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Old 01-17-2007, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Hi. I am looking forward to relocating out of CA in a year or so. Denver and a couple areas of Texas are on the top of my list right now. I am wondering if Colorado has as high of property taxes as Texas (2-3%)? In CA, our property taxes are low (but the cost of a home is outrageous). Wondering how CO compares to CA and TX as far as real estate overall. Thanks so much for your responses!
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Well, know that proprety taxes are definitely less then Texas. For a $200,000 home, you would pay around $1200 a year, depending on what school district you live in. bashep
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Old 01-18-2007, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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The thing about propery taxes is they vary from county to county, school district to school district and how the counties value the property.

Here in Colorado Springs it used to be they were years behind the actual valuation of the property so during depressed times, your valuation could be based on a couple or three years passed where property values where higher and vice versa. They have been working to change how they do that but it can vary from locality to locality.

Your best bet is to contact the county you are interested in and asking them for information on average taxation rates per $100,000. Most are done through the county's assessor's office.
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:22 PM
 
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I think ours was about $1400 last year for a $285K house. We're in Weld county under the St. Vrain School district.

I believe though our state income tax is higher than Texas though.
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:07 AM
 
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You will find property taxes in CO pretty comparable to CA but there is no prop 13 in CO. If your property goes up in value, so does your taxes.

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Old 01-23-2007, 09:51 AM
 
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You will find property taxes in CO pretty comparable to CA but there is no prop 13 in CO. If your property goes up in value, so does your taxes.
It varies greatly, but generally this is not the case. My house in Montrose increased in value from 110000 in 1993 to 195000 in 2005 and my property tax stayed between 750.00 and 775.00 per year.

In theory increasing house values does not necessarily mean increasing tax bills. As the value goes up the tax rate drops and whether or not your tax bill increases or not depends on many factors, but mainly spending and growth in the tax district.
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