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Old 02-22-2009, 05:20 PM
 
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I am buying a home in Texas, currently in the process. My home of record is Florida. Can I keep my license, and registration in Florida even though I buy a home in Texas?

Also does this affect me applying for a homestead exemption?
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:29 PM
 
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I think so if you remain on active duty.

A good question by the way.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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Thanks. I would think I would be able to. Makes sense to me.
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:00 PM
 
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Every time we have moved and bought a home (two different states, but not TX) my husband has maintained his HOR residency.

We did/do not qualify for homestead exemption, but, fortunately, both places had really low (currently insanely low) property taxes.
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Old 02-22-2009, 07:01 PM
 
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You can look into a Texas Vet Loan instead of a VA loan. Lower fees, lower interest rate... but you will have to change your residency.
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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I am buying a home in Texas, currently in the process. My home of record is Florida. Can I keep my license, and registration in Florida even though I buy a home in Texas?

Also does this affect me applying for a homestead exemption?
It does not affect you in applying for a Texas Homestead Exemption. The only requirement is that you own/or paying on the home and that you live in the house as of 1 January.
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:19 AM
 
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Thank you guys so much.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I am buying a home in Texas, currently in the process. My home of record is Florida. Can I keep my license, and registration in Florida even though I buy a home in Texas?

Also does this affect me applying for a homestead exemption?
Yes.

I had California as my HOR and DL; and I bought homes in Ct and Wa.
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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We never bought in TX, but were residents of Florida when DH was active duty. We bought in WA and CA and received whatever homestead taxes/exemptions available at that time, because we were full time residents of those states. We paid state income tax in CA. However, being active duty we remained legal residents of Florida. Legally, spouse is suppose to get a driver's license in residing state, but I never did, I kept my FL license throughout the years. And we continued to vote absentee in Florida elections.

I don't think you will have any problems, but TX may be different.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:15 PM
 
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I don't think I will have any problems either I was just checking to see what other active duty people went through.
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