Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:50 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tiny unpaid property tax amounts can lead to major problems, including loss of a home to a tax auction sale. Make sure your taxes are paid!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 2:58 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

More personal, local concerns, especially when it comes to taxes, often shape voting trends and election outcomes.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014 4:28 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Improving real estate markets are producing higher property tax bills.

Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:16 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Some homeowners turn to private lenders for help on real estate taxes. But is the cost too high?

Thursday, March 27, 2014 4:55 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Data released by the U.S. Census Bureau indicate a sunny future for the economy.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:11 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Most tax revenue comes from property tax, but the amounts taxpayers pay vary greatly.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 4:42 pm
By Kemberley Washington · Bankrate.com

Here are three steps some homeowners can use to keep their property taxes in order.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 3:12 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Property taxes are a pain for every real estate owner, especially legislators.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 12:44 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Nobody likes paying taxes, even when we acknowledge that we must do so to get services. But which tax do we hate the most? It’s a close race, but last year property taxes edged out income taxes as the most-hated tax. Yes, even though this levy can offer some tax benefits to homeowners who are allowed to

Tuesday, September 21, 2010 11:00 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Colorado lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle are worried about taxes. In that state, though, the concern is that voters this November will approve three ballot measures that will cut taxes. Amendment 60 would require Colorado’s school districts to cut property taxes. The state would then be forced to come up with ways