Category Archives: FAQ

Real Estate Taxes

How Real Estate Taxes Affect the Buyer and Seller

If you buy a house today, your taxes over 30 years will add up to at least the total purchase price of that house,…
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Sokol Group Customers Get Results

For almost 25 years, Bruce Sokol has offered the Hudson Valley area of New York State superior real estate tax reduction services. His…
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Tax Appeal Work

How The Tax Appeal Process Works

The process for a real estate tax reduction has a few steps.  The owner of the real estate property signs up with Sokol…
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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 of homes for…
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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 increasing and rapidly.…
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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 is. This puts…
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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 is. This puts…
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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 taxes make up…
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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 increasing rapidly.  The…
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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 of $10,000 and…
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