Understand many players have never own a real house. In the real world, taxes are normally computed at a rate of % per annum. However in NW, it’s % per WEEK of the purchase price! Note that the game says ‘per period’. Who knows what that means until they’ve bought it and committed to start paying taxes.
What does this mean? It means that if you purchased a house for 10,000 coins and pay a tax of 10% per week; In 10 weeks, you would have paid another 10,000 coins in taxes!! In other words, in one year you would have paid 5.2 houses just in the form of taxes to the Company (or Companies) who are governing the town. This is nuts!
On the other hand, it is super lucrative for the governing Company. Is this by design or a fundamental math mistake by NW engineers? If it is by design, just property tax alone will make a governing Company super rich, especially in a popular town.