Category Archives: Property Taxes

SALT cap hits the Northeast … hard

From Bloomberg: Housing Is Tanking in the Northeast. Guess Why. Sales of new single-family houses were down 13.2 percent in September from a year earlier, the Census Bureau reported Wednesday. That’s a lot — the biggest year-over-year percentage decline since … Continue reading

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The tax on shore rentals nobody knew about

From the Star Ledger: Summer-rental bill turns homeowners into tax collectors Former state Sen. Ray Lesniak recalls that when he was a kid his family would head down to Wildwood every summer looking for a vacation rental. “We’d just knock … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Property Taxes, Shore Real Estate | 67 Comments

Are PILOTs good or bad?

From ROI-NJ: Is fixing PILOT regulations a way to fix school funding? Marc Pfeiffer, assistant director at Rutgers University’s Bloustein Local Government Research Center, said the last time payments in lieu of taxes were addressed in the state was 1992. … Continue reading

Posted in New Development, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 37 Comments

Nothing will be done

From the Star Ledger: Huge change for N.J.: Public worker benefit cuts, merging schools, more toll roads pushed by top lawmaker Frustrated by endless growth in property taxes and public worker benefit costs, New Jersey’s most powerful lawmaker earlier this … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 89 Comments

Other peoples money

From the APP: Tax relief better be on the horizon if Phil Murphy wants to get re-elected For more than a decade, the Asbury Park Press has been a tireless advocate for property tax relief. We have written dozens of … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes, Unrest | 26 Comments

Blue states throw Republican strategy right back in their face

From Above the Law: States Are Suing For Their SALT Deductions Back Under The 16th Amendment The Republican tax bill famously capped the deductions for state and local taxes (SALT) at $10,000 for the purposes of federally taxed income. The … Continue reading

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No exodus?

From The Real Deal: No exodus from California despite pressure from new fed tax plan: real estate pros While homeowners in high-tax states like New York and New Jersey may be packing their bags to move to Florida and Texas, … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, National Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 86 Comments

Glimpse into the future: NJ coming for your house

What happens when NJ can’t afford to pay it’s own taxes anymore? Rampant (fraudulent?) mismanagement of assessments? Detroit offers a glimpse into what to come in NJ. From the Detroit News: Study: Bad assessments prompt 10K Detroit foreclosures One in … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Foreclosures, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 104 Comments

What the hell do accountants know about running business in NJ anyway…

From NJBIZ: State CPAs take dim view of economic future New Jersey’s accountants do not have a favorable outlook on the state’s economy. In a survey of 786 CPAs in the state conducted by the New Jersey Society of CPAs, … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate, Property Taxes | 25 Comments

No tax doomsday? Yet?

From Bloomberg: Million-Dollar Home Values Gain Even as Tax Deductions Shrink Adam Blaylock was pretty sure he overpriced his Santa Clara, California, home by offering it in February for $1.48 million, since tax deduction changes would keep buyers away. But … Continue reading

Posted in National Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 163 Comments

Will the feds accept it?

From the Star Ledger: Murphy moves to save your property tax break from Trump. But will it stick? Gov. Phil Murphy just took action to save your federal property tax break from President Donald Trump’s new tax law. The Democratic … Continue reading

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Another day, another new tax

From the Star Ledger: N.J. bill would allow for voter-approved arts tax A New Jersey lawmaker is pushing for a new tax designed to fund local arts initiatives. Assemblyman Raj Mukherji, D-Jersey City, introduced a bill in the New Jersey … Continue reading

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And you should pay even more…

From NJ101.5: 4 COUNTIES IN NJ HAVE HIGHEST PROPERTY TAXES IN THE NATION Just in case you’ve forgotten, a new analysis from real-estate tracker ATTOM Data Solutions reminds us that New Jersey homeowners are paying the highest property taxes in … Continue reading

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Did your town make the list?

From the Star Ledger: Property taxes actually went down in these N.J. towns. Was yours one of the lucky ones? New Jerseyans are accustomed to high property taxes, and they’re accustomed to those tax bills getting bigger year after year. … Continue reading

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So they aren’t moochers?

From the APP: Don’t blame NJ’s high taxes on ‘Moocher states’: Malanga Last year’s federal tax reform act has prompted a lot of hand wringing and hyperbolic language from New Jersey officials over the loss of the state and local … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 37 Comments