Ben Franklin said a lot of wise things. The saying we’re sharing in the image, sadly, has not become obsolete. This time of year, folks in the US feel taxed by so many things. The income tax deadline looms. Many of us have just received notices of hefty property tax increases that will take a lot of our time to protest. And some of us sit in our heavily mortgaged property wondering how we will pay for all this.

We even know people in the Austin, Texas area whose homes are entirely paid off, but live in a neighborhood of rising property values. Their taxes can be more than their former mortgage payments were! That is really challenging for people on fixed incomes.

If you’re feeling taxed by home ownership, for any reason, remember that we are here to discuss your options with you. We will also talk to your friends or relatives, so share our number: 512-807-8777.

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