Taxes in the Round Rock area west of 35 and near 620 appear low. What's the deal?

Asked by hobnobtx, Round Rock, TX Mon Jul 2, 2012

Taxes on Williamson County all show about 1.25% of the home value? Is there another taxing district? I'm looking at multiple homes around $200k home and the taxes from Williamson show up around $2,500. That's not right, is it?

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Don Groff, Agent, Austin, TX
Sat Jul 7, 2012
Taxes in that area generally run from 2.3 to 2.6%. The homes your looking at could have other exemptions so it is important to know the true taxes based on your situation. You can pull up the values at the county websites. Williamson counties website is

Best of luck to you in your search.

Don Groff
REALTOR® | Mortgage Broker
Keller Williams Realty | 360 Lending Group
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Carla Pennin…, Agent, Georgetown, TX
Wed Jul 4, 2012
Here's the link I mentioned in my previous post. This lists the combined tax rates in Williamson County. If you have further questions, you can contact the property tax division in Round Rock.
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Gina Nyland, Agent, Austin, TX
Tue Jul 3, 2012
The tax rate should be closer to 2.3871% in the areas just west of 35. As you head down 620 and get closer to the Cat Hollow area, they increase to 2.5851%. I did found several homes on Deepwood that had posted taxes around or under $2000, but those homes have a homestead exemption AND an over-65 exemption. An example is the house at 1704 Deepwood, estimated taxes were $4075, actual taxes were $1679.

The over 65 exemption will not apply to the house once the home owner sells to you and moves the exemption to their next home...if it's in Texas.

In these cases, I would always look at the estimated taxes. The MLS printouts you get from your agent should have both.

Good luck,
Gina Nyland, REALTOR, GRI, e-pro
Prudential Texas Realty
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Carla Pennin…, Agent, Georgetown, TX
Tue Jul 3, 2012
There's a comparison of combined tax rates by city on the Georgetown site. I can't get it to come up on my iPad or I'd post the link. Look under city finance. It breaks down which taxes are paid in each city (for example, some pay support for community colleges while others don't).
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