct representation on county appraisal boards, but so far, no one in Brazoria County has answered the call to seek election to its board. Three seats will be filled through public election this year for the first time, the result of changes made last year that allow voters in counties with populations exceeding 75,000 to vote on appraisal board members. 

To Disclose Or Not To Disclose. In States Like Texas, That Is The Question


To say Bethany Babcock was unpleasantly surprised when a listing agent publicly unveiled the sale price of a client's recent commercial property acquisition might be an understatement. The principal and co-owner of San Antonio-based Foresite Commercial Real Estate was displeased enough to take her complaint to social media, kicking off a lively thread that saw one commenter suggest the offending discloser should be “publicly tar[red] & feather[ed], put in stockade and pelted with rotten tomatoes."

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John Brusniak

John Brusniak 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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