Anyone want to move to Texas?

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KathyJB
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Anyone want to move to Texas?

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Here's a grand old home. I love the original well and whatever that building is beside it, nursery? greenhouse? No more months of freezing cold weather.

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Gorgeous!

$1000 month just for property taxes though. Ugh.
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Bleh, didn't see that. That's kinda ridiculous isn't it?

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KathyJB wrote:Bleh, didn't see that. That's kinda ridiculous isn't it?
Yeah, Texas (I'm here) has to fix this somehow.
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I paid about $800.00 this year. I thought that was ridiculous for an unincorporated town. I'm a bit south of you :D

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Well the taxes are nuts but the house is AMAZING!

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What a wonderful place; I would need all the furniture, painings etc. to make it work!
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Sashguy
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That's about right for near downtown Houston, but Waxahachie ???? Haven't been there in a while, but the last time that I did go there, it was closed.

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Sashguy wrote:That's about right for near downtown Houston, but Waxahachie ???? Haven't been there in a while, but the last time that I did go there, it was closed.
My taxes are about $1000 per year, but they would be higher if I didn't send the tax assessor photos each year of things that need to be fixed or finished.

When I lived in the Dallas area, I used to love to drive to Waxahachie on weekends just to look at the old homes. Many of them are well-preserved and fancy. Lots of them are B&B's. Some are offices.
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Property taxes in Texas may be higher than we like, but it's one of the few that doesn't have a state income tax (yet!).

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