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    What to look for in a personal-property appraiser  Washington Post

    You can't go to a single governing body or licensing authority for help. There are none overseeing this field, leaving the burden of due diligence on the ...



    The unfavorable side effects of data center sale-leasebacks on property taxes  DatacenterDynamics

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    New Pearl Grading Product Unifies Methodologies and is Easy to Use  PR.com

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    Best Jewelry Insurance for 2018 • Pros, Cons & Compare • Benzinga  Benzinga

    Looking to insure your precious family stones? Benzinga takes a look the best jewelry insurance options for 2018.



    PPL Plaza in Allentown scheduled to be unloaded at sheriff's sale in March  Allentown Morning Call

    The latest chapter in the saga of PPL Plaza in downtown Allentown will be written inside Room 131 of the Lehigh County Courthouse at 10 a.m. March 22.



    Mac Miller's Family Requests Appraisal Into His Assets  The Hollywood Unlocked

    The family of late rapper Mac Miller has requested a judge to appraise his assets following his untimely passing in September.



    TURNER AUCTIONS + APPRAISALS PRESENTS DESIGNER NECKLACES FROM TAMARA HILL STUDIO -- IDEAL AS A HOLIDAY GIFT FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL  ArtfixDaily

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    Eligibility Requirements For A HECM Borrower And Measuring Available Credit  Forbes

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    JUST IN TIME FOR HOLIDAY GIFT-GIVING, TURNER AUCTIONS + APPRAISALS PRESENTS ESTATE JEWELRY & MORE ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9  ArtfixDaily

    Turner Auctions + Appraisals is pleased to present Estate Jewelry & More, offering fine and costume jewelry. Featuring over 185 lots from multiple collectors and ...



    County Gives Fracking Company Sweet, Low Tax Deal to Park its Expensive Equipment Here  San Angelo LIVE!

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    Contrasting Tyler Technologies (TYL) and Cyren (CYRN)  Fairfield Current

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    Marshals seize Ferrari, Mercedes, jewelry at Alfaro’s Shavano Park home  San Antonio Express-News

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    Tyler Technologies (TYL) Upgraded to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research  Fairfield Current

    Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Tyler Technologies (NYSE:TYL) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Friday morning.



    Charitable Contributions and Your Taxes: What You Need to Know  Journal Times

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    Since 2009, the amenities race has accelerated and changed focused toward convenience, technology, speed and flexibility. Amenities: The Next Generation ...



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    Rising Interest Rates Are Creating Refinancing Headaches for Small Businesses  Entrepreneur

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    Head to Head Contrast: Carbon Black (CBLK) versus Tyler Technologies (TYL)  Fairfield Current

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    New financing options and better inventory have bolstered the manufactured housing sector. Is this the answer to lenders' purchase-market woes?



    A dead hospital has become a Dallas neighborhood's 'nightmare' in need of a wrecking ball — or a miracle  Dallas News

    Thrice in two weeks I've visited the old Tri-City Hospital on Scyene Road, otherwise known as the boarded-up squatters' retreat and shooting...



    Family finances: Charitable giving under the new tax law  Chicago Tribune

    Changes under last year's federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will result in fewer taxpayers deducting their charitable donations on their 2018 returns.



    Recent Analysts’ Ratings Updates for Tyler Technologies (TYL)  Baseball Daily News

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    Never Give Up: Branka Stankovic  Elite Agent

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    What Is the Cost of Home Appraisal and What Should I Know?  TheStreet.com

    According to U.S. real estate industry figures, the average cost for a home appraisal is $331, with an average range of between $288 and $374. The low end of ...



    15 Questions Answered about Flood Damage  The CPA Journal

    In Brief The 2018 hurricane season has already brought two devastating storms, with Hurricane Florence causing major flooding in the Carolinas and.



    IRS Finally Issues New Regs for Charitable Gift Appraisals  WealthManagement.com

    The Internal Revenue *Service* recently issued final regulations that make changes in the substantiation rules governing cash and non-cash gifts.



