Did you purchase a home in Texas in 2017? If so, then it’s time to file for the Texas Homestead Exemption! You may be thinking, “Now what on earth is that, MAC?” Well, let me tell you!

The residential Homestead Exemption is a legal exemption that removes part of the home’s value from taxation. What that means is that homeowners can potential save up to thousands of dollars on property taxes, depending on the value of your home.

In order to qualify for the Homestead Exemption, you must have owned the property as your primary residence (not an investment) by January 1, 2018. In addition, you will not be able to claim a homestead exemption on any other property.

What’s the next step? Download the Application for Residential Homestead Exemption from your appraisal district’s website. Either print and complete the exemption or, if allowed, fill out the form online and submit. Applying for this exemption is absolutely free, so please be aware of any companies who ask you for a payment. Not that the deadline for applications is April 30, 2018.

Don’t be overwhelmed by this task! If you have any questions regarding the Homestead Exemption then please feel free to call The MAC Home Team, and we will be more than happy to assist you!

Here, a list of appraisal district offices in nearby counties to assist you in determining if you meet the qualifications to receive a residential homestead exemption.


Collin County                     972.578.5200

Dallas County                   214.631.0910

Denton County                 940.349.3800

Ellis County                      972.937.3552

Rockwall County              972.771.2034

Tarrant County                 817.284.0024

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