Email, Marya D. Crigler, RPA, chief appraiser, Travis Central Appraisal District, April 6, 2017

From: Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin)

Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2017 2:01 PM

To: Marya D. Crigler

 

Hello again. A colleague is asking me to unpack the distinction between single-family residences and homesteads.

 

Is the following accurate?

 

Single-family residences sweep in townhouses, condominiums, row houses and owner-occupied duplexes as well as mobile homes, whether an owner lives there or not. Homesteads are limited to residences claimed as a homestead, which can qualify for state and local tax exemptions.

 

If so, in 2016 Austin had xxxx single-family residences. Among them, property-owners claimed xxxx homestead exemptions. Can you fill in my xxxxx blanks?

 

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2:09 p.m.

In 2016 there were 183,423 single family residences of which 130,253 claimed a homestead exemption.

 

Thanks,

Marya D. Crigler, RPA

Chief Appraiser

Travis Central Appraisal District