How do you find out what the property taxes will be before buying?

Asked by Trulia Denver, Denver, CO Thu May 30, 2013

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Karla Knapp, Agent, Castle pines, CO
Fri May 31, 2013
Go to the county records of the county where you are purchasing your home. For example; Douglas County- click assessor - enter address or community name and it will show you the taxes for the property. Some times you cannot find this info for new built homes so use an address of a property near by.

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Robert McGui…, Agent, Denver, CO
Thu May 30, 2013
Trulia Denver,

There are several ways. One is to look for the taxes stated by the listing agent in the MLS. You can have your Buyer's Agent find out the information from the Property Data Reports from the many title companies who offer a free and simple service to retrieve this information. Third, you can go directly to the County Assessor's website and get the information on line there. The taxes will be verified by the title company in their title commitment before closing on a home.

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Tony & Karen…, Agent, Denver, CO
Thu May 30, 2013
Property taxes are always public record, and most counties will have a tax assessor's website where you can look up any address. Sometimes it can be a little challenging to track it all down though, if you're not used to it. Any home that you're considering buying will have that information readily available. And of course any friendly neighborhood Realtor would probably be happy to look it up for you. (Wink to all my friendly neighborhood Realtor colleagues!)
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Ritchy Haynes, , Denver, CO
Thu May 30, 2013
Most counties have online databases to look this information up. It is also included in most listings, however if not try google search for county treasurer or assessors office.
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Tim Walker, Agent, Brighton, CO
Thu May 30, 2013
County assessor or the listing report will have it.
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James Ponzi, Agent, Aurora, CO
Thu May 30, 2013
Property taxes are paid in arrears, so you will be paying taxes on the most recent figure available, which your Realtor can give you, or you can look it up on the county website in which the property resides by searching address. Hope this helps!
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Brian MacDon…, Agent, Boulder, CO
Thu May 30, 2013
All real estate agents have access to this at their finger tips because we work with public records all the time. The county assessor's office is the provider of this information to the public records system.

Here in Boulder County, the customer service is very good so if you can't find it on their website (pretty easy - just input the address) they will speak with you and help you understand it. Different jurisdictions have different tax rates but a rule of thumb that works up here is multiply the assessed value or the selling price by .006 or 0.6%. Example: a house that with an assessed value of $300,000 x .006 = $1,800/yr. Again, this is a rough estimate. The Assessor's office can give you the precise calculation. Here is the web address for the Boulder County Assessor's office: http://www.bouldercounty.org/dept/assessor/pages/default.aspx
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Marina Bay, Agent, Greenwood Village, CO
Thu May 30, 2013
This is public record information. Most city and county services are available on line. You can find any recorded information there.

Marina Bay
Cherry Creek Properties
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Lindsey Juar…, Agent, Westminster, CO
Thu May 30, 2013
Do you have a place in mind that you are interested in? Give me a call. I am happy to help you!


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Lindsey Juarez
Keller Williams Preferred Realty
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Jeremy Ander…, , Denver, CO
Thu May 30, 2013
Hello, the best way to get this information is to first find out what county the property is in. For example if it's located in Arapahoe County, you would then go to the Arapahoe County Assessors website. You would then want to either search or navigate to their county tax search page (link below) and enter the address of the property to get the exact property taxes. Every county website is different, but most do have a search page which can make it easier for you.

http://www.co.arapahoe.co.us/Apps/Tax/Default.aspx

Hope this helps!

Thanks,

Jeremy Anderson
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