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Governor Signs Bill Cutting Mortgage Fees

KSCB News - May 14, 2014 10:13 pm

Governor Sam Brownback has signed legislation phasing out the fees paid by Kansas lenders to counties to register home mortgages.

Bankers and real estate agents have argued that home buyers are getting what amounts to a tax break. But county officials fear they’ll be forced to boost local property taxes to offset what is expected to be $53 million in lost revenue over the next five years.

The new law will phase out the mortgage registration fee by 2019. The fee is now $2.60 for every $1,000 borrowed, and almost all of the revenues raised go to the state’s 105 counties.

The law raises other fees to partially offset the lost revenues.

 

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