If I was going to buy a home in July, is it out of the ordinary for me to attempt to have the seller pay the

Asked by Pat, Wed Jun 25, 2008

taxes up until the closing date? Approx. 6mos of property taxes?

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Kimberlee Qu…, Agent, El Cajon, CA
Wed Jun 25, 2008
Normally the taxes will be paid by the seller through the close of escrow date. The new tax year will begin July 1st. The first installment is due in November. Usually the buyer will recieve a credit in escrow.
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NonRealtor, , 23456
Wed Jun 25, 2008
Ask them to pay the next 2 or 3 years of taxes and throw in the surround sound system and the big screen. They'll probably do it if they're desperate sellers, and most of them are.
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Jim Johnson, , 78233
Wed Jun 25, 2008
Taxes are normally prorated to the date of closing. I recommend that you make a buyer's representation agreement with an agent who can help you negotiate your best terms.
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Susan Wesely, , Saint Paul, MN
Wed Jun 25, 2008
In our area, it is typical and expected to prorate taxes - seller pays up to closing date, buyer pays the balance. Whatever you decide, make sure that it is written into your offer to purchase.
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Angela Jensen, Agent, Coral Springs, FL
Wed Jun 25, 2008
It is a Buyer's market, you can negotiate closing costs and more, as long as your lender approves it and the Seller agrees to it. Good Luck!
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