There's Hope on the Horizon for Property Taxes in Jackson County, Missouri

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Real Estate Agent with North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential

How are property taxes figured in your County? There's hope on Jackson County's horizon!

For about the last two years Jackson County, Missouri taxes have been climbing at an enormous rate due to a process called the C.O.V. (Certificate of Value).

When the Jackson County Executive seat was up for re-election, I wanted to make sure that we got someone in there that would do something about the Real Estate tax situation.

I took a look at all the candidates and Mike Sanders was concerned that high property taxes were making it difficult for middle class families to live in Jackson County. He confirmed when county had adopted a certificate of value standard to assess the market value of property, that approach made property taxes jump. He wants to reevaluate the COV approach.

(My comment:  It makes the property/real estate tax about 1 and 1/2% of the sales price)

He stated: "I think we have to go back and evaluate what happened to cause this dramatic rise in property taxes," said Sanders. "If COVs was the way to go, was that process fair? Did we do this correctly?"

Yes, I voted for Mike Sanders.... after looking at all the candidates I felt he had integrity.

Today in the Kansas City Business Journal I read that Mike Sanders laid out a six-point plan.  He said he wanted to study why county property taxes have climbed so sharply in the last two years.  Of course this makes Kansas City less competitive in recruiting and retaining businesses, but Sanders also cares that people will be able to afford homes.

I'm glad I voted for Mike, perhaps he and I together can do our part to get more folks a home in Kansas City, MO .

Fran White, REALTOR 2007    

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Kristal Kraft
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Taxes certainly have a lot to do with the quality of life.  Without them the quality is poor. With too much of them the quality is poor.  What's a person to do?

Good post Fran!

kk

Jan 16, 2007 11:09 AM #1
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Laurie Manny
Long Beach CA Real Estate - Long Beach, CA

Fran,

Here in California our property taxes are at 1 1/4%.  If you have historical properties they may be eligible to qualify for tax relief through the Mills Act.  Something to look into.  Just a thought.

Jan 16, 2007 03:53 PM #2
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Nick M.
Certified Residential Appraiser- West Palm Beach Real Estate - West Palm Beach, FL
Realtor-Appraiser in West Palm-South Florida Real Estate Appraiser

Hi Fran.. Here in Palm Beach County Florida we are at about 2% of sales price for taxes. Plus another 1.5% for insurance... that a hefty closing cost!! 
We do have "Save our homes" which helps. Once you buy you are locked into a MAXimum increase of 3% on your taxes. Problem is, no one wants to move after a few years. Hopefully we will get 'tax portability' to stimulate sales.

Florida real estate appraiser

Hope it works out to our benefit in your area. and nice graphic for the post. who do you have to know to get one? :)

 

Jan 17, 2007 08:33 AM #3
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Fran White
North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential - Kansas City North, MO
Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897

Hey Nick....... the graphic you mention... you talking about my name?  That was courtesy of Jeff Turner who explains in this reply below how to make one....

Fran :: only because you whined and stuck your bottom lip out.

fran white

or

fran white 2

I can send the illustrator file to anyone who wants it, but I don't want to make a second career out of graphics creation... I did that one already!  : ) 

And... for anyone who is intersted, i did some visual research and if you'd like to come close there is a bitmapped font for recreating the "rain" look. It is called smirnoff and can be downloaded for mac or pc here. It's not perfect, but it's darn close.

 

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Jan 17, 2007 09:01 AM #4
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Fran White
North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential - Kansas City North, MO
Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897

Oh Nick and Mark Flanders also made me one.....

 

Both great creative guys!!

Jan 17, 2007 09:05 AM #5
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Nick M.
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Hey Fran..oh I see.. great. thanks for the tip.  found it.. :)  hey! didnt your profile say something about graphics creations.. oh nevermind!! :))))

 

Jan 17, 2007 09:11 AM #6
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Fran White
North Kansas City Real Estate, Reece and Nichols Residential - Kansas City North, MO
Kansas City North Real Estate, 816-682-3897
I don't have Illustrator or I'd glad do it for you.... the one I did for myself was horrid....but I can give it a shot....I'm down with the stomach flu, let me see how I feel tomorrow. :)
Jan 17, 2007 10:21 AM #7
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Nick M.
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Hey Fran, hope you get well soon.. but dont worry about it. I'm using my above sig for a while, as its on my cards, website, etc... I'm gonna wear that one out along with the logo.
 I just got over a bad cough, so I feel your pain. hope ya get better!  :)
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