WIll There Be Too Few Appraisers in 10 Years? – Robert Freedman – National Association Of Realtors

One of the most important issues facing residential real estate in the coming years has to do with the appraisal profession. Although appraisers are generally satisfied with their work and expect to stay in the profession in the years ahead, the median age of appraisers is close to 55. As a result, a big wave of retirements is expected in about 10 years.

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Residents question if tax break violates law – The Daily Journal – Jacob Tellers

Greenwood officials and a developer say a tax break for the proposed Greenwood Iceplex is necessary, but some residents are questioning if the city is acting outside the boundaries of state law.

Minor-league hockey team Indy Fuel owners Jim and Sean Hallett have proposed the Greenwood Iceplex with up to four ice rinks to be built on 6 acres at Freedom Park. They have requested a five-year, $450,000 property tax break, and the city has also offered to lease the land for $1 a month for 60 years.

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Jehl wants to rework policy on abatements – Journal Gazette – Niki Kelly & Brian Francisco

City Councilman Russ Jehl has a proposal to amend Fort Wayne’s tax abatement policy.

Jehl, R-2nd, said Tuesday that updating the policy is necessary to better reflect the council’s views.

Tax abatements are a popular economic development tool offered by municipalities to entice business investment. Abatements phase in business personal property taxes over a period of time, typically five to 10 years.

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Officials: NTK bringing 198 jobs, $98 million investment to Anderson – Ken de la Bastide – The Herald Bulletin

ANDERSON – A sister company to NTN Driveshaft will make a $98 million investment in Anderson that will bring 198 jobs to the city.

Anderson city officials will announce this morning that NTK Precision Axel Corp. will build a 300,000 square foot facility to the west of the NTN Driveshaft building near 73rd Street and Layton Road.

NTK hopes to start production at the Anderson facility in October 2018. The last of the 198 jobs are expected to be created by 2021.

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Gary’s property tax rates lead the state – Bill Dolan – NWI.com

Gary residents have the dubious distinction of living under the highest property tax rates in the state.

A Times survey of data released by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance shows Gary’s property owners face a tax rate of more than $7.20 per $100 assessed valuation this year.

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Bill would allow short-term rentals – Journal Gazette – Niki Kelly

INDIANAPOLIS – Cities and towns in the state wouldn’t be allowed to ban short-term rentals found on websites like Airbnb under a bill heard by state lawmakers Tuesday.

Rep. Matt Lehman, R-Berne, said he is trying to find the balance between protecting home rule and the rights of Hoosiers to use their property as they see fit.

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