In Texas, homeowners are entitled to a variety of partial or total exemptions from appraised property values. For seniors, exemptions that may be especially beneficial include the Residence Homestead Exemption, the Age 65 or Older Exemption and Disabled Veteran’s Exemption. In Georgetown, applications for exemptions are filed with the Williamson County Appraisal District.
To assist seniors in receiving all of the exemptions they may be entitled to, Seniors Living Smarter hosted our Seniors Living Smarter Webinar on April 15 — “Learning your way around Texas property taxes.” Presented via Zoom, the webinar was hosted by Virginia Lazenby, founder of Seniors Living Smarter, and featured expert panelists, Harry Gibbs, Board of Directors Vice Chairman, Williamson Central Appraisal District and Wende Wood, Escrow Officer, Austin Title.
Panelists provided detailed explanations about the appraisal process, with specifics for understanding the recently mailed 2021 Notice of Appraised Value sent to homeowners on March 31, 2021. While Harry Gibbs provided details about the appraisal process, Wendy Wood gave insights into how tax payments and escrow impact real estate transactions from both the sellers and buyers side of a property sale. In addition, Harry referred readers to other online sources of Texas Property Tax information:
Williamson Central Appraisal District (WCAD)– http://www.wcad.org WCAD assesses values of properties in Williamson County. The website has great information and helpful videos.
Comptroller of the State of Texas– www.comptroller.texas.gov They oversee the CADs across Texas. Information about taxes in Texas
Williamson Property Taxes– Williamsonpropertytaxes.org Provides breakdown of your property taxes.
Seniors Living Smarter Seminars are presented monthly by Certified Senior Downsizing Coach® Virginia Lazenby as a service to seniors, their families, and the community. The goal of the free seminars is to equip, educate, and inspire seniors to make informed choices and empowered decisions concerning their lifestyle goals. Please join us for this series of very candid and real conversations about the unique and often complex housing-related issues facing seniors and their families.
Seniors Living Smarter Webinars are presented every month except December, on the third Thursday. Seminars are sponsored by Silver Key Benefits, Visiting Angels, Wesleyan Homes, Vera Bank and Seniors Living Smarter Services.
SeniorsLivingSmarter.com is your exclusive real estate information resource for downsizing and selling your home, making changes for aging in place, or trading home ownership for one of the many independent living communities in and around Georgetown. For those considering a move to, or within, Georgetown, TX, we provide you with comprehensive information about the area, easy to use search tools, and exclusive content about neighborhoods and communities popular with seniors.
Future seminars include:
May 20 — Understanding the costs of senior living
June 17 — Are you prepared for aging in place?
July 15 — Ready to relax without letting your home own you?
You are invited to sign up at www.SeniorsLivingSmarter.com/seminar and receive easy, step-by-step instructions on how to join our virtual audience. Or call 512-862-7339 and leave a message.
If you need information about downsizing or estate liquidation, I will be glad to meet with you for a complimentary consultation. Please contact me, Virginia Lazenby, Texas REALTOR® and Certified Senior Downsizing Coach at 512-818-0988 direct or email: email@example.com.