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Property Q&A in Rye Brook : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Nov 3, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to taxes it's always a good idea to verify with the local tax assessor's office....
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Mon Nov 9, 2009
Andrew Rogovic answered:
Typically speaking you should go down to town hall and find out what the town knows as the square footage. If you believe that the square footage is wrong you may hire an appraisar or provide documents to the town showing different square footage.. At that it would be up to town how they would like to proceed.
In the town of Rye Brook, the assesor has property cards that they believe to be accurate. But as you might imagine, information is either reported wrong or their could be mistakes. Several years ago the town changed their taxes to full market assessment based on hope that these mistakes would be caught and that people would pay equal taxes for like kind valued properties. Many people only go in when the town has a higher square footage than the home really is in hopes that they will lower their assessed value and hope for a reduction in taxes. Good luck.

Andrew Rogovic
Associate Broker Rand Realty
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Tue Sep 8, 2009
Kevin O'Shea answered:
Hi Sean,

That is a matter of public record. You could go to town hall and look it up. I would not be comfortable giving out personal information like that unless I knew who you were or why you wanted to know.

All the best!

Kevin O'Shea
Homes of Westchester,
White Plains, NY 10605
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Thu Jun 25, 2009
Barbara Hallen answered:
And to add to Andrews answer, if the buyer wants to finance the home, the bank will probably want everything legal.

Barbara Hallen
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Tue May 19, 2009
Mary McElroy answered:
Good Morning, Fredy, The taxes are listed as $10,656. To see complete info go to Click on search for a home and at the bottom of that page you can enter an MLS # which is 2913708. More photos are there.

I am an agent in the area and would be happy to assist you further. My email address is and tel # is 914-980-4583.

Enjoy this beautiful day!

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Sun Feb 15, 2009
Susan Handelman answered:
Hi Gary, Very familiar with this property, actually was the last Realtor to rent it. I think there might be a deal on it, I will check in my office for you tomorrow. I work out of the Houlihan Lawrence in Rye and live in Rye Brook. Most of my listings and sales are in the community. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at 914-907-2125 or at Look forward to hearing from you.

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Wed Oct 22, 2008
Kevin O'Shea answered:
The Multiple Listing Service makes the rules, not everyone follows them. Square footage should be Heated, Above Ground, Living Space, so traditional basements would not be included, some raised ranches the lower level would be considered.

Sometimes owners want to list finished basement square footage, I don't recommend this at all, I would rather potential buyers pleasantly surprised by extra space than annoyed by basement space.

The MLS is looking at clarifying the rules on this, but it is fairly difficult to get consensus.

All the best!

Kevin O'Shea
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