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UGA forecast: Augusta economy to continue limping

...1.Local governments ? like the federal government ? will continue to shrink their payrolls as depressed real-estate values weaken property-tax collections.The state government has already cut more than 6,000 jobs, however, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-29/uga-forecast-augusta-econo
Net worth growing due to market rally

...of the decade for people to regain all their lost wealth. In part, that's because they expect homes and other real-estate values in many areas to decline further."Home prices are going to get weaker over the next year as more foreclosed homes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-12-09/net-worth-growing-due-mark
Business | Metro
Rants & Raves

...FOR a pricey surround sound system to supplement my TV, I was delighted to see how great the commercials sound.REAL ESTATE VALUES for houses are now lower than four years ago, yet property taxes stay higher. Why can't local politicians be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-01-15/rants-raves
Metro | Rants and raves
UGA foundation sees earnings drop

...investments has also decreased over the past three years as the continuing global economic slowdown sent stock prices, real estate values and other investments tumbling.Licensing and royalty income declined from $30.5 million in 2009 to $6.7 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-03-24/uga-foundation-sees-earnings
Latest News | Education
Someone's taking chainsaw to Savannah trees

...This is a public tree," Flemming said. "It belongs to the citizens of Savannah. The value of the tree in real estate value and in terms of (positive environmental impact) contributes to the city. On a hot day like today, even the shade...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-06-02/someones-taking-chainsaw-sav
States facing more budget woes

...collection lagged. - Many fiscally conservative states pledged not to raise taxes, leaving them with few options. - Real estate values and home sales plunged. - Unemployment has taken a toll on personal income tax collections. WHAT MIGHT BE NEXT...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2010/01/04/met_561902.shtml
Metro
Taxable values decline in 2009

...values to comparable properties. Earlier this year, Mr. Hicks reported a $24 million net gain in the taxable real estate value, but at that point he hadn't yet tallied personal property, which includes motor vehicles, mobile homes, aircraft...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/02/met_529595.shtml
Metro
Handle Thurmond Lake levels differently

...S. Army Corps of Engineers thinks it acceptable for everyone with property at the lake to forfeit fortunes in real estate values so the city of Augusta doesn't have to apply engineering skills to obtain safe water supplies and dispose of waste...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/08/25/let_470750.shtml
Letters
Independent retailers find ways to stay competitive

NEW YORK --- At Jeff Cassels' jewelry store, falling real estate values and rising gold prices are more than news headlines -- they are contributors to an uncertain holiday season. At Joanie McDonald's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/12/16/bus_176937.shtml
Business
Use common sense to save our water

...needs, water quality, etc. Additionally, the Corps acknowledges that lake level is important for recreation and real-estate values, but once the level drops more than 5 feet these are pretty much destroyed. If the drought continues and they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/12/11/let_176249.shtml
Letters