Property Taxes, Insurance Costs Squeeze Homeowners

By ERIN FLYNN JAY Rising property taxes and insurance costs are putting pressure on homeowners across the country. Last week, Newsweek reported that polling conducted for them by Redfield & Wilton Strategies found that property taxes and/or insurance costs have risen for most homeowners within the past year. The poll found that 65% of Americans saw increased property taxes, while 69% paid more for home insurance. They surveyed 1,500 eligible voters on May 1, according to the report. In April, ATTOM released its property tax analysis for 89.4 million U.S. single-family homes, which showed that $363.3 billion in property taxes were levied in 2023, up 6.9% from $339.8 billion in 2022. The increase was almost double the 3.6% growth rate…

Rising Property Taxes Add To Financial Stress For Homeowners

Property taxes are on the rise, another source of financial stress for Americans. According to new data released by ATTOM Data, total property taxes on single-family homes across the United States increased by 4% in 2022, totaling $340 billion.  This marks a significant increase from the previous year, with the average property tax bill for a single-family home rising to $3,719. Property taxes were highest in the Northeast, with New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut topping the list. The lowest were seen in the South, with Alabama, West Virginia, and Arkansas having the least expensive property taxes. Increasing taxes are an effect of soaring home prices, which have increased by 19% over the past year. Though homeowners have benefitted from…