Grapevine homeowners age 65 and older as well as people with disabilities will have their city property tax bills frozen at the January 2023 amount regardless of the city's tax rate or a home's appraised value in future years. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
On the Aug. 12 episode of the DFW Breakdown, Lynn Krebs, a research economist at the Texas Real Estate Research Center, sheds light on how homeowners can take advantage of homestead exemptions as cities around DFW add options for seniors and disabled people. Plus, Community Impact editor Samantha Douty discusses how one local school district is navigating a nationwide teacher shortage heading into the new school year.
Olivia hosts and produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, the Austin Breakdown, the Houston Breakdown and the DFW Breakdown. She launched the podcasts after nearly three years as a reporter for the newspaper, covering public health, business, development and Travis County government for the Central Austin edition. Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas. You can follow her on Twitter @ojaldridge.