Why Hire Us?
Do you want to pay more in property taxes or less? We’re willing to bet your answer is less.
The Travis County Appraisal District uses a computer system, loaded with insufficient data to appraise thousands of houses at once. Unfortunately, they don’t have the time, money or staffing to accurately appraise the entire county at once. That means you are in danger of being overtaxed.
If you let the county’s inflated appraisal stand, you will be over taxed. But if you act quickly, we have a limited-time opportunity to reduce your tax.
Five Stone’s track record shows we can help you save up to 16 times more than you would on your own. You must protest your property tax before May 31, 2013. Act now, because we have a limited-time opportunity to reduce your tax.
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Our proprietary methodology can provide proof that your property value is inflated. With solid statistical evidence in hand, we leverage extensive knowledge of the Texas property code — as well as the inner workings of the appraisal district — to effectively argue and win tax savings for Austin homeowners like you.
Our value is easy to see: When we win, we save our clients an average of 10% — that’s 16x the savings homeowners achieve on their own. And, we win 95% of client cases.
What’s more, our process is quick, painless, and risk FREE. We work for a percentage of the tax savings we achieve. If we are unable to reduce your tax, you owe nothing. There are no hidden fees or charges. You simply will not pay a cent unless we save you money.
One more note: Recent legislation makes it harder for the appraisal district to raise property taxes in the future if the value was successfully protested in the prior year. That’s why your 2013 property tax protest is a smarter move than ever.
Your potential savings are significant, and the deadline for property tax protest is fast approaching. So act now and protest your rights.
Property Tax FAQ
a. File a written protest by the deadline.
b. Research available property data housed at CAD
c. Obtain comparable sales and equity property data
d. Adjust comparable data as a fee appraiser would
e. Prepare case to present
f. Spend the better part of a day or two, under oath, arguing with bureaucrats
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Only 12% of all property owners who protest themselves achieve savings, Where as Five Stone Property Tax achieves savings in over 90% of our cases.
No, each year is unique, and the CAD’s computer system doesn’t have a means to hold grudges.
Either May 31st or 30 days from the date on the notice of appraised value.
This could be due to a myriad of reasons, primarily due to the fact that the appraisal district used mass appraisal, which includes a database full of flawed data.
Incorrect, the CAD maintains numerous “values.” The value the CAD appraises the property for can increase any percentage in a given year. A common misconception is that the value can only increase 10% per year. The “assessed” value is what the property is taxed upon, and Texas Law only allows the “assessed” value to increase a maximum of 10% per year. But if the appraised or market value is increased 30%, the CAD is effectively banking the additional 20% for future years. Further, the high market value will adversely affect your neighbors.
Then there is no fee. We work on a contingency basis, only charging a fee when real savings are produced.
Simple, Five Stone Property Tax successfully achieves a reduction over 90% of the time, and that reduction averages 10%. Do-it-yourselfers achieve a reduction only 12% of the time, and that reduction averages 4%.
Contact us for a free consultation and analysis.
Yes. Real estate valuation is subjective. It’s very common for evidence to exist that supports a lower value. Never has one of our client’s property values increased due to the appeal.
A homestead exemption lowers the amount of your property's value subject to school taxes.
If you own a home and use it as your primary residence on January 1 of the current tax year, you can apply for a homestead exemption.