Just got my assesement

By zzyzzx   follow   Tue, 3 Jan 2012, 11:25pm PST   ↑ Like   ↓ Dislike   1,259 views   5 comments   Watch (0)   Share   Quote  

And of course, Baltimore City is assessing my house at peak values when recent sales are well below my assessment. I assume that this should be appealed?

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APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   befriend (27)   ignore (31)   Tue, 3 Jan 2012, 11:38pm PST   Like (2)   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 1

Appeal it and call a press conference, announcing your appeal.

everything   befriend (2)   ignore (1)   Wed, 4 Jan 2012, 7:38am PST   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 2

Of course, if you are staying, by all means fight and get what you can. Don't waste any money on lawyers if you don't have to. I sold my house because of assessments, the home ended up being worth about 60% of assessment at sale.

thomas.wong1986   befriend (0)   ignore (4)   Wed, 4 Jan 2012, 8:17am PST   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 3

zzyzzx says

I assume that this should be appealed?

Maryland, needs something like CA's prop 13.

FortWayne   befriend (12)   ignore (3)   Wed, 4 Jan 2012, 12:19pm PST   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 4

Absolutely appeal it. In CA I believe you can use comps as far as 10 miles away (someone correct me if I'm wrong). There is probably something like that in MD as well.

Cash strapped bureaucrats like to screw everyone on taxes.

elliemae   befriend (25)   ignore (4)   Sat, 7 Jan 2012, 12:41am PST   Like   Dislike     Share   Quote   Comment 5

check with your assessor's office - some of them require actual appraisals ($400+/-) while others take comps. Some of them won't do anything until they reappraise every few years.

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