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Property Taxes by State – 2019

Property taxes vary widely across states both in terms of annual taxes paid as well as effective tax rates. In 2019, the difference between average real estate taxes paid by New Jersey and Alabama home owners was $7,974. New Jersey continued its perennial distinction as having the highest average real estate tax bill per home owner ($8,687) as well as… Read More ›

State and Local Property Tax Revenues Increased Nearly 20 Percent over the Past Four Years

NAHB analysis of the Census Bureau’s quarterly tax data shows that $633.9 billion in taxes were paid by property owners in the four quarters ending Q3 2020.[1] Four-quarter property tax revenues have declined just once over the last eight years and are more than $100 billion (19.2%) higher than they were four years ago. Year-over-year growth of four-quarter property tax… Read More ›

Operation Costs per Dollar Value Lower for New Homes

New NAHB research based on the latest 2019 American Housing Survey (AHS) shows that, on average, homeowners spend around $9,240 per year to operate and maintain a single-family detached home. This includes property taxes, insurance, maintenance and utilities, with property taxes being the costliest component. Annual operating costs increase consistently with household income, home size and value. When measured as… Read More ›

Property Taxes Account for 40 Percent of State and Local Tax Revenue in Q1 2019

NAHB analysis of the Census Bureau’s quarterly tax data shows that $594 billion in taxes were paid by property owners over the four quarters ending in Q1 2019.[1] It has been seven years since four-quarter property tax revenues declined. After accelerating in the third and fourth quarters of 2017, the four-quarter growth rate of property tax revenue has slowed in… Read More ›

Property Taxes by Congressional District

Earlier this year, NAHB released 2017 property taxes by state as a blog post and as a longer special study. However, in light of changes made to the tax code by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), further refining the statistics by congressional district is instructive to both members of Congress as well as their constituents. Property Tax Payments,… Read More ›

Property Taxes by State – 2017

Property taxes vary widely across states both in terms of annual taxes paid as well as effective tax rates. In 2017, the difference between average real estate taxes paid by New Jersey and Alabama home owners was nearly $8,000. New Jersey continued its perennial distinction as having the highest average real estate tax bill per home owner ($8,485) as well… Read More ›