PROPERTY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/PROPERTY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Sandy-hit towns wrestle with eminent-domain choice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361988-68/beach-property-asharoken-island.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361988-68/beach-property-asharoken-island.html.csp">Sandy-hit towns wrestle with eminent-domain choice</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EMILY C. DOOLEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T16:29:01.791-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 04:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Asharoken, N.Y. • On a tiny spit of land off Long Island, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy. Either it accepts millions of dollars in federal aid to build a protective sand dune and for the first time in its nearly 90-year existence allows the public to use its beach or it rejects the aid and retains its privacy, potentially worsening an erosion problem that saw part of its main road washed out and power lines toppled during the October 2012 storm. But so...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58361988@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:29:01 MDT Letter: Thoughts on Park City’s impasse http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58338302-82/pcmr-impasse-lease-park.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58338302-82/pcmr-impasse-lease-park.html.csp">Letter: Thoughts on Park City’s impasse</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T17:26:15.35-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some thoughts on the Park City impasse: 1. Calling PCMR’s failure to renew the lease a “clerical error” is like referring to the civil war as the “unpleasantness” of the 19th century. 2. It is unlikely that the economic sky will fall in either Summit county or Utah regardless of who prevails in this dispute. (a.) Even if PCMR were not to operate in 2014-2015 many of their patrons are likely to visit Deer Valley or the Canyons. (b.) If the highest and best use of the property is a ski resort ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338302@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:26:15 MDT Alarm rises as Nicaragua starts canal route survey http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58342806-79/canal-nicaragua-owners-property.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58342806-79/canal-nicaragua-owners-property.html.csp">Alarm rises as Nicaragua starts canal route survey</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LUIS GALEANO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T08:54:02.144-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 08:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Managua, Nicaragua • Teams of assessors accompanied by soldiers and police have begun surveying properties along the route of Nicaragua’s planned interoceanic canal, taking quick steps toward the start of a vast project the country has dreamed of for more than a century. But the process is alarming many residents, who say they fear they’ll lose their homes and receive unfair compensation. Teams from the China-based HKND Group this month began interviewing property owners in the Brito River regio...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583428062014-08-27T08:54:02.144-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T08:54:02.144-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58342806@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:54:02 MDT Op-ed: Taxation without fair explanation and comparisons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309714-82/property-assessor-comparisons-taxes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309714-82/property-assessor-comparisons-taxes.html.csp">Op-ed: Taxation without fair explanation and comparisons</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAN ENTLER</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T16:33:34.829-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On July 15, the following news headline appeared in The Tribune: “Utah property taxes bring in $100 million less than owed.” This came from State Auditor John Dougall, whose campaign claim was “frugal Dougall.” I saw the headline as a warning that property taxes may be higher when the assessments arrived in August, but I was not prepared for the type of increases that are being assessed. My property value increased by 32 percent and my property taxes jumped more than $500. As I began my search f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309714@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:33:34 MDT Home flipping wanes as buyers find fewer bargains http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326767-79/percent-earlier-price-property.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58326767-79/percent-earlier-price-property.html.csp">Home flipping wanes as buyers find fewer bargains</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Prashant Gopal</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T17:57:02.34-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 05:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Home flipping, in which a buyer resells a property quickly for a profit, is on the decline as U.S. residential price gains slow and foreclosures dwindle. Almost 31,000 single-family houses were flipped in the second quarter, representing 4.6 percent of U.S. home sales, RealtyTrac said in a report Friday. That’s down from 6.2 percent a year earlier and the smallest share since the first three months of 2012, when prices bottomed after the crash, according to the Irvine, Calif.-based data company,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326767@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:57:02 MDT Op-ed: Salt Lake County Recorder’s office should embrace transparency http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58263470-82/recorder-county-public-office.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58263470-82/recorder-county-public-office.html.csp">Op-ed: Salt Lake County Recorder’s office should embrace transparency</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mary Bishop</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T15:45:56.317-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 03:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Citizens of Utah were outraged in 2011 when the Legislature passed a law limiting what records were available for public scrutiny. Public pressure was brought to bear and the law was amended. We are clearly citizens who care about transparency and open government. Yet my experience trying to obtain public information about our property records from the Salt Lake County Recorder’s office leaves me wondering. The method for tracking property records was established by Brigham Young in “An Ordin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263470@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:45:56 MDT Tents erected in Utah polygamous town where evictions served http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogspolygblog/58251542-191/tents-trust-hildale-kutv.