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Hurricane Harvey and Houston Property Taxes

It is now possible to pay your 2017 and 2018 property taxes in four installments, instead of one lump sum, if you were hit by Hurricane Harvey, according to Click2Houston News. Find out the details of Hurricane Harvey and Houston Property Taxes below.

Considering the devastating effect of the storm, this comes as great news to those affected. It is important to help those dealing with the aftermath of the storm and recover and rebuild. And according to Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick, this policy will not only lower appraisals and property taxes but it will spread out what is owed several months and eliminate penalties and interest.

This disaster re-appraisal means that those with damaged homes and business would not be assessed for property taxes on the value of their property before Hurricane Harvey hit. Also eligible for this option are single-family homes, Houston residential properties with no more than four units and small businesses.Hurricane Harvey and Houston Property Taxes

In order to make pay your property taxes in installments, you must take the following measures:

  • By January 31, you must pay 25 percent of your property tax bill and inform your local taxing unit you intend to pay the balance in installments.
  • The second 25 percent payment is due on March 31.
  • The third 25 percent payment is due on May 31.
  • The final 25 percent payment is due on July 31.

Make sure that you understand and know the details about the updates regarding Hurricane Harvey and Houston Property Taxes. It is your right to take advantage of these new updates if you live in the Houston area.

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How Humble Property Managers can Boost Curb Appeal

If you find the Humble rental property you manage is staying vacant far too long, it may be because the house looks unappealing. Follow these tips to find out how Humble Property Managers can Boost Curb Appeal.

Lawn Care

Taking care of the lawn is the first step to making your Humble rental property desirable for occupancy. Remove weeds and more the grass regularly to keep your lawn healthy. Also, fertilize your lawn at the proper time during the year and irrigate it on a regular basis.

Plant Flowers

Plant some new flowers to boost the front appearance of the Humble rental.  Look for flowers that will take time to bloom. Examples of flowers that do well in Texas are Chrysanthemums, Pansies, and Snapdragons.  A beautiful, blooming flower is catchy to the eye of a potential renter and may drive them to stop in.

Paint – a simple fix

Painting is a simple and cost-effective home improvement strategy to curb appeal. Freshly painted rooms appear clean and new, which a sign of value.  Select paint colors that appeal to a greater number of people especially neutral colors.  Make your home appealing to potential tenants by painting all rooms with a clean neutral paint that gives it a fresh new look.

Invest in Major LandscapingHow Humble Property Managers can Boost Curb Appeal

Make landscaping improvements to make your home more desirable.  Plant shade trees, shrubs and colorful plants to make the compound more desirable while adding curb value to your home. Consider planting native or drought-resistant plants because their water and maintenance requirements are low, which can be highly appealing to potential renters.

Mechanical Fixes

Spend a few dollars and hire an electrician to do the electrical services such as checking wrap or loose wires, faulty outlets and malfunctioning circuits. You should also get a plumber to check for a fix water leaks, bath systems, and the kitchen sink. This way, a potential buyer will have a feeling that you’ve really taken care of your home.

Remember a vacant home is a home providing no cash flow. Consider simple fixes to your Humble Rental Home to rent their home faster and making that Humble homeowner very happy.

 

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