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Property tax reform: What are the chances?

Most observers think the odds of some kind of property tax reform are pretty good. What exactly gets reformed remains to be seen.   Prospects for significant reform of the property tax system in the upcoming legislative session are good, according to legislators and property tax experts. Widespread consternation about...
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The Cantrell Report – November 2018

Pertinent Information for Apartment Owners by Mark Cantrell 2018 tax assessment values continued to escalate 10-15% on average with some increases as much as 20%. Read the full November 2018 Cantrell Report by clicking the link below.

DFW School Districts November Elections

Texas is always among the lowest in the nation. Why? Because of a confusing voting system.  We vote in March for state and federal primary races, with runoffs after that. We then typically return the second Saturday in May for “nonpartisan” school and city races with runoffs in June. And, we...
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The Cantrell Report – October 2018

Pertinent Information for Apartment Owners by Mark Cantrell Dallas-Fort Worth renters are paying record monthly rates for apartments. An average North Texas apartment will run you more than $1,100 a month, according to the latest data from RealPage. That’s up 35 percent from 2010. But if you want to see...
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The Cantrell Report – Septemeber 2018

Pertinent Information for Apartment Owners by Mark Cantrell Dallas area apartment-building activity is down a tad so far this year. But the 1.5 percent decline in apartment-building permits wasn’t enough to knock Dallas off its perch near the top of the list of the country’s busiest apartment-building markets. Read the...
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The Cantrell Report – August 2018

Thousands of new renters are fueling demand for D-FW apartments by Mark Cantrell Some suburban Dallas communities are pushing back against apartment development, but with 40 percent of North Texas residents living in rental housing, more apartments are a must for the growing metropolitan area. Between 2006 and 2016, the...
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