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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Property taxes, unless I am smokin' hairballs (possibility) are assessed by COUNTY here. So the more densely populated counties may have different taxes than our huge but rural county.

Several states have 0 state tax. I lived in NV and live in AZ. Our property taxes ARE lower than theirs.

Feb 02, 2019 11:12 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I think our area is quite reasonable. Below are our tax millage rates for the counties in the Charlotte Metro region.

Charlotte area tax millage rates

North Carolina has a flat income tax rate (5.499%) - regardless of your income or filing status. *Of note, that was reduced in 2017 from 5.75%!

Feb 02, 2019 11:10 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

That sounds like one huge research project.  I know it is NOT California, the Land of Oz. 

Feb 02, 2019 10:31 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Best property tax rate?  Hmmm...

The lowest in the Tampa Bay area but specificcly or PINELLAS COUNTY has a millage rate of 17. What a deal!

Ahh, but this real estate is all located with great big water views with a base market value of 1.1 million and up. One high schoold dropout just bought his bride a 16.4 million dollar, 40,000 SF house as an anniversary present. He invested in ALFs to make his money. At a low 17 mill rate that tax bill is more than my mortgage payment.

Affordable housing, what ever that means, comes with mill rates from 19 to 23.

Sometimes you need to look a buyer right in the eye and say, "The taxes are the taxes." Maybe Arkansas has taxes that will make you happier.

This question can not get a actionable response or even one where confidence exists. For example:

In the state of new york, you will get pillaged and plundered with the LOCAL county millage rate, But it does not end there. On top of that comes a school tax with is included in property taxes of most states/counties even if they are an independent taxing authority.

To get an apples to apples comparison, you need to ask more questions.

Using NY as the poster child for tax naughtiness, my observation is those States that impose an income tax actually have higher taxes for ALL things and it does trickle down to the county. The mentality is to tax their way out of bad decisions. The Democrat way.

Of course the Elephant way is 'die young becuase we have nothing for you."


Feb 02, 2019 10:49 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Several states have no income tax and of course property values will determine the cost of property taxes. Some states that come to mind when I think of low taxes include:

Nevada, no income tax, relatively low property values, low property taxes.

Florida has no income tax and relatively low property costs in some areas, but high property taxes relative to the assessed value.

Texas no income tax. Relatively low property costs, but high property taxes relative to the assessed value.


Feb 02, 2019 10:37 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Try Delaware.

Feb 02, 2019 10:11 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I found this article on the subject:
The 10 Best and and Worst States For Property Taxes.

Feb 02, 2019 04:19 PM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I can tell you it is not Oregon. High property taxes and income tax, but no state sales tax, yet.

Feb 02, 2019 01:31 PM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Well, here in Texas, we don't have state income tax.  I don't think property tax (percentage wise) is the lowest BUT the price of homes are much more affordable than many other areas such as the Bay Area in California.  

Feb 02, 2019 11:48 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No state income tax in Texas.  Property tax depends on which county you live in and the value of the property.

Feb 02, 2019 01:05 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Georgia is a very affordable state to live in tax wise.  

Feb 02, 2019 01:04 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Massachusetts isn't cheap.... 

Feb 02, 2019 12:31 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

In the State of North Dakota our income tax rate is quite low but you have to excape the city to get reasonable property taxes.

Feb 02, 2019 12:12 PM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Not sure about the combo but my guess would be that what they don't take with one hand they take with another.. Sales Tax, Income Tax, Sin Tax, Property Tax states need revenue so... 

Feb 02, 2019 08:01 PM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 602.710.8161 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

I did not see AZ in any of the top 10 - Best or Worst in the tables for which Carol Williams has provided a link above. Arizona must be somewhere in the middle.

Feb 02, 2019 06:40 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Feb 02, 2019 06:17 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Oregon is very expensive and since we have no sales tax, they make up for it with high income and property taxes.

Feb 02, 2019 05:04 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

It is not where I sell real estate so I don't pay a lot of attention.

Feb 02, 2019 04:11 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

You know my answer.  :)

Feb 02, 2019 03:51 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

It varies in Utah but in Washington County, most residential property is taxed at 1% of appraised value but if it is a primary residence, a discount of 45% is given. State income tax, is a flat rate of 4.95%.

Feb 02, 2019 03:32 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

We've got the state tax covered at ZERO and there's surely a County I could find that fits the bill Christine.

Feb 02, 2019 03:01 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Property taxes are low here but we have state income tax.

Feb 02, 2019 03:01 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Start with states that have no income tax. Then the real search begins County by County. 

Feb 02, 2019 02:38 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

There are plenty of articles from Forbes. Actually I believe its Tennessee.

Feb 02, 2019 02:06 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have no clue. And it's not states typically the levy property taxes, but counties and municipalities. It would be an impossible job to figure that all out.

Feb 02, 2019 01:46 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Must be a complex govt website for that somewhere, I dont know where though.

I am fairly certain that it is not in California though.

Feb 02, 2019 01:19 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

It is fairly common here that property tax of $2-3K a month at 1.25% of sale price will blow most people's mortgage budget.

Feb 02, 2019 12:13 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I know Colorado is pretty low, my buyers always make a comment when showing homes compared to their home state.

Feb 07, 2019 06:33 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I think google may have that answer

Feb 05, 2019 07:05 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Interesting question.

Feb 04, 2019 06:12 PM
JoAnn Moore
The Mortgage Market of Delaware - Georgetown, DE
Home Loans in Delaware

Delaware has no sales tax and very low property taxes.

Feb 04, 2019 06:50 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Usually those are not the places with good jobs or where most people want to live.

Feb 04, 2019 06:50 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Follow the corportae migration.

I'd imagine places like Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Florida are good places to investigate.

Feb 03, 2019 09:27 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I can tell you where it is not the best rate: California.

Feb 03, 2019 07:36 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

In Florida, we have no income tax, but property taxes vary by county and are not all that low.

Feb 03, 2019 06:45 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Florida we do not have state income tax and the county set taxes are protected by save our homes that cap on assessed values and we have portability to protect older home owners.  So our taxes are more that fair.

Feb 03, 2019 05:58 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Easy answer. The lowest State Income tax is rght here in NH. That would be ZERO, yes, no income or sales tax here in NH. 

Feb 03, 2019 04:55 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Changes by county. Southern VA property taxes are much lower than Northern VA counties. And in most towns and counties, senior citizens can apply for tax relief and pay lower or no taxes.

Feb 03, 2019 04:36 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Alaska has no income tax

No state sales tax but some boroughs do have sales tax and there is a cap at 500.00 so the most sales tax can be is 15 dollars on a home in Kenai borough and 39.25 in Homer city limits. Zero in Anchorage 

No Transfer tax We are a privacy state and sales price is not published

Property tax for seniors primary home is exempt for the first 300,000 value in our borough. So many seniors pay no property tax


Feb 03, 2019 12:27 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Florida from having worked there.  A

Feb 02, 2019 02:46 PM