    Reassessing Leon Trotsky's biography of Stalin: a book review by John Riddell  In Defence of Marxism

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    After a Disaster: IRS Offers Advice on Reconstructing Records  CPAPracticeAdvisor.com

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    Government House finally acknowledges possession of 5 Camille Pissarro artworks  Virgin Islands Daily News

    The Pissarros are safe and their location has been revealed.



    14 Tips For Making Your Charitable Gift Tax-Deductible In 2018  Forbes

    A tax deduction for charitable giving isn't guaranteed just because you're feeling generous. As with everything in tax law, it's important to follow the rules and ...



    Morgan County Assessor Bob Wooldridge retiring after 28 years  Fort Morgan Times

    One of Robert "Bob" Wooldridge's favorite moments from his time in public *service* was when a group of government officials from the former Soviet Union came ...



    9 jobs available in Grimsby and Cleethorpes to start 2019 off with a change  Grimsby Live

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    Venture Construction Group of Florida Hosts Holiday Shopping Fundraiser with Kendra Scott  PR Web

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (PRWEB) December 18, 2018 -- Venture Construction Group of Florida (VCGFL) teams up with Kendra Scott to raise funds for local ...



    In a Texas Art Mecca, Humble Adobe Now Carries a High Cost  The New York Times

    In Marfa, Tex., officials have raised taxes on adobe homes, pinching upscale homeowners as well as lower-income families who have lived there for decades.



    Helter Skelter Street: LA's specter of homelessness  Compton Herald

    Helter Skelter Street, a metaphor for the ever-growing specter of homelessness ravaging Los Angeles County estimated to be 50000 to 60000.



    For 'New York Times,' yuppie migration patterns an evergreen concern  The Outline

    The best times the paper of record was impressed that young people were leaving the city.



    Ask the Underwriter: Can personal property be included on the sales contract?  HousingWire

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    Is Jewelry Insurance Worth It?  LendEDU News

    A look at how the best jewelry insurance policies work to cover your valuables, and the benefits and disadvantages of obtaining and keeping a policy.



    What Does “Qualified Appraiser” Mean?  WealthManagement.com

    Insurance liability, which uses replacement or retail value, typically generates the highest value in appraising, often twice that of fair market value (FMV).



    CHIEF'S APPRAISAL: New filing deadline for business property renditions  Odessa American

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    Gregg County Appraisal District trustees tabled approval Tuesday of the 2018-19 budget they will ask taxing entities to approve after deciding further discussion ...



    Here's how debate over a conservation easement ended up before the Montana Supreme Court  Helena Independent Record

    The Montana Supreme Court's 6-1 ruling Tuesday that the Montana State Board of Land Commissioners does not hold authority over state conservation ...



    A Primer On Appraisals -- And Why You Need One On Your New Home  Forbes Now

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    How You Can Save Money By Appealing Your Property Tax Assessment  Forbes Now

    You can appeal your property tax assessment and save thousands. Here's what you need to know.



    Does Cuyahoga County have the new value of your home right for tax purposes? Compare appraisals in your neighborhood  cleveland.com

    CLEVELAND, Ohio - Find Cuyahoga County's new appraised value for your house and compare to others in your neighborhood with this database, which could ...



    Candidate Q&A: Douglas County Assessor  Tahoe Daily Tribune

    Dion Etchegoyhen. Place of Residence: Minden, 57 years. Occupation: Chief Deputy Appraiser, Douglas County. Age: 58 ...



    CARTIER, HERMÈS, SEAMAN SCHEPPS, TIFFANY & CO. DIAMONDS AND GEMSET JEWELRY STAR IN RAGO'S NOVEMBER 30 & DECEMBER 2 JEWELRY AUCTIONS  ArtfixDaily

    Lambertville, NJ - Rago Auctions presents a sale of fine and important jewelry on Sunday, December 2, preceded by a sale of jewelry sold without reserve on ...



    CHIEF'S APPRAISAL: Your Appraisal District is an Open Book  Odessa American

    Have you ever questioned how much time and effort goes into the appraisal of your property? Have you ever suspected that you do not have complete access to ...



