Attention Texas Homeowners: New Homestead Exemption Law Now In Effect


One of the easiest ways homeowners can lower their property tax bill is to file a homestead exemption. Homestead exemptions reduce the appraised value of your home and, as a result, lower your property taxes. 

If you purchased a home in 2021, it’s now time to file your homestead exemption – more details below.

Plan to purchase in the future? Thanks to a new law that took effect January 1, 2022, Texas homeowners may now file for a homestead exemption in the same year they purchase their primary residence, instead of the following year – as was the case in the past.

To apply for a homestead exemption, contact your county appraisal district.

The Application for Residential Homestead Exemption is available here

A list of county appraisal district addresses and phone numbers is available here.

If you have any questions regarding residential real estate, Ebby Halliday Realtors is ready to serve you. To learn more, visit Ebby.com and connect with one of our experienced agents today! 

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