The Big Question: Real estate transfer tax


Would you support a real estate transfer tax on high-end properties to fund affordable and workforce housing?


No. It’s simply wealth distribution and property taxes are high enough.

– A G Engelman


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  1. What about forcing large homes to comply with stricter energy codes so they do not waste energy when they are mostly unoccupied? Not only do they increase the carbon footprint, but Island energy resources could get overloaded. I also would not oppose a tax if it was managed properly. Low cost housing has other issues, like overpopulation and increased taxes for retired persons. We need to slow growth, high end and low end.

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