Westchester Taxes seem to be the highest….Sigh….. New Rochelle taxes are high also…. and so it has been my pleasure to help my various clients grieve their taxes in the past few years…… free of charge of course…
Whenever I take a listing, one of the first things I look at are the taxes…I look at the mill rate (it is currently 2.67 in New Rochelle), divide it into the assessment… and then I am able to discern at what home value the City is assessing tax. If a home is going to be listed for say $600,000 and they are being assessed at a value of $800,000 then it would seem to be a no-brainer to grieve those taxes…I will obtain the information for my clients, and I just ask that they submit the paperwork themselves so the city officials see it as a ‘from the heart’ experience from the home-owners. … I do not promise anything BUT have been successful every time… The one trend I have noticed though is that last year the city was reducing taxes by $5000, $7000, and even $10,000 in one case. So many people grieved their taxes across the board that this year I noticed the city was no quite as indulgent and the common trend was perhaps $1000, $750, or $1500 if they were lucky….A sign of the times…. cuts everywhere!
Taxes can be grieved in our city from usually June Ist to approx. the second or third week of that month.
I find it immensely rewarding being able to help people I know, and when I get the call thanking me- it makes it all worth while.
So many people do not realize that they can grieve their taxes, that it is an easy process, and that they can grieve every year if they want to..
While I would ideally like to get paid for my services, I have always tried to ‘give something back’ to the community, and in this poor economy, I see this as being one of the ways I can give back to some people at least (I only do it for 10-12 people each year), and the return for me is satisfaction!
New Rochelle is great!
Have a great week. Gay