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GRev, Home Buyer in Mamaroneck, NY

Buying my first home - school tax help please.

Asked by GRev, Mamaroneck, NY Mon Jan 28, 2013

I am buying my first home, at the moment just searching areas and have not joined with an agent (Though I will when I get closer to my desired time to buy). Can anyone please help me find a way of learning about the school taxes for different areas? and is that tax based on the square footage of the home or the amount of land the home sits on?

Also, are there any online pages or apps which can be used to find homes for sale in the area - or must I use an agent for that?

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Yes, the taxes are based on land but mainly on the square footage of the home and the style of home.
You can figure the taxes on each home by knowing the millage rates.

Here is a link for the 2012-2013 rates in Lancaster County, this includes Elizabethtown.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/uploads/file/Millage%20Rates…(1).pdf

Find out what the assessment is for the house you like (need to know the township too), follow across and find the total rate. Move the decimal point to the left 3 places and take the number times the assessment and that will give you the total taxes. You can do that for each house.

Hope this helps, if this is not what you are looking for, let me know and I can try and help you further.

RyanReedRealtor@aol.com 717-512-0097
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 14, 2013
Go online to the following website... http://.www.co.lancaster.pa , click on millage rates in the left column, then click on the first link for the most current rate chart. Once you know the tax assessment value for the property, you multiply that value by the millage rate for that particular school district.

search online for any property listed by any real estate company in Lancaster
at the PrudentialHomesale.com website. If you would want information about me, go to prudentialhomesale.com/jack.wittmaier
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 29, 2013
Feel free to search the mls from my website at http://www.sajymathew.com. The best way to learn about taxes in specific areas is to speak with a full-time, qualified agent about the areas you are interested in. Getting a good agent that works with relocating Buyers on a regular basis will make the transition easy and enjoyable. Let me know if I can help!

Sajy Mathew
Coldwell Banker Select Professionls
sajy@sajymathew.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 28, 2013
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