Harnett County NC Relocation - Property Taxes
How much will I pay in property taxes for my new Harnett County NC home?
That's a very common question when considering purchasing a home in Harnett County, NC, whether you're considering Angier, Coats, Dunn, Erwin, Lillington, or even Fuquay-Varina.
Harnett County is just south of Wake County, and just east of Lee County.
Lower land costs make this county an attractive place for many homebuyers looking to have affordable acreage.
Harnett County is particularly popular with families looking to split a commute between Fort Bragg and Raleigh, or to have affordable country living just a short hop from big city life in the Triangle.
Find Out What District Your New Harnett County NC Home is Located In
Ask your real estate agent what town limits the property resides in, or if the property is located outside of town limits.
This chart shows the 2008/2009 Harnett County property tax rates.
If you are relocating to a home inside a town, the tax rate will be slightly higher. If your new home will be outside of town boundaries, the tax rate can be extremely low.
Check the Tax Rate Tables for the Property Tax Rate for Your District or Town in Harnett County NC
The county rate usually gets combined with either the fire district rate or the town rate, depending on where the home for sale is located.
OK - But What Will I Actually Pay in Harnett County Property Taxes?
What do all those little numbers mean? It's actually not as hard as it looks.
- Take the assessed value of the property.
- Divide by 100.
- Multiply by the tax rate.
This will give you the yearly tax amount, per 2008/2009 rates.
And just to give you an idea, here's a table of sample yearly tax payments for different sample assessed home values.
This table gives sample property tax bills for all the towns and districts in Harnett County, NC: Angier, Benson, Coats, Erwin, Dunn, and Lillington. Your tax bill can be lower if your home or property is not actually within a municipality, or town.
For 2008-2009, the district tax rates vary from .775% to 1.35%. There is no guarantee that tax rates will remain the same - check the Harnett County Property Tax Page for most recent information.
Tax rates are based on the assessed value, not the actual sales price of the home. If there is a discrepancy between the assessed value and the asking price of the home or lot, don't be afraid to ask your real estate agent to pull comps for you. Assessed values are not always aligned well with market values, as assessments are often made several years apart.
If you know the pin number of the property you're interested in, you can look up the assessed value and actual tax rate - your agent will be able to provide you with this number.
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