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Old 07-22-2018, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by TownDweller View Post
Relative to home value, property taxes in the Rochester metro are the highest in the US.

Low real estate values and minimal appreciation are side issues.

Maybe if the taxes were not so prohibitive there would be more investment in the area which would move property values out of the cellar.

It does appear to be working in other places.....
Even this isnít necessarily the case as other areas with higher property tax rates in relation to value are actually some of the fastest growing areas or are growing at a steady pace: Metropolitan New York and San Jose: Highest Property Tax Burdens | (second to last chart)

If you also look at places with the lowest rates, not all of them are growing or they are quite expensive in terms of housing. So, with the latter, the rates may be low, but property taxes may still be high due to the higher housing prices(there is a couple of sources earlier in the thread).

This must mean that other factors have to be or are considered.

Then, if you look by County, the rate varies within the Rochester metro area(Monroe, Ontario, Livingston, Yates, Orleans and Wayne counties): (remember that it uses average instead of median and Orleans, Yates and Ontario Countyís estimated values seem to be high on the map: )

Look at the home prices and keep in mind that some states just use real property taxes, while other states also have personal property taxes as well... Not saying it will be a tit for tat, but even how property taxes are collected is not uniform across the country.

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