As someone thinking about a move to Austin, I’m sure you may be curious about how much you should expect to pay in property taxes for any given home. Property tax rates vary drastically across central Texas, and it’s important you have a good estimate of what this cost will be before you buy a home. Your annual property taxes will be calculated using the county's appraised value of the home and the tax rate for that specific property. If it’s your primary home, you can apply for a homestead exemption reducing the amount of your total annual property tax bill. However, you have to know the tax rate to even have a rough idea of what you may expect to pay in property taxes!
Until today, I didn‘t realize just how hard it was to search for this critical number. It’s almost impossible to search for homes with low property taxes in the Austin area. I scoured hundreds of websites and did not find one that had a search field for property tax rates.
Luckily, I have the ability to search for Austin homes with low property tax rates in the MLS. I know, ideally you don’t want to talk to me. What you really want is to be able to just search for it yourself! But, since this isn’t an option right now, and I have yet to create what you really want (a great search interface that lets you search for the EXACT home you want with as many search fields as possible), I thought I would try to make the search just a little easier for you!
You can click any of the following links to view Austin homes for sale with a low property tax rate.
Homes and Condos within 10 Miles of Downtown with a Property Tax Rate Under 2%
Homes in the Greater Austin Area Under 500K with a Property Tax Rate Under 2%
Homes in the Greater Austin Area Under 300K with a Property Tax Rate Under 2%
Homes in the Greater Austin Area Under 300K with a Property Tax Rate Under 2.3%
These links were created on 2/10/19, and the results will not stay relevant forever. If you want better results and a more customized search, feel free to text, email or call me. Once you let me know exactly what you are looking for, I can set you up to get updates for all Austin area homes that meet your unique search criteria including a low property tax rate :)
Erika Rae Albert
Sharing my Austin real estate updates, home owner tips, & more.