Taxes reason for new home slump

Published 9:29 am Wednesday, January 11, 2012

To the Editor:

This is in reference to a story about Southampton County experiencing a 15-year low for new-home starts in 2011. (“New-home starts slump,” Dec. 28).

The reason this is happening is because we are paying high taxes, and property and real estate are being devalued and going down.

William Burgess