Property Appraisals, Recalls and Savings on Emergency Preparedness
Viva Fiesta Friday, everyone!
I hope you had the opportunity to soak up some Fiesta fun and be happy. It’s refreshing to see the vibrant colors and smiling crowds again.
Be careful before going to your mailbox tomorrow or in the next few days. The Bexar Rating District is sending notices to every homeowner today, revealing what is sure to come as a shock to many.
On average, single-family home valuations are up a staggering 27.8%. While it’s nice to think you live in a castle, paying more property taxes can be a royal pain. Make sure you have applied for your homestead exemption if you live in the house. This will save you a lot of money on your school taxes. Also be sure to claim any exemptions you are entitled to. You can always appeal if you don’t agree with the new number. It’s quite easy. You can do everything online if you want.
We try to track reminders for you. A few Suave aerosol antiperspirants were recalled because tests found the propellant contained benzene, a human carcinogen. Unilever and the FDA say throw it away. We have information on a few other recalls here.
It’s spring storm season, so it’s a good time to think about flashlights, lanterns, phone chargers, and even generators. And mark your calendar April 23-25, because that’s when you can buy plenty of tax-free emergency supplies. This is the perfect time to stock up on batteries. To find out what is and isn’t subject to sales tax, see the story here.
Enjoy the parades and your weekend.
After Consumer Securities:
Copyright 2022 by KSAT – All rights reserved.