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Texas- Property Tax Valuation Arbitration Case

I'm so excited! I blogged back in October about  how I took the Arbitration class and I just got my first case! There was a gentleman in the class who was taking it for the second time as a refresher because he took the class over a year earlier and has yet to be chosen. I've been on the registry for about 2 weeks and have already received my first letter.

I was so excited that I didn't want to mail it back, so I scanned and emailed it back to their office. I just received a returned receipt showing they received my email. Now, I get to sit and wait to make sure I'm actually the person chosen for the case!

I'm looking forward to this new and exciting experience.

Comment balloon 3 commentsDonna Harris • November 20 2006 12:33PM

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Darn it darn it darn it!!  I got a call from the comptroller's office this afternoon saying the home owner decided to settle with the appraisal district and took back their request.  Oh well, I'll get the next one!
Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 12 years ago
Donna, have you arbitrated the first case yet? Are you glad you took the course?
Posted by Margie Kaplan, Broker, CRS, CIPS, CLHMS, CNHS, TRC (MK Luxury Homes & Condos, Houston Luxury Homes) over 11 years ago

Margie,

No, I haven't arbitrated a case yet.  Property values go out the first week of May and everyone gets 30 days to schedule a dispute with the county.  If they don't like that resolution, they'll be able to file arbitration.  So, arbitration isn't a year round thing as there are time limits.  I took the course at the end of the "season".  I'm glad I took the course because I learned a lot.  I'm not sure it needed to be three days, as it seems two days would be sufficient, but there is a lot of roll playing on the third day.

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) over 11 years ago

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