We have heard of property taxes, (across the Country) as low as 1% and as high as 4.3%!!
Mostly this is a function of how much people are willing to spend to live in that area: If they are used to being gouged by their County, then the local government continues to get away with it.
But it is also a matter of how well-run the local government is.
Until fairly recently; corrupt or incompetent officials could get away with anything: But inept is harder to weed-out, and tougher still, to do anything about.
We are forced to assume that those people know what they are doing, because they were qualified to get elected or appointed; not necessarily so.
Property taxes are usually raised when they need more money. period.... more