Vote for Texas Proposition 1 & Reduce your property tax

Hello Clients & Texas Homeowners,
As a Texas REALTOR®, I want to tell you about an important measure on the ballot this November—it’s called Proposition 1 and it will directly benefit you as a Texas homeowner.

First, let’s look at the official language:

Proposition 1
“The constitutional amendment increasing the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $25,000, providing for a reduction of the limitation on the total amount of ad valorem taxes that may be imposed for those purposes on the homestead of an elderly or disabled person to reflect the increased exemption amount, authorizing the legislature to prohibit subdivision that has adopted an optional residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation from reducing the amount of or repealing the exemption, and prohibiting the enactment of a law that imposes a transfer tax on a transaction that conveys fee simple title to real property”

I understand how this language might be scary and confusing, but here’s the breakdown of what this proposed amendment actually does.

1) Lowers property taxes by increasing the state-mandated homestead exemption, which saves you money … every year

2) Provides tax relief to seniors and disabled Texans by extending the full benefit of the new homestead exemption, which protects some of our most vulnerable homeowners

3) Prevents local governments from “undoing” the property tax relief the state is offering, which ensures you keep more of your hard-earned money

4) Prohibits state and local governments from slapping a sales tax on real estate transactions in Texas, which stops a tax that burdens consumers in 36 other states!

And … despite what you may have heard, Prop 1 does all this without harming our local school districts.

I hope you’ll head to the polls and Vote For Proposition 1—the Homeowner Tax Relief Proposition.

You can also learn more about it by visiting,

About Vijaianand Thirnageswaram

I am a Proud Realtor of Texas, trying to guide and help clients to find their dream home and educate them to buy them for right price. I am also a Candidate for CFP who has more financial knowledge which allows me share and educate clients in any financial decision making process.

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply