Dont forget about Fidelity picking up and leaving. Metrowest lost ~ 1000 jobs. I personally know 3 families who will be re- locating over this.
Market is toast in WB and similar towns, no one around to buy the homes. This tax problem is a real issue too, and is quickly becoming a crisis. Any potential buyer in WB should attend a town meeting where the town budget or residential taxes are discussed. At the last meeting here in WB, Len M was thrown out by the police when he voiced opinion that differed from the selectmen. I dont always agree with the way he approaches things, but this was shameful (and he is actually right this time)
The high rate is beginning to deter people from moving here, the other nearby similar towns offer as much for 75% of the taxes.... more