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Tee, Home Buyer in 19050

Are there any way to get house taxes decreased on a house that you would like to buy? Currently looking in Delaware Co. PA.

Asked by Tee, 19050 Tue Nov 1, 2011

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Edmund Choi’s answer
The Appeal From Real Estate Assessment Of 2013 will be available after March 15, 2012.

Commercial, Residential & Exempt Appeal forms are available between March 15th and August 1st and can be obtained below, in person or by calling 610-891-4879. Appeal filing must be filed by August 1st. (or the next official business day should August 1 fall on a weekend). Hearings will be held in September and October. Notification of hearing date will be mailed 20 days in advance of the hearing. Appeal results are mailed November 15th.

BY APPEALING, YOU OPEN YOUR PROPERTY TO THE RE-VALUATION PROCESS IN WHICH YOUR PROPERTY ASSESSMENT MAY BE LOWERED, RAISED, OR REMAIN THE SAME.

For more details, click on the link below. Good Hunting!
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Taxes are computed deferently in different Couties and States:
Some rely solely on the lastest ASSESSMENT.
Others reevaluate the taxes every time the house is sold; they figured, long ago, that with housing prices going up, they could make more money by doing this since each succeeding sale would be higher. Little did they know...

You need to find out what method they use:
If you are going to buy the house for less than the last Sale, your taxes will go down.
The most popular rates are in the 1.25% to 1.50% area, but I have heard of 3%.

One source for good information is your TITLE COMPANY; you can go in and ask their help, and then specify them when you make your offer.

Good luck and may God bless
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Hello Teeaira,

Yes you can but only the owner of the property can file an appeal on the tax assessment.

Alan
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