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A 2013 Property Tax Grievance Guide-Why This Is the Year Reduce Your Property Taxes

Suffolk County’s real estate market has leveled off somewhat from the declines we’ve seen in the past few years. Suffolk’s homeowner’s may have a great shot at lowering their property taxes. If you think you’ve been over assessed, you have a right to protest the assessment – which could mean tax dollars in your pocket. Let’s face it, in this economy every dollar counts!

The 2013 Tax Grievance season is here and it is setting up to be a big one! This is mainly due to a less than stellar year in the yet to recover Suffolk County housing market. In fact, according to the Long Island Board of Realtor’s (LIBOR), the county’s median sale price has leveled off to a stagnant .3% change, adjusting from $399,000 to $400,000 since just one year ago. As if that’s not bad enough, looking deeper tells an even worse story. If you are the lucky owner of a Townhouse, or happen to live in a Home Owners Association (H.O.A), your property values are down a whopping 23.9% in the last 12 months, says LIBOR. A bad thing if you are trying to sell, a great opportunity if you are thinking about grieving your taxes!

Bottom Line

If you have been on the fence about grieving your property taxes (even if have done it in the past, you will likely qualify again), due to the continued decline of the Real Estate Market, 2013 is the year for you to fight back and grieve! To make it even more appealing, some companies, such as The Heller & Clausen Grievance Group, located in Rocky Point doesn’t charge any upfront fees. Even better if the grievance is unsuccessful, you pay nothing. Contact The Heller & Clausen Grievance Group by calling (631)782-3177, or you may also apply for a property tax grievance online.