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Average property taxes are up nearly 6.5% nationwide, according to Lereta, a tax services and data provider in Covina, Calif. Higher tax bills can strain borrowers' ability to repay and affect underwriting, escrow services and portfolio management for lenders and servicers.

Here's a look at the top 10 states that saw the largest spikes in average tax bills in 2016, according to a Lereta analysis of national tax data.