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We had a new home built last Dec. We received our appraisal
from the school district appraising our house $15,000 over
what we paid for it. I finally got her to lower it to $6,000 over what we paid for it. She didn't mention the septic and water well until I got her to lower the appraisal, then she asked if we had a septic and water well. Of course, we do, ok, she said that adds $6,000.
Our house has sq ft of 1710, but actually is 1698. The houses around us are all over 2,000. The guy next door
has 2190 sq ft, and his house is appraised at about $20,000
more than our house. His land is and has been appraised at
$400.00 an acre, whereas, everyone around us has land appraised from $3200 to $5,000. (They appraised ours at
$5,000, but she lowered it to $4,000.) When I mentioned his
appraisal, she nearly came unglued. He works for the district attorney, and he is one mean person. I can't seem to get an answer as to why his land is appraised at only $400.
We live in Texas, is there any agency that oversees appraisal districts?
Thank you,

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