Allentown extends 2020 city real estate tax payment due dates

69 News | April 23, 2020

Allentown is aiming to help property owners during the coronavirus pandemic by extending city real estate tax due dates. The city will extend the discount period for payment of 2020 city real estate taxes until August 31. All 2020 city real estate tax paid or postmarked on or before August 31 is eligible for a 2% discount on the tax portion only of their 2020 city real estate tax bill. The measure also extends the deadline to pay the 2020 city real estate tax gross amount in full without penalty to December 31.

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businesswire | January 13, 2021

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The first floor is committed to social occasion and engaging, and features double lounges with 25 foot ceilings, a conventional lounge area and gourmet specialist's kitchen with steward's wash room and prep zone. This floor also encompasses a guest suite with an ensuite restroom and stroll in closet. A dynamic glass and steel staircase connects the levels perfectly and practically, and a private lift can also be taken to the living quarters above. The highest level includes a luxurious master suite highlighting a master shower and a sitting territory, enormous stroll in closets, high ceilings, impressive views and access to a private patio. The penthouse residence also features 1,678 square feet of expansive open air terraces, as well as access to The Ritz-Carlton Residences' amazing amenities and services, including a state-of-the-craftsmanship spa, fitness focus, valet, attendant, custodian and doorman. “Montreal’s residential real estate market showed great strength throughout 2020,” said Daniel Dagenais, Managing Broker of Sotheby’s International Realty Quebec. “Across both the conventional and luxury real estate markets, we experienced record setting sales this year. 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prnewswire | December 30, 2020

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prnewswire | November 09, 2020

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