Not-So-Coincidental Timing?

“Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.”


Hennepin County’s proposed 2020 property tax notices are out, and they contain a welcome surprise (at least for one homeowner — me!): a 2.9% drop for 2020.

Yeah, I know: the notice is only preliminary, and the actual, final tax bill — typically mailed sometime in February — may be different (read, higher).

It’s also not lost on me that the reprieve is very likely temporary, and perhaps not so coincidentally related to 2020 being an election year.

Still, I’m (more than) fine treating the the news as the proverbial gift horse, and not complaining too loudly . . .

P.S.: Hennepin County includes Minneapolis and its west suburbs.

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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