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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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Value Going Up

When are Real Estate Values Starting to Go Up?

In my opinion, not until 2014 at the earliest. I say this for several reasons.Firstly, mortgage money is still only…
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How Long Does the Tax Reduction Last

How Long Can I Expect my Assessment to Stay at the Reduced Price?

Your assessment will usually stay the same for many years.  Most town's reassessments occur every 10 to 40 years. The…
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Sokol Group Property Tax Appeal

Why Sokol Group?

We originated this service over 20 years ago and have maintained our market leadership, achieving a 95% success rate for…
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Lower Your Property Taxes

How Much Can I Save?

As an example, if we lower your taxes by $2,000 per year, you pay us $1,200 and keep $800. In…
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Cost Savings

What Does it Cost?

There is absolutely NO CHARGE until we succeed in reducing your property taxes. Our fee of 60% of the first…
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