An Arizona Daily Star report concludes that government fees and sales taxes account for 7 percent to 12 percent of new-home prices in Arizona, which equals about $20,000 or more. Fees have been hiked in recent years to pay for roads, parks, sewer and water lines, and other services needed by new homeowners, the report says.

Source: The Associated Press

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