Experts say property tax appeals less likely to succeed in 2022

When property taxes rise by a significant amount, homeowners have recourse to appeal, and many do. But as we enter 2022, experts say those appeals are unlikely to be as successful as they have been in the past. Whether they live in states with the lowest property taxes or the highest.” As Motley Fool publication

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Homeowners told to brace themselves for higher property tax bills

With home values rising fast, experts warn that homeowners might want to brace themselves for a significant bump in the property tax bills. The magnitude and timing of those tax increases will vary though, because while some states may see rises of several hundred dollars, others such as California and Texas imposes limits on year-over-year

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Study shows black homeowners pay higher property taxes

A new analysis from economists Troup Howard of the University of Utah and Carlos Avenancio-Leon of Indiana University has found that black households on average pay 13% more in property taxes every year than white households with similar finances. The analysis, published in a working paper, says that homes owned by black families tend to

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City living costs $9k a year more than the suburbs

Nationally, families spend an average of $9,073 more per year to cover basic housing and child care costs in the city than in the suburbs

New Report Looks at Property Tax Rates

An article in RisMedia has looked at RealtyTrac’s Property Tax Rates Report for last year, the first the company has produced. This shows the effective property tax rates for single family homes and covers over 1,000 counties throughout the country. The report shows the average property taxes paid last year and the effective property taxes.

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Tax Lien Investing Pros and Cons

Tax lien investing has long been a popular method of investing in real estate but it should not be taken lightly. Although potential returns are huge, so are the risks. Approximately $425 billion in state and local real estate property taxes are owed across the U.S. each year. Of that, about $6 billion goes delinquent.

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What’s Ahead for Real Estate in 2014

January 1 is only a date on the calendar. It’s come and gone. It’s not a milestone that causes everything in the market to change. Yes, lots of statistics and predictions will come out around that date. However, the fact is the real estate market typically evolves rather than goes through major revolutions. If you

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A Peek Inside The Real American Economy – Trickle Down And Trickle Up Economics

In all of the media wrangling over the fiscal cliff, the tax increases, phony spending cuts, “trickle down economics” and all the rest, I think the media and the federal government have lost all sense of the realities of day to day life for the typical small business owner.

Georgia Shoots To Number One In Foreclosures Nationwide In May

Georgia, a state that has long held a spot in the top ten for foreclosure activity, has now hit a new record level of foreclosure filings for May of 2012. The state has worked it’s way up from number eight back in 2010, number five in 2011, number three earlier this year, and now, it has exclusive bragging rights for the number one spot

Tax Lien Errors – How You Could Lose Your Home Even If It’s Paid For

Rita James, a 76-year old from Atlanta, GA, had no idea 18 years ago that the Fulton county tax commissioners office had made a mistake on her property tax bill. As reported in the Atlanta Journal – Constitution, Ms. James spent years trying to save the home she had owned since 1963. A home which she apparently owned free and clear, except for those yearly property tax payments.

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