Without specific location information, we can't give you an answer. A local real estate agent can provide you answers to both questions. You can conduct an Internet search to find out what the current property taxes are for a particular home. Depending on how the tax collector's site is set up, you may need the assessor's parcel number to get the information. Some tax collector sites also allow you to search by address. Just remember, the property tax will change upon change of ownership.