How much do you pay in home and property taxes?

I gotta pay 1,000 and what sucks also is that they expect us to pay it during this last two months of the year which is around the holidays.

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on Nov. 18, 2008 in Money & Work

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  • Our property taxes are $5,000/year; payable in two installments within any given year.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:09 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

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  • We pay our property taxes separate from our mortgage so we put money aside every pay period so that we have the funds whenever the taxes become due.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:10 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

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  • Ours is paid in an escrow account.
    And christmas comes the same time every year.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:45 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

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  • This year our taxes are $4,955. Of course since our ridiculous school levy passed next year our taxes will be upwards of $5,250 per year.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:49 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

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  • $6500/yr is our property tax this year
    $6750/yr will be next year...
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:25 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

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  • I'm posting anon since I don't really want sympathy for my taxes. Let's see, last year it was $11,320. This year it will be over $12G. I'm sad.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:39 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

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  • Mine is about $4600 this year.
    Like most places, it's paid in two chunks - right around Christmas and Tax Day in April. Since I know this is coming every year, I set aside a little bit of money each month to cover it. That way, I don't have to scrounge to find the money when they are due. Try that next year. Just be sure you don't "borrow" from this fund. If you don't have the discipline to do it, ask your lender if you can setup an escrow account.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 1:48 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

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  • yea, I would pay it then set up an escrow for next year. Did you build a house and not know about the taxes? I have heard that happening. You build a house and pay tax on the land till they asses (which can be months, year after you have moved in) and then you get a big bill.. Good Luck.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:53 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

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  • For the whole year, we are paying 2120.00. Now that I see what everyone else is paying, I don't feel as ripped off.

    Yes, we save the money but I still resent shelling it out around Christmas. And I wish they were due in six month intervals instead of paying in November and again in April.

    Damn give us a break already on the butt reaming. Make them due in March and September or something.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

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  • Anon here (the heavily taxed one). Yeah, we bought new (actually didn't build, but it was like a spec home). The other houses that we had bought had been set up with an escrow account at closing, but it didn't happen this time. So, yeah, the first year we had a small payment, then the second year we got nailed with the taxes from the first year. (I don't know why the bank didn't just estimate the amnt. and make the payment accommodate that). No big, we got through the heavy second year. After that first year the bank started keeping an escrow account and it's amortized in our monthly payment. We just live in a very heavily taxed area. About half of which goes to the schools. I would love to put my kids in private school, but at the rate of our taxes, who could afford it?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:11 PM on Nov. 18, 2008

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