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Old 01-01-2015, 06:26 PM
 
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It would be a more meaningful comparison if it were reflected as a percentage of the property's assessed value, not actual dollars paid. This is basically just showing average property values throughout the country.
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I'd still prefer to see tax amount as a percentage of current FMV
It's there.

Just click on the right-hand box in the upper right corner of the chart that says As Percent of Home Price.
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:33 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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It's there.
Just click on the right-hand box in the upper right corner of the chart that says As Percent of Home Price.
Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:46 PM
 
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One has to look at total COL not just one tax or even fee. Plus you need to know what properties they tax in considering that.
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:51 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Again, even within these areas the taxes vary considerably. I live in what is a dark blue county, I know people who pay significantly higher than the average. I also know people who pay significantly less.

There are people in my community who's property taxes are lower than what they would average in Florida or North Carolina - the supposed utopias.
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Old 01-01-2015, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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There are people in my community whose property taxes are lower than what they would average in Florida or North Carolina - the supposed utopias.
Low property taxes are sufficient to make a place into a "supposed utopia"? That seems strange to me. Please explain.
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Old 01-01-2015, 07:20 PM
 
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It's there.

Just click on the right-hand box in the upper right corner of the chart that says As Percent of Home Price.
Thanks, I hadn't noticed that. Yes, it changes the map drastically.
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Old 01-01-2015, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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Looking at property taxes is as important as income taxes for the average person in retirement, imho. THis is a good resource. We've lived at 14 different adresses. I'd say the map accurately reflects our experience, and the research I've done.
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:14 AM
 
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Again, even within these areas the taxes vary considerably. I live in what is a dark blue county, I know people who pay significantly higher than the average. I also know people who pay significantly less.

There are people in my community who's property taxes are lower than what they would average in Florida or North Carolina - the supposed utopias.


Could you please tell us how is it that people in a high property tax and high cost of living area are paying less tax than those in FL or NC?
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:18 AM
 
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Low property taxes are sufficient to make a place into a "supposed utopia"? That seems strange to me. Please explain.


Maybe not for you, but for some people such as myself, yes. In my view, property taxes are the most unfair and punishing of all taxes. Low property taxes would make any place a utopia for me, regardless of the weather.
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Old 01-02-2015, 01:30 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Maybe not for you, but for some people such as myself, yes. In my view, property taxes are the most unfair and punishing of all taxes. Low property taxes would make any place a utopia for me, regardless of the weather.
That is a rather extreme position. The word "utopia" means a perfect place. The Biblical creation myth contains a utopia in the form of the Garden of Eden.

A location could fall far short of being a utopia even if there were no property taxes at all. And weather is only one of several factors that could make it less than perfect.

I enjoy low property taxes in the Los Angeles area ($2800 a year on a two-bedroom plus loft, two and a half bath townhouse with a two-car garage and a swimming pool). I love it here but I would not call it a utopia by any means; the traffic congestion alone would disqualify it.
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