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Tax Exemption – Real Estate

In 2013, this court held that state and local taxing authorities could not charge the Federal National Mortgage Association, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, or Federal Housing Finance Agency with real estate transfer taxes, because such taxes are preempted by federal laws exempting these entities from all taxation.

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Appraisal Valuation

Otterstatter appeals the circuit court’s summary judgment decisions, arguing that the City’s jurisdictional offer to purchase the property for $30,000 more than the value established by the City’s retained appraiser invalidated the acquisition because the jurisdictional offer was not “based” “upon” a proper appraisal, as required by WIS. STAT. § 32.05(2)(b).

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