Property taxes can make or break a deal when it comes to buying or selling a home in Orange County. It especially is a hot topic when dealing with homes in Irvine, Tustin, Orange, and some other parts of Orange County where newer development has occurred and “Mello-Roos” is included in your property tax payment calculation.
There’s nothing like looking at an $800,000 house, envisioning yourself living there, getting comfortable with the monthly mortgage payment you calculated using a cell phone app, only to be blindsided by the effective property tax rate being 1.7% of the current home value. That’s a far cry from property taxes being under 1.1% in many other nearby areas.
But don’t fret — Orange County property tax information is available at your fingertips! You can save yourself time, headache, and heartache by taking a few moments to look up property tax detail online. And, the information is FREE.
Here is a quick tutorial on how to lookup property tax detail online, including specific Mello-Roos information, for homes in Orange County:
So what do you do now if you find out a property has Mello-Roos? Well, that’s a story for a different day, coming soon!