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Old 05-13-2009, 12:16 AM
 
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Say, you are looking for a 200K single house. Who has lower taxes: Katy, Barker, Spring, West Memorial (77077) Summerwood (77044, Southern part of Humble)?

I know there is a lot more factors to be considered. Nevertheless, with the same buying budget, which area would you chose from the taxes standpoint?
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Anything that's in the City Of Houston, in Harris County, that's not in a MUD district is going to have the lower taxes.

Property appreciation wise I'd say 77077, zoned to Westbrair Middle and Ashlar or Babara Bush ELem., is your best bet, followed by Katy.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Nobody can really answer this question without knowing the subdivisions. EA is right in that no MUD and COH is helpful; but there are plenty of places in Katy, Spring, and Humble that have low taxes even with a MUD. Then there are places that seem established that have other factors that bump their taxes up. The best thing to do is a little homework with HCAD.

For instance: in the Barker area, there are homes in various subdivisions whose tax rates are 2.57, 3.09, 3.34, and 2.97. Lots of variables!
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:37 AM
 
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Depends on the neighborhood and then what section. The older sections of course will have lower taxes. For instance the newer part of Eagle Springs is like 3.67 while the original section I believe is now down to 3.0. Walden in a lot of sections has 2.5 which is the lowest tx in that area which makes it very appealing.
Good luck house hunting!
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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Also keep in mind MUD taxes fall over time so your high tax area may be a lower tax area down the road.
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Also don't forget to factor in your homestead exemption.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Houston area
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Also don't forget to factor in your homestead exemption.
True, but that exemption will apply to any part of town they buy in. So it's somewhat irrelevant.
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