What is the property tax for a house around 1 -1.2 M in Boston Area?

Asked by chenjue, Brookline, MA Mon Jan 20, 2014

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Tara Wilstein, Agent, Boston, MA
Tue Jan 21, 2014
As others have mentioned, it will be based on a percentage of assessed value, but tax rates vary significant from town to town. Boston, for example, is significantly lower than Newton, a very close suburb. In Newton, you'd probably be looking at about $1200-$1300/month. In Boston, probably more like $800/month, depending on the property. Please let me know if I can help with any specific properties.
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Mario Pavli, Agent, Boston, MA
Tue Jan 21, 2014
All very good points made. It really varies town to town.

Do you have a specific property in mind that you are inquiring about?
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James Furlong, Agent, Brookline, MA
Tue Jan 21, 2014
All towns base their property taxes on $ per $1,000 of assessed value. Check the local towns websites to determine the applicable rate.
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Richard Shap…, , Framingham, MA
Tue Jan 21, 2014
It varies town to town. Also realize home values can differ from assessments. If I did a preapproval for someone purchasing in that range, I would estimate $1200/mo for taxes.
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Jonathon Cur…, Agent, Boston, MA
Mon Jan 20, 2014
Hi Chenjue,
Taxes in the Boston area get taxed $12.58 dollars per every $1,000 dollars the property is assessed for. Also take into consideration the owner occupancy tax exemption for property owners that use the home as their primary residence get a $1,763 tax break off the top of the tax amount. Some properties have this exemption already in place. If not the new owner could file ( at city hall ) for one the following Jan for the next yr. Since the taxes are based on the assessed values ( which is never reflective of market value...almost always lower ) A guess would be somewhere between 10-12K per yr not including the exemption. If you ever have more questions please let me know :)

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Al Mckenzie, Agent, Boston, MA
Mon Jan 20, 2014
It depends on the zip code you reside in. You can go on that town's web site and see their tax rate.
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CH Naamad, Agent, Boston, MA
Mon Jan 20, 2014
Residential Tax in Boston is $13.14 per thousand of the assessed value of the property.
The assessed value is not the purchase price. The city of Boston assesses properties every year for tax purposes. Generally, a property's assessed value is often lower than its market value.
So, a property assessed at 1M, the residential tax is around $13,140. Furthermore, you get to receive a residential tax exemption (around $1700) if you decide to live in the property.
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Greer Swiston, Agent, Newton, MA
Mon Jan 20, 2014
As Mr. Wolfson indicated, the property tax varies from community to community. Here is a link that may give you more specific answers http://www.city.waltham.ma.us/assessors-department/faq/what-…

Property taxes also differ between residential property versus commercial property and in some communities, there are owner occupant credits.

I hope that answers your question.
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Louis Wolfs…, Agent, Needham, MA
Mon Jan 20, 2014
the tax rate in Brookline is about 11.65 per 1,000
Newton, Needham and Wellesley are around the same.
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