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Paul Vu, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA

Can someone tell me what the property taxes will be after the tax abatement expires for the property at 1407 Cherry Blossom Way, Phila., PA 19111?

Asked by Paul Vu, Philadelphia, PA Sun Oct 24, 2010

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You are asking a question many people ask. As a new construction specialist, I can tell you NO ONE can answer your question with accuracy. There are two factors - (1) what will assessment be at time of end of abatement and (2) what will the tax rate be.
So, given that those are not known 10 years from now, all you can do is look at similarly priced/sized homes in the area to GUESS. It is TYPICAL but not always the case that .8% of value is CLOSE to taxes in philadelphia. 900k homes often have 7k in taxes and 400k homes have 3k in taxes. 200k homes often have 1500 in taxes.....There are many variation on this theme and a large varriance in actual taxes/values.
So keep in mind there is no "definite answer".
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 24, 2010
The closest comaparable for the Meadowbrook Estate homes are the Fox Run Homes less then 3 minutes away, also a closed community, one way in, one way out. Tax abatements are over at Fox Run and taxes are in the low $3,800 to high $4,500 per year. So monthly Taxes may be between $317 to $375. per month. However with the city's new assessment program these figures may change hopefuly for a lower equitable tax amount, according to the city's tax assessment proponents.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 5, 2013
About $6467.36
taxrate ~ 8.3%

Currently the guy is paying 396.67 from which $4,800 is taxable. From the 10 year abatement, $73,120 is exempt.

The math below:
Tax rate = 396.67 / 4,800 = 0.082639583 ~ .083

tax rate multiply total assessment (assessed land & improvement) = .083 X $77,920 = $6467.36

The bad thing about all these rehabs are the taxes. It seems to make taxes sky rocket to multiple times what they were originally were, once they come off their 10 year tax abatement. Thats why the city loves giving them out, because in the long run, they get more taxes from these places, spurs development in the city and gentrifies run down neighborhoods.


Year Market Value Assessed Land (Taxable) Assessed Improvement (Taxable) Assessed Land (Exempt) Assessed Improvement (Exempt) Total Assessment Gross Tax
2011 $243,500 $4,800 $0 $0 $73,120 $77,920 $435.94
Certified Values
Year Market Value Assessed Land (Taxable) Assessed Improvement (Taxable) Assessed Land (Exempt) Assessed Improvement (Exempt) Total Assessment Gross Tax
2010 $243,500 $4,800 $0 $0 $73,120 $77,920 $396.67
2009 $243,500 $4,800 $0 $0 $73,120 $77,920 $396.67
2008 $243,500 $4,800 $0 $0 $73,120 $77,920 $396.67
2007 $243,500 $4,800 $0 $0 $73,120 $77,920 $396.67
2006 $243,500 $4,800 $0 $0 $73,120 $77,920 $396.67
2005 $243,500 $4,800 $0 $0 $73,120 $77,920 $396.67
2004 $15,000 $4,800 $0 $0 $0 $4,800 $396.67
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 8, 2010
Hi Mr. Paul,

How are you? Thank you for your inquiry. When tax abatement expires, the homeowner would get an assessment on their property to determine what is the tax going to be for the year. It will most likely be similar to the taxes that are around your neighborhood at that time.

Hope that helps!

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 2, 2010
Hi There...
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 31, 2010
Good Morning Mr. Vu,

The best way to get the information needed is to go to the Board Revision of Taxes in Philadelphia. It is located at the Curtis Center at 601 Walnut St. Suite 300. The telephone # is 215-686-4334. They should be able to help.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 25, 2010
You Can get a free tax assement from the state if it wont be completely accurate but it' the closes price estimate you will get . You can also go to http://www.phila.gov and look at the yearly taxes in area that would also give you a close estimate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 25, 2010
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