The Elusive Logic Behind AVI Data

 

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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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  1. It would be nice to credit Axis for that image or at the very least do a link-out.

  2. Funny how all the appraisals of all tax abated properties went down considerably, and all un-abated properties went up a lot – generally more than 200% up. I don’t suppose politics are involved here at all, do you? Perhaps City Council and Nutter would like to shift the blame for their massive tax hike to those tax-abated homeowners, both insulating themselves from political pressure and creating pressure to rescind tax abatements? Sounds like spending at the City government level will continue to increase. Here’s an idea: how about decreasing City government and its spending, rather than taxing homeowners out of their homes and pitting older and newer residents against each other. Divide and conquer.

    • Frank, you’re implying that there was some underlying logic, or consistency to the AVI valuations. After examining the data, I can confirm that there is definitely no such thing.

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