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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 6/20/2022

Posted by John Brusniak | Jun 20, 2022 | 0 Comments


Office Occupancy Hits 44%, Its Highest Point Since The Pandemic Began
There is a long way to go, but a national report shows employers are making progress in their efforts to get workers back in the office. Average office occupancy in 10 major U.S. metros came in at 44% of pre-pandemic levels during the first week of June, the highest mark since the pandemic began in 2020, according to Kastle Systems.

Housing Crisis: May Home Construction Down 14%, Market Isn't Improving
Business Insider
Homebuilders are slowing their roll — and that means it'll be even harder for Americans to find affordable homes. US housing starts plummeted in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.55 million units, the Commerce Department announced Thursday morning. 


Disney Files Lawsuits Against Orange County Property Appraiser
WDW News Today
According to Florida Politics, Disney filed ten lawsuits against Property Appraiser Amy Mercado last week over the property taxes of various Walt Disney World resort hotels in Orange County, Florida. This is not the first lawsuit of this nature Disney has filed. 


Higher property assessments follow jump in Walker County, Georgia, housing sales
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Walker County, Georgia, residents have until July 1 to appeal their new property assessment estimates — which have gone up an average of about 25% this year, according to the county's chief appraiser. The property assessment notices were sent out in mid-May, said Terry Gilreath, chief appraiser for Walker County.


NY High Court Rules Car Dealer Can Appeal Leased Land's Tax
A New York car dealership required to pay property taxes on land it leased can appeal tax assessments of the property, the New York State Court of Appeals ruled Thursday…


Power generating company drops McGirt-based challenge to property taxes
A Wagoner County electric power generating company has decided to not seek a judicial ruling regarding whether the county assessor there can levy and assess ad valorem tax on personal property while also within a tribal reservation.


Texas taxes push Black, Hispanics out of homes
The Washington Post
Property valuations in Bexar County, home to San Antonio, have increased by an average of 73 percent over the last 10 years, raising the tax bill of the average homeowner between $2,300 and $3,000, according to the county appraisal district.

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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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