Yes due to the fact that school taxes are a property tax. It does not matter how many homes you own.Check with your local tax collector to see if you are eligable for the Homestead Tax Exemption for your primary residence. Good luck... more
Each insurance company has their own figure usually but for an approximation figure you can take the total covered square footage of your home (not the lot but the actual livable space) and multiply it by $225/square foot (this is usually the norm amongst insurance underwriters).... more
It is certainly not the best or the worst of Pittsburgh. It is however, a little far from Pitt and Carnegie mellon. That makes your tenants less likely to be young professionals. If you are thinking of investing then look up my property on 826 S.Trenton Ave. I have always had young professionals renting from me. Never late, never had a problem!... more
Are you asking how are taxes in zip code 15221? If you are, 15221 encompasses the Borough of Wilkinsburg (2012 millage is 14.00), the Borough of Forest Hills (2012 millage is 8.35), and part of the Borough of Churchill (2012 millage is 5.75). So the tax base is different in each borough. It also includes Wilkinsburg School District (2012-13 millage is 36.672) and Woodland Hills School District (2012-13 millage is 26.21). All of these area's are in Allegheny County (2012 millage is 5.69). A property owner would pay the county, local and school taxes based on the property assessed value (from the county) and the millage for each taxing body. There are discounts available (2% early paying, homestead exemption, senior, new home construction tax abatement, etc.).
The best thing to do if you think that there are taxes due is to pay to have a title search completed. This way you will not only get tax issues but also any and all leins against the property.... more