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Amendment 1 Passed

I am happy that amendment 1 passed yesterday allowing people to move. The homestead portability doesn't cut taxes. but allows people the ability to move to a similar house in Florida and not have an increase in taxes. Save our Homes was established to help prevent people from being taxed out of their homes and ended up by taxing people into their homes (i.e., they couldn't leave).  The increase to $50,000 for Homestead Exemption does cut taxes (I think I've read about $240 per homestead). I do hope the Florida legislature does more to assist investment properties and second homes. This will jumpstart our housing economy. What do you think?

Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra,  and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.

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Comment balloon 0 commentsBarbara Jenness • January 30 2008 03:03PM
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