Below is a link to property tax rates in NC. You will find that living in the county is less expensive than in city limits. Lincoln Co. is 0.598 Iredell Co. is 0.485 Mecklenburg Co. is 0.7922 Huntersville is 1.0747, meaning for every 100,000 in assessed value, the taxes would be $598 in Lincoln Co, $485 in Iredell and $792.2 in Mecklenburg Co. City taxes will increase these rates.
SC has homestead and elderly exemptions that can reduce property taxes, but their auto licensing is higher. Here is a link to a site that helps calculate taxes in York Co, SC. http://www.yorkcountygov.com/_fileUploads/forms/Portals/0/De
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Financially speaking moving to South Carolina would be the most economical. My aunt and uncle move here from Connecticut last year and chose South Carolina because of the home stead act. They were able to get the taxes dropped down to $590.00 a year because of being over 65 and claiming their South Carolina address as a primary address and it saved them over $3000.00 a year in taxes.
Coldwell Banker United
I would suggest Lincoln County, Iredell County, or Catawba County around Lake Norman for affordability. However, it is more financially advantageous to live in South Carolina than North Carolina. You may wish to check out Indian Land or Clover in SC.
Robin Faison, broker
Keller Williams Realty