Colorado Ranks 5th Best State For Home Ownership Due To Low Property Tax

Dated: 09/14/2015

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Colorado was ranked as the fifth best state in the nation to own a home, thanks to low property taxes.  Colorado property taxes are the ninth lowest in the nation, according to SmartAsset.

The analysis  by SmartAsset said that Colorado “lies at the other end of the spectrum,” from New Jersey, which has the highest property taxes in the U.S.

In Colorado, the average effective property tax rate is 0.63 percent, compared with 2.2 percent in New Jersey.

The owner of a $200,000 home in New Jersey would pay an average of $4,400 annually, according to SmartAsset.

“If that same homeowner owned a $200,000 house in (Colorado), she could expect annual taxes to be closer to $1,260,” according to SmartAsset, a technology company based in New York, which crunches data on a variety of topics.

One of the main reasons that Colorado property taxes are so low is because in 1982 voters approved the Gallagher Amendment.

The Gallagher Amendment requires that 45 percent of all property taxes collected must come from residential properties and 55 percent from commercial properties.

In addition, the Gallagher Amendment mandates that the assessment rate for commercial property be fixed at 29 percent, while the residential rate is adjusted each year to keep the 45/55 split constant.

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