Higher Property Taxes in a Housing Recession

This is not a good formula for Coral Gables’ taxpayers.  We need help from the City of Coral Gables.

Higher property taxes will drive housing prices even lower because buyers will be scared off by this city’s taxes and fees.

“Home sales were eye-wateringly weak in July,” said economist Paul Dales of Capital Economics. “It is becoming abundantly clear that the housing market is undermining the already faltering wider economic recovery. With an increasingly inevitable double-dip in housing prices yet to come, things could get a lot worse.”

via Double-dip in housing prices may be around the corner – Aug. 24, 2010.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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