NY Property Tax Reduction Blog

10 Facts You Should Know About Tax Grievance

Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2015 by Granite Admin

1. Once a home is under contract, the new homeowner can file a grievance  

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2014 RealtyTrac Report Shows NY has the Highest Property Taxes & Rates

Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 by Granite Admin

A study of U.S. Property Tax Rates for 2014 has been released by RealtyTrac®, the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data. This report provides average property taxes and effective property tax rates for single family homes in more than 1,000 counties nationwide as well as by state and metropolitan statistical area. General findings include:  

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Pelham Housing Market is Red-Hot

Posted on Tuesday, March 03, 2015 by Granite Admin

Long considered one of the most desirable communities in Westchester, the real estate market in Pelham has suddenly gotten so hot that houses are selling with multiple offers the first weekend they go on the market, says Houlihan Lawrence agent Arthur Scinta, who works exclusively in the villages of Pelham and Pelham Manor. 

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Legislature Urged to Make Tax Cap Changes by School Groups

Posted on Monday, March 02, 2015 by Granite Admin

A coalition of education groups is urging the state Legislature to make changes to the property-tax cap that was installed in 2011, saying the restrictions are straining school budgets. The tax cap is set to expire next year, but Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make it permanent. 

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NY Post: Study Shows High Taxes Make NY Last in Freedom

Posted on Sunday, March 01, 2015 by Granite Admin

Between high taxes and onerous regulations, New Yorkers are squeezed more than residents of other states, on top of the high cost of living, according to the First in Freedom Index published by the John Locke Foundation. The study uses more than 60 data points to calculate fiscal, educational, regulatory and health-care freedom in the 50 states. 

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Scarsdale Trustees Approve Second Tax Revaluation

Posted on Monday, February 09, 2015 by Granite Admin

Before the dust has even settled on the 2014 revaluation, Scarsdale Trustees voted to conduct a new tax revaluation based on property values as of July 2016. This will allow the Village to update property values for tax purposes, using both a sales comparison approach and a cost approach that incorporates land values into the equation. 

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Rising Westchester Tax Bills Mean Appeals

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 by Granite Admin

The first reassessment of Scarsdale properties in 45 years has resulted in a dramatic increase in property values and taxes, with some homeowners' tax bills more than doubling in some cases. Around Scarsdale 735 property owners are appealing their assessments, suggesting they were inflated to raise money for the village. But from the municipality's point of view, they're simply trying to reduce the inequities that have developed over decades in the valuation of properties that have undergone changes. In the words of one official, "lesser-valued property owners were subsidizing the rich ones". 

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Gov. Cuomo Proposes NY Property Tax Credit Program

Posted on Thursday, January 15, 2015 by Granite Admin

Governor Andrew Cuomo called New York's high property taxes "burdensome" and blamed them for the flight of young people and businesses from the state. To address this challenge, Gov. Cuomo announced a proposed property tax credit program for homeowners whose annual adjusted income is below $250,000 and whose whose property tax burden exceeds 6 percent of their income. This new planned program would only apply to localities that stay within the governor's tax cap of less than 2 percent a year. 

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White Plains Tax Grievance Day is Coming...

Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by Granite Admin

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How We Help Reduce Your NY Property Taxes

Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014 by Granite Admin

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