Property Tax Appeals Are In!

First, let me confess…. as I sit down to write this blog, I have ransacked my son’s Halloween bag to muster up the energy…  Now, that that is off my chest, I can move on with things…. wow, don’t I feel better!

Tax appeal results have been mailed out – and should have been received by now.  If you didn’t receive them, reach out to me, and I will let you know how you did.  First and foremost, if I did your appeal you got some sort of relief.  The appeals I did resulted in reductions of anywhere from $2600 in assessed value, to $162,000 in reduced tax assessment.  I think that’s pretty incredible.  On average, there was a 19% reduction in taxes for the upcoming year, and an average savings of about $1900 per client.  A total of 60 appeals with a total reduction of $3,249,000!

If you missed out on the tax appeal this year, we can give it a shot next year.  You can appeal every year (if it makes financial sense) between July 1 and August 15.  At this point, I plan on offering this service for free again next year.

The market seems to be picking up – and if you know someone that should be buying – push them.  PHFA has a program that has rates as low as 3.75%!  That’s just plain ridiculous!  There are some income requirements and purchase price limits ($216k in Berks, $290k in Montgomery County).  Beyond that, you can still get a conventional mortgage in the 4′s!

Buyers seem to be moving now – I actually had two offers on one property, and recently lost a property because it sold the day of our scheduled second showing.

Please, keep in mind that buying or selling isn’t the only time you need a Realtor – just ask my 60 clients who got their taxes lowered!!!

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