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogspolygblog/58251542-191/tents-trust-hildale-kutv.html.csp">Tents erected in Utah polygamous town where evictions served</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-02T16:04:14.631-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 04:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Some residents in Hildale apparently served with eviction notices have pitched tents at another home in the town. A reporter for KUTV on Friday saw about a dozen tents before residents of the home on Homestead Street closed a gate to block the view. Walls line the property. Hildale resident Guy Timpson said he saw about 25 tents, along with mostly women and children, pitched on the property Thursday night. Hildale and adjoining Colorado City, Ariz., are home of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58251542@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 16:04:14 MDT Evictions posted in Hildale, people reportedly packing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogspolygblog/58246537-191/notices-hildale-wyler-amp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogspolygblog/58246537-191/notices-hildale-wyler-amp.html.csp">Evictions posted in Hildale, people reportedly packing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T12:38:24.274-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 12:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The first batch of evictions from a polygamous Utah town were posted Saturday, and some have responded by packing their belongings, said the man who served the notices. Issac Wyler is an employee of the United Effort Plan in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado, City, Ariz. He said he posted the eviction notices on 16 homes in what maps show is a four-block area of Hildale. The area goes from Utah Avenue north to Jessop Avenue, and from Hildale Street west to Canyon Street. Wyler said the area was pic...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246537@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:38:24 MDT Is your city, county raising property taxes? 40 are http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58223976-90/tax-215000-county-increase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58223976-90/tax-215000-county-increase.html.csp">Is your city, county raising property taxes? 40 are</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T12:19:05.193-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 12:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Property valuation notices arriving this week contain some pricey news for many Utahns: 40 local governments are seeking tax hikes. That is slightly less than the 42 that raised them last year, but double the number that had boosted them in 2012. During the Great Recession and its aftermath, many governments tried to hold down tax increases. That may be over now, judging from the past two years. Utahns with the worst news are the 250 residents in tiny Rockville, Washington County, near Zion Nat...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58223976@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:19:05 MDT Julie Jason: How much to pay executor of estate? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215575-79/executor-estate-york-paying.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215575-79/executor-estate-york-paying.html.csp">Julie Jason: How much to pay executor of estate?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Julie Jason</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:19:35.027-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When someone dies, the executor, whose job is to probate the decedent’s estate, is entitled to a fee for his or her services. The question is, how much? The answer depends on where the decedent’s estate is probated and who serves as executor. Family members may decide not to take a fee, while banks, accountants and attorneys do get paid for serving as executors. The executor pays the decedent’s debts and distributes his or her assets under the terms of the will. Since New York has a set fee sch...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215575@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:19:35 MDT Letter: Combining golf courses, cemeteries? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224180-82/course-golf-golfers-property.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58224180-82/course-golf-golfers-property.html.csp">Letter: Combining golf courses, cemeteries?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:00:02.819-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re Kurt Kragthorpe’s article (“SLC course closure would drive golfers away,” July 24): How about a golf course as final resting place for golfers and non-golfers? Using golf course property for burial is a better utilization of prime property with close access to a large metropolitan area. This more useful purpose of property will not only serve to preserve a great golf course, but will serve as a beautiful memorial for deceased golfers and their families. The advantages of conservation and be...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224180@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:02 MDT California commission moves against billionaire in beach dispute http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58222275-68/beach-commission-khosla-access.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58222275-68/beach-commission-khosla-access.html.csp">California commission moves against billionaire in beach dispute</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Paul Rogers</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> San Jose Mercury News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T08:42:37.339-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 08:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Jose, Calif. • Ratcheting up pressure on Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla over his decision to block public access to a San Mateo County beach, the California Coastal Commission on Thursday announced it is creating a website to ask people to document their historic uses of the beach. The action, while seemingly bureaucratic and innocuous, is an important first step in establishing historic uses of the private road to the beach, which is often a key issue in legal battles over propert...