Austin Texas ISD Sees Increases in Graduates, College Readiness

College and Career Statistics
            There was a 2% increase from 2009-10 to 2010-11 in AISD

Austin Texas is the Place to Stop and Live

           Jobs typically are the top reason people move. Twenty-somethings traditionally have the highest rates of mobility, and college graduates typically are more willing to move out of state for jobs because they tend to compete for them in national markets, Frey said. With its high-tech industry and universities, its good economic health compared with other places, and its reputation as a vibrant hot spot for young people, the Austin metro area scores well with job seekers and young adults.
           In a January report on the Austin office market, Oxford Commercial said that Austin has the eighth-most educated workforce in the country, and that employers benefit from the area

Is Your Austin Texas Tax Appraisal a Fair Assesment?


Why is tax-assessed value different than market value?                                
The tax-assessed value is what your county believes your home or condo is worth. The county attempts to set their values at market value. However, they do not evaluate comparables, nor do they perform an individual market analysis on every home. The county simply values your home according to the area, not the house, meaning the value may be too high or too low, depending on the size, location, amenities and condition of the specific home.

How do you determine your market value?
You can: contact your Realtor who can provide you with market information, collect information from neighbors who have recently purchased their homes, or a contract company who specializes in assisting with tax assessor valuation protests.

Should you appeal your property valuation?

If the market value on your home is lower than your tax-assessed value, then you should appeal.


When should you receive your property valuation and how long do you have to appeal?
The County Appraisal Districts began mailing property valuations sometime after April 15th. Most homeowners should have received their valuation on or before May 1st. Homeowners have until May 31st, or 30 days from the date they receive their valuation (whichever is later), to appeal.

How to appeal your property taxes?

If you believe your property valuation is higher than the current market value, you should appeal your taxes. When people don

Austin Launches New EasyPark Device


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