The tax rate for the state of California because of Prop. 13 is 1% of the sales price. Each area (city & county) has some miscellaneous tax costs such as: Mesquito abatement, Municipal Water, etc. When those costs are figured in the tax base is around 1.25% of the sales price. If the property has any special assessment on it , which can be called Mello-Roos or CFD (Community Facilities District) that will increase the tax base rate %. The zip code area you asked about has older homes with no additional assessments and newer homes with assessments. You need to have your Realtor request the tax information from the title company for the particular home you are interested in and then you will have the accurate information.