How-to

Aug. 17, 2021

27 Tips to Cut Your Electric Bill in Half

Your monthly electricity bill is often the second-largest expense after your mortgage. Making some simple changes around your home could add up to big savings. 

Here are 27 tips to cut energy costs 

 

1. Shop for better electricity rates

I saved a TON of money with Real Simple ...

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April 5, 2021

How you can help permanently improve property taxes

 

Scroll down to see a video overview of this info 

Step 1

Send an email and call Morgan Meyer, the chairperson for the Ways and Means Committee (contact info below).

Say this: Please schedule a hearing on House Bill 2403 and House Bill 2311. 

HB 2403 What it ...

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Posted in How-to, Property Tax
April 1, 2020

North Texas Property Tax Appraisal Notices Delayed By COVID-19 Pandemic

Property appraisal notices usually sent to owners on or around April 1, will be delayed this year because of closures caused by COVID-19.

Tarrant Appraisal District

The Tarrant Appraisal District just announced that they are delaying sending out property tax value notices until May 1, 2020.

Jeff Law, chief appraiser ...

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March 30, 2020

Emergency Food Preparedness - Which Canned Meats Will Kids Eat

In case of emergency, you have to consider what you would eat. Now, you go to Walmart and you cannot see anything anymore but some canned meat product. If you are gonna prepare, you need to make sure that what you are gonna buy has long shelf life and most ...

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March 27, 2020

Overcoming Public School at Home Difficulties During Coronavirus Quarantine

Everyone is compelled to stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. With classes being suspended, we have realized that transitioning from the public school setting is not a walk in the park. It is even way different than homeschooling. And we, as parents are trying to figure this out ...

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March 24, 2020

1 Million Ideas on How to Make Money While at Home

Tangible and practical ways to make money at home. 

Nobody wants to believe this, but this is actually the easiest part of the whole process. Most people get stuck here though because fear and panic has already set in.

This does not mean you are incapable of coming up ...

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March 12, 2020

How to Prepare for Your Property Tax Protest, TAD Election Results, Real Estate Market Update

This past year, we protested on over 16,800 properties. We helped draft and pass a property tax reform bill with State Representative Matt Krause and we played an integral part in the Tarrant Apprisal District (TAD) Board of Directors Election - all for free. None of these accomplishments would have ...

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Feb. 25, 2020

Five Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender Before Refinancing Your Home

Five Questions to Ask Your Mortgage Lender Before Refinancing Your Home

Ask Your Mortgage Lender These Five Questions Before You Refinance

With mortgage rates at a relative low, more homeowners than ever are looking for a solution to save on their significantly higher home payments. For many, this means turning to home mortgage refinancing. However, refinancing isn’t for everyone, and may ...

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Feb. 7, 2020

Tarrant County Property Tax Rates

Here are the updated tax rates in Tarrant County for 2019-2020 as approved by the tax entities.

 

Feb. 7, 2020

Denton County Property Tax Rates

Here are the updated tax rates in Denton County for 2019-2020 as approved by the tax entities.