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Old 07-03-2016, 09:46 AM
 
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I am moving to Ardmore very soon and need help finding a place to rent. I also want to know the advantages, such as tax rates, of living in Texas and commuting to Ardmore. I know if I live in Texas i qualify for the Hazelwood Act and property tax deduction but does that cover the cost of commuting?

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Melody
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Old 07-03-2016, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma state sales tax goes up one penny after election day in November, if voters approve of it.
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Old 07-03-2016, 09:03 PM
 
Location: plano
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Oklahoma has an income tax but low property taxes. Texas is the reverse, no income tax for individuals but high property taxes which even if you rent represent a cost the landlord faces and passes on in rent. So no general rule, depends on income level and property cost in each location you consider.
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Old 07-04-2016, 07:36 AM
 
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Well crud. I know if I live in Texas I can get the Hazelwood act for schooling but Im not sure that justifies the cost of living difference.
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:42 AM
 
Location: plano
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If you live in a modest place texas cost of living should be good fro you. If you have income while living in tx it may well be competitive living in tx vs ok.
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Old 07-04-2016, 12:23 PM
 
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http://military.utep.edu/images/Hazl...quirements.pdf

This shiuld answer some questions.
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:05 AM
 
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Oklahoma will remain a safe red state for years to come, while Texas is vulnerable becoming a safe blue state, maybe starting this 2016 election.
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:24 PM
 
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I am moving to Ardmore very soon and need help finding a place to rent. I also want to know the advantages, such as tax rates, of living in Texas and commuting to Ardmore. I know if I live in Texas i qualify for the Hazelwood Act and property tax deduction but does that cover the cost of commuting?

Thank you
Melody
It most likely will not be worth it. If you work in Oklahoma you will pay Oklahoma income tax and you are required to file.

If you buy property its for sure a losing situation to live in TX. Property taxes in TX are double what they are in even the most expensive areas of Southern OK.

I don't understand why you would want to live in TX and work in OK. If the Hazelwood Act is that important then just live and work in TX.

Honestly if you get the GI bill then the Hazelwood Act isn't going to help you very much in most circumstances.

Where are you working in Ardmore? A big company or are you just moving into the area and then looking for a job.

As far as rent in Ardmore your most likely going to rent a detached home. There are currently many available. Many more than usual. I suspect that renters in this area are becoming buyers because of affordability. Its preventing rent from climbing but the housing market is heating up. Its a tiny market though.

You will want to stay in western 1/3 of the NW and SW. Almost anywhere West of Commerce is good. East of Commerce can get sketchy very quick but a large area in the North is pretty good.

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Oklahoma will remain a safe red state for years to come, while Texas is vulnerable becoming a safe blue state, maybe starting this 2016 election.
I doubt that.
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:07 PM
 
Location: United States of Jerry Falwell
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I doubt that.
It's about demographics. Texas barely has a white majority. Like California, Latinos make up a large segment of the population. Texas Hispanics could turn the state blue if they abandoned the GOP in large enough numbers. The only reason Texas is still red is because Texas Hispanics are generally more conservative than California Hispanics or they aren't politically active.

Oklahoma on the other hand is a rural, Southern state in the traditional sense and its cities aren't large or diverse enough to make it competitive outside a possible landslide situation. Even then, it would have to be a 49 state landslide or close to it for a Democrat to have a chance at winning Oklahoma.
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:39 AM
 
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Good post, bawac. I was really surprised when the medical marijuana attempt netted such a large number of voters who wanted their 420. We are getting closer! I can always dream, right? Maybe it will be legal by the time I am ready for social security.
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