There are three ways to lower your property taxes:
- Register your home as homestead (you can only have one)
- Senior citizen discount ( you have to be 65 or older)
- Veteran disability ( you have to be a Veteran and be, I believe, at least 10% disabled)
Of course, you have the opportunity to protest your taxes, the improvement part, not the land.
The other option you have is to purchase a home in an area where the taxes are not as high. Here is a link with all the tax rates in San Antonio and surrounding communities:
I hope this helped you a little. If you need further assistance, I will gladly be at your service.
Joyce Klein Realtors
It is prudent to check with the Bexar County Appraisal District to verify.