I have seen 2 houses, roughly the same square feet, the same number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the same school district, the same area (within 5 miles of each other) and the taxes are hugely different. The one house is on 1 acre and the taxes are roughly $3800 and the other does have 10 acres but the taxes are over $6000. Everyone I talk to says land taxes are cheaper than house taxes but is that true and if so, why are the taxes so much higher?
I am not sure about your state but in Ca. the raising of property taxes year over year is regulated. So if the one property was purchased at a lower price many years ago and the second one was purchased at a higher price more recently the property taxes could be quite different.