Austin Area Protest Results 2021 – Part 2

Pretty good year for investors

Updated on November 9, 2021

This post is the second part of a two-part series dedicated to covering 2021 protest results. This part focuses on homeowners with zero Homestead Cap Loss (HS Cap Loss), meaning they are not eligible for the Homestead Exemption (investment properties, 2nd homes) or forgot to apply for it, or their market value increased less than 10% from 2020. The average property tax savings for these properties is $762! 💰

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2021 Results

This year was pretty good for homeowners with zero HS Cap Loss with approximately a 67% protest success rate! Since the Market Value is equal to the Assessed Value for these properties, any reduction in Market Value translates to property tax savings. The graph below compares total protests filed by homeowners with zero HS Cap Loss vs. successful protests (non-zero tax savings).

As you can see across the board, the success rate is quite high, especially in Austin, which is nearly 75%! I anticipate this trend to continue into 2022 and beyond. Use the form at the bottom of this post to get a detailed protest report for your neighborhood!

2021 Results Visualized

Take a look at this map of protest results from 2019 to 2021, which shows cumulative property tax savings by county, zipcode, neighborhood, section, and individual savings by property. You can change the presented year by tapping the Switch layers icon on the map. Use the address search bar on the map to find out who is saving in your neighborhood!

Presented information is based on public data available from WCAD, TCAD, HCAD, BCAD, Hays CAD, and Bell CAD.

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