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Old 04-01-2021, 09:06 AM
 
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This article explains PA property taxes very well: https://www.psecu.com/learn/financia...property-taxes

The majority of school income is from property tax, usually at least 75%. It's complicated.
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Old 04-09-2021, 11:25 AM
 
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UPDATE:

After considering moving back to either PA or so. TX, we've decided to stay where we are.

The house I gave as an example actually sold within days but the property taxes are over $7,000 for that house.

I had contacted 3 different realtors in those areas outside the city and telling them what we were looking for and it could be within a 40 mile radius of that city. I never heard back from any of them, so I took that as a sign that the Good Lord was shutting that door for some reason only known to Him. We're OK with that. Our money certainly goes a lot farther here than it would there. Building is booming here and there are about 20 homes under construction in our golf community, which is about 20 miles from town. There hasn't been any building here for 25 years but most of the homes are retirement homes on the golf course and most of the people moving here are from CA. There is plenty of open land here so 20 homes aren't going to make a difference in being crowded. I think that, and the cost of a new home here, compared to what it costs in CA, is certainly appealing to people coming in. Our property taxes are around $1100/year Can't beat that these days.
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Old 04-11-2021, 03:53 PM
 
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try using realtor.com you can get a list of the taxes on the specific property. Maybe try Erie county. I grew up in Summit Township . But other small communities are nice Wattsburg
area is nice.
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Old 06-05-2021, 01:16 PM
 
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Yeah but it’s the school taxes that are killer. With no relief in sight.
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Old 06-05-2021, 02:57 PM
 
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This article explains PA property taxes very well: https://www.psecu.com/learn/financia...property-taxes

The majority of school income is from property tax, usually at least 75%. It's complicated.
If I recall correctly local property taxes is under 50% (somewhere in the mid 40’s) of funding for schooling. State is the second highest and then federal is somewhere in between 12 to 18%. Granted poorer rural areas are slightly different.
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Old 06-09-2021, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Western PA
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well one problem is lack of inventory. there are literally no homes for sale outside of 48 hours listing-> contingency


my clarion cty taxes are so low its a joke almost...I pay more for 2 months of cell phone than I do all year for property and school. yet somehow they get by...
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Old 07-09-2021, 11:16 AM
 
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try using realtor.com you can get a list of the taxes on the specific property. Maybe try Erie county. I grew up in Summit Township . But other small communities are nice Wattsburg
area is nice.

We've been looking again and think we will relocate to Erie or maybe just a little outside Erie. I don't want to get too rural because we are at an age when we need to have access to doctors, dentists, etc. We've seen several houses we'd be interested in that are currently listed but we probably won't be able to make a move until next Spring/Summer. Hubby has to have a total knee done soon and then we'll be into Fall and definitely don't want to move in the winter.



There seems to be a lot more listings in the last month and I've been using realtor.com.
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Old 07-09-2021, 12:23 PM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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well one problem is lack of inventory. there are literally no homes for sale outside of 48 hours listing-> contingency


my clarion cty taxes are so low its a joke almost...I pay more for 2 months of cell phone than I do all year for property and school. yet somehow they get by...
You have to be the only person from PA I ever heard say that their taxes are low, especially from Clarion County.
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Old 07-09-2021, 01:56 PM
 
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RetireinPa....


Ummmm....I just looked on realtor.com for Clarion, which I'm very familiar with since it's a college town and COL tends to be higher in college towns (like Meadville where we moved from)....the taxes on a 1200 SF house that's for sale is almost $2700. I wouldn't call that "dirt cheap". If you are homesteaded from way back when, then your taxes are probably cheaper but I doubt your claim of dirt cheap
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Old 07-11-2021, 11:40 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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RetireinPa....


Ummmm....I just looked on realtor.com for Clarion, which I'm very familiar with since it's a college town and COL tends to be higher in college towns (like Meadville where we moved from)....the taxes on a 1200 SF house that's for sale is almost $2700. I wouldn't call that "dirt cheap". If you are homesteaded from way back when, then your taxes are probably cheaper but I doubt your claim of dirt cheap
You have to remember that most people in PA, if they had a tax bill of 2 cents, would complain it was too high and demand it be cut in half.
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