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  • #61
    I'll take wind and freedom vs what Oregon is turning into. I was in Law Enforcement for close to 20 years, prior to a career ending injury. I miss it, but the climate here is not one I'd miss.

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    • #62
      Originally posted by 98wolf View Post
      I'll take wind and freedom vs what Oregon is turning into. I was in Law Enforcement for close to 20 years, prior to a career ending injury. I miss it, but the climate here is not one I'd miss.
      I am a frequent visitor to the Seattle area, but NOT Seattle itself. I used to go there from time to time, but they have too many issues, the surrounding communities don't. However, from October to about May, it rains WAY too much for me. If you don't mind flat land, wind and a variety of weather the Amarillo area may be for you. I think you would also enjoy the lower prices, including real estate. There is no state income tax but they hit you with property taxes.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by JavsFan View Post

        No state income tax.
        Well unless things have changed in Texas a lot, it’s the property taxes that eat your lunch. If I remember right, I was paying about 2% of our house value a year in taxes. That’s lots of money.

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        • #64
          Originally posted by Herb Street View Post

          Well unless things have changed in Texas a lot, it’s the property taxes that eat your lunch. If I remember right, I was paying about 2% of our house value a year in taxes. That’s lots of money.
          Property tax here is around 1%. Income tax, on average, is about 4.75%.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Herb Street View Post

            Well unless things have changed in Texas a lot, it’s the property taxes that eat your lunch. If I remember right, I was paying about 2% of our house value a year in taxes. That’s lots of money.
            This is the trade off for not have to comply with a state like IRS for income taxes. I would advise anyone looking to make a move to Texas to look at the Hill Country region. There is still plenty of rural land which is relatively close to the major population centers on the I-35 corridor from San Antonio to Waco and west and east from there. The upside is many of those counties have low tax rates and you have a good chance of being unincorporated by the cities close to those developments as they use rural utilities and those cities would have to spend millions of dollars to take them over. Crime is relatively low and you get the best of both worlds living in a region with wonderful scenery, entertainment options galore along with some of the states better hospitals and universities close by. Home owners insurance is also much lower in the region compared to coast and the DFW area and tornado alley. My wife and I are looking for a move somewhere up that way in a few years.

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            • #66
              Originally posted by Herb Street View Post

              Well unless things have changed in Texas a lot, it’s the property taxes that eat your lunch. If I remember right, I was paying about 2% of our house value a year in taxes. That’s lots of money.
              I pay $0.192246 per $100 valuation in Collin County.

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              • #67
                Originally posted by 98wolf View Post

                Property tax here is around 1%. Income tax, on average, is about 4.75%.
                Geez, time to move!!!

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by ASUPops View Post

                  I pay $0.192246 per $100 valuation in Collin County.

                  So on a $350,000 house, that's $672.70. That's cheap. Are you sure it's not $1.922 per $100?

                  What are your total annual property taxes as a percentage of your home value?

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                  • #69
                    Originally posted by 98wolf View Post
                    I am as surprised by the outcome of the game as anyone else. It was entertaining if nothing else. Hoping we play WT in Canyon next year. I will pack well and probably stay. I am tired of Portland running the state, there are still some normal folks in Oregon but a lot of us are looking to leave. I need a place for the horses, and where I can hunt and shoot with less restrictions.
                    Well, if your moving to Texas you better hurry before we get overrun by Californians. Seriously, it depends on what you like. If you like Pine Forests East Texas is where you would want to live. If you like Hill Country Central Texas is your place. The Dallas Ft Worth Metroplex has 8 to 10 million people so stay away from there. West Texas is wide open grasslands on the Plains. There is lot of good hunting and ranching in South Texas. Texas Coasts deal with the Muddy Mississippi so our coastal areas although nice won’t be what you would see off the Oregon coastline

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Techster88 View Post

                      Well, if your moving to Texas you better hurry before we get overrun by Californians. Seriously, it depends on what you like. If you like Pine Forests East Texas is where you would want to live. If you like Hill Country Central Texas is your place. The Dallas Ft Worth Metroplex has 8 to 10 million people so stay away from there. West Texas is wide open grasslands on the Plains. There is lot of good hunting and ranching in South Texas. Texas Coasts deal with the Muddy Mississippi so our coastal areas although nice won’t be what you would see off the Oregon coastline
                      Oregon has become Northern California. I like the plains and South Texas. I'm a country boy who likes working farms and ranches. The food, football, music, hunting, shooting sports are all better in Texas...and compared to Oregon the taxes are better too.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Herb Street View Post


                        So on a $350,000 house, that's $672.70. That's cheap. Are you sure it's not $1.922 per $100?

                        What are your total annual property taxes as a percentage of your home value?
                        That's County Property Tax.....does not include school tax, city tax,, etc...which is based on the city of residence & ISD that covers your city.

                        And you could have JUCO tax also, if your city has a community college.

                        So....in Plano, for example,, the average home appraisal value is $344k. You pay $628 in PROPERTY TAX; $1,318 in City Tax; $4,595 in Plano ISD Tax; $270 in Community College Tax. = $6,811. So, 1.98% TOTAL taxes, but only 0.1922 in COUNTY PROPERTY Taxes
                        Last edited by ASUPops; 10-04-2021, 09:45 PM.

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by Herb Street View Post


                          So on a $350,000 house, that's $672.70. That's cheap. Are you sure it's not $1.922 per $100?

                          What are your total annual property taxes as a percentage of your home value?
                          This sounds like the county portion. Missing is the city and School district taxes along with other assessments collected such community college or hospital districts. After homestead exemption, that bill certainly has tonbe close to $6000 vs $600. If not, I want a piece of property up there.

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                          • #73
                            Originally posted by 98wolf View Post

                            Oregon has become Northern California. I like the plains and South Texas. I'm a country boy who likes working farms and ranches. The food, football, music, hunting, shooting sports are all better in Texas...and compared to Oregon the taxes are better too.
                            Since I’m in South Texas and in the insurance business , I would advise you to find some land inland from the coast, outside of the counties that hug the coast. Your insurance costs are crazy high in the coastal counties, but living just a few miles from them can greatly reduce your expense in that category. Plenty of land is available inland that matches your description. Look up the Orange Grove/ Lake Corpus Christi area where you can get some good deals on land in some rolling prairies. Up near Goliad is pretty cool too.

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by Techster88 View Post

                              Well, if your moving to Texas you better hurry before we get overrun by Californians. Seriously, it depends on what you like. If you like Pine Forests East Texas is where you would want to live. If you like Hill Country Central Texas is your place. The Dallas Ft Worth Metroplex has 8 to 10 million people so stay away from there. West Texas is wide open grasslands on the Plains. There is lot of good hunting and ranching in South Texas. Texas Coasts deal with the Muddy Mississippi so our coastal areas although nice won’t be what you would see off the Oregon coastline
                              DFW 7.6 M

                              Houston 7.2 M
                              And Houston metro is the ARMPIT capital of Texas. HORRIBLE.....STAY AWAY.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by ASUPops View Post

                                DFW 7.6 M

                                Houston 7.2 M
                                And Houston metro is the ARMPIT capital of Texas. HORRIBLE.....STAY AWAY.
                                Opinions vary. There are some not so great parts of the Houston area, primarily where the old oil refinery infrastructure was built in the first half of the last century, especially during the WWII era for strategic reasons. You get further north and inland, you start hitting the pine forests, etc. Much like the Friscos, Allen’s, etc of the metroplex as far as amenities and quality of schools, etc.

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