R.E. Taxes are on the Increase Across Massachusetts

Estimates by the Boston Globe are that tax bills will increase by 4% or $206 on average in the coming quarters. Analysts point to the rising costs of municipal services as the reason, however, increasing real estate values and decreasing state aid to towns and cities are also contributing. Others suggest uncontrolled spending is responsible and must be reduced in order to maintain stable tax rates. The Globe piece contains additional graphics and tables with a great deal of detail. Real Estate Attorney Rob Anctil forwards the article with more information: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/01/18/mass-homeowners-billed-more-property-taxes-average-this-year/I7Qr7Hp3mhn3av1gaoQUgP/story.html?s_campaign=8315