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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 4/1/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Apr 01, 2021 | 0 Comments


Mortgage applications keep falling, home prices keep rising
The total number of U.S. mortgage applications declined for the fourth straight week, and the ninth time in 11 weeks last week, data released this morning by the Mortgage Bankers Association showed...

Office reopening patterns across the country
Axios' newest business reporter Hope King writes: Companies are readying workers to return to the office in phased and limited capacities. 
U.S. Home Prices Rise at Fastest Pace in 15 Years
The Wall Street Journal
U.S. home prices are rising at the fastest pace in 15 years, reflecting how fiercely buyers are competing for a limited supply of homes in nearly every corner of the country.


Isn't It Exhausting? California Court of Appeals Denies Taxpayer's Refund Finding Failure to ...
The assessor, however, mailed the taxpayer such Notices only five days before the assessments were enrolled. The taxpayer timely paid the property ...

Slew of companies in SF seek to lower property values totaling hundreds of millions
San Francisco Business Times
A public pre-hearing conference at the request of the Assessor's office is scheduled for Friday as a routine first step in hearing out the requests, which ...


JetBlue is avoiding nearly $1 million a year in local property taxes
Orlando Sentinel
... our agreements with tenants specify that they are required to pay any ad valorem [property] taxes assessed on their leaseholds, thus making it the ...


NOTABLE TRANSACTIONS: Johnston apartment complex sold for $26 million
Business Record
According to Polk County Assessor Randy Ripperger, the assessed valuation of multifamily properties rose an average of 22% in 2021. "There's a lot of ...


Pfizer to break ground on new Michigan production facility
Crain's Detroit Business
Portage offered Pfizer a 50 percent property tax abatement to construct the new facility there. In 2018, the Michigan Strategic Fund Board approved an ...

Sen. Kent Eken floats abolishing property tax during DFL forum on rural-urban divide
Detroit Lakes Tribune
He also said he wanted tax reforms, which centered around a proposal to phase-out property taxes. Written By: Michael Achterling | 8:06 am, Mar. 31, ...


Proposed floor for property tax caps draws opposition
Nevada Current
Property taxes make up 20 to 60 percent of revenue in Nevada counties, according to Dagney Stapleton of NACO. Some counties are more reliant than ...


Shelby County property assessor denies flood victims were promised lower appraisals
Shelby County Property Assessor Melvin Burgess is hitting back against accusations his office reneged on a promise to victims of a flash flood nearly ...


CAD issues appraisal notices, market values up
Gatesville Messenger and Star
Property owners should receive an appraisal notice from the Coryell Central Appraisal District soon if they have not already. Coryell CAD mailed out ...

This Texas bill would allow Lake Austin shoreline properties to 'secede' from City of Austin
... Carrie Ann Finch said her property taxes – with a home appraised at $872,711 by the Travis Central Appraisal District – rose nearly 40% this year.


Northern Panhandle lawmakers fight against natural gas taxation changes
The Daily Times
It provides that if a county assessor rejects a petition, the petitioner may appeal to the county Board of Equalization and Review or the Office of Tax ...

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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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