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Old 02-02-2020, 03:17 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.
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Old 02-02-2020, 08:14 PM
 
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75% higher? So Scottsdale is almost half the price of Tucson on property taxes? Yeah, I don't think so. They are not. Your information is just wrong.
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Old 02-02-2020, 09:23 PM
 
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75% higher? So Scottsdale is almost half the price of Tucson on property taxes? Yeah, I don't think so. They are not. Your information is just wrong.
Just to be clear, I have no agenda. Here are a couple of quick examples I just pulled. Check out the taxes on both and let me know why I'm wrong. Hundreds of other examples out there if you think these are unusual:

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1...81977304_zpid/ vs

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7.../8636239_zpid/
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Old 02-03-2020, 08:02 AM
 
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Here are a few more. Again, I did not spend hours searching for unique examples. You can search randomly and find these:

Scottsdale $2,800 in taxes: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/2...67782602_zpid/

Tucson (smaller home) $6,442 in taxes: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/3...59827155_zpid/
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Old 02-03-2020, 11:40 AM
 
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75% higher? So Scottsdale is almost half the price of Tucson on property taxes? Yeah, I don't think so. They are not. Your information is just wrong.
Just found this so you no longer have to rely on my observation. Kiplingers states that the real estate taxes in Tucson per $100,000 of house value are about twice Scottsdale which is even more of a disparity than the 75% I originally ballparked! https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/...xes/index.html

My remaining question is do you get anything more in Tucson for double the tax burden?
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Old 02-03-2020, 02:20 PM
 
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Ok, after researching taxes per locale this a.m. (which is what I should of done before I posted above), you are exactly right. Honestly, this shocked me. In some locations like our favorite place, Dove Mountain, the property taxes are almost 2x that of the Phoenix area. With the massive increase in housing prices down in Tucson over the last 2 years, this really begins to call into question how much more "affordable" Tucson is then Phoenix. At any rate, you are right. My apologies.
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Old 02-03-2020, 02:31 PM
 
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Ok, after researching taxes per locale this a.m. (which is what I should of done before I posted above), you are exactly right. Honestly, this shocked me. In some locations like our favorite place, Dove Mountain, the property taxes are almost 2x that of the Phoenix area. With the massive increase in housing prices down in Tucson over the last 2 years, this really begins to call into question how much more "affordable" Tucson is then Phoenix. At any rate, you are right. My apologies.
Wow. Rare to find someone online admitting they may have been wrong. I was as surprised as you are since I haven't seen any discussion of this.
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:13 PM
 
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My remaining question is do you get anything more in Tucson for double the tax burden?
Tucson has the best potholes west of the Mississippi. You’d need to visit NJ to find deeper ones on major roadways.
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Old 02-03-2020, 07:19 PM
 
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Tucson property taxes are indeed significantly higher than similar Phoenix/Scottsdale properties. And yes, it defies explanation when one compares the crappy roads in Tucson to much better roads in Phoenix. Property and gas taxes flow from Tucson to Phoenix, but do not return proportionately in services or road quality.
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Old 02-03-2020, 08:00 PM
 
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Tucson property taxes are indeed significantly higher than similar Phoenix/Scottsdale properties. And yes, it defies explanation when one compares the crappy roads in Tucson to much better roads in Phoenix. Property and gas taxes flow from Tucson to Phoenix, but do not return proportionately in services or road quality.
It usually indicates politicians and unions padding their pockets. At least that’s what’s happening in Ca. Sounds like some forensic audits are in order.
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