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By Debra Swayze | Agent in Middletown, NJ

Tax Freedom Day – Not in NJ

By Greg Kelly

Tax Freedom Day—that theoretical day when you stop making money to pay taxes and start earning money for yourself—will be very late for NJ taxpayers.

This year, according to the Tax Foundation, Americans stopped working to pay federal, state, and local taxes on April 12. But that date is a national average. Each state has its own Tax Freedom Day, and of course, New Jersey comes out lousy. We in the Garden State are third to last for tax freedom—we get nailed until...

—Property Taxes

According to the Asbury Park Press Data Universe, here are how some Monmouth County towns fared in average property tax bills bill last year:

Rumson ($16,526)
Loch Arbor ($13,595)
Deal ($14,318)
Colts Neck ($13,240)
Fair Haven ($12,281)

Asbury Park ($4,279)
Keansburg ($4,357)
Shrewsbury Twp. ($4,503)
Neptune City ($5,078)
Farmingdale ($5,320)

I am a  lifelong New Jersey resident and a proud Monmouth County resident with over 25 years of extensive professional experience in Real Estate specializing in selling waterfront, oceanfront and luxury properties in the towns of Rumson, Little Silver, Fair Haven, Red Bank, Middletown, Navesink, Sea Bright Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Long Branch, West End, Elberon, Highlands, and Atlantic Highlands.
As a full time Realtor with Heritage House Sotheby’s International Realty a Lifetime Membership into NJAR Distinguished Sales Club and a member of both Middlesex and Monmouth MLS I can assist both sellers and buyers in all facets of selling or buying, be it a single family home, townhouse, condo, adult community, vacant land or rentals.
To search for real estate in the Jersey Shore area, just like a Realtor in REAL time, feel free to visit my free search site at http://dswayze.listingbook.com/.
For a list of properties currently on the market in Monmouth County area please visit my web site at
Of course, if I can be of any assistance or if you have any questions, please feel free to call me on my cell at 732-513-0039 or email me at

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