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Shortage of Homes for Sale or Not?

The national news media tells us that values of homes in the country have increased rapidly due to the shortage…
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Real Estate: Increasing Values or Selective Increasing Values

There are a large number of articles in the press on the topic of values of real estate throughout the nation…
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How-To Guide to Lower Your Property Taxes

Reducing your property taxes is a matter of proving that your home is worth less than the assessor thinks it…
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Overpay Taxes

Overpaying in Taxes? And It’s Your Fault?

Reducing your property taxes is a matter of proving that your home is worth less than the assessor thinks it…
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Compare Tax Burden

How Does Your Property Tax Burden Compare?

Property taxes are an important source of revenue for city governments, but rates can vary substantially across the country. Property…
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In the News

Property Values: Sokol vs New York Times

Anyone reading the New York Times or other national papers is led to believe that residential real estate values are…
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Property Taxes Rising

Why Do my Taxes Go Up if My Assessment Stays the Same?

Real estate taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessment by the tax rate.  For example, if you have an assessment…
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Inspect Home

Will the Assessor Inspect my House?

95% of the time the assessor does not ask to come into a client’s home. The 5% of the time…
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Fair Property Taxes

How Can I Know if My Real Estate Taxes are Fair?

Firstly, what is your assessment?? You can find your assessment on your tax bill or by calling the town.  That…
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Appeal Taxes

If I Appeal My Taxes Can My Taxes Go Up?

No, no and no again.   The town appeal board and the courts can only make two decisions one to lower…
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