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Justice For Homeowners
Commissioners may challenge commercial appraisals
"...tax bills that favor large commercial property owners over homeowners, Travis County Commissioners will hold a special meeting Monday,..."

June 1, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

Homeowners Insurance
"...125-131) foretell the likely range of outcomes of the homeowners insurance debacle. There will be some re-regulation of homeowners'..."

Dec. 13, 2002 News Feature

Why Is Homeowners Insurance So Expensive?
"...Dear Editor, Why does homeowners insurance cost so much? Fire is the leading cause..."

Aug. 28, 2009 Postmarks

Mueller Makes Plea to TCAD Board
Affordable homes program threatened by spiking appraisals
"...Mueller Neighborhood homeowners and their advocates appeared before the board of the..."

Nov. 3, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Mueller vs. TCAD: Affordability Fight in Court
Attorney for Mueller homeowners says TCAD is incorrectly applying the law
"...Travis Central Appraisal District over property tax assessments, three homeowners in the affordable housing program – Laura Rodriguez, Stephanie..."

Dec. 11, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: When a House Is Not a Home
Workers and homeowners seek justice from home builders
"...members nationally, has put together a coalition of workers, homeowners' associations, and other groups to press the industry to..."

Dec. 11, 2009 News Column by Michael King

The Common Law
Homeowners' Associations – What Gives Them the Right?
"...My homeowners' association has sent me several notices that my yard..."

Sept. 19, 2008 Column by Luke Ellis

Property Tax Angst Starts Early
Council ponders ‘surplus,’ raising exemption – and anti-tax backlash
"...includes consideration of increasing the property tax exemption for homeowners aged 65 or older, or disabled – currently $51,000..."

March 17, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Fact Checking the Galindo Mailers (UPDATED)
'NO Green Tax' talk from self-described green builder Galindo
"...would not be required to pay for any upgrades. Homeowners would be investing in their own house, not paying..."

June 3, 2008 News Post by Katherine Gregor

The Dead End at Olive and Juniper
ARA and the city leave would-be homeowners out in the cold
"...That's why potential homeowners remain in limbo, he says, and why Marshall never..."

Sept. 7, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

The Jerky Boys
"...be aggressive job seekers, bizarre nightclub acts, or demented homeowners in need of emergency demolition. There is a mean-spiritedness..."

Feb. 10, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Go Repair! Closes Application Window for Local Nonprofits
Up to $2.5 million at stake for low-income homeowners
"...as part of its greater strategy to assist low-income homeowners. Go Repair! specifically prioritizes repairs that could be a..."

Sept. 1, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Scammed in Dove Springs
Homeowners allege predatory lending practices
"...The homeowners – most of them only Spanish-speaking – accuse Jeff..."

Oct. 16, 2015 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Turn Off Your Sprinklers
Austin Water Utility issues urgent ban after contractor wrecks water main
"...up, no hosing down the lawn. AWU particularly warns homeowners to turn off automatic sprinklers, and avoid the Walsh..."

July 7, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

TYC, Now TRCC Sees Another Dawn
Home-builder regulators become builder licensers, ignoring Sunset Commission recommendations
"...be truly regulatory, but using its mediation process means homeowners are effectively precluded from suing their home builder. The..."

May 7, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The 'Mold Queen' Fights Back
Melinda Ballard beat the insurance companies in court. Now she's carrying her fight to the politicians and the public.
"...Among the many high-profile combatants in the Texas homeowners-insurance wars, Melinda Ballard seems an unlikely consumer advocate. In..."

March 21, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Who's the Boss?
Deer Park Neighbors and Developer Vie for Control
"...radio tells you that "the majority of Deer Park homeowners are in active opposition to the sale of remaining..."

Sept. 26, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Life After Gentrification
When you and your home both have to move
"...extra time and financial assistance, the park's 17 mobile homeowners were ultimately on their own when the move-out date..."

Jan. 5, 2018 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Sheri Gallo Faces Scrutiny for City Email Use
District 10 council member and her darned emails
"...in a statement that she originally met with the homeowners and mayor's office in mid-April to hear their concerns..."

Nov. 25, 2016 News Feature by Annamarya Scaccia

Dotting i's, Circling C's
Simplifying the Tortured History of Circle C
"...Circle C homeowners have argued during annexation hearings that this consent agreement..."

Dec. 19, 1997 News Column by Kayte VanScoy

Mueller vs. TCAD: No Room for Affordability?
TCAD attorney says Mueller is placing blame on appraisal board
"...100% above their previous appraisals – with 190 current homeowners under similar threat. Although the homestead exemption will limit..."

Nov. 6, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Spacing Out in Round Rock
Carter, Paige, Christi, Doug, and two homeowners on 'Trading Spaces' in Central Texas
"...our hero, "dastardly" Doug Wilson), and one set of homeowners...."

Feb. 6, 2004 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

Sheri Gallo's Darned Emails
District 10 council member faces scrutiny for use of city email
"...in a statement that she originally met with the homeowners and Mayor’s office in mid-April to hear their concerns..."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Post by Annamarya Scaccia

Point Austin: Color Me Exempt
Homestead exemption comes at a price
"...– and transfer that funding to "tax relief" for homeowners only...."

Nov. 21, 2014 News Column by Michael King

Point Austin: Our Neighbors' Keepers
More than one way to save a neighborhood
"...way of preserving affordable housing for low- and moderate-income homeowners. The trust owns the land and grants a long-term..."

June 22, 2012 News Column by Michael King

Imminent Harm
The city plays a high-stakes, high-risk game with Stratus Properties, while the citizens look on
"...Neighborhood Association (the antithesis to the pro-Stratus Circle C Homeowners Association), argues that the imminent threat rule would apply..."

July 19, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

When Did the Single-Family Home Go From Being the American Dream to an Urbanist Nightmare?
One policy wonk's view of how we got here
"...older ones, and newcomers from Austin old-timers; renters from homeowners; the 10-1 City Council from the old at-large system;..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

Eastside Coverage Lacks Depth
"...legislation that ironically would do nothing to help longtime homeowners stay in East Austin. Our nonprofit, the Eastside Guardians..."

April 15, 2015 Postmarks

We're with Lloyds
The battle over homeowners insurance rates is front and center at the Lege
"...All sides agree that the current system of setting homeowners insurance rates in Texas needs improvement, although fewer agree..."

March 21, 2003 News Feature by Jordan Smith

SOS Sues Over Stratus Plan
Stratus Properties plans to develop 1,253 acres in the Barton Springs watershed, but the Save Our Springs Alliance believes state law prohibits their lofty plans.
"...the Barton Springs watershed. A coalition of Southwest Austin homeowners is especially irked by the city's willingness to approve..."

June 28, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

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