Tired of High Property Taxes? Then Buy a Tree Farm

Real Estate Agent with Frank Rubi Real Estate

I have been looking at several fine homes on forested land in the Folsom area of St. Tammany Parish lately.  I have stumbled upon several homes that pay less taxes than I do.  I asked several home owners but none would really answer the question until last week.

Seems as long as you have three and a half acres minimum you may qualify.  For example one property worth $400,000 pays just over a grand a year in property taxes.  WHAT, are you kidding me?  No, all you have to do is go to the assessors office and fill out the paperwork and see if you qualify.

So, anyone living on at least this much land needs to go and give it a shot.  Or contact the St. Tammany Assessors office for more information.

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Comments (5)

Stephen Kappre
KW Hometown - Mantua, NJ
Helping You Home

Wow with taxes that low life would be fantastically better, haha. Good info - many would have never thought about this on their own.

Jul 14, 2009 05:16 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Great information anything to pay less taxes and this idea seems like it will be easy for the homeowner to do.

Jul 14, 2009 05:38 AM
Duane Murphy
Expert Real Estate Partners LLC - Appleton, WI
Broker- Owner-Real Estate -

Must be assessed as Agricultural land???

Jul 14, 2009 05:58 AM
Mark MacKenzie
Phoenix, AZ

Interesting, this looks like another part of the tax code that does not make any sense for local municipalities.

Jul 14, 2009 03:58 PM
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Hi John, Very interesting info.  You may have to pick up a tree farm for yourself.  Lower taxes would be great!

Jul 21, 2009 04:10 AM

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