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New Jersey property taxes the country's most expensive

New Jersey and Connecticut have the most expensive property tax rates.

New Jersey and Connecticut have the most expensive property tax rates.

A new real estate survey is revealing what people have been paying in property taxes after moving in.

Basing the numbers on statistics collected in a 2009 American Community Survey, the National Association of Home Builders found that New Jersey homeowners pay the highest median real estate tax rate, averaging more than $6,579 per home.

New England residents also have high property tax rates, as Connecticut homeowners spend an average of $4,738 and New Hampshire residents pay approximately $4,636.

The states with the most expensive property tax rates are a far cry from what the average rate is, as the 2009 ACS survey found most homeowners are spending approximately $1,917 per home.

By region, the survey found that southern states tend to pay the lowest average property tax rate while the Northeast pays the highest.

And when ranking the highest paying metropolitan areas, the state of New York had the top five: Rochester, Buffalo-Niagara Falls, Elmira, Syracuse and Utica-Rome.

New York also has some of the most expensive homes in the country as well, as a recent report from CoreLogic found the Empire State is one of few states where home values a