Shlachter, Nishimura & Baker

Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Property values up about 5 percent in Tarrant County, appraiser says

The combined value of residential and commercial property in Tarrant County appears to be up about 5 percent for 2014, but the county’s chief appraiser warned that the figure could still change.

Jeff Law, executive director of the Tarrant Appraisal District, didn’t give specific numbers in a report to the Fort Worth City Council this week, saying they were too preliminary. But it looks like values are up 5 percent, he said. Read more

The Savvy Consumer

Friday, Apr. 11, 2014

Savvy Consumer: New calculator shows value of Texas college degrees

College acceptance letters are out. Now it’s time for parents and students to do some math.

After subtracting out the “free” money — grants and scholarships — now is the time to bear down and really assess whether taking on student loan debt will be worth it financially after they graduate. Read more

Personal Finance Center