property taxes

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Quantifying the Losses Caused by New Freeways

Data shows cities lose millions in potential property taxes when highways displace homes and businesses.

August 17, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

Texas Capitol Building

Property Appraisal Caps Unlikely to Pass in Texas

Critics of a proposal to limit property value increases to reduce homeowners’ property tax burden say the measure would destabilize the housing market and cause cities to raise other taxes to compensate.

February 8, 2023 - Houston Chronicle

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How Low Land Taxes Contribute to the Housing Shortage

The relatively low cost of holding on to vacant lots leads to underdevelopment in what are often prime residential areas.

November 23, 2022 - The Wall Street Journal

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Soaring Home Values and Property Tax ‘Sticker Shock’ in Texas

The quickly rising cost of housing in Texas comes with consequences. Rising property taxes have become a central issue in the state gubernatorial campaign.

May 6, 2022 - Texas Tribune


Pied-à-Terre Tax Would Generate Significantly Less Revenue in NYC Than Estimated, Report Says

A pied-à-terre tax proposed by New York State legislators faced the scrutiny of the Independent Budget Office.

February 17, 2021 - The Real Deal

Atlanta, Georgia

New Property Tax Proposed to Fund Final Atlanta Beltline Construction

A financial plan to get the Atlanta Beltline across the finish line.

January 21, 2021 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Balboa Peninsula

California's 'Split Roll' Property Tax Reform, Explained

California voters will consider a landmark reform of its infamous property tax system this November. Prop. 15 would remove property tax caps on commercial properties established by Prop. 13 in 1978.

October 7, 2020 - CALmatters


Counties and Cities Facing Sudden Dip in Property Tax Revenue

Property taxes have traditionally been viewed as recession-proof channels for local revenue, but first the Great Recession, and now the pandemic depression, are proving to be exceptions to the rule.

August 24, 2020 - Forbes


Developers Rush to Build in Final Days of Philly's Tax Abatement

Neighborhoods that have been stubbornly resistant to investment for decades are suddenly the scene of waves of permitting activity as the city of Philadelphia prepares to tighten its tax abatement program.

August 12, 2020 - Philadelphia Inquirer

Snowy Residential Neighborhood

Property Tax Disparities Grow as Housing Prices Grow

The authoritative report on the state of property taxes in the United States was released earlier this month.

June 18, 2020 - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy


Property Tax System in Delaware Ruled Unconstitutional

A property tax shake up is coming to the state of Delaware. Some will pay more, and some will pay less as the ruling forces assessments to come in line with reality.

May 11, 2020 - Delaware News Journal

Short North

Fiscal Effects of the Pandemic Depend on Tax Structures

Cities that rely on sales and income tax revenues to fund vital local services can expect immediate fiscal consequences from the coronavirus pandemic.

April 2, 2020 - Brookings

Hearst Tower Norman Foster

The Long, Tough Road for Property Tax Reform in New York City

Landlords and the NAACP agree on the need for property tax reform in New York City, but it took a lawsuit to get the city moving on reform, and the state is still dragging its feet.

March 3, 2020 - The New York Times


Prop 13 on the Ballot in California—Just Not the Prop 13 Everyone's Worried About

A case of mistaken identity has embroiled California in election controversy, as claims of bias and misinformation swirl around Prop 13 (2020), Prop 13 (1978), and an anticipated "split roll" initiative.

February 19, 2020 - James Brasuell

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Increased Property Taxes for Short-Term Rentals Under Consideration in Colorado

The idea of taxing rental homes at a commercial rate is likely to be a hot button in Colorado.

January 28, 2020 - The Denver Post

New Orleans Doors

As New Orleans Property Values Climb, Property Taxes Relief Considered

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is searching for ways to mitigate the impacts of "skyrocketing property values" while also holding on to some of the new revenue created by the corresponding rising property taxes.

October 18, 2019 -

Wild Detroit

Detroit Program Would Offer Property Tax Relief to Low-Income Homeowners

The Pay As You Stay program would lower back taxes for qualifying homeowners and help them avoid foreclosure.

October 17, 2019 - Detroit Free Press

Chicago Rain

Editorial Sounds Alarms About the 'Illinois Exodus'

The Chicago Tribune sends a message to the political leadership of Illinois and Chicago about population decline, and its causes.

September 30, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Texas Capitol Building

Local Governments Brace for Property Tax Relief in Texas

Before property tax relief, the property taxes will increase.

September 26, 2019 - Houston Chronicle

British Columbia residential Neighborhoods

Property Tax Increase Proposed to Fund Affordable Housing in Vancouver

What $4 in increased property taxes in the Vancouver region could buy in terms of affordable housing development.

September 20, 2019 - Vancouver Sun

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