How can I figure out the tax rate on homes I'm interested in purchasing in Murrieta, CA?

Asked by Lisa, 92058 Tue Feb 17, 2009

My agent keeps telling me I have to tell her what specific houses I like and then she'll look them up herself. I just want to know how to look up that information myself. It just takes her too long to get back to me. Sometimes she forgets to even look it up. HELP!

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Grace Hudson, Agent, Canyon Lake, CA
Tue Feb 17, 2009
If you go to this website it is for the County of Riverside tax assessor's office. Once you go to this website put your curser on the Property Taxes section on the left hand side, then click on the review/pay taxes on line. Once you are there click on the "Continue to online payment", once it takes you to the next step, click on the "start search". That will take you to a screen that will allow you to input an addres and search what the amount of taxes, mello roos and/or special assessments are for that specific address. Good luck!!! Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need further help.
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Dennis Gergen, Both Buyer And Seller, Missoula, MT
Thu May 7, 2009
Google your county tax records. Phone and ask the county assesor how it is done and how you might try to estimate it yoursel I I have heard that in some places they evaluate the home value based on the last three years appraisal values.
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Jane Grant, Agent, Aguanga, CA
Thu May 7, 2009
Lisa: I see why you want to look it up yourself. If you go to the Riverside County Tax Assessor's website, all you have to do is type in the house number and Street name, and it will show you what the owner is paying in total property taxes, base and assessments, for that particular home. Here is the website:

To determine what your taxes will be, you will perform you calculations based on the amount you will pay for the home. For instance a $250,000 home is multiplied by 1% which is the base tax rate in Riverside County. So a $250,000 home would have a base pay property tax amount of $2500.00.

Then when you click on the "Tax Info", tab a screen will display the "assessments for that subdivision". This is a "fixed amount", and is not based on the percentage of the property value.

Please note that "assessed value" is the value of the property when it was purchased. In our current market the assessed values are lower, of course because current values have declined.

(The Riverside County Tax Assessors office is updating them as homes are purchased or if homeowners request a re-assessment, however, if a bill is created based on the previous amount and has not been re-assessed at a lower amount then a correction needs to be made and they will issue a refund.)

Some subdivisions includes Trash Pickup in the property tax payment so at least you will not have to pay for trash pickup.

Just remember that every subdivision is a little different because when a CFD (Community Facilities District), is created it is unique for that subdivision.
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Dennis Gergen, Both Buyer And Seller, Missoula, MT
Fri Mar 27, 2009
I believe you can call your county tax unit and they will most likely tell you how to get the information on the internet by just typing in the address of the place.
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Richard Gree…, , Temecula, CA
Wed Feb 18, 2009
You may find this website helpful as well....

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