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YOU MUST KNOW: Here’s 3 Mello Roos facts you must know before you buy!

1. What is Mello Roos?

2.  How do you find out if a home has Mello Roos?   And how much; how long?

3.  What are the Mello Roos Taxes or Charges actually paying for?






Home Buyers Ask…What is Mello Roos?


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Buying a home in the Sacramento Region? Are any of the homes you are considering newer than

Are you researching the property taxes?

A great rule of thumb is to quickly take the purchase price multiplied by 1.25% or .0125. This is the 1% Property tax and .25% estimate in additional local taxes, which are usually about 0.25%.


Now, remember, there are also Mello Roos Taxes that may also be paid and collected with the Property Tax,  that are actually not a tax but a form of financing that can be used by cities, counties, and special districts (such as school disricts). Most of the time, MelloRoos special taxes are levied as part of the annual property tax bill and shows up as a MelloRoos special tax as a line item on that bill.

Visit our

Mello Roos Quick Search and Information  center and Find if the home you are looking at to buy has Mello Roos

Learn more about property taxes and assessments  in Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer Counties…

All Property Taxes in California are based on the purchase price of the property. So, when you buy a home, the assessed value is equal to the purchase price. Then, every year the assessed value increases by the rate of inflation (change in the California Consumer Price Index), with a cap on increases of 2%.

Did you know that the tax rate in California was limited by Proposition 13, in 1978. to no more that 1% of a property’s market value?  The law also restricts increases in assessed value to 2% per year. Those two rules combine to keep California’s overall property taxes below the national average. The average effective property tax rate in California is 0.81%, compared with a national average of over 1.1%.  Now, remember, this is  the





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