Save Me Steve: Protesting your property appraisal

The real estate market in Texas is hot and that means your home is likely worth more. But it could also mean higher property taxes. Consumer reporter Steve Noviello is hosting a live Facebook event to tell you how to protest and how to know if you might succeed.

How to protest your property appraisal

Property appraisals are going out and many are finding property values went up despite the pandemic. The good news is you can protest your appraisal and some experts say you should. Consumer reporter Steve Noviello explains.

Save Me Steve: Pandemic Travel Trends

After Sept. 11, the new normal in travel eventually became normal. Now, travel experts predict the same in a post-coronavirus world. Consumer reporter Steve Noviello talks to Travelzoo's Gabe Saglie about what the means for planning vacations and time away. More:

Texas electricity relief program coming to an end

A program helping hundreds of thousands of Texans keep the power on during the pandemic is ending soon. FOX 4's consumer reporter Steve Noviello outlines the options for the people who have been relying on the state's electricity relief program.

Save Me Steve: CES products now in stores

COVID-19 and supply chain delays aside, some of the hottest products at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show are now for sale. Consumer reporter Steve Noviello has a look at his top picks. More:

Dwell with Dignity: High-end furnishings marked down to benefit charity

Starting today you have a chance to decorate your house with high-end furniture and accessories for a fraction of the cost. Plus, 100% of the proceeds help families escape poverty. Consumer reporter Steve Noviello has more about the Dwell with Dignity Thrift Studio. More: and

Save Me Steve: Home Office Products

With more people working from home because of COVID-19, the search term "home office" has climbed its way to the top for residential real estate. But there's no need to move. Consumer reporter Steve Noviello shares some products to trick out any space to make it a productive workspace. More:

Save Me Steve: Face mask options for everyone

Mask mandates are here for the foreseeable future but what if you are hearing impaired and need to see someone's lips? What if wearing a mask all day chaps your skin? Consumer reporter Steve Noviello says mask companies are getting creative. More:

Save Me Steve: Summer Products

Instead of vacations and family gatherings this summer you may find yourself social distancing and celebrating at home. Consumer reporter Steve Noviello has products to add a splash to the season. More:

Save Me Steve: Better Sleep

Worried about the economy or losing your job? Have concerns over COVID-19? What will school look like this fall? There are plenty of questions that can keep you up at night. Consumer reporter Steve Noviello shares products designed to help you rest easier. More:

Here's how COVID-19 is affecting property tax appraisals

Dallas County sent out property appraisal notices by mail and online. But if you want to protest your value and possibly lower your tax bill, things look a little different this year. Consumer reporter Steve Noviello talked to Cheryl Jordan with the Dallas Central Appraisal District learn more.