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Old 04-20-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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I've read quite a few posts that say Vermont has very high property taxes. Can anybody tell me what the tax rate is for Bennington County? We pay almost 3% in San Antonio, Texas. Just wanted to know if it is higher than that.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I just googled it for you and found a site that said $19.19 per $1000 for property taxes.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Everything you want to know is here:
http://www.vermontrealestatetoday.com/newsletter/2011-Special-Report-on-Vermont-real%20estate-taxes.pdf (broken link)
Keep in mind...depending on income (90K or under) you can get a rebate on your property taxes.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Winter Springs, FL
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I think people often times confuse cost of living with expensive. Just as household income is confused with individual income. They are somewhat related, but not the same. A person earning the average income of around $24,000 per year will find 1,500-2,000 dollars expensive. Someone from NY or NJ may think that they are crazy. They probably pay double. Is it expensive? Yes, with poor paying jobs, but its really the cost of living that makes it expensive. I understand you are looking at what the costs are, but you need to look at the whole picture. The big benefit of a good paying telecommuting job, Vermont is more affordable compared to the tri-state area.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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ours seem to be about 1.6% but i dont know what the exact assessed value is. It couldnt be too far above or below what I am thinking, I don't think. It's 1.65%

edit... or just click on the pdf link

I'm probably still getting the 2nd homeowner special
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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Well I've never figured the percentage because I only worry about the check....but in Houston my house worth $125k cost about $3000 in property taxes. Plus about 1000 in homeowners ins and escalated electric bills(offset w/heating bills) plus alarm fees and paying to live in a secured gated neighborhood w/ patrolled guards.

Now? 250k house on the river with windows left open 3 seasons. Insurance 500/yr. Taxes $2800 yr.(and not to be cliche) Peace of mind? priceless.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: in a cabin overlooking the mountains
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Wow.

250k is out of reach for most Vermonters.

And the house I have had on the market for under 100k has taxes of $3600/yr. Insurance is $750/yr.

Peace of mind? I'd love it. As soon as I ditch my VT real estate I'm outta here.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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$3600 for 100k seems high. assessed value more like double that?
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:13 AM
 
Location: in a cabin overlooking the mountains
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Assessed value is about $150 k.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Mine is assessed at $113000 and the taxes are just over $2700!
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