    Cuyahoga County extends deadline for informally challenging new property valuations  cleveland.com

    Cuyahoga County announced Thursday that it is extending by two weeks the deadline for property owners to informally contest their new property valuations.



    Bastrop Commissioner Bubba Snowden embroiled in convoluted eviction, real estate purchase  Austin American-Statesman

    A series of missteps, confusion and fraudulent documents has culminated in a legal dispute that has embroiled Bastrop County Commissioner Bubba Snowden ...



    Form 8-K STRATUS PROPERTIES INC For: Dec 06  StreetInsider.com

    UNITED STATES. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION. Washington, D.C. 20549. FORM 8-K. CURRENT REPORT. Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) ...



    Man loses home after Bastrop Co. leader plants 'no trespassing' sign  KXAN.com

    Frank Vickers was sitting on his couch watching Jeopardy when he heard a knock at the door one evening in late September. Before he could stand up, ...



    What You Need to Know About Appraising Collectibles  Parade

    The snow is melting and our clocks have moved forward—spring has definitely sprung. This also signals the time for spring-cleaning—and rediscovering ...



    Appraiser Extraordinaire Jonathan Miller On The Importance Of Being Neutral And More  Forbes

    He has been called an appraiser extraordinaire and preeminent researcher. Jonathan Miller is president and CEO of Miller Samuel Inc., an independent ...



    What Do You Need to Qualify for a Mortgage?  The Motley Fool

    So, you're ready to take the leap and become a home owner. For most of us, homes come with mortgages. These large loans take decades to pay off and cost ...



    Bexar Appraisal District announces changes to property tax deadlines  WOAI

    SAN ANTONIO -- The Bexar Appraisal District has announced several long-standing property tax deadlines have changed.The changes are a result of House ...



    Navarro Central Appraisal District: Navarro County deadline approaches for business and land owners  Corsicana Daily Sun

    Navarro County business owners of personal property used to produce income need to file a business personal property rendition no later than April 16.



    Paramount Files Lawsuit to Slash Studio Property Tax Bill  Variety

    Paramount Pictures filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking to slash its property tax bill on its studio lot. The studio argues that the L.A. County Assessor's office ...



    Head to Head Analysis: HDFC Bank (NYSE:HDB) versus Banco Macro (BMA)  Fairfield Current

    HDFC Bank (NYSE:HDB) and Banco Macro (NYSE:BMA) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two ...



    Property owners have until June 4 to protest appraisals  Athens Daily Review

    The deadline is June 4 for Henderson County property owners to protest their tax appraisals.



    How to include valuable art and collectibles in your estate plan  WTOP

    If you own valuable artwork, antiques or other collectibles, then you may want to consider how to correctly distribute these assets upon your death. Here are ...



    What to Do When Your Property Tax Bill Increases  U.S. News & World Report

    If your property tax bill is higher than anticipated, you may still have time to file an appeal for an overestimated property value or take advantage of exemptions ...



    Appraisal district offers tax info  Kaufman Herald

    New and updated property tax information has just been compiled by Kaufman County Appraisal District and is available now to assist taxpayers. This property ...



    Feature Insurance Beware the One-Page Appraisal June 13, 2018 Kelly Juhasz, Principal, Fine Art Appraisal  Canadian Underwriter

    As an insurance advisor, you have likely been presented with a one-page appraisal report for personal property such as artwork, jewelry or antiques.



    Deadline to protest Wichita County property appraisals moved up two weeks  Times Record News

    There are deadline changes related to property taxes including the deadline to protest an appraisal, which moved up from May 31 to May 15.



    Johnson County home appraisals will increase big time  Kansas City Star

    For the second year, Johnson County's real estate market is sizzling. Prices are up in many cities, but young families are still moving in.



    Sweat Equity Mortgage: 5 Ways to Market to Borrowers Seeking Home Renovation Loans  Digital Media Solutions

    Exclusive to rural-area borrowers, Freddie Mac now allows borrowers to apply the value of sweat equity to account for 100% of their down payments.



    Ellis County property appraisals expected to increase; 61,000 notices mailed April 2  Waxahachie Daily Light

    WAXAHACHIE Ellis County residents who have experienced an increase in excess of $1000 in property value or who live in Ennis and Red Oak ISDs will soon ...



