When is the best time of year to purchase a home?I remember reading somewhere that either the beginning or the end of the year was a better time to purchase b/c of real estate taxes or something to that effect. When you purchase, do you have to pay the taxes for the year up front as part of the closing or is it consolidated into your mortgage payment?October 02 2013 - US00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.