The Real Deal Miami

Crist says property taxes falling

August 31, 2009 11:08AM

Governor Charlie Crist was able to fix one common goof about real estate, but has stuck to another, one with greater implications. At a conference in Orlando held by the Florida Association of Realtors, he had to redo a video when he persisted in pronouncing Realtor as “Re-luh-tor.” He fixed that, but repeated his other mistake, which is that property taxes are declining, an assertion he first made in 2007. While recent buyers have seen the property values, and thus their taxes, fall, longtime homeowners have seen steady hikes.