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Texas Homestead Laws

State homestead protection laws help prevent people from becoming homeless in the event of a forclosure or change in economic stature. Specifically, these laws allow individuals to register a limited portion of their property as "homestead" and generally off-limits to creditors. Unlike laws in many other states, Texas homestead laws don't state a maximum value that may be designated "homestead."

Learn about Texas homestead laws and related topics, such as bankruptcy and foreclosure, below.

Code Section Const. Art. XVI, §51
Max. Property Value That May Be Designated 'Homestead' -
Maximum Acreage (Urban) 10 acres
Maximum Acreage (Rural) 200 acres

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Texas real estate attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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