    Smith County Appraisal District reminds businesses to render their taxable property by April 2  Tyler Morning Telegraph

    If you own tangible personal property that is used to produce income, you must file a rendition with the Smith County Appraisal District.



    3 Easy Ways To Lower Property Taxes  Forbes Now

    Every year, I take a few steps to lower my property taxes. Since my property tax bill is now twice my mortgage payment, I'm on it. But the time to act to lower your ...



    New Questions About Appraisal Process For Tarrant County Businesses  CBS DFW

    by Cristin Severance and Kelsey Mittauer | CBS11. TARRANT COUNTY, Texas (CBS11) – Wade Bandy runs his garage door repair business out of his home in ...



    Why Automation Is Killing the Property Appraisal Business  Knowledge@Wharton

    The number of appraisers is shrinking as software gets more accurate at valuing property and is increasingly integrated into the sale process.



    Skepticism greets Chicago's $10 billion pension bond plan  Bond Buyer

    CHICAGO — Four months after Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration announced it was exploring a $10 billion pension obligation, the deal he put forward this ...



    Some millionaire homeowners in Dallas pay less than they should on property taxes, but others pay more  Dallas News

    The Watchdog is trying to play the role of property tax detective. Bust the unfair tax system wide open. Help people save money by cutting their...



    Chief Appraiser explains why property taxes increased  Pleasanton Express

    Christelle Troell. Staff Writer. While county residents are still in a state of disbelief after receiving their county's appraisal notices, the county appraisal district's ...



    Here's a new and inexpensive way to get help protesting your 2018 property tax  Dallas News

    What if a website existed that could predict for free your chances of winning a 2018 property tax protest?What if this same website could - for $65...



    Early appraisals reflect soaring growth in Collin, Denton, Rockwall counties  Dallas News

    The city of Celina won't stay small much longer, with land values skyrocketing as homebuilders transform farmland into the latest in suburban...



    Eight out of 10 Douglas County properties' assessed value increasing  MDJOnline.com

    Eight out of 10 taxable properties in Douglas County will see an increase in value this year compared to last, county officials said.



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    Over the next 20 to 30 years, the United States is expected to experience one of the largest transfers of wealth in modern world history (Andrew.



    Commentary: To fix property tax problem, start with appraisal boards  MyStatesman.com

    Property taxes in Texas are a lot like dealing with a *fresh* wound. Every year, we vent our rage because our property tax bills go up. Lately, they go up a lot.



    Property tax appraisals offer appeal options | Local News  The Killeen Daily Herald

    As homeowners and businesses in Bell County begin to receive their property tax appraisals for 2018, the option to protest the appraisal amount is available.



    Why some Cuyahoga County home appraisals and taxes go up so sharply; and what to do about it: Example Tremont  cleveland.com

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    Form 8-K CYANOTECH CORP For: Nov 30  StreetInsider.com

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    How to save money on SC auto tax bills  Charleston Post Courier

    People who move to South Carolina from other states — and there are lots of those — are often surprised to get property tax bills for their cars and trucks.



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    Ellis County New and updated property tax information has just been compiled by Ellis Appraisal District and is available now to assist property owners.



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    Chobani says county over-assessed property by $216 million  The Spokesman-Review

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    Tax board explains hike in property assessments - Dawson County News  Dawson Community News

    Tax assessment notices went out June 4, and many county residents have noticed an upswing in their property value assessments since last year. If you belong ...



    Can You Get Your Property Tax Bill Lowered?  The Motley Fool

    Between 30% and 60% of taxable property in the U.S. is overassessed -- which means taxes are higher than they should be.



    Tuesday is key deadline for appealing property tax appraisals in Bell County  The Killeen Daily Herald

    Tuesday is the primary deadline to file a protest of the recently mailed property tax appraisals.



    Appraisal district gets flood of protests as deadline arrives  Waco Tribune-Herald

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    Austin property appraisal protests expected to hit record high in 2018  Community Impact Newspaper

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