Category: Transfer taxes

There ain’t no such thing as a free subsidy: Part 2, tax that seller behind the tree

27 July, 2010 (11:48) | Cities, Housing, Inclusionary zoning, Municipal budgets, Real estate taxes, San Francisco, Transfer taxes |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]    Yesterday’s post (using a New York Times article as source material) ended with an unlikely alliance between a thundering housing affordability advocate and a calculating developer agreeing on a solution that would somehow preserve the city’s 15% affordability requirement in all new properties while […]

There ain’t no such thing as a free subsidy: Part 1, don’t tax you, don’t tax me

26 July, 2010 (16:45) | Cities, Housing, Inclusionary zoning, Municipal budgets, Real estate taxes, San Francisco, Transfer taxes |

By: David A. Smith    “Despite a Rare Pedigree, Plan for Affordable Housing Collapses”   Sounds like a missed opportunity, doesn’t it?  It’s not.   Shoulda dove for it   It takes some serious digging through the handwringing dross of a recent New York Times article seeking to portray a policy dispute as purely political […]