Searching for the perfect home can mean many things to a potential buyer. In most cases, you will want a home that meets your living space needs, such as a certain number of bedrooms and baths, as well as other possible options like a home office, a guest room for out of town visitors, or a back yard pool. When on the hunt for your next abode, price will also certainly factor into the picture. But the ultimate price that you pay for your home can stretch beyond just the principal and interest cost on the mortgage and the monthly utility bills. In fact, one of the key expenses that you can run into is your property tax obligation.
The property tax that is charged in a certain area can vary a great deal. In fact, in some cases, homes in neighboring communities – including towns that are side-by-side – can oftentimes differ significantly with regard to their property tax obligation. Knowing where various areas rank in taxes due could help you to pinpoint where you want to be, as well as provide you with an idea of how much you may owe to Uncle Sam.
The real estate agent that you work with should be able to help you in determining which local areas possess the best – and the worst – property tax structure. You can also make a call to the local tax assessor’s office in order to find out additional details, such as the last time a particular area was evaluated, and whether there may be a reassessment intended in the near future.
If you’re seeking that perfect home in the Bakersfield or surrounding area, we can help. We can also offer you a no obligation analysis of your current home’s value. So, Contact Us to start the process of finding your dream home today.