Alameda County assessor may lower taxes on 100,000 properties
Original post made on Feb 11, 2009
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on Feb 11, 2009 at 1:31 pm
As a local Real Estate agent I have been asked the question quite often concerning the homeowners property taxes and can they be lowered. Many have purchased within the past few years and have seen the values of their homes drop considerably. This will be good news for these homeowners and I will be pleased to pass this information on to my clients.
on Feb 12, 2009 at 10:25 am
So how when the county states, "...made to determine if a temporary reduction can be provided, " that usually means that we as homeowners will be screwed in the long run. I tried to get reassessed last year and Alameda county stated that I had to take April 2007-June 2008. Well, duh, of course I wouldn't get a break because at that time all the houses were up in value. When I look at zillow.com and see that they put a value of my house at the point of what I paid for it in 2003, but they also keep putting my house in another school district. When you try to contact Zillow and ask then how and where they got their incorrect information..they tell you that you are wrong!!
In conclusion--as with our I.O.U.'s that we will see from the state, put this one on the list of never gonna get a reduction in property taxes. =(
on Feb 13, 2009 at 4:30 pm
we purchased our house in the summer of 2005.
Obviously for more than the current resale value.
we were able to lower our tax bills in the last two years by applying temporary reduction with Alameda County Tax Assessor office.
Even though the assessed value for this tax year is still much higher than the most recent appraisal that was done for the purpose of refinance. We are still grateful for it.