You cannot protest the taxes for 2011, it's too late, the deadline was in July. But yout can protest for 2012. The information is on the Collin County tax assessor's website, follow the instructions of the form. http://www.collincad.org/50-132_notice_of_protest_collin.pdf
Probably your nicest townhomes in the mid-200s is in La Villita....that were built by Portrait or Citi.
These are also some of the newest. Resales have been tough in this area though.
Probably the best value is Villas of Cottonwood Creek in this area.
Weekley is a great builder, but prices are pretty high in Versaille for the area. Portrait pulled out of the area, probably due to low sales and looks like Sumeer took over the lots. Wall homes also pulled out. Weekley has built a fair number over the past 3 years or so. One thing I don't like about this neighborhood is the variety of the finishouts. Some are stripped down with the very basics....they don't look anything like the model. Some other people have decked them out with wood and granite and nice tile or other nice upgrades. That makes resale values tough for the people who have done all the upgrades later on. On the flip side, they do have some great floorplans. Their HOA dues are also high for the area.... more