What are the tax rates for the Los Feliz, Atwater Village, Silver Lake, and Echo Park areas of Los Angeles?

Asked by Personna Newell, Chicago, IL Fri Mar 26, 2010

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Richard Schu…, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Fri Mar 26, 2010
Property taxes for LA County are approximately 1.25%. To find out more details you can go to the Property Tax section of the LA County Tax Assessor's website: http://lacountypropertytax.com. And to find estimated property taxes for a specific property you can go here http://assessor.lacounty.gov/extranet/guides/SuppTaxCalc.aspx

If you have any other questions about buying property in the Los Angeles area, let me know. I have extensive experience with the areas you mention.

Good luck,

Richard Schulman
#1 Buyers Agent Keller Williams Los Angeles Region
(310) 482-0173
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Rueben Marti…, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Sun Mar 28, 2010
Hy there persona.

property taxes are aproximately 1.25 specificaly on this areas you mention in this great city of los angeles,the county assesors office would be your first choice for imformation, or a real estate agent would be able to help you with any questions you might have.

I am a real estate agent with Keller Williams realty Los feliz, I am very familiar with this areas as I grew up here and Im also a member of the Neighborhood counsel for the city of Atwater Village.

If you have any questions ,that i might be able to help uou feel free to contact m at..

Rueben Martinez
Keller Williams realty los Feliz
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Grant Linsco…, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Sat Mar 27, 2010
Hi Personna,

As several others have mentioned, you would be looking at approximately 1.25% of the purchase price. I sell a lot of properties in those areas you mentioned and would be happy to assist you in your search or with any specific questions about the areas.


Grant Linscott
Keller Williams Realty
323.333.6222 cell
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Monique and…, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Fri Mar 26, 2010
Hello Personna,

Property taxes in California don't change much from year to year unlike other states. They barely move an inch and they are based on the purchase price of the home. Sometimes they can go up if you do any major remodling (add square footage). They are roughly 1.25 % of the purchase price. Los Feliz, Atwater and Silverlake are great areas. You must have lived here before if you know about them as they are places people move in LA that are in the "know". If I can be of any helo, let me know.


Monique Carrabba
The Carrabba Group
Keller Williams Hollywood Hills
(323) 899-2900
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Deborah Brem…, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Fri Mar 26, 2010
Tax rates in California are based on purchase price, which assessor uses as the assessed value. For that reason, you can have one property assessed at current market value, and the one next door assessed at a much lower value. The rate at time of purchase is 1.25% of the sale price.

If the property declines in value, you can petition for a reduction in assessed value on an annual basis.

In addition, some properties have been selected by the County Assessor to be automatically reviewed. In 1978, California voters passed a constitutional amendment that allows a temporary reduction in assessed value when a property suffers a "decline-in-value." A decline-in-value occurs when the current market value of your property is less than the assessed value as of January 1. The assessed value is the value shown on your most recent property tax bill.

Typically, an application is required to initiate a review of your property’s value by the Assessor. However, in 2008 the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office began doing a proactive review of single-family residences and condominiums based on an analysis of market trends in Los Angeles County. For 2008, single-family residences and condominiums purchased between July 1, 2004, and June 30, 2007, were reviewed. For 2009, the review was expanded to include single-family residences and condominiums purchased between July 1, 2003, and June 30, 2008. For 2010, the review included single-family residences and condominiums purchased between July 1, 2003, and June 30, 2009. In some particularly hard-hit areas of the county, the review included properties purchased prior to July 1, 2003.

The 2009 proactive review included 473,000 properties, resulting in lower assessments on 333,000 single-family residences and condos. The average reduction in assessed value was about $120,000, amounting to an average property tax savings of approximately $1,300.

Deborah Bremner, SFR, CRS, CSP
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Scott E. And…, , Los Angeles, CA
Fri Mar 26, 2010

Richard is correct. The property taxes for LA are approximately 1.25%.

I am based out of the Los Feliz office of Coldwell Banker if you are interested in buying or selling in the area.

All the best,

Scott E. Anderson
Coldwell Banker- Los feliz
Web Reference:  http://scottsellsla.com
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