Debra the taxes on this property are currently based as a non-owner occupied residence and therefore the tax rate is calculated at 6% instead of 4%.. according to the Greenville County Tax Accessors office and several other homes in this same neighborhood are also taxed as non-owner occupied properties, which gives the appearance that the taxes are high for the area. The actual taxes for this area should be around half that amount when checking other owner occupied properties on the same street.
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Charlotte B. Ellison
Key Mortgage Group, Inc.
This home is probably being taxed at the higher investor tax rate. SC has two tax rates. There is a lower rate for owner occupied properties (using a formula that factors 4% of the assessed value). Owners using a property as a rental or 2nd home are taxed at a higher rate (using a formula that factors 6% of the assessed value). If this were a primary residence the taxes would be reduced by more then half.