Industry News

Disparity swells between slowing rent growth and increasing property tax assessments

See how Pinnacle Property Group recently assisted an Austin-based multifamily investor in receiving a valuation at 79% of recent purchase price.

Is your Property Tax Attorney a Paper-Pusher or Bulldog?

Not all property tax attorneys are created the same. Ask yourself these three questions to help shed light on the type of attorney you are dealing with.

Are you betting on Bigfoot? The 3 myths of property tax consulting eroding your NOI.

Is your consultant selling an unproven strategy? Here are the three most-prevalent, and most ineffective myths of property tax consulting.

Never Wait for Another Property Tax Refund… If Your Lender Will Let You

Texas property owners are often left with little choice but to pay tax liabilities in full, wait for litigation, then receive a property tax refund on their overpayment. Now there may be a better way.

Property Tax Protest Uncertainty Amid Recent Shutdowns

Most appraisal districts have yet to define exactly how property tax protests will look in their county. Does your current strategy go beyond the initial ARB?

Multifamily Sector Outlook Remains Steady in Early 2018

While the start of 2018 remains strong, rumors of market corrections persist. Is now the time to consider strategic but sensible capital improvements?

Long-Term Buy Opportunities in Retail Sector

Retail real estate metrics remain positive in early 2018. So much so that attractive long-term buy opportunities can still be found despite the rise of eCommerce.

Taxing Jurisdictions Feign Restraint in Wake of Legislative Scrutiny

Texax Capital Building

As appraisal districts try to assess at market value, taxing entities get to ride the wave of historic appreciation while claiming they don’t raise taxes.

Notice: Hurricane Harvey Claims Need to Be Filed by August 31st

Hurricane Harvey

If any of your commercial real estate in southeast Texas was damaged by Hurricane Harvey, consider filing a Notice of Claim with your insurance company before August 31, 2017.

Audit Finds Critical Missteps in TAD Software Conversion

The Tarrant Appraisal District did not clearly outline business and technical requirements for new computer software, and then did not adequately test it.