Illinois is No. 1 in government units, keeping property taxes sky high
You'd expect a state with fewer people after eight consecutive years of population loss would need less government. Wrong: Illinois has more government than any other state.
Kansas Legislature seeks property tax, rent rebates for businesses closed due to COVID-19
Kansas businesses shut down due to COVID-19 restrictions could soon be eligible for rebates on property taxes or rent paid during that time. On their ceremonial final day of the legislative session the Kansas House and Senate nearly unanimously approved a bill allocating $50 million in federal COVID-19 relief dollars to the rebates.
The Austin housing market won't quit, it keeps setting records. Here's why.
Austin American Tribune
If you've been following the American-Statesman's coverage — or trying to buy a home — you're familiar with the factors that have turned the area into an extreme sellers market: Swift population growth, including high-wage workers who are moving to the area with the ability to outbid many local buyers, and builders unable to keep up with demand for new housing.
Opinion: No need to fear your property appraisal
The Texas real estate market is red hot, and your recent property appraisal likely reflects that. The average selling price of a home in Texas in 2021 was up 18%, and substantially higher in some...
Salt Lake City proposed property tax increase would help officials keep up with demand, mayor says
Salt Lake Tribune
Surging costs and soaring demand for services have Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall requesting the first property tax increase in eight years for Utah's capital. Mendenhall asked the City Council earlier this month to up the city's property tax rate by 4.9%, a boost that would apply only to the city's slice of the total tax bill.
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