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Zillow: Placer County homeowners post highest 2013 property tax bills

Placer County homeowners had the highest average property tax bill in 2013, and Sacramento County residents had the cheapest in the four-county region, according to a new study by Zillow.

The Seattle-based real estate data tracker analyzed 2013 figures, finding the average property tax bill in Placer County was $3,593. Sacramento County homeowners paid an average of $2,258.

Zillow said the average in Yolo County was $2,660; homeowners in El Dorado County paid an average of $2,646.

In all four counties, the average tax bill represented about 1 percent of the average single-family home value.

From 2012 to 2013, Zillow said the average annual increase in Sacramento County home values was 25.1 percent, well ahead of year-over-year increases of about 18 percent in Placer, El Dorado and Yolo counties.

Nationally, Zillow said the median property tax bill in 2013 was $2,132. The highest bills were in Westchester County, N.Y., where residents paid a median of $13,842. In Tunica County, Miss., the median was $216, lowest in the nation.

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