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Old 02-03-2020, 10:59 PM
 
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Recently began looking online at homes in the Tucson area after having looked in the Scottsdale area. My impression is that real estate taxes are roughly 75% higher in Tucson for the same type of home on a similar plot of land. Is this roughly accurate and if so am I missing something in either statistic such as extra fees or taxes that would tend to even the two out? If not, can anyone supply a reason that the taxes are so much higher in Tucson? Thanks.
Most transplants are NOT aware that Pima County taxes are much higher than other counties in Arizona. Many of us are paying about 30% of the real estate taxes that we paid in Illinois and Ohio.
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Old 02-04-2020, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Dessert
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We recently questioned our property tax, and discovered that we're being billed at the second home rate, even though this is our only residence. We filed to get it corrected, haven't gotten a reply yet (it's been a few weeks). We're outside Tucson city limits, but in Pima County.

I wonder if this happens to lots of people, and if the article is referencing that rate.

I read somewhere that they consider it a second home until you've lived here two years, but I'm not sure about the accuracy of that.
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Old 02-04-2020, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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We recently questioned our property tax, and discovered that we're being billed at the second home rate, even though this is our only residence. We filed to get it corrected, haven't gotten a reply yet (it's been a few weeks). We're outside Tucson city limits, but in Pima County.

I wonder if this happens to lots of people, and if the article is referencing that rate.

I read somewhere that they consider it a second home until you've lived here two years, but I'm not sure about the accuracy of that.

I had better look into that. In June I will be here 2 years. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 03-05-2020, 06:37 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Quite a bit of info if you search online about Pima County property tax rates, much higher than anywhere else in AZ. Mostly what I got was that county is really top heavy in expenses, managed somewhat poorly. This could be a big changer for us as we had been thinking of moving to Oro Valley.
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Old 03-06-2020, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Quite a bit of info if you search online about Pima County property tax rates, much higher than anywhere else in AZ. Mostly what I got was that county is really top heavy in expenses, managed somewhat poorly. This could be a big changer for us as we had been thinking of moving to Oro Valley.
I don't disagree with your comments, however, the lower Phoenix property taxes also comes with higher housing prices for similar properties which in most cases will mean the total cost is still lower for Tucson area houses than Phoenix area at this time...at least from what I've calculated. Pima County property taxes, while very high for Arizona, still aren't bad compared to much of the nation.

Others may disagree but our subjective opinion is that Tucson area has much more natural beauty and a better overall climate than Phoenix. Oro Valley certainly has great views and seems very well run and clean.

Wife and I have a winter home in Phoenix metro and the rest of the year here in Washington state. We are considering selling our home here as well as the Phoenix area to buy something in Oro Valley or Vail for one year round location and will be in the area later this month to scout around.
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Old 03-06-2020, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Beautiful free Arizona
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I don't disagree with your comments, however, the lower Phoenix property taxes also comes with higher housing prices for similar properties which in most cases will mean the total cost is still lower for Tucson area houses than Phoenix area at this time...at least from what I've calculated. Pima County property taxes, while very high for Arizona, still aren't bad compared to much of the nation.

Others may disagree but our subjective opinion is that Tucson area has much more natural beauty and a better overall climate than Phoenix. Oro Valley certainly has great views and seems very well run and clean.

Wife and I have a winter home in Phoenix metro and the rest of the year here in Washington state. We are considering selling our home here as well as the Phoenix area to buy something in Oro Valley or Vail for one year round location and will be in the area later this month to scout around.
I was in Oro Valley last month scouting around. Man that area is booming! I never saw so many model homes before and beautiful homes too! Your right OV is clean and beautiful. I’m moving there in May and seriously considering becoming a real estate agent there
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Old 03-06-2020, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I was in Oro Valley last month scouting around. Man that area is booming! I never saw so many model homes before and beautiful homes too! Your right OV is clean and beautiful. I’m moving there in May and seriously considering becoming a real estate agent there
Yeah I don't see really any downsides to OV. Good luck on your new adventure!
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Old 03-07-2020, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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Check out Moderator cut: link removed, competitor site and find the tax rate for any city.

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Old 03-27-2020, 05:42 PM
 
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Can someone answer why the taxes are so much higher in Tuscon than Scottsdale and the Phoenix, especially since Scottsdale reputation is a much higher end community???
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Old 03-27-2020, 06:02 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Can someone answer why the taxes are so much higher in Tuscon than Scottsdale and the Phoenix, especially since Scottsdale reputation is a much higher end community???
Cost of housing in the communities is not related to taxes. Pima County taxes have historically been considerably higher than in Maricopa County. Friends in Tucson are paying almost same taxes on a $200K home as other friends in Phoenix are paying for a $400k property, and they purchased nearly at the same time.
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