How does your State Compare in Property Taxes?

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How does your State Compare in Property Taxes?


If you are relocating to Colorado, you will be in for good news as far as the Colorado property Tax Rates.   


Property Tax Map for U.S.


I have worked with many families relocating from the East Coast and they are always pleased to hear about our lower Property Taxes.   


In Colorado, your property taxes are paid through your mortgage, and are paid twice a year - February 15th and June 15th.    If your home is paid off, you too can pay twice a year, or in full April 30th.    Property taxes are always paid in arrears - when you close a home, the taxes are not due yet, and will be collected through the day you close, and given as a credit to the buyer and then the new buyers will be responsible for that year of taxes.


Besides our weather and the mountains, here is another reason to relocate to Colorado!




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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Joan,  Good information to pass on to out of state people thinkingto move here.

Mar 23, 2014 02:08 AM #1
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Yeah I got that benefit from relocating from one of those states you showed that was CRAZY high in taxes and couldnt believe how much cheaper they were here

Mar 23, 2014 02:33 AM #2
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Joan, I guess I really can't complain about our tax rate (9.88) when I see some of the others that are much higher. Good information. 

Mar 23, 2014 02:40 AM #3
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Joan, property taxes in Colorado are very attractive.  If you look at Illinois property taxes you can see what I've had to deal with and continue to since I still own a home in Illinois.  Living in Alabama the lower property taxes are quite a welcome change.

Mar 23, 2014 03:30 AM #4
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hi Joan,

WOW!  We are getting shafted in NJ when it comes to taxes!  Maybe relocating to Colorado is a good idea!  :)


Mar 23, 2014 03:34 AM #5
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Great benefit for Colordao residents. By the way, is anyone else astounded by the low tax rate in DC? What? What? What?

Mar 23, 2014 03:37 AM #6
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Great to know for those moving to CO, is a huge savings especially if they are coming from the NE...ours are $19/k...huge difference!

Mar 23, 2014 03:53 AM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a good chart that should be helpful for home buyers.

Have a most productive spring!

Mar 23, 2014 07:11 AM #8
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate - Wilmington, DE
Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS

That's a nice comparison and helps explain why so many people from N.J. move across the river to Delaware!

Mar 23, 2014 12:59 PM #9
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Joan even with out looking at the map I was certain we would show up as one of the highest states for property taxes.

Mar 23, 2014 01:13 PM #10
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Joan: CT is in the second highest bracket. This is indeed a great information. Who would think that Colorado imposed low property taxes.

Happy Monday. Read the AR meet up blog.

Mar 23, 2014 10:15 PM #11
Karen Mathers - REALTOR®
Keller Williams Vero Beach - Vero Beach, FL
When it Matters, Choose Mathers! 772-532-3221

The payment is real estate taxes does confuse many buyers in my area coming from the north.  We pay in arrears annually and a call from a February buyer never fails to come in November when the tax bill comes out!

Mar 23, 2014 11:02 PM #12
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Joan, awesome use of the property tax chart. Really gives buyers a solid look at how they range from state to state. Have a great day my friend!

Mar 23, 2014 11:05 PM #13
Kathy Smiley
Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village - Westlake Village, CA
Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!"

Hi Joan! While California is only taxes 1% of the assessed value, unfortunately our real estate is near the highest in the nation, so your tax bill is pretty steep each year. Many years ago we had Prop 13 pass, which caps yearly increased at 2% over the previous year. Also at the time it was passed it reset assessed values to 1975 values. It helps elderly people to remain in their home without worrying about skyhigh taxes. I guess we get what we pay for, though, because California is truly paradise! :)

Mar 24, 2014 02:37 AM #14
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

My state of HI has pretty low property taxes from what I understand when buyers come here and compare.  Of course you get what you pay for and here on Maui we don't have a lot of what you might take for granted in other places.  But we have a lot of what really counts!

Mar 24, 2014 01:08 PM #15
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Our property taxes are very low in Tennessee. It looks like your in CO are too. This is great in information Joan an something people do ask.

Mar 24, 2014 09:55 PM #16
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