Monthly Archives: March 2012
Risk In Being Underassessed?

In the minutes of a recent council meeting in Westfield I saw something that caught my eye: a suggestion by the Finance Policy committee that the tax assessor be allowed to increase a property assessment were that property found to be undervalued. Now I'm not sure if such a thing would even be legal, though […]

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We Can Make This Easy Or We Can Make This Hard…Guess We’ll Make It Harder

  An article by Dave Sheingold in today’s Record highlights a trend regarding real estate tax appeals in New Jersey which we have seen develop in recent years, as the real estate market continues to be in flux and droves of property owners have tried to reduce expenses by filing property tax appeals.  The message […]

Appeals In Garden State Keep Climbing

Used to be tax appeals by homeowner’s were a minority. No more. Each year tax assessors find themselves with an increasing number of appeals, as homeowner’s continue their assault on the inequality of assessments. PROPERTY TAX APPEALS | APP.com | Asbury Park Press www.app.com There were 74,227 property tax assessment appeals filed by New Jersey […]

How to Avoid Unfair Property Taxes; Top 15 Highest Property Tax Counties (ABC News)

By SUSANNA KIM (@skimm) March 14, 2012 The battered real estate market has another side effect that often goes overlooked, consumer finance and tax experts say: Millions of homeowners are unknowingly paying too much property tax. According to the National Taxpayers Union, about 30 percent of properties in the U.S. are assessed at higher values […]

Tight Financial Times Have More City Homeowners Appealing Tax Bills (WNYC)

Thursday, March 15, 2012 More city homeowners are appealing their property tax bills than in years past as the levy which has doubled in the 10 years since Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office continues to increase, according to officials. Next year, the average tax bill increases will range from $30 per year in the Bronx […]