I've developed an Excel Spreadsheet program to allow you calculate and compare estimated taxes based on where you live, school district, and appraised value. It shows regular homestead exemption, over 65 special homestead exemption, and taxes when there is no homestead exemption.
REMINDER: Homestead Exemption must be applied for during January through March. Once a new property owner applies, normally they don't have to resubmit.
The spreadsheet contains links to lots of on-line resources and information.
Click here to down Excel Spreadsheet file. http://tinyurl.com/yklc949