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Fighting ‘Unconstitutional Foreclosures’ in Motor City

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A new study accuses the city of Detroit of targeting low-income residents with inflated property tax assessments over the past decade, putting many of them in the crosshairs of foreclosure. Click through to read more about the case and its implications.

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Managing Risk in Real Estate Investment

Lori Eshoo founded National Tax Search (NTS) in 1997 and serves as the company's President and CEO. She has 34 years' experience in commercial and residential property management, valuation, and tax compliance. During her first 15 years in the industry, ...

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States Trying to Circumvent Federal Property Tax Changes

While the long-term effects of the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act remain to be seen, one of the more controversial changes in the law involves caps on interest payment deductions and property tax deductions. Prior to the tax ...

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The Best and Worst States for Property Taxes

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American household spends $2,197 on property taxes for their homes each year. That’s no small chunk of change for many households, so property taxes are inevitably a factor when homebuyers are trying ...

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House Wraps Up Tax Bill

While the House may have done its part in advancing tax reform, there is still a long road before a bill reaches the president’s desk. Members of the Senate Finance Committee voted 14 to 12 along party lines to approve their version of the tax package late Thursday night. The approval helps clear the way for the full Senate to consider the bill after Thanksgiving.

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New York: A Property Tax Epicenter

When it comes to prices, nothing tops New York. 83 of the 100 buildings with the highest property taxes are located in New York City, according to a recent study. Topping the list is the the General Motors Building, which paid a total of $71,681,674 in taxes in 2016.

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New Jersey, Illinois, Texas Demand Highest Property Taxes

According to a new analysis of property tax data, property taxes are highest in the NE, with New Jersey resident’s paying more than twice that of the national average. Following close behind were Illinois, Texas, New Hampshire and Vermont. Hawaii came in with the lowest property tax rates.

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One-Third of California Homeowners Locked Out of Market

The California real estate market continued to experience rising home prices and strong sales in July, but negative equity still remains a significant challenge, according to a report from PropertyRadar. Out of the 6.8 million California homeowners with a mortgage, 26 percent, or 1.8 million, were underwater as of July. Another 500,000 are barely managing to stay above water, with no more than 10 percent of equity in their home. This means about one third, or 2.3 million homeowners, are still unable to sell due to lack of equity.

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