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Just got my assesement


By zzyzzx   Follow   Tue, 3 Jan 2012, 11:25pm PST   1,066 views   5 comments
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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   Tue, 3 Jan 2012, 11:38pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 1

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

everything   Wed, 4 Jan 2012, 7:38am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     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   Wed, 4 Jan 2012, 8:17am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 3

zzyzzx says

I assume that this should be appealed?

Maryland, needs something like CA's prop 13.

FortWayne   Wed, 4 Jan 2012, 12:19pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     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   Sat, 7 Jan 2012, 12:41am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     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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