This thread has been off track since the middle of first page. So I’ll continue the nonsense.
IMO 1/2 % feels like right amount for property taxes in the South. Unfortunately the County doesn’t see it the same way. As part of the 1%’er club, I feel that amount is too damn high. States that allow a tax break after age of 65 are the best. In those, they eliminate portion owed to schools, which cuts bill in half. That would get me to my sweet spot.
We do have a law limiting annual % increase, so between that and the house being paid for, leaves me in a good spot for retirement in 4 years.