i have had several clients ask me to move their april-closing contracts up into march to avoid the tax.
got a call from one such call from an agent this week (actually a really good one at at that) . asked him if his buyer was trying to beat the tax increase. he answered - oh, that went through? so clearly, not everyone knows, or advises their clients
as for the whinning about the tax increase itself, i ask my colleagues:
where were you earlier this winter (or summer or fall) when the deal was being cut in springfield? the state legislative bail-out included this tax increase and it was pretty much forced on the city council. its not like the aldermen had any choice (and yes, i AM loathe to defend them on this). they are being scapegoated
---- unless of course one of you out there publicly came forward with a better solution... which i would be very curious to hear about.
no - i do not like the tax increase (or increased title company charges or lender charges or property tax levies, or broker administrative fee increases either) but we live with all of them as well, and seem to still be making a living...