I am thinking about appealing my NJ real estate taxes. Does anyone know how much it costs to hire an appraiser for this task so that i can appeal by?

Asked by Suburbangal, 10001 Fri Jan 29, 2010

myself? OR, do you think it's a better idea to pay some lawyers to do this? Their fees are 25% of the savings achieved from the appeal. Otherwise, if i don't win the case, then they don't get paid.

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Debra (Debbi…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Tue Apr 6, 2010
Lou (Sorce) and I go back a long time and have been in the business the same amount of time............he is a pleasure to work with.......feel free to give him a call Suburbangal.

If you want another opinion, call Chris Healy of Metropolitan Appraisal in W. Caldwell......another "old timer" in the business! (I am showing my age!!!).
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Monroe, , Red Bank, NJ
Tue Apr 6, 2010
Louis Sorce, SCRREA,CTA (908)273-2412 has about 25 years in the appraisal industry and specializes in tax appeals in Essex County.
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Debra (Debbi…, Agent, Livingston, NJ
Fri Apr 2, 2010
Hi Suburbangal

If you email me, I will be happy yo give you the name of an experienced appraiser from Essex County who can help you with this. I am not sure what his fee would be, but, as you mentioned, it is usually a % of the savings. You don't need an attorney to file an appeal.

In order to have a strong case for appeal, it is my understanding that you would have to show your home is assessed, for tax purposes, at least 15% higher than similar homes in your area. Of course, with home values dropping, that may factor in,too.

There are also time constraints as to when you must file .............April 1 used to be a cut off date, but that may have changed.

Good luck, and as I mentioned, email me, and I will send you the name of the appraiser I know.

Debbie Rose
Prudential NJ Properties

email: Debbie.Rose@PrudentialNewJersey.com
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Weichert Rea…, Agent, Watchung, NJ
Fri Apr 2, 2010
Suburbangal: Have a look in the yellow pages and call around. Will you sell and relocate within New Jersey? Regards,
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