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Subject:I win at property taxes
Time:01:41 am
Last year the county assessor sent me a ridiculously-inflated value for my loft. Based on market conditions, it was over 100K above anything that resembled reality. I pulled two comps from my building and sent him a letter disputing the assessment, and easily won the battle. It was a one-year reduction, though.

Today I got my 2013 assessment. Market conditions have improved a fair bit recently, and I'm probably not even underwater on my mortgage. I expected that the assessed valuation would pop back up to about last year's value, and I'd have to send them another letter. To my great surprise, the assessed valuation is exactly the same as the adjusted 2012 valuation.

This will save me about two grand on my property taxes this year. Thank you Ron Thomsen.
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gunga_galunga
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Time:2013-07-20 02:09 pm (UTC)
I thought most locales only did new assessments every two years.
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whipartist
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Time:2013-07-20 06:55 pm (UTC)
Not California! They need to wring every drop out of taxes out of us after prop 13.
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whitebird
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Time:2013-07-21 08:44 am (UTC)
Yes, but what can be had after Prop 13 is ultimately disproportionately small.

I'm glad you won on property taxes this year, though.
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bldrnrpdx
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Time:2013-07-20 04:09 pm (UTC)
nicely done.
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catness
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Time:2013-07-23 06:27 am (UTC)
This is a yay.
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