Christine, Home Owner in Castle Hills Forest,...

What are the annual property taxes for this home. I work in Castle Hills and am interested. thank you.

Asked by Christine, Castle Hills Forest, San Antonio, TX Wed Jan 19, 2011

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Christine,

You can go onto http://www.bcad.org to find out the property taxes to any property that you are interested in. Keep in mind that property taxes are specific for each property. This can be attributed to the amenities found in one property not seen in another. For example, one property can have a pool and be assessed a higher property tax as a result. Also, the property owner could be a very proactive individual who actively protests the taxes and is successful in getting it reduced.

Also, when you look at the taxes, be sure to see the type of exemptions that are attached to this property. For example, Homestead, Over 65, VA Disability to name a few. There are two set of taxes that are given to you. You will need to focus on the "Taxes w/o Exemptions" for the time being. If you plan to live in the property, you will not be able to claim the Homestead exemption until January 1, 2012.

If you want to know if you qualify for this property, call my office at 210.349.2102.
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No matter what it is.. it's TOO MUCH!! ;)

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Christine,

Hello. Yes you can go to http://www.BCAD.org if you wish to find out the tax info on the property yourself. Without the property address there is no way for a real estate pro to pull the info. Castle Hills is a great area of town and definitely holds it's value! If you have idetified the property, I have something you should take a look at. It will wind up saving you thousands of dollars!

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Christine,

Definitely need the property address to give you current taxes (2010) and information on any exemptions that may be currently applied.

You can check http://www.bcad.org/clientdb/?cid=1 (links direct to tax search on Bexar County Appraisal District). In the drop down menu, select "Property Address" and enter the "Street Number" and "Street Name" (note, they are two separate fields, if you put the entire address in one box, your search will not return anything).

This will give you current tax information.

Bexar County has been doing a lot of checkups on tax valuations lately, particularly after a home is sold. I've recently had some "off" numbers and information coming out of BCAD, so be aware that the numbers you see for 2010 taxes might change for 2011 taxes (whether it be by a new tax valuation, a tax protest, or updated data within their system).

I wrote about some of the inconsistencies recently, I left a link below.

You can also get a local Realtor® to pull the MLS file which will give you information about the taxes and information about the property as well.

Hope that helps!

Matt Stigliano, Realtor®
RE/MAX Access
(210) 646-HOME
http://www.RErockstar.com
"Your all access pass to San Antonio real estate."
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If the home is located in the Castle Hills Forest, it is in fact not located in the City of Castle Hills it is in the City of San Antonio, and you should be glad that it is! You are right to be concerned about the TAX RATE in Castle Hills, it is one of the few cities in Bexar County where the tax rate has increased over the last two years.

http://www.bcad.org/PDFs/2009_2010%20TAX-RATE-CHARTS%20ACTUAL.pdf

The link above is useful to compare city tax rates and their movement over the past two years. The city is but one of the taxing authorities/entities that make up your tax rate. The school district TAX must be added to the City TAX and any other applicable entity to get the overall TAX RATE, but the variation between TAX RATES of different cities is surprising to say the least. If you were to use TAX RATE vs. CITY SERVICES you would find that the best place to live is just up the road from Castle Hills Forest in the City of Shavano Park. But just as not everything with Castle Hills in it's name is in the City of Castle Hills, many neighborhoods with the words Shavano in their names are not located within the City of Shavano Park! (another reason to hire a Realtor)

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Check with county tax records office or website

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Hello Christine .....Without the property address is difficult to tell you but tax rate in the area is about 2.8%. A easy way to get the tax information on a property is by visiting http://www.bcad.org click on property search and type the address. You will the exact amount billed in 2010. I hope this help. Thank you.
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Good morning Christine,

Just so you know and to be helpful, anyone can look up taxes for a specific address here in Bexar County at http://www.bcad.org. There are exemptions that can be applied for to help reduce the amount of taxes that you would pay. I would be glad to help you with any questions that you may have.

I have been helping people find and purchase the right homes here in the San Antonio area since 1988 and would be glad to put my experience to work for you.

Have a blessed life today,

Ron Mersinger, ABR, PNG
RE/MAX North - San Antonio
210-520-0900 direct
ron@homeron.com
http://www.ronmersinger.com
RE/MAX Hall of Fame Realtor
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Christina,
Please consider that wherever you live taxes will vary depending on the exemptions you have. This is true of Castle Hills Forest where the taxes can range from $4,500 upwards. I'll be happy to help you with more specific information if you need it. Have a wonderful day!
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Christine,

If I knew the address to the home, I would be able to give you an exact amount, but this is what I have discovered by looking into our MLS, prices range from $134,000 - $174,000 and 1120 sq. ft. - 1766 sq. ft.
Taxes are $3,149.80 - $ 4,217.20. Hope this helps. Thank You

Susan Casas
210-835-6696
susan.casas@century21.com
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Good morning Christine,

I would need an address of the home to tell you about the Taxes.

Thanks,
Petra Richardson, Realtor
cell 210 724-8529
Direct 210 455-2222
realtorpetra@yahoo.com
Web Reference: http://takinguhome.com
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It runs about 2.8 percent which on a 150,000 home will be approximately 3,600.00 per San antonio Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service
Web Reference: http://www.bexar.org/tax
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