There are three things that typically determine how much you pay in real estate taxes:
1. The assessed value (estimated by the local assessor as of a specific date using sales studied for a specific timeframe). You will want to know when the last reassessment was made in Oceanport vs. Fair Haven. The assessment may be lower now in one city because they havenâ€™t had a reassessment lately, but one could take place next year.
2. The real estate tax rates (set by local taxing districts). Find out what the total real estate rates are for Oceanport vs. Fair Haven (not just schools or city, but all taxing districts).
3. The real estate assessment or real estate tax abatements, deferrals, and exemptions that you may qualify for, if any, in Oceanport vs. Fair Haven. In some state these can vary by city and county within the same state.
You can go to the county assessor & they can let you know what the taxes would be (if you give them a specific address, that would be better so they can let you know re: any special assessments, otherwise they will just be able to give you the base tax rate).
If you ask your agent (since it sounds like you may be buying a home) they should be able to do this for you.
Have a great day!