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Old 06-06-2019, 02:50 PM
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Hi, so doing our home search we found a few homes listed on zillow as "Northport" but not in Northport Village, so no village taxes. On the map it actually looks like it is right outside the Northport border. One area was Rowley Drive. Does this impact resale value down the line if you aren't in Northport Village, but still Northport? What do these village taxes give you opposed to not being in the village? Some of these blocks are still very close to main street so we feel if we save some money on the village taxes it could still be a good buy for us. Thanks!
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:43 AM
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First off, don't make any decisions based on zillow. I have found that some of their information can be inaccurate. That being said, keep in mind that when comparing property taxes between a house in a Village vs a house in the unincorporated area, you don't just "add" the village taxes. This is because when services are provided for by the Village, you should be getting an itemized deduction on your Town tax bill because the Town is not, therefore, providing this service also. So, assuming the two houses are exactly the same, if the Town tax for the unincorporated house is $100, and the Village tax for the Village house is $10, the Village house won't be paying a total of $110. It will be more like $106. This is just an example - don't go crazy about the scale. Obviously, the more services that are provided by the Village, the higher the Village tax will be, and the lower the town tax will be for the Village house.

Regarding services, just check the Village's website. It will give you an idea of what they provide. Police is usually the most expensive municipal service - out there its all county police so this is a wash no matter where you buy. Because of this, I can't imagine the total Village tax being that high when compared to everything else (school tax, county tax, town tax, mortgage, ect). I would just pick the best house for your particular interests, and not worry so much about what side of the Village line you are on.
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Old 06-07-2019, 01:39 PM
Location: East Northport
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There are several areas outside of the village that have a Northport mailing address. Most people consider it a plus not to have to pay the additional village tax while still having access to what the village has to offer. The biggest difference is that the village has it's own police force.

Check out Crab Meadow. It's a lovely area near the beach.
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