As others have pointed out, our real estate taxes as a percentage of value are higher, but comparing 3-bedroom/2-bath homes around the country, you might find Texas real property taxes lower or comparable to those in other places.
I think we are one of two states. The other is Nevada.
Most of our taxes come through property and sales taxes.
People from CA think the property taxes are high, but I like to remind them that our property values are about 1/3...so it equals out. Property taxes are typically 2-3% of the value per year hear. Yours may be 1%....but when you think a $100,000 house here might be worth $300,000 in Bay Area....it ends up being about the same.
What I found moving from Bay area to here is that everything is cheaper. For example gas today is $2.97/gallon at the cheaper places. Food was cheaper for me, car insurance cheaper, car license fees cheaper, nearly everything I can think of. The exception might be power bill. We probably use more heat and more cooling than we did in Bay area.
Lucy A. Puniwai
Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Credit Repair Advisor
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