October Tax Collections Up with Indication of Possible Slowdown
New Jersey reports that October revenue collections remain solid and on the rise with some indications of a slowdown in the coming months. The NJ Department of the Treasury reported that October revenue collections for the major taxes totaled $2.973 billion, up $202.4 million or 7.3 percent above last October. Year-to-date, total collections of $11.370 billion are up $1.237 billion, or +12.2 percent over the same four months last fiscal year.
The Emerald Ash Borer in Morris County
Article by Audrey Gavagan, an independent journalist - submitted for Morristown Minute.Morristown Minute. Audrey Gavagan investigates the history of the Emerald Ash Borer, its introduction to Morris County, and what local officials are doing to combat this invasive species.
7 New Tenants Lease at Parsippany Office Campus
Seven tenants have leased a combined 90,000 square feet at a Parsippany office campus.Real Estate NJ. Seven tenants have leased a combined 90k sq ft at 300 Interpace Parkway in Parsippany, in a series of newly announced transactions by Cushman & Wakefield.
Residents Concerned About The High Cost Of Housing
Rents and mortgages are high because of inflation. But the problem will be worse for Texas residents. Businesses renting properties have an advantage due to housing scarcity in the area. More than half of homeowners in Texas are investors. They bought real estate to make a profit. It will mean more hardship for Texans, who will see their living costs rise further.
5 Morris County Open Space Projects Recommended for Funding
Five open space projects in Boonton, Boonton Township, Hanover, Mount Olive & Wharton were recommended to Morris County’s Open Space Trust Fund Committee for Grants. Morris County’s Open Space Trust Fund Committee last night recommended that the Board of County Commissioners approve $2.13 million to acquire and preserve a total of 34.6 acres in 2022 Open Space projects spanning five towns.
Building a Good Relationship with Neighbors Around a Vacation Rental
Some vacation rental properties are located within neighborhoods that are close to actual homeowners that live on the property full-time or at least for a large portion of the year. As such a home owner using a property for their own purposes does so with the mindset that it is their home and their sanctuary. It is their own place of relaxation and rest.
Reports Say One Illinois City Has Decling Rent, Some Under $2,500
This year was challenging for renters. Many saw their housing costs double and triple. But a city's rental average is on the decline. Some areas have seen decreases between 2% to 13%. Meanwhile, others have tenants seeing increases. The reductions outweigh the hikes. Experts say residents can breathe a little easier.
Gov. Abbott promises largest property tax cut in Texas history
"We have $27 BILLION in budget surplus. That’s YOUR money, & I want to use at least half to return it to YOU, with the largest property tax cut in the HISTORY of the state of Texas." Greg Abbott campaign account.
Boise Approves Major Property Tax Rebate Program For Residents
Boise, Idaho City Council approved a major property tax rebate for residents on Tuesday, November 1. Credit: Darwin Fan (Getty Images) The $1.2 million dollar measure will fund the Property Tax Rebate Program. The official website for the program notes:
$650-$975 Checks For Pennsylvania Homeowners and Renters
Pennsylvania has a property tax/rent rebate program to help low-income households. It is a one-time payment of $650-$975. This fund could help many locals manage high housing expenses.
New Jersey Renters and Homeowners To Get Up To $1,500
Mortgages and rents are extra high this year. Most New Jersey residents feel the pinch when keeping a roof over their heads. The state has a program where locals can apply for help of up to $1,500.
Idaho Residents Should Receive $1,000 Checks
How much would $1,000 help you and your family right now? The state has plans to issue $1,000 checks to some citizens. This money could help you cope with high inflation and other expenses. The money will come in the form of tax rebates.
TX Commissioner Who Blocked Tax Vote Speaks Out, Defends Choice
Harris County, Texas Commissioner Tom Ramsey has spoken out to defend his decision to block a property tax vote that could have resulted in millions of dollars of new revenue. Credit: Art Wager (Getty Images)
Clay County property owners urged to register for new fraud alert system to stop fake deeds
A new alert system can help protect against property fraud and fake deeds.Clay County Government. Six Clerks of Court in Northeast Florida have joined forces to urge property owners in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns counties to protect themselves against scammers who would steal their homes, vacant land or business property through fraudulent deeds or other official records.
Four NJ Regions Release Climate Action Plans for 10th Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy
Major plans released to address flooding and other natural disasters, including construction, community outreach, and more.Morristown Minute. Four regional groups of NJ have released regional climate action plans in advance of the 10th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy.
$250 Check Proposed For Schenectady County, New York Residents
Do you live in Schenectady County, New York? Are you a homeowner? You and your neighbor could get rebate checks next year. This New York County has plans to set aside $9 million to give $250 rebate checks to residents. The money is from surplus revenue collected from sales taxes over the last two years. Next year, the cash will go to homeowners who live in Schenectady County. (source)
This Florida couple used empty mansions of top Venezuelan officials to defraud banks
Nearly R183.6 million was stolen from banks by a couple who posed as Venezuelan government officials and used their empty mansions in Florida. Castañeda who and his partner moved to Miami about a decade ago.Supplied/Facebook.
More LA voters say homelessness has gotten worse in the past couple of years
A third of the voters in Los Angeles are saying that homelessness has gotten worse in the last couple of years, according to a poll. A picture depicting homelessness in Los Angeles, California.Frederic J Brown / AFP.
Someone kept leaving my fence open and doing something in my yard
A Nice Yard With Some Fencing Around ItBrett Jordan/Unsplash. This is a nonfiction recollection of events as experienced by me and a close friend; used with permission. When I first lived in my house a number of years ago, I kept noticing weird things happening in my yard. At first I had no idea what was going on and this kept happening most days for a few weeks. Eventually I got to the bottom of it which included an odd interaction with some man I've never seen since.
New Jersey Scraps Homestead Rebate, Implements ANCHOR Program
New Jersey has scrapped its Homestead Rebate, replacing the tax break with the new ANCHOR program. The acronym, which stands for Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters, has different requirements than the Homestead Rebate, meaning more Garden State residents are eligible to take advantage.