Asked by Kineret, Outside U.S. Sun Jul 7, 2013

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Yoann Baral…, Agent, San Diego, CA
Wed Jul 31, 2013
Hi Kineret,

A good estimate would be 1.1% to 1.25% of the purchase price. Make sure that you base your calculation on much you will buy the house and not what the previous were paying.

Let me know if I can be of any help.

Yoann Baral Baron
Allied Green Realty
619 995 9467
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Sun Jan 5, 2014
Taxes are typically 1.25% of the purchase price at the most and sometimes lower.

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David Inderm…, Agent, San Diego, CA
Tue Dec 3, 2013
Hi There,
The rule of thumb I have used with my clients for over 15 years is the sale price times 1.25%.

Feel free to email me with any other questions or concerns at

Thank You,

David R. Indermill
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Steven Ornel…, Agent, Fremont, CA
Mon Jul 8, 2013
Hi Kineret,

1.25% is a common "quesstimate"; however, your effective property tax bill actually consists of three separate levy categories: General Tax Levy, Voter Approved Indebtedness and Direct/Special Assessments.

See: "Estimating Property Taxes in CA" for a thorough review.

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Hector Gaste…, Agent, Coronado, CA
Sun Jul 7, 2013

To be on the safe side, I always tell my clients that the purchase price minus the 3 0's is the amount they need to budget monthly for property taxes. Example: 400k property = 400 monthly property taxes. In your case it is 1.11153%

Are you ready to write the offer?

Hector R. Gastelum
Realty Executives Dillon
REALTOR #01382940
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Ben Altman, Agent, Mercer Island, WA
Sun Jul 7, 2013
Hi Kineret,

Property in Pacific Beach have a property tax rate of 1.11153% of the purchase price.

Let me know if you need anymore assistance.

Ben Altman
Tidal Realty
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Cory La Scala, Agent, San Diego, CA
Sun Jul 7, 2013
H; There,

In San Diego, lenders use 1.25% to calculate property taxes when they qualify you; it could be more or less. Some properties have added assessments, which can increase the tax amount significantly. You can also look up the tax rate yourself on the San Diego County Assessor web site, or l can look it up for you. Just call or email me off forum.

Warm Regards,

Cory La Scala, REALTOR
Independence Realty
619-825-6421 Direct
619-884-3452 Cell
Lic # 01443391
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Robert Boern…, Agent, El Cajon, CA
Sun Jul 7, 2013
Hello Kineret,
I did not see a property associated to your question. But, if you are contemplating a property purchase, the property tax will be based on the purchase price. An annual tax of 1.20% of the property value (purchase price) will be fairly accurate. There are variations in property tax rates depending on local bonds and other infrastructure financing programs. Some areas have Mello-Roos assessments which greatly increase the annual property bill.

Feel free to contact me should you have any questions!

Robert Boerner
Gecko Realty
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Frederick Re…, Agent, SAN DIEGO, CA
Sun Jul 7, 2013
Taxes in San Diego County range from 1.15% to 1.35% of purchase prince annually. You will have to check to see exactly what this is in your area of interest. Ou can go to to find homes and it will also show taxes!

Frederick Remick
619 519 3287
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