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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