We've been researching, and are verrrry disappointed to learn that Texas is even more confiscatory - bigtime - than Taxifornia regarding property taxes......that's a deal killer right there...............so, in that regard, your tax happy state is safe from usurpers.
But Texas has no state income taxes. I don’t know if it all evens out compared to California.
Maybe but no income taxes and sales taxes are generally less than anywhere in CA. I’m a Texan but lived in CA for eight years in the ‘90s.
Property taxes are high because there is no personal income tax. You can stay in Cali and keep paying state income tax if you wish. Makes no mind to me. Just don’t move here and then vote for an income tax or we may just have to shoot you.
Figured that out as well. Also the home insurance rates are crazy. Why, I have never been able to figure out. Between the property taxes and home insurance you are about equal to another mortgage payment. Then, not done yet, the utility rates are crazy. Friends in a modest 2000 sq. ft home pay $700 a month electric bill from May thru Sept. It drops a bit after that to the high $200’s the rest of the year. These friends are house poor. They can barely afford to keep living there and can’t imagine living anywhere else.
Also, they are flaming liberals. Our relationship suffers more and more each day.