Category Archive for 'Property Tax'

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, the New England Real Estate Journal published a copy of their first newspaper from 50-years ago.  On page three you can read about the 1963 real estate market in the Hamilton. The article is called “Buyers Market In Hamilton”. “Opinions vary as to reasons for poor market in medium […]

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The amount of tax we have to raise is significantly impacted by the low percentage of HWRSD costs paid for by the state.  The chart below shows the percentage of our “foundation budget” (the level of spending the state feels is minimally adequate) that is paid for by the state.   HWRSD gets less than […]

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Why will our property tax rates remain well above average with average (or below average) school spending?  Many towns and cities have school spending at or above the average for the state, but have much lower tax rates. Property tax rates are the result of two factors: How much money you need to raise The […]

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Based on FY 2010 data, HWRSD spends approximately $850 per pupil (or 6.3%) more than the average district.  See “HWRSD Spending: Do we want to be average or competitive?”   Since we have approximately 2000 students in the HWRSD, our total above-average spending was $1.7M in FY 2010.   As noted in the “HWRSD Spending” section, we […]

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