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Old 09-05-2008, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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We paid $7,800 in Minnesota and 5% state tax on every dollar we earned and our taxes in CC on our new custom built home are $5,600 (keep in mind a very big portion of your property taxes are for the school district) and thats why we built where we did.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
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AZ has some of the lowest property taxes in the country. AZ was another state we invesitgated before we chose TX.
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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AZ has some of the lowest property taxes in the country. AZ was another state we invesitgated before we chose TX.
We have lived in several states. WA,CA,AZ,GA and TX.

GA was high, not as high as TX. WA<AZ and CA were all lower.

My home in Phoenix was 2300 sq ft with a pool on a huge lot and we paid $1200 a yr.
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:43 PM
 
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I find that truly amazing. I still can't believe that I pay almost $6,000 a yr for property taxes in CC for a 1850 sq ft home.
I paid $1,200 a yr in Phoenix which is a much larger city.
Are you getting the homestead exemption? We live in a 1,300 sf home and our taxes are about $1,800 per year. High, but yours shouldn't be 3 times higher.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Are you getting the homestead exemption? We live in a 1,300 sf home and our taxes are about $1,800 per year. High, but yours shouldn't be 3 times higher.
My house is 1856 sq ft and its $5800.

Everyone I know in CC that has this size house in my area (southside) pays as much as me if not more.
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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My house is 1856 sq ft and its $5800.

Everyone I know in CC that has this size house in my area (southside) pays as much as me if not more.
the property taxes are based on the appraised value of the home, not the sq footage. my parents live in a ~2500 sq ft house in the lakes, property taxes are $1,700/yr with homestead and senior OV 65 exemptions go to nueces county appraisal district website.
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Texas
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AG Exemption is the way to go. that's what i am going to work at when I buy my house
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Old 09-06-2008, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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the property taxes are based on the appraised value of the home, not the sq footage. my parents live in a ~2500 sq ft house in the lakes, property taxes are $1,700/yr with homestead and senior OV 65 exemptions go to nueces county appraisal district website.
By the way... I have a Real estate license in another state so I know how the rate of tax is determined. And by the way...They do factor in the size of your home and the lot size when determining the appraised value.
I only stated the sq ft as a comparison.
I am not a senior....so i cannot get the over 65. The fact still remains that my tax is about $5800. Also you can check the different counties and see the difference in property tax rates.
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:34 PM
 
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Of course I don't know the value of your home, but I looked up some properties that belong to people I know and here are the values of their homes and the ppty taxes assessed:

$362,102 -- $8164.31

$278,581 -- $6859.92

$133,600 -- $2,895.00

If your house value and taxes don't fall within this pattern you should contact the appraisal district and make sure it's being figured right.

It shouldn't matter whether the house is on the Southside or not--it's all the same city, school district and college district.
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Old 09-07-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Of course I don't know the value of your home, but I looked up some properties that belong to people I know and here are the values of their homes and the ppty taxes assessed:

$362,102 -- $8164.31

$278,581 -- $6859.92

$133,600 -- $2,895.00

If your house value and taxes don't fall within this pattern you should contact the appraisal district and make sure it's being figured right.

It shouldn't matter whether the house is on the Southside or not--it's all the same city, school district and college district.
Actually it does matter where it is, as well as the condition of the home, sq ft, etc....This is how they base how much to appraise the home for. Once they get value then they multiply it times the rate.
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