Dear Grumpy Realtor,
Silly question: How do I know what my taxes would be like on a new property?
First Time Buyer
Dear Silly Is As Silly Does,
There are no silly questions, just silly people. It is fully within your rights to ask the current owner what they pay for their property taxes, or to have your realtor draw up an estimate. If you go to your local appraisal district they can tell you what the current taxes are and also how they estimate those taxes. Owners of homes have different exemptions though and that can make the taxes lower so remember to ask the tax appraiser if there are any exemptions on the property you are buying.