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Old 03-22-2010, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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Do you suppose maybe there is some correlation with the Marfa Lights?
Oh darn! I forgot about those. Yes!! That MUST be it....
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Old 10-16-2010, 04:46 PM
 
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Brownsville= subtropical weather(4 degrees away from being considered tropical), palms, Mexican architecture, and best beach in Texas.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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Brownsville= subtropical weather(4 degrees away from being considered tropical), palms, Mexican architecture, and best beach in Texas.
Neat city (before all this stuff started in Mexico), especially in the winter....but SOOOO hot in the summer!
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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El Paso is probably the most aesthetically pleasing city in Texas to me. I just love trans-Pecos Texas in general. I know I'm in the minority on this one (I hear all the time from fellow Dallasites how crazy I am for loving El Paso) but i just don't think you can beat the friendly people, beautiful topography, and wonderfully dry climate of that part of our state.
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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El Paso is probably the most aesthetically pleasing city in Texas to me. I just love trans-Pecos Texas in general. I know I'm in the minority on this one (I hear all the time from fellow Dallasites how crazy I am for loving El Paso) but i just don't think you can beat the friendly people, beautiful topography, and wonderfully dry climate of that part of our state.
Well......I'd certainly have to agree with that.

The bad part about El Paso is the ridiculously high property taxes.

Midland wasn't nearly as bad as far as property taxes go.

Alpine (unfortunately) is just about as bad as El Paso...*sigh*
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I agree also. I love trans-Pecos Texas.

The property taxes in Ft Worth are horrendous ($3900 on a $155K home). I'll turn 65 next year, so maybe I'll get a little relief.
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Old 10-17-2010, 04:33 PM
 
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I like the Hill Country and the coast the best. I also like Far West Texas and the I-20 corridor between Stanton and the Metroplex. I like the way the San Angelo area looks too.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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I agree also. I love trans-Pecos Texas.

The property taxes in Ft Worth are horrendous ($3900 on a $155K home). I'll turn 65 next year, so maybe I'll get a little relief.
Well.....that is pretty bad.........mine in Midland were less than $1300.

Trans-Pecos Texas looks good. I just didn't realize that I was so homesick for the Davis mountains. I came down 90 from I-10, and even 90 as a secondary road is in excellent condition, and the speed limit was 70-75 almost all the way in.

I'm sick of the NM abysmally low limits!! About the only decent speeds are on the 2 interstates, and US 550. The last could handle 75-80 easily, but they have it cut down to 70.

I'm headed out in the morning to look at a few properties. It's going to be a hard decision to make, I'm afraid. The downsides are daunting.

So I guess we'll see.

Probably back to the drawing board, but I sure do love this country.
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Well.....that is pretty bad.........mine in Midland were less than $1300.
Whoa! I had no idea there was that big of a difference in property taxes in this state! Dallas is the first place I've ever owned property and my property taxes are over $5,000 per year. I thought that was pretty uniform throughout the state. I guess I was wrong.
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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No, not uniform at all from what I have seen.

It also depends on the value of the house, size of both lot and house, etc. I had a small townhouse on a small lot. I had only about 1300 sq ft, and lived in the home for 28 years. My taxes didn't double in that period, but crept up over time.

While I was in the newer NW part of town, it was not a country club subdivision--just your average middle class neighborhood.

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