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Best County Property Taxes

Is South Carolina a great place to live and own real estate based on value, quality of life, jobs and taxes. Let’s share a few facts about York County, SC…

Low taxes, great communities, close to major cities (Charlotte, Columbia or Greenville), major highway, solid employment opportunities, Lake Wylie, River Walk District and healthy area to retire and enjoy  life.

York County

The seventh most populous county in South Carolina, York County has property tax rates close to the state average. The largest city in the county is Rock Hill. The total millage rate in Rock Hill is around 380 mills (as of 2013). The rate applies to assessed value, which for owner-occupied residences is equal to 4% of a home’s full market value.

How Your Property Taxes Compare Based on an Assessed Home Value of $78,000 (Example only)

Lancaster County    $396
0.508% of Assessed Home Value
South Carolina          $448
0.574% of Assessed Home Value
National                         $945
1.211% of Assessed Home Value

Tax Study by County

As the summer approaches and the weather leads us to the beach or water park

South Carolina is just 0.57%, fifth lowest in the country.

Real-Estate Property Taxes by State

Rank

State

Effective Real-Estate Tax Rate

Annual Taxes on $179K Home*

State Median Home Value

Annual Taxes on Home Priced at State Median Value

1Hawaii0.27%$487$515,300$1,406
2Alabama0.43%$773$125,500$543
3Louisiana0.49%$876$144,100$707
4Delaware0.54%$959$231,500$1,243
5District of Columbia0.56%$1,000$475,800$2,665
6South Carolina0.57%$1,019$139,900$798
7West Virginia0.58%$1,044$103,800$607
8Colorado0.60%$1,073$247,800$1,489
9Wyoming0.61%$1,097$194,800$1,196
10Arkansas0.62%$1,111$111,400$693
11Utah0.68%$1,218$215,900$1,472
12New Mexico0.74%$1,324$160,300$1,188
13Tennessee0.75%$1,335$142,100$1,062
14Idaho0.76%$1,366$162,900$1,246
15Mississippi0.79%$1,408$103,100$813
16Virginia0.80%$1,420$245,000$1,948
T-17California0.81%$1,438$385,500$3,104
T-17Arizona0.81%$1,446$167,500$1,356
T-19Montana0.85%$1,525$193,500$1,652
T-19Kentucky0.85%$1,511$123,200$1,042
T-19North Carolina0.85%$1,524$154,900$1,322
T-19Nevada0.85%$1,523$173,700$1,481
23Indiana0.87%$1,560$124,200$1,085
24Oklahoma0.88%$1,569$117,900$1,036
25Georgia0.94%$1,685$148,100$1,397
26Missouri1.00%$1,790$138,400$1,387
27Florida1.06%$1,894$159,000$1,686
T-28Oregon1.08%$1,929$237,300$2,563
T-28Washington1.08%$1,931$259,500$2,805
30Maryland1.10%$1,956$286,900$3,142
31North Dakota1.12%$2,000$153,800$1,722
T-32Alaska1.18%$2,112$250,000$2,956
T-32Minnesota1.18%$2,110$186,200$2,200
34Massachusetts1.20%$2,139$333,100$3,989
35Maine1.30%$2,321$173,800$2,259
36South Dakota1.34%$2,389$140,500$1,879
37Kansas1.40%$2,502$132,000$1,849
38Iowa1.48%$2,649$129,200$1,916
39Pennsylvania1.53%$2,725$166,000$2,533
40Ohio1.56%$2,794$129,900$2,032
41New York1.62%$2,899$283,400$4,600
42Rhode Island1.63%$2,915$238,000$3,884
43Vermont1.74%$3,116$217,500$3,795
44Michigan1.78%$3,172$122,400$2,174
45Nebraska1.85%$3,308$133,200$2,467
46Texas1.90%$3,386$136,000$2,578
47Wisconsin1.96%$3,499$165,800$3,248
48Connecticut1.97%$3,517$270,500$5,327
49New Hampshire2.15%$3,838$237,300$5,100
50Illinois2.30%$4,105$173,800$3,995
51New Jersey2.35%$4,189$315,900$7,410

Tiny House Rule 2018 – International Residential

Tiny house rule nearly set for the 2018 International Residential

Tiny homes are a step closer to having a place in the building code, after Public Comment RB168-16 received the required majority vote to be added as an appendix to the 2018 International Residential Code.
While the results are still subject to certification by the ICC’s validation committee and confirmation by the board, proponents of the appendix have hailed the decision. The code has no legal effect unless it is adopted by local governments, the ICC added.
If approved, the model code will allow people to receive Certificates of Occupancy for tiny houses when built to meet the provisions of the appendix and could help municipalities better manage the influx of tiny house projects and permit requests by providing a baseline for their own requirements.
Dive Insight:

Tiny houses, which typically have a footprint of less than 500 square feet, have grown in popularity in recent years as an alternative for housing the chronically homeless, veterans, young professionals and even empty nesters.

Although the segment will likely remain niche, the ICC’s move may go some way to boosting the sector as many state and local building codes do not accommodate tiny house requirements such as square footage minimums, smaller lot sizes and the ability to co-locate with an existing building.

The favorable vote follows a push by advocacy group Tiny House Build, along with a team of architects, builders, designers and educators, who put up and defended the public comment in the lead-up to the vote.

With many urban centers struggling to meet demand for affordable properties, tiny home projects are slowly building traction in the market. In September, a community organization unveiled the first of 25 planned homes in a $1.5 million effort to build Detroit’s largest tiny house development.

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