Zillow Advice: Refinance - Should I wait to pay property tax at refinance closing http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Hi&nbsp;its best to make ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ Hi&nbsp;<br/>its best to make the property tax payment to avoid any late charges and &nbsp;just make sure hold on payment receipt or cancel check for evidence.<br/><br/><br/>Good Luck<br/><br/>Omar Khamisa&nbsp; Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:37:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ 2013-11-22T07:37:00Z If you currently escrow, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ If you currently escrow, they may have already been paid. I would check with your current servicer before making a decision. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 17:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ 2013-11-19T17:02:00Z You're better off paying ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ You're better off paying on the due date if that happens to be before your closing. Normally, Alameda county is quite active in charging a penalty of 10%. I would recommend that you talk with your escrow officer before missing your tax payment.&nbsp; Tue, 19 Nov 2013 06:40:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ 2013-11-19T06:40:00Z @Fremont resident:&nbsp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ @Fremont resident:&nbsp; If you miss the due date for tax payment, you'll be paying a 10% penalty.&nbsp;&nbsp; Is that okay?&nbsp;&nbsp; If you close on the due date, the lender will not be paying taxes that day from the escrow account.&nbsp;&nbsp; I personally wouldn't want to give Alameda county an extra 10%, do you?<br/> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 01:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ 2013-11-13T01:58:00Z Alameda County (where Fremont ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ <ul class="noindent"><li>Alameda County (where Fremont is located) due dates:</li><li>The 1st installment is due on November 1, and is delinquent at 5:00 p.m. December 10, after which a 10% penalty attaches.</li><li>The 2nd installment is due on February 1, of the following year and is delinquent at 5:00 p.m. April 10, after which a 10% penalty and $10 cost attach.</li><li>In order to pay both installments at the same time, remit the TOTAL AMOUNT DUE with both installment payment stubs by December 10.</li></ul> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 01:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ 2013-11-13T01:54:00Z Fremont, what is the tax ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ Fremont, what is the tax due date? What is the delinquent date that would require a late fee? When do you expect to close? &nbsp; Wed, 13 Nov 2013 01:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ 2013-11-13T01:16:00Z Very close to due date and ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ Very close to due date and you might be paying 11 months. The pickle is this: The tax collector may not show the taxes paid on their website for a couple weeks after you mail them a check.&nbsp;Ask the Escrow officer if you can give them a credit card, teller check or what to avoid paying late. The late fees are pretty nasty. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ 2013-11-13T00:45:00Z I agree, pay at closing. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ I agree, pay at closing. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ 2013-11-12T23:48:00Z Thanks Clay. Do you think ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ Thanks Clay. Do you think paying at closing is better even if there is risk of missing the due date in case the closing does not happen on time for some reason ? I would like to understand why lender or title company would have issue in verification of property tax payment that is made independently by home owner outside the refinance closing. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ 2013-11-12T21:02:00Z its easier to just have it ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ its easier to just have it paid at closing. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-I-wait-to-pay-property-tax-at-refinance-closing/518772/ 2013-11-12T21:00:00Z