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Old 07-25-2008, 01:30 PM
 
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Thanks for the school info. What would be a good percentage for percent that met standard in each category?
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:20 PM
 
Location: North of DFW
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Well...I couldn't let this go by without mentioning my favorite part of Texas.....Tyler!
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We live north of Tyler in a town called Lindale....check us out! We are 1 hr 5 minutes from the DFW Metroplex and 1 1/2 hrs from Shreveport, LA.
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Old 07-25-2008, 10:48 PM
 
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I think your property taxes might be hard to come by in most areas of TX that you would want to live in--taxes here are more expensive (so people say who move in)--you would probably need to live in an unincorporated part of the county vs inside a city limit which means your police/fire/emt services--maybe water/sewer-would be reduced
you would probably have to have home valuated at less than 200K
I live in city--have 2600 sq ft house--25 yrs old--no pool--2 car garage and pay over 5K in tax

for tarrant county--you can use www.tad.org and if you look at MLS listings for house that is what you are looking for, check out that address on TAD to see the valuation, the taxing entities paid to, and the taxes--
maybe doing a modular home would affect the tax rate--dont know about that...

OP--the closer the score to 100 the better--more elementary schools reach exemplary rating, than middle or jr highs, and few high schools in the state have Exemplary--they have more students and more variety in ability levels--larger sub groups--complicated to explain but basically the odds are stacked against high schools that are big and in cities with diverse population...smaller schools, more homogeneous student bodies, higher incomes--those usually score high

check out the TAKS thread on the Dallas board going on now--it has some insightful info on DFW area ISDs -- mainly ones around Dallas country--with info about the overall ISD score--the % of students in the ISD on free or reduced lunch (low income)...
frankly--to me--any district that has high income students does very well with standardized testing--there is no mystery there--but a district that has a high % of what could be lower performing students (10-20% or more) and achieves an overall TAKS score of 90% is doing a lot of things right--the more about 90, the better...

high schools in those districts probably only reach Acceptable ranking--which is the lowest passing score--because they have such a large, diverse student population--but they are doing some things right...look for % of commended (the highest ranking individual student score--that shows what % of students excelled at that school and again it is usually larger in elementary grades and drops as kids get older).
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:25 AM
 
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So for property taxes I would pay county, city and school taxes? From Googling stuff I was able to guess I would pay about 2.5% onward to what % for a high estimate? So for a $150,000 home taxes would run in the $4000/year average?
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:00 AM
 
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So for the home that I lived in as my primary residence I would deduct $15,00 from the value I would be taxed on? Is that for all taxes or only one portion of the taxes?
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:18 AM
 
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Property taxes vary across the state. When relocating I would take that into consideration.
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Old 07-26-2008, 10:48 AM
 
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Property taxes vary across the state. When relocating I would take that into consideration.

Could you give me high and low rates? just for guesstimation purposes!
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:56 AM
 
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NEV d 1973.........Paris is a nice town, lots of trees. Not much shopping, dining available - a few of the usual chains. Most people go to the NE part of Dallas for serious shopping and that's quite a drive.

There are two hospitals with the usual surrounding clinics, etc; two separate school districts. The economy is based mainly on agriculture, and the best jobs in town are at the Campbells Soup Plant....no doubt lots of truck driver jobs there. Most of the the newer, nicer homes are in the country toward the north and northeast, most on small acreages 1-5 acreas, but there are also some to the south, toward Pattonville.


Nice lake north of town near Powderly, several homes out there. The north part of Paris and then on north the OKlahoma border is the North Lamar School District and would be the one I'd prefer myself. There is also Paris Junior College there with a strong nursing program that articulates with universities for CEU's, etc.
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: North of DFW
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This will kind of explain our system...I couldn't find a web-site the list the rate by county.
Texas state taxes
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:43 PM
 
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NEV d 1973.........Paris is a nice town, lots of trees. Not much shopping, dining available - a few of the usual chains. Most people go to the NE part of Dallas for serious shopping and that's quite a drive.

There are two hospitals with the usual surrounding clinics, etc; two separate school districts. The economy is based mainly on agriculture, and the best jobs in town are at the Campbells Soup Plant....no doubt lots of truck driver jobs there. Most of the the newer, nicer homes are in the country toward the north and northeast, most on small acreages 1-5 acreas, but there are also some to the south, toward Pattonville.


Nice lake north of town near Powderly, several homes out there. The north part of Paris and then on north the OKlahoma border is the North Lamar School District and would be the one I'd prefer myself. There is also Paris Junior College there with a strong nursing program that articulates with universities for CEU's, etc.
This poster is correct in saying that North Lamar would be the prefered school. Another poster gave you a link for Paris ISD. Most people don't want their kids in the Paris school district. We actually haave 5 school districts in our county. Paris (3A) of course is the "city" school. Our county schools are North Lamar(3A), Chisum(2A), Prairiland(2A), and Roxton(1A).

Shopping is limited, but I don't agree with the comment that it is "quite a drive" to better shopping. Sherman is one hour west and has been getting more and more stuff. You can be in Frisco in and hour and a half. I will say our shopping trips have been fewer and farther between since gas has gotten higher, but we still go every other month or so.

Lamar County is a WONDERFUL place to raise your family, and our housing prices are some of the best in the nation!!!
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