So did your taxes go down this year? Why not? It looks like it may be a long time before the Assessor catches up with all of the dirty sales that are on the books. These frauds and flips are hitting all of us taxpayers right in our pocket book. So the bad guys go to jail, nice but we're still going to pay for it out of our Pocket. Kat...
Fraud cases still causing high property values
Buyers were locked into mortgages they couldn't afford, paving the way for substantial losses for financial institutions and adding to the current boom in foreclosures.
But as a recent case of mortgage fraud in Cape Coral shows, this kind of financial crime can have more subtle consequences for others beyond the buyers and banks involved.
In some cases, local taxpayers have had their properties' values assessed based in part on fraudulently inflated sales prices. Click for the whole Story