Is My Property Assessment Fair?: A Guide for Residential Property Owners

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AuthorHouse, Jul 22, 2005 - Law - 116 pages
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If you own a single family or multi-family home, then you also pay property taxes. If you must pay property taxes, the assessment on which this tax is based should be fair. Other than thinking the taxes or assessment are always too high, how do you know what is fair?


The material presented in this book will provide valuable information that you as a property owner need to evaluate the fairness of your assessment. You’ll be provided insight on how the assessment process generally works, what the most significant as well as the most insignificant factors are that effect the assessment of your property, the most common mistakes made during the assessment process and more.


Discover why it makes no difference in the fairness of your property assessment, if your Municipality is or has recently been revalued, or if the assessments have been in place for many years. How condominiums can often be assessed incorrectly. Or how land values can be assessed unfairly too name but a few of the assessing mistakes that can often happen.


Whether you are a new property owner, or have owned your home for many years, you owe it too yourself, and your financial security, too know as much about the assessment process as possible. The information contained in this book will get you off to a great start in being an informed property owner.

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About the author (2005)

Paul Ferguson has been a long time resident of Pennsylvania. He has been continuously and actively involved with the assessment of residential and commercial properties since 1967. He has been personally involved with the management of some of the largest Revaluation Programs ever undertaken, and with property valuations in hundreds of Revaluation Programs containing millions of parcels of Real Estate in nineteen States during the past thirty-seven years. He currently operates a consulting business providing assessment-related services to Government and private Companies.

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