Q1 real estate sales report: Palestine
From January to March, 5 homes sold in Palestine for a median price of $32,500. That's 45.1 percent lower than median home sale prices for the first quarter of 2017.
In the first quarter, there were no foreclosures in Palestine.
Median property tax for homeowners in Palestine was $1,335.38 in 2016 according to tax data from that year. That means homeowners pay 5.1 percent of their home's value in taxes.
Statewide, Illinois homeowners pay an effective property tax rate of 2.22 percent, according to a recent analysis by ATTOM Data Solutions, which is the second-highest rate in the country, just behind New Jersey, where homeowners pay a tax rate of 2.28 percent.