Houston Real Estate Taxes

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with MK Luxury Homes & Condos, Houston Luxury Homes 0324953

For many newcomers to the Houston area, taxes can be quite jolting! Yearly taxes on homes in Houston range from 2.5% - 4.2% of the appraised value of your home. A lot of it depends on whether or not you are in a Municipal Utility District or MUD. Choosing a neighborhood without a MUD puts you in a lower tax rate.

Many people ask why are the taxes so high? I think a lot of it has to do with our schools. A good portion of the real estate tax goes to pay for our school districts. If you file a homestead exemption on your home because it is your primary home you can get  a 10% - 20% off discount. So when moving to the Houston area don't forget to file for your homestead exemption after purchasing your home.  To view or fill out the residential tax exemption forms on-line visit Information on Homestead Exemptions. For more information see below:

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