You've saved the money and are ready to pay cash to build a new pool for your home. However, that's just the beginning of your soon to be increased expenses which will include maintenance, higher utilities and higher taxes.
Homeowners obviously benefit by a larger equity when their home increases in value due to appreciation. A not-so-obvious effect that will also more than likely take place is that their property taxes will increase. In most cases, a property's assessed value is generally tied to market value to calculate the property taxes based on the tax rate for that year.
Similarly, a homeowner can affect the value of their home by making capital improvements. Some small items may never be recognized by the taxing authority but items that require a permit, certainly are brought to their attention. Items such as a fence, roof, remodeling, windows, new rooms or swimming pools can easily increase the assessed value of a property.
Most states have an established time frame in which to challenge the current tax assessment for that year. In CT, real estate property tax appeals under General Statutes § 12-117a (where the taxpayer is contesting only the valuation of the property) must be filed within two months from the date that notice is mailed of the action taken by the board of tax review or the board of assessment appeals. Appeals brought under General Statutes § 12-117a must be filed with the superior court for the judicial district where the municipality is located. The process is relatively simple and doesn't require professional representation. It generally involves showing that there is an error which has overstated the value or that current comparable sales indicate a lower value.
If you'd like more information or need the comparable sales data, please let us know. We would be happy to help you investigate the possibility of lowering your property taxes.
Import to Kunversion
Author:Ana Festa Phone: 860-578-2623 Dated: May 9th 2016 Views: 165 About Ana: “My mission is to develop long-term client relationships by providing the most professional, infor...
View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access.
Trust eXp Realty and our team of real estate agents to help you find homes for sale or to sell your current home. We recognize the level of service that the mobile consumer demands. You have information. You have dreams. We possess experience, integrity, and innovation. Together we create leverage to make your dreams a reality.
The Waterford Real Estate Market Report is a monthly statem
"We saw a house we were interested in and I clicked on "have agent contact you". It wasn't even 30 seconds later and my phone rang!! Kris Morin is friendly, honest and very easy to work with! I can't express how happy we are with our purchase and how quick and easy the process was! Kris is extremely responsive - whether it's an email, phone message, or text! We enjoyed working with her very much and plan on keeping in touch for future endeavors!!"