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Ballston Quarter owners get modest break on tax bill

Owners of the Ballston Quarter retail-restaurant-and-entertainment complex came away from a recent Board of Equalization hearing with a very partial victory, as that body reduced the property’s assessed valuation but not nearly as much as its owners had sought. On...

Arlington homeowners see 17% bump up in tax bills over 3 years

Another year of no reduction in the Arlington real-estate tax rate to offset spiraling assessments means that the typical county homeowner will be paying 17 percent more in taxes to the government compared to three years ago. County Board members...

Fairfax supervisors set tax-rate ceiling

Citing as they often do each year the need for wiggle room, a majority of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on March 9 agreed to advertise a maximum real-estate-tax rate of $1.15 per $100 assessed value for fiscal...

Rising assessments to equal higher tax bills in Fairfax

Rising home values are a good thing for Fairfax County homeowners thinking about selling. But for those staying put, they will equate to higher tax bills this year. Residential home assessments rose an average of 4.25 percent from 2020 to...
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‘Old School’ column: The deluge!

Yes, I know this has been a banner year for that wet stuff falling from the sky, but the...
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