Category Archives: Property Taxes

89% of NJ households paid less taxes

From the Star Ledger: Tax Day 2019 more taxing for 400K N.J. households, thanks to Trump law If you saw your taxes go up under the Republican tax law that limited your property tax break, you weren’t alone. In fact, 411,809 New … Continue reading

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In favor of which buyers?

From MarketWatch: Housing market is tipping in favor of buyers, real-estate agents say It’s been a long winter in the housing market. Economic unease, uncertainty about taxes, fluctuating mortgage rates, and rain and snow have kept buyers and sellers on … Continue reading

Posted in National Real Estate, New Jersey Real Estate, Property Taxes | 95 Comments

Expect the worst

From Bloomberg: Trump Tax Reform Hits Home in Wealthy New York Suburbs Nick Boniakowski’s clients bought a home in Northern New Jersey in 2016. Now they want to move again. They found a house they liked. It wasn’t the charm … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, New Jersey Real Estate, Property Taxes, Unrest | 65 Comments

A new tax for property owners

From the Star Ledger: The controversial ’rain tax’ bill designed for N.J. flood defense has been signed into law  Local authorities in New Jersey now have a new tool to manage stormwaters and flooding. Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed into law … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes, Unrest | 78 Comments

Minimum wages up – Property taxes up

Oh, you’ll find a way. From NJTV: How will NJ’s new $15 minimum wage affect local governments? Middletown has a population of 66,000. The Monmouth County city has horse farms, the beach and Big Mike’s Little Red Store. Middletown Mayor … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Employment, New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 68 Comments

In the old days, we’d have had a rebellion

No worries people, Murphy is on the job. He’s mad and he’s making phone calls. From the Star Ledger: ‘This is a big deal’: Murphy joins growing effort to restore your property tax deduction They’ve gone to court. They’ve spoken … Continue reading

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Thank Trump for fixing NJ’s property tax issue

From CNBC: One surprising way to beat the SALT deduction cap: Move to a nearby town A few years ago Dawn Donaghy and her husband, Raymond, made a decision that many residents in high-tax states make. They wanted to move. … Continue reading

Posted in New Jersey Real Estate, Politics, Property Taxes | 110 Comments

Uh oh.

From the Star Ledger: N.J. revenues continue to slump, and Trump tax reforms are blamed New Jersey’s state budget is really feeling the effects of the federal tax reform hangover now. Last month, Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration warned tax revenues were … Continue reading

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Thank goodness Cuomo’s our governor … wait

From Newsday: Cuomo to meet with Trump to seek end of cap on SALT deductibility Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he is scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump on Tuesday to press his effort to overhaul Trump’s tax plan, which … Continue reading

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Tax those who attempt to leave

From Fox News: Mansion sales rise in Florida as wealthy buyers are drawn to its low taxes and sunshine Is bigger really better? It’s true to Florida buyers. Many wealthy buyers are moving to the Sunshine State for higher ceilings … Continue reading

Posted in Demographics, Economics, Property Taxes | 140 Comments

Shore only for the rich

From the Star Ledger: New rental tax worries some shore renters, homeowners A new tax in New Jersey on short-term lodging such as Airbnb rentals is rattling some property owners and renters who worry that it could deal a blow … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Property Taxes, Shore Real Estate, Unrest | 29 Comments

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