10 Frequently Asked Questions About California Real Estate Property Taxes

We only own property inasmuch as we can pay the legal taxes applied to it. Here are the ten most common questions you should know the answers to if you own property or plan to someday own property.

1. How is Property Tax Computed in California? Annual property taxes will usually be from 1% to 1.25% of the sales price of the home at purchase.

2. Can Property Taxes Go Up Annually? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. In California the maximum tax hike on property is 2% of the previous rate.

3. When Do I Have to Pay Property Taxes? Property taxes are paid twice a year. One is billed in February and is due by April 10 at the latest; the other is billed in November and is due at the latest by December 10

4. What Happens to the Tax I've Already Paid this Year if I Sell … Read More