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Old 11-01-2006, 04:34 PM
 
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Can anyone provide me with info regarding real estate taxes in Pike and Wayne County. My husband and I will be buying property in a community (yet to be determined) in either Pike County or Wayne County but feel that the property tax rates should guide us somewhat. Living on LI now and don't want to make a financial mistake by moving to a high tax area. Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-01-2006, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Florida but not for long :) :)
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All I know is the taxes are cheaper there than Jersey and New York and even Florida where we are moving from in early 2007. While I was looking on the mls, I saw taxes around $1300 to $2600 for a nice home.
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Old 11-03-2006, 08:06 PM
 
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Seems like there ought to be a website that you can go to and find out exactly what the property taxes are in a specific county/township. Anyone out there have the address of just such a site? Thanks!
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Old 11-04-2006, 04:15 AM
 
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make sure you look at new sales and not what current people are paying. we looked in lower mcungie and northampton at buying and both worked out to about 3% of the purchase price. a far cry from the existing owners 1-1/2-2%

we are now looking in carbon county and a 275,000 home is about 3800-4000... plus 1,000 water and sewer tax
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Old 11-04-2006, 07:55 AM
 
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Wow..why is the rate higher on a new home sale? That seems punishing! Still looking for info on Pike and Wayne counties. Anybody out there have concrete info on property taxes in these counties? Thanks!
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Old 11-04-2006, 08:22 AM
 
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older homeowners are assesd at about 1/2 actual value for tax purposes if you are the owner for a while. new owners are at fair market value right out of the box
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Old 11-04-2006, 10:28 AM
 
Location: northeastern Pennsylvania
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I don't know if this will help you or not...but to give you an idea. My husband and I have an old (1860's) farmhouse with 7 room in Wayne County. We also have a separate garage/barn. That being a large building with a big 2 car garage on the top level and a 7 stall barn on the lower level. We have 3 other small agricultural type sheds. Our property is just under 5 acres with a pond on a back country road. Our taxes this year are $1,721.00. We live on a state road among farmslands. We moved here 10 years ago and the taxes then, if I remember correctly, were just under $1,000. (we were reevaluated though a couple of years ago) We put on a new roof, new propane heating system and baseboard heat etc. The usual ongoing improvements when you own a house. Taxes vary though.....maybe there are some other people who can jump in here and give you an idea of what they pay. Oh, and we have a well and a septic system so we don't pay any water or sewer fees.
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