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Affordability rests with taxes

Published: Monday, June 17, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

In reference to June 10 letter to the editor, “More needed for housing,” by Jerry Monica, I disagree somewhat.

The real-estate taxes in McHenry are higher than my house payment, which makes purchasing a home for lower incomes next to impossible.

The houses in foreclosure and on the market in my neighborhood have at least doubled in the last year, and the comments I receive for those on the market for over two years are that they aren’t getting offers because of the high taxes.

McHenry County needs to take a harder look at its own budget and make some serious cuts. This is the only way we are going to help our community build.

Monique Gray

McHenry

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