Erich Hartma…, Renter in New York, NY

Saw this house today… taxes are over 26k. Serious question: how is this considered acceptable?

Asked by Erich Hartmann, New York, NY Sun Oct 14, 2012

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Consider checking with the local tax assessor's office....
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 15, 2012
Dear Erich,

In addition to the potential savings from the STAR program, there are other avenues that can be explored to lowering property taxes on this home.

Please feel free to call me at your convenience to discuss further.

Best Regards,

Suzanne T "Susan" Clevenberg
Licensed Real Estate Broker/Owner
520 White Plains Road - Suite 500
Tarrytown, NY 10591
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Oct 15, 2012
Hi, Taxes are based on assessed market value by the town. Unfortunately the assessments are not reviewed on a yearly basis or often at all for that matter. Typically the taxes get disputed when the market changes drastically or homes sell. This home may qualify for a tax grievance but only the assessors office can tell you. Tax grievnace day is typically the third Tuesday in June and you will get a response in the fall. They review the dispute and decide whether it qualifies for a reduction. The seller can start the process if the home is selling and if not complete before it transfers the buyer can take over. You can start by finding out the assessed value and camparing it to the list price. Call the assessors office or better yet visit them to get this info. Hope this helps!

Christopher Pagli
Accredied Buyer Representative
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
914 406 9023
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 14, 2012
Sorry, Erich. This is not my listing so I cannot really comment.
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