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58222275@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:42:37 MDT Letter: Help schools by taxing churches http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58199111-82/taxes-churches-property-amount.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58199111-82/taxes-churches-property-amount.html.csp">Letter: Help schools by taxing churches</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:45.964-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Churches should pay property taxes and sales taxes on all of their purchases. Just look around you and see the massive amount of real estate owned by religious organizations, and it’s all free of taxes. Just imagine the windfall to the public school system if every one paid their share of property taxes. Just sayin’. Jerry Cooper Murray</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58199111@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:45 MDT Auctioneer’s gavel is banging in polygamous towns on Utah-Arizona line http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195258-78/amp-uep-wisan-hildale.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58195258-78/amp-uep-wisan-hildale.html.csp">Auctioneer’s gavel is banging in polygamous towns on Utah-Arizona line</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T18:40:09.976-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 06:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nine years after the Beehive State took control of a polygamous trust, that trust has accelerated the sale of land in twin towns on the Utah-Arizona state line. The sales benefit state taxpayers, who have already financed management of the trust, called the United Effort Plan (UEP). The sales also help Utah toward a goal of distributing all UEP-held lands. On Friday, 3rd District Judge Denise Lindberg approved the sale of 13 UEP parcels auctioned last month. Those parcels totaled 835 acres an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58195258@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:40:09 MDT Bidder and the sweet: Property buyer gets his money back http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191443-78/property-abbaszadeh-county-tax.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58191443-78/property-abbaszadeh-county-tax.html.csp">Bidder and the sweet: Property buyer gets his money back</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T12:35:36.466-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 12:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the Salt Lake County Council to undo a property sale requires a persuasive argument from a bidder with buyer’s remorse. Ayyoob Abbaszadeh had one. Rob Walton did not. After the county’s May sale of properties with delinquent property taxes, Abbaszadeh thought he’d landed a great deal on a parcel in Emigration Canyon’s Pinecrest area. The 58-year-old man paid $53,500 (plus $16,000 in delinquent taxes) for the acre — listed on the county assessor’s records as being worth $185,400 — where he pl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58191443@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:35:36 MDT Editorial: South Salt Lake must get serious about fire hazard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58183443-82/business-diamond-lake-pile.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58183443-82/business-diamond-lake-pile.html.csp">Editorial: South Salt Lake must get serious about fire hazard</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T11:25:12.698-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 11:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What could be more natural, more environmentally friendly, than a compost pile? Little in the way of toxins. Nothing radioactive. An intelligent and sustainable path to reusing old trees, yard waste and the like by recycling them into useful mulch and fertilizer. Tell that to the exhausted firefighters from the South Salt Lake Fire Department. And the many colleagues from 10 other brigades who answered the call at the Diamond Tree Experts’ Green Waste Disposal site twice in the past two weeks. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58183443@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:25:12 MDT State auditor: Utah property taxes bring in $100 million less than owed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58183167-78/auditor-error-lake-local.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58183167-78/auditor-error-lake-local.html.csp">State auditor: Utah property taxes bring in $100 million less than owed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By dan harrie and christopher smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T11:30:49.547-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 11:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">State Auditor John Dougall, a conservative former lawmaker, will present a not-so-conservative study soon to his onetime colleagues finding that during the past decade, local governments may have collected $100 million less in property taxes than they are entitled to. This warning of under-collection of taxes seems to fly in the face of the first-term auditor’s 2012 campaign claim to be “frugal Dougall.” But his spokeswoman says the new report isn’t about politics or philosophy — it’s about wh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58183167@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:30:49 MDT Cardiff Fork compromise appears to be working http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58149928-90/buxton-canyon-cardiff-fork.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58149928-90/buxton-canyon-cardiff-fork.html.csp">Cardiff Fork compromise appears to be working</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T17:26:30.545-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s not like everything has been hunky-dory since the U.S. Forest Service negotiated a three-year agreement to improve public access to Cardiff Fork, a popular offshoot of Big Cottonwood Canyon. But all in all there have been fewer confrontations than before the 2012 truce, a disparate group of Cardiff Fork users agreed last week. After years of friction, a special-use permit was signed in 2012 allowing summer and winter recreationists to use a dirt road to cross through private lands while hik...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58149928@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:26:30 MDT