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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 1/13/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Jan 13, 2022 | 0 Comments


Property value goes up 32 per cent in Golden
The Golden Star
With this year's housing assessments in the mail, homeowners in Golden can expect a significant increase once again, with an increase of 32 per cent according to the 2022 B.C. Housing Assessment


Large Office Markets Show Stability Despite COVID Uncertainty
CBRE, Dallas, reported large U.S. office markets showed stability in November despite continued uncertainty about COVID. The firm's Pulse of U.S. Office Demand report found minimal change in activity from the steady recovery seen in recent months.

U.S. Home Price Insights
The CoreLogic HPI Forecast indicates that home prices will remain flat on a month-over-month basis from November 2021 to December 2021, and increase on a year-over-year basis by 2.8% from November 2021 to December 2022.


South Alabama lawmaker proposes tax breaks for all commercial fishermen
Ad valorem and sales taxes would be waved on qualifying purchases, to include vessels and equipment to keep operations going.


Dollar General parent company will receive tax abatement of 65% from North Little Rock
4State News
The tax abatement is a 30-year postponement of taxes due to the city from the retail giant. Municipalities often offer tax abatement as a way to…


Florida group pays $125M for Glen Oaks country club, golf course
Business Record
The property in 2021 was valued at just over $5 million, according to the Polk County assessor. A group of local investors purchased the country.


117-Year-Old Northfield Colonial Sells For Half Its Taxable Value
About two and a half years after it was first listed, a stately Colonial-style mansion on the border between Northfield and Wilmette sold last week for slightly over half its estimated market value.


A ritual that still sparks passions: town mulls lowering taxes on residents, raising them on out...
The Berkshire Edge
Great Barrington Town Assessor Ross Vivori, the town's principal assessor, brought in consultant Mike Quinlivan, who has been a…


Southern Minnesota assessors report increases to home valuations
While the numbers won't be finalized for some time, local county assessors say that the incredibly strong housing market could lead to historic…


Pressure on used car market leads to increase in personal property taxes
Boone County Assessor Kenny Mohr sent a letter to property owners...To calculate the assessed value of a car, the assessor's office takes the…


Mont. Initiative To Cap Property Tax Hikes OK'd For Signatures
A Montana ballot measure to cap residential property tax increases at 2% per year has been approved for signature gathering. The Montana secretary of state on Friday approved the language in…


Briese introduces bill to limit annual school property tax increases
Lincoln Journal Star
Property taxes have been increasing at about 4.45% a year, he said, while wage growth has been less than 2% annually and inflation has averaged about…


Opinion: Ending property tax holiday a difficult, but necessary, decision
This comparatively small property tax of 6.1 mills was approved by the voters and is in the Charter. In 1998, City Council instituted what was…

Cuyahoga County Exec hopeful Brad Sellers certified his own tax break after years of delinquency
Warrensville Heights mayor Brad Sellers, a candidate for Cuyahoga County Executive, signed off on a 15-year, 100% tax abatement on his own home after years of tax delinquency.


Cove residence torn down. Here's why
Killeen Daily Herald
...adding that the city does not abate any kind of occupied property...there are other properties in the city currently in need of abatement.


How can courts fulfill their duty to interpret the law? Stop ceding their power to unelected bureaucrats
Pacific Legal
Under our constitutional system, which separates powers among the branches of government, it is the role of the courts to interpret the meaning of the law. But since the 1940s, some courts have abdicated this duty and disturbingly deferred to unelected bureaucrats' interpretation of the law.

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John Brusniak

John Brusniak, Jr. is the dean of Texas property tax litigation.  He was licensed to practice law in 1976,   His early career involved general litigation and appellate work in both the federal and state courts until he was handed his first property tax matter.  It arose prior to the implementatio...


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