$10k Property Tax Bill? "That’s Nothing!"

It’s All Relative

One of the things you have to remember doing open houses around the City Lakes is how much the housing costs, relatively speaking — not to mention the property taxes that come with.

Normally, a $10,000 annual property tax bill isn’t a selling point.

However, I had three parties come through my $600k Sunset Gables open house yesterday who were contemplating downsizing from significantly more expensive, nearby homes.

I literally heard variations of the following multiple times: ‘$10,000 a year? That’s nothing. I pay double (or triple) that now!”

P.S.: I remember getting gas a few years ago, and the man one pump over couldn’t seem to take his eyes off my two sleeping kids (pure angels when they’re asleep!).

The look in his eyes could only be described as wistful. I gently said to him, “You must not have kids.” “Oh, God, no,” he answered. “I have nine.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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