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Rich T, Both Buyer and Seller in West Des Moines, IA

If we are purchasing a new home in West Des Moines in 2013, would we pay property taxes for both the home and the land, or just the land in 2013?

Asked by Rich T, West Des Moines, IA Tue Jun 25, 2013

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Rich, your Realtor or builder should be able to explain in more detail, but here are the basics.... Property taxes are paid in two installments in arrears. The property taxes that you pay in September 2013 and March 2014 are for the tax fiscal year 7/1/12 - 6/30/13. They are based on assessed value as of January 1, 2012. So whatever the county assessor has as value as at January 1, 2012, that is what you will pay taxes on - so if the property contained a house, then you will pay on the home and land. Check the assessed value on Polk or Dallas County Assessors website.

Nigel Chapman,
RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts
Des Moines, Iowa

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Thank you Nigel, that is exactly what I was looking for.
Flag Tue Jun 25, 2013
Nigel did a nice job of explaining.
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