Texas Property Taxes


The problem is the keep raising it. At both ends.


Texas is hardly the vacation mecca that Florida is
Florida makes their money on vacation related / Gas taxes.


Like NJ Texas has had a very heavy increase in immigration over the past decade or so and a lot of illegal immigration. Many of these immigrants are not in the best paying jobs but typically have multiple children. Education is a huge expense and it’s property taxes that cover it. Personally I was surprised by how high Texas property taxes are.


Then if you could tell where that money comes from I’m all ears.


Doesn’t Florida charge fees, like, on EVERYTHING, though?


I had this discussion with people when they wanted to remove the income tax in Michigan. The states that don’t have income taxes replace them with other taxes or their situation is special.

  • Wyoming - Where the Rich Vacation/No one lives there
  • Washington - High Sales Taxes
  • Texas - High Property Taxes
  • South Dakota - Banking Capitol of USA
  • Nevada - Las Vegas
  • Florida - DisneyWorld
  • Alaska - Oil

In the end, the governor would not sign the legislation. This is because when he asked what programs would be cut or taxes raised to fund the revenue decrease, the Republican leader in our House shrugged and said, “We’ll figure that out later”


Is that you johnwk? :smirk:


Not attacking you. Get a sense of humor dude.



ETA: they are when you have a sense of humor.


We are still an income producing family, nearing retirement (would have been there years ago if we had been in one of the taxpayer-funded salaried professions instead of private sector) and though we could probably pay off what’s left of our mortgage today, and though our income is pretty good, the possibility that we will not be able to live in our home as retirees is a very real one. We live in NJ and our prop. taxes are around $12,000/yr - and that’s not the highest in NJ, not by a long shot.

The upside is that because of the location of our property, it has increased in value considerably - every week I get pitches from local realtors who would like me to think about downsizing, even letters saying they have a client who would be willing to make a cash offer for my house.

I guess that’s what what DS means by a “first world problem.”


Hardly. :smile:

Two significantly different points of view of those two individuals.

One pitches a particular brand of originalistic Constitutional interpretation, while the other pitches at least a partial anarcho-capitalistic viewpoint.


It all seems the same to me, since they both come up with the same crazy end definition.


Humor, like jokes, is supposed to be funny. We’re not friends.


Then maybe they aren’t the problem.


Who said there was a problem.


I would not stay in New Jersey in retirement, unless I had money to burn.

If a Florida retirement is not your thing, plenty of nice scenery and low taxes in areas of the middle Atlantic region. :smile:


You never own your home. You can always have it taken away fro you. Get an RV and live in it, if you want the security of a place to live forever, and even then you have to have someplace to park it.



Don’t pay the taxes and license on that and see what happens.


Who the hell is this guy?


I’m in NJ too. My property taxes are $10,000 per year. NJ on average has the highest property taxes in the nation at about $8,000 per year. A friend of mine just recently retired and moved to Delaware. His property taxes are now under $1,200 per year. Many of the other costs of living are less as well.