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Phil, Home Buyer in New Jersey

What eastern Bucks County towns have lower tax rates?

Asked by Phil, New Jersey Fri Dec 28, 2007

I won't have children in school so I'm not interested in better schools, I'm looking in the $850k and up price range. Easy commute to the Princeton are is key.

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Hello William,
You are right. Follow this link. There is a list of all tax millage rates (what the townships used to figure out taxes) for all the townships in Bucks County.
Hope this helps. http://www.buckscounty.org/government/departments/Finance/Bo…
Web Reference: http://www.LeeStiber.com
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 29, 2007
This answer is for others who have a similar question. Yardley, Newtown and Langhorne are all within easy commute of Princeton. The taxes will depend on the age of the house. Some owners of newer homes may have appealed the taxes and they may have been reduced. You should look up all available listings in your price range and check the taxes for each . You should look at your total housing expense rather than taxes as you may find some homes with motivated sellers where prices are less than other homes.
You can search all available listings on my web site. http://www.gitabantwal.com
Web Reference: http://www.gitabantwal.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 2, 2010
Hi, Phil...I think the real answer lies in the fact that Bucks County has not been reassessed since the early 1970's. Therefore, the taxes may greatly depend on the age of the home. For example, I have a property listed in Solebury Township that is 15 years old, is on 3 acres, has 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths, bonus rooms such as a sunroom and office adjoining the master bedroom (with a stair case down to the garage), and a finished basement that is a walkout to an inground pool. The property is listed at $949,900 which is just under an appraisal that was done earlier in the year. The total real estate taxes are just under $8500 per year for 2009.

I would be happy to show the home to you if you are still in the market...thanks, Diane Johnston
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 5, 2009
Hi Phil.
I am a homeowner in Upper Bucks and can tell you for CERTAIN that some townships have higher taxes than others. Did you ever buy? Just curious. ES
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Feb 8, 2009
Hi Phil,

Doesn't seem like you're getting a really clear answer here. Let me try to help.

Since your price range is $850K+, you probably want to look into areas such as Ottsville, Upper Black Eddy and Erwinna. Basically the entire Tinicum Township is where you will find homes in the $850+ price range, low property taxes and a convenient commute to Princeton.

However, depending on the location of the house, your property taxes might vary. For example, the New Hope area is known for high taxes, but I just recently sold an older home on 2.5 acres of land in New Hope that was backing to 32 acres of preserved land and the property taxes were under $4,000 a year. But I think your best bet would be to concentrate on Tinicum Twp area.

For your convenience, here are some links that you might find helpful.

Homes in Ottsville: http://www.ephiladelphiarealestate.com/ottsville-real-estate.php
Homes in Erwinna: http://www.ephiladelphiarealestate.com/erwinna-real-estate.php
Homes in Upper Black Eddy: http://www.ephiladelphiarealestate.com/upper-black-eddy-real…

Once you login, you will see the property taxes for each house. This is my personal website, so if you have any questions regarding any of the homes you see, please don't hesitate to contact me anytime. My contact information is on my website.

Hope this helps.

Russell Volk
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 20, 2009
Hi Phil,
I have several options for you and .I am also familiar with the neighborhoods. I can send you lists and you can choose from them.
You can reach me at JenBuschel@gmail.com 215-584-0769
I had a website glitch and will recover by tomorrow.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 5, 2009
I have a list for you with no obligation at your convenience.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 31, 2007
I understand how Real Estate Taxes are calculated, my question relates to if there are certain towns that are notorious for higher taxes and some that historically have been better. In NJ there are towns just a few miles apart that could have 30% to 40% differences in taxes for identical homes.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Dec 31, 2007
I appreciate your comments
My direct answer to Phil's question is by no mean to hold information from anyone, I searched the area close enough to Phil's commute to Princeton and came up with a list of properties in his price range that will help him decide not only on the area but the distance he is willing to travel to save even more on taxes by single property not just towns, Lee posted the bucks county millage chart ( thank you Lee!), however the property assesments are different from one another.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 30, 2007
Lee and Hadjer - why not post some information here so that everyone can benefit from your knowledge? The community benefits when you communicate publicly, private emails benefit only you. Would love to see some of your insight here!

I'm in Quakertown - curious where we rank tax-wise
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 29, 2007
Hi Phil,
I would to discuss your needs further. How big of a house are you looking for? Age? How much land?
Each township has a different rate for taxes. I would be more than happy to assit you. Feel free to email me at LeeStiber@kw.com and take a tour of my website where you can search for homes and compare the taxes of them.
Web Reference: http://www.LeeStiber.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 29, 2007
I can send you a list so you can compare. Please email me
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 28, 2007
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