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Old 02-28-2018, 11:56 AM
 
Location: New York
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One thing most people don't know about CT is that we do not have any county level Govt. This essentially creates a "home rule" situation in each town/city and they have to provide services for themselves. It gets expensive when you have to fund your own schools, police, fire, EMT, and road maintenance, among many other services.

The state of CT does have an elaborate formula for sending money/funding to each town/city which helps offset costs, although that funding is typically 10% or less of a towns budget.

Some rural towns do share schools and some rural towns pay the state police for service instead of funding their own police.

I believe RI is the only other state that does not have any county Govt.
This is similar to where I stay (Westchester County) but weirdly, even having a county level government, there's still incorporated towns with the same 'home rule' preference, so each small village has it's own services, which just ends up being more expensive. Then, of course, the schools are funded by our property taxes, so that makes them skyrocket too. We tend to look at CT with envy over here because of the significantly lower property taxes. Unfortunately that savings seems to be erased by the commensurately higher home prices.
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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Real estate taxes are local. They must be averaging rates across the state. Wow, another useless list.
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Old 02-28-2018, 12:23 PM
 
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Our property taxes in Alabama are pretty low, but we do have a tax on groceries. I suspect if they ever abolish the grocery tax that property taxes will go up.


I donít see how the average middle class person can afford to own a home in a state like NJ or CT, I canít imagine paying over $5k per year in property taxes. Thatís just crazy!
$5k ?

Ha I would love to only pay $5K and on top of that I have to pay Personal property tax on every vehicle I own.
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Westport, CT
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Our property taxes in Alabama are pretty low, but we do have a tax on groceries. I suspect if they ever abolish the grocery tax that property taxes will go up.


I donít see how the average middle class person can afford to own a home in a state like NJ or CT, I canít imagine paying over $5k per year in property taxes. Thatís just crazy!
You're about 135% off the mark. If our taxes were only 5k Id do a handstand right now.
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:16 PM
 
Location: SC
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I'd like to see the same data with delta from previous years added. I'm pretty sure that when the feds lower taxes a lot of states must increase taxes locally to make up for the lost funding.
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:23 PM
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Location: Willamette valley, oregon
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We rank 29th but I'd bet it is higher after the newest bills just released, ours went up 17%, over $1,100 more/year.
That's horrible! I complain when ours goes up 3%....yikes!
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:29 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Real estate taxes are local. They must be averaging rates across the state. Wow, another useless list.
Yes, most, about 3/4 is local. Here the county collects it, but 27.93% goes to the state for schools. Then we pay 29% to local schools, 16% to the city, 13 to the county, the rest to things like libraries, EMS, hospitals, port and of course, voter approved local levies and bonds. Our assessed value only went up $78,000 over last year, the bulk of our increase was more to the state for schools to meet a law passed by our state legislature last year.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle...our-questions/
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Old 02-28-2018, 02:46 PM
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Location: Willamette valley, oregon
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Just noticed you are from the Seattle area. I was born in Renton, and grew up in Kent. I moved to Oregon in 1980 and haven't looked back! When I lived east of Kent, it was a totally rural area, town population about 10K. I visit up there now and I'm SMDH! And our property taxes are about $1500/year. I'll take that!
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Old 02-28-2018, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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Our property taxes in Alabama are pretty low, but we do have a tax on groceries. I suspect if they ever abolish the grocery tax that property taxes will go up.


I don’t see how the average middle class person can afford to own a home in a state like NJ or CT, I can’t imagine paying over $5k per year in property taxes. That’s just crazy!
$5k is high? Lol! We paid almost $12k in the Chicago suburbs!! Illinois is #50, only New Jersey has worse property taxes! We have since moved to NW Indiana and pay $3k for s comparable home and there is NO tax on food here! We are also only 35 miles from downtown Chicago if we want to take in all that it had to offer!
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Old 02-28-2018, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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I know. Try paying almost 21,000 for three houses. It's insane.
Some houses in Naperville, Illinois have property taxes over $20k for one house! Assessed value, $1.2million.

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3...52437810_zpid/
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