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Rhonda Porter,  in Seattle, WA

What are the Property taxes like in Sacramento?

Asked by Rhonda Porter, Seattle, WA Wed May 16, 2007

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In Sacramento County taxes are based on 1% of the sales price. But every homeowner should read this article about property taxes.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 16, 2007
I think 1% is pretty much the case for all of California. Prop 13 "caps" the amount property taxes can rise each year by 3%. It is conceivable to have two homes that are exact model matches that pay dramatically different amount to property taxes (due to prop 13)
2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 17, 2007
While the property tax itself is indeed 1%, there are special assessment that are collected with property taxes. Some areas also have Mello Roos (an assessment that developers pass on to consumers). In some areas, Mello Roos can be quite high. If there's no Mello Roos, I usually figure that the annual property tax is approx. 1.125% of the assessed value as a rule of thumb.
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 5, 2007
Great points to share!
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Ute Ferdig -…, Real Estate Pro in New Castle, DE
what does that 1%cover if not to maintain the zoning in that area of the property being tax. wonder why neighborhood are not being maintained. So who or where is that 1% going.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 27, 2016
I thought that property taxes covered road, sidewalks ,trees for the county to maintain How is that residents are getting fines for what i thought property taxes covered yearly for home buyers paying property taxes. These taxes are to go towards school and maintain that area of property zoning.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 27, 2016
what is the property tax like in Fort Worth, TX?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 20, 2016
Prop 13 is the base at 1% but other assessments, bonds, etc., could be added into your total tax bill.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 13, 2014
Is there any way to look up property tax +bonds and assessments for Sacramento & Nevada Counties? I know about the 1%, but in looking at properties on Trulia I run across some that are way more than that, and example: 20222 Chaparral Circle Penn Valley 2013 taxes paid $2,546 assessment $137,332. We want to retire & move to the Sacramento area soon, but we are trying to eliminate areas with crazy high property taxes, HOA dues or any area that requires flood insurance. Thanks in advance.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 11, 2014
In addition to the 1% any bonds or assessments that have been passed by the community would be added. If the community has mello-russ that must be factored also. Sometimes it is safe to figure 1.25% to $1.3% or the sales price.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 5, 2007
Pam Winterba…, Real Estate Pro in Danville, VA
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