Real estate tax
Typically, a fixed percentage based on the appraised value of your home that you pay to the county, the school district and the municipality where your property is located. The taxes may be assessed annually or semiannually, and you may pay them as part of your monthly mortgage payments. Depending on when you close your loan, some of this property tax may be due at the time of closing. Each local tax assessor’s office can give you the tax rate. Also known as property tax.