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Property Taxes (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Nov 21, 2020 1:48 PM
       Property Taxes (by Deanna [TX]) Nov 21, 2020 2:28 PM
       Property Taxes (by Robert J [CA]) Nov 21, 2020 3:38 PM
       Property Taxes (by DJ [VA]) Nov 21, 2020 5:25 PM
       Property Taxes (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Nov 21, 2020 6:19 PM
       Property Taxes (by Deanna [TX]) Nov 21, 2020 6:51 PM
       Property Taxes (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 21, 2020 6:57 PM
       Property Taxes (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Nov 22, 2020 3:32 PM
       Property Taxes (by JAC [OH]) Nov 22, 2020 4:28 PM
       Property Taxes (by JB [OR]) Nov 22, 2020 4:57 PM
       Property Taxes (by JAC [OH]) Nov 22, 2020 7:39 PM
       Property Taxes (by Pmh [TX]) Nov 23, 2020 6:31 PM

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Property Taxes (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 1:48 PM

I just received my property tax bills and I am very much surprised to find that the taxes are the same this year as last.

I was expecting a big increase because the government is having so much extra expense due to Covid.

Of course, the is very little coddling in Idaho, so we don't have the same sort of huge expenses as the progressive states, but even here, the school system expenses must have been quite high, trying to make allowances for Covid, and sales tax income must be down substantially due to closed stores. --76.178.xx.xx

Property Taxes (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 2:28 PM

Our property taxes in my area go in three-year cycles. So the county looks at a third of all the properties this year, another third of the properties next year, and then the final third of the properties in the last year. So if a certain address is grouped into Year A, B, or C, it will influence the next time it's likely to get adjusted up or down.

They had a lot of tax protests this year because of arbitrary raises. I think I had to file my protests by June somethingorother... I only just got my hearing the first week of November. On a totally side note, we'd also requested a copy of their comps. It arrived the morning of the hearing. ;)

I think I had maybe 14 or 15 parcels experience raises. I accepted one of them (vacant land losing its ag exemption). But I protested the others because they were all just imaginary numbers. They came back with counters on some, and no counters for others. I accepted five of their counter-offers, and requested a hearing on the other nine. We made good arguments for some; didn't get what we wanted on others; and met in the middle on a few others, so in all, it was fair. Even if it was imaginary... ;)

Property Taxes (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 3:38 PM

Here in Los Angeles County, they raised our annual property taxes by over 3%. And because of the pandemic, we can not raise rents for 1 year of do evictions for non-payment of rent. Even if our tenants are Billionaires!

Property Taxes (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 5:25 PM

Just wait until B is in office.

We'll see some serious tax increases across the board.

Property Taxes (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 6:19 PM


In Collin Cty, they base it off comp sales from Jan the year before to Jan current year. After meeting with them every year, I've learned they base MY home off of sales in three specific neighborhoods, mine and two others. All three are small HOAs. Sometimes I'm fighting an appraisal based off of one sale, so I fear Californians coming down and spending 5x value. Never hurts to ask how they come up with prices but it's pretty much the same comps you see in MLS. They even look at MLS for their data so at least we're on the same playing field. Just beware their current trick of putting most of the value into the land price.

Property Taxes (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 6:51 PM

At least we're not running into the same issues we had last time we protested our taxes, where all their comps were from 30 minutes away, in a totally different town.

Instead, all their comps are based on, like, the same six or seven houses that sold in our town last calendar year, regardless of size, bedrooms, amenities, age, location, and so on. It pretty much works out to an $x/sf kind of thing, skewed into a higher subtier for CHA, skewed into a lower subtier for window units. (All our places have CHA.)

So if I have an 1150 sf 3/1 built in 1970 with w/d hookups and a utility shed and a carport--- these are the houses we're comparing it to. If I have a 500 sf 1/1 built in 1945 with no closets and no w/d hookups--- oh, look, it's the same set of comps. :P

Property Taxes (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 6:57 PM

Today our state passed a seven month budget due to COVID. They took 1.4 billion ear marked for small businesses and applied to the budget so they would not have to raise taxes........


I do see the logic in Stealing from failing businesses. Maybe it is to protect state jobs

Property Taxes (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 3:32 PM


One adjustment they haven't contested so far over the years is age difference in comparables to the subject. You can discount as much as 1/2 of 1% of the home price for every year difference between yrs built minus 2 years since an age difference of 2 yrs or less isn't significant enough to merit the adjustment.

Property Taxes (by JAC [OH]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 4:28 PM

Why do small businesses need welfare from the government?

Property Taxes (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 4:57 PM

Well JAC, when the government steps in and says our valid, signed contracts aren't worth the paper they are printed on, then either they step up and help pay the freight OR those small businesses may get forced out of business.

Property Taxes (by JAC [OH]) Posted on: Nov 22, 2020 7:39 PM

Was the 1.4B earmarked for small business associated with Covid relief or just part of the normal budget process?

Property Taxes (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Nov 23, 2020 6:31 PM

what is this 3 year cycle you talk about Deanna ????? rates may not go up by the valuations go up every year.....apparently my shack home I bought 25 years ago is now valued 5x what I paid for it. nothing changed to the the Kalifornians moving here....

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