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Old 02-28-2010, 02:59 PM
 
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I asked because I live in Warren County NJ, and after my husband and I graduate , me from Rutgers and my husband from UMDNJ. We intend on moving to PA because I hate the property taxes in NJ. I am somewhat familar with Lehigh Valley, but I would like to know what is the average property tax for the area? Such as Hellertown, Bethlehem, Whitehall, Emmaus, certain parts of Allentown and maybe even Stroudsburg. Thank You
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:09 PM
 
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Yes, we do get a lot of NY and NJ people moving here. Just read through a few pages on this forum and the NEPA one. This site may help you with info about property tax: Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Free Public Records Directory
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:04 PM
 
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The average is from 2k-6k. Some area's raised there property taxes during the housing bubble when prices more than doubled in 6 years. Now property values are heading toward the mid 90's level and taxes will not go done. When I bought my home our taxes were around 1k and now they are closer to 4k. Thanks for nothing!
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:46 AM
 
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I live in Lower Macungie and the taxes are high - not because people from NY/NJ moved here, but because people moved here and lots of new houses were built in areas that did not have any industry to pad the tax base (farm land).

Our taxes are close to $8K, but we get a lot of house for that $$, plus if you want good schools, roads, infrastructure, it costs money.

If you move to an area that is more established and has some sort of industry, your taxes will be lower.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:05 AM
 
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I think, in general terms the answer is always yes, and in particular it is yes for this case. More people moving into an area, raising families and kids, who want access to schools, and cultural and recreational facilities, means taxes will be going up.

The real question is by how much? If you move into an area that benefits from increased sales taxes (the Whitehall retail corridor) or payroll taxes (various office parks), then *in theory* your property taxes or usage taxes should not be going up as much as the same municipality offering the same services without the flow of sales/payroll axes. *In Theory* is the key idea here.
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