Westchester’s mortgage tax receipts of nearly $17 million in 2013 were the highest the county has seen since 2008, when it collected $19.3 million, according to County Clerk Timothy Idoni. The tax, which is a major revenue source for Westchester, has been growing gradually as the national economy and the… Read More →
Housing & Real Estate
More than a quarter of real property value in the state is exempt from county, city and town property taxes, according to a report issued today by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. The total value of the exempt properties is $680 billion, and it increases to $826 billion for those exempt… Read More →
When it comes to mortgage-tax collections, Westchester is having its best year since the real estate crash in 2008, County Clerk Timothy Idoni announced today. The county collected $5.6 million in mortgage taxes during the third quarter of 2013, about $1.5 million more than it received in the third quarter… Read More →
Ok parents; how often are we looking for reasons to tell our kids why it is so important to study hard in school? Well, here’s another good one. A recent study implies that if you are unable to do basic math, you could very well lose your home one day…. Read More →
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s latest gambit in his defiance of the federal fair-housing consent decree would have the county sue the US Department of Housing and Urban Development over its threat to withhold $7.4 million in federal funding. Edgemont civic leader Robert Bernstein told Tax Watch on Sunday that… Read More →
Opinion Editor Herb Pinder and Tax Watch Columnist David McKay Wilson discuss Ferncliff Manor, the Yonkers-based school looking to move to the vacant WestHELP property in Greeburgh. (Video by Matthew Brown/The Journal News) Read more about WestHELP on Tax Watch at http://lohud.com/taxwatch.