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I'm OK paying property tax bill

Editor, the Journal,

Last year I purchased my first home, after over 15 years of renting and five years of saving. It hurt to pay nearly double the price the house sold for previously in 2017, but that pain is dulled by the facts that I can even afford to buy due to the circumstances afforded to me being a childless 30-something with marketable skills.

I recently got my first tax bill, and the assessor definitely paid attention to the sale price and adjusted my obligations accordingly. I could take the advice of my Realtor and try to nickel and dime the assessor...


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