Higher Property Taxes May Be Barrier to Homeownership in Ohio

Numerous studies have shown that owning a home is financially beneficial to the owner and socially beneficial to the owner and the community. This is why so many politicians, government agencies and non-profit entities promote home ownership as a way to build wealth, move out of poverty and stabilize neighborhoods.

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Governor DeWine Vetoes Transparency Language for Property Tax Levies

  State Rep. Derek Merrin (R-47) got a surprise this week when his bill to update the requirements for ballot language on property tax levies was added to the state’s budget bill. But his excitement was short-lived when Gov. Mike DeWine used his line-item veto authority to nix the idea.…

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Ohio Bill Aims for Transparency on Property Tax Levies

  In November 2018, the Sylvania School District placed a property tax levy on the ballot. Information shared in the media and other advertisements said the 0.9 mill levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $2.63 per month. But the ballot language read: “An additional tax for…

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