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What Home Improvements Increase Property Taxes In Texas?

April 14, 2023

In Texas, certain home improvements can increase your property taxes. Here are some examples:

  • Home additions: Adding square footage to your home, such as by building an addition, can increase the assessed value of your property and, as a result, increase your property taxes.
  • Significant renovations: If you undertake significant renovations to your home, such as remodeling a kitchen or bathroom or replacing the roof, these improvements can increase the assessed value of your property and raise your property taxes.
  • Swimming pools and outdoor living spaces: Adding features to your property such as a swimming pool or an outdoor kitchen or living area can increase your home's value and, in turn, increase your property taxes.
  • Energy-efficient upgrades: While energy-efficient upgrades such as solar panels or energy-efficient windows can lower your energy bills and potentially make your home more attractive to buyers, they can also increase the assessed value of your property and lead to higher property taxes.

It's important to note that not all home improvements will necessarily increase your property taxes, and the amount by which your taxes may increase will depend on various factors, including the value of your home and the specific improvement you make. If you have questions about how a particular home improvement might impact your property taxes, you can contact your local county appraisal district for more information.

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