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The Top 5 Things Smart Philly Residents Care About [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The below has been clarified to reflect the fact that PlanPhilly was concerned only with issues around the built and natural environments, as they […]

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Morning Headlines: Daily News Trumpets Mini AVI Results

Philly.com has a story today that offers mixed messages about the results of the Actual Value Initiative, the property tax program that was put into […]

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You Can Now Own a Chunk of the City’s Website, Basically

Chris Sawyer over at philadelinquency has performed another of his data dumps (in a good way) this year by releasing three files that you can […]

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Mayor Nutter Announces LOOP-y Property Tax Relief Program

The city’s new tax relief program, PHL Tax LOOP, is part snappy acronym; LOOP stands for Longtime Owner Occupants Program (oh, to have been a […]

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Allan Domb: Property Taxes Are Extremely Collectable. So Let’s Get It Done.

Property manager/owner/developer Allan Domb, who is also the president of the Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors (GPAR), has become passionate about property tax collection. Last […]

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Wilson Goode Jr. Gets Radical About Property Taxes

A tax abatement — an exemption from paying taxes on a property for a given number of years — seems like a pretty terrific perk. […]

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City Will Host Two Telephone Town Halls to Answer Questions About AVI

Should residents still have questions about the changes to their property taxes, the City will try to clarify matters during the course of two Telephone […]

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AVI: The Horror Isn’t So Horrible, But Here’s Some Information for What Horror There Is

We haven’t spoken about AVI in a while, which seemed to be for the best because the mere mention of the acronym was enough to […]

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Still Worried About AVI? See This

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Alan Butkovitz Wins Primary, It’s Now Time for Him to Act Like a Grownup

The choices, realistically, were current City Controller Alan Butkovitz and challenger Brett Mandel. They had significant differences of opinion about many things, but they both […]

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City Councilman David Oh: This Is a Truly Terrible Salad Recipe

Last week we reported that City Council–having repeatedly asked the mayor and the Office of Property Assessment to detail how it came up with the […]

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City: Fine, We’ll Explain How We Did the Assessments But We Don’t Expect YOU to Understand

The City’s chief assessor has announced that the Office of Property Assessment will post a document explaining how the new property assessments were determined–something that’s […]

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City’s Chief Assessor Disappointed By Quality of AVI Appeals

Let’s start with the bad news about Philadelphia’s never-ending property assessment saga: Richie McKeithen, the city’s chief assessor, says that out of the approximately 31,000 […]

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Very Cool AVI Map Tool With Patriotic Colors and Your Address

As always, we must remind you that there are no solid numbers yet, we don’t know the tax rate, nothing is resolved, and this is […]

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Property Video: A Soothing Step-By-Step Guide to the First AVI Appeal

Did you receive a property assessment in the mail in mid-February? Did you look at it and think, “That’s ridiculous–this house isn’t worth $XXX,XXX” and […]