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#1543537 --- 03/09/20 06:56 PM Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva
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Originally Posted By: Tacitus

How are they at City assessment appeals?


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#1543538 --- 03/09/20 07:01 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: bluezone]
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Originally Posted By: Tacitus


The directions for contesting an assessment are part of the re-val letter received.



Was the information in the letter accurate?

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#1543567 --- 03/10/20 04:33 AM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: bluezone]
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Yes, but I doubt if many will feel they have the expertise or time to pursue the collection of data required. Information on recent sales is not in any central location that I have found, and it's important that the sales examples be a close match to your property in size, number of bedrooms, etc. You may want to add the assessed value of the sales examples to show that the increase over assessment of their selling price does not match the increase you're being given. Be prepared for the response "But that was a year ago, and sales are up from then".

You can always sue in small claims court.

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#1543848 --- 03/14/20 06:19 AM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: Tacitus]
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LOTS OF LUCK. The state has required software that must be used and the local assessors have very little control.
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#1543901 --- 03/14/20 03:16 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: bluezone]
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Fortunately the assessor can be over-ruled by the appeals board, all of whom live here, unlike the assessor, who lives in Canandaigua.

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#1545508 --- 04/02/20 11:34 AM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: Tacitus]
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Originally Posted By: Tacitus
Information on recent sales is not in any central location that I have found, and it's important that the sales examples be a close match to your property in size, number of bedrooms, etc.


There is ample information on the cities website that directs you to the NYS website that has further information.

There are real estate websites that go back three years with previous sales data that allows one to filter for the square footage, number of bedrooms, # of bathrooms, lot size, location...

The city/county clerk and assessors office has all sales data

A homeowner could call a local real estate agent to collect comparable sales data. A small fee may apply.

Call an appraiser to get the value of the home. A few hundred dollars for most homes. The appraiser will get the comparables for the homeowner.

The assessor can only base the value of the home by the exterior unless improvements have been made to the interior by a permit.

If the exterior is in better condition compared to the interior than most likely the assessment may be too high.

There may be a neighboring property that brings down the value of the home that the assessor may not have taken into account.

If the assessment has increased by a significant amount it is in the best interest of the homeowner to contest the assessment



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#1545563 --- 04/02/20 07:34 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: bluezone]
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Please supply the urls for these sources.

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#1545646 --- 04/03/20 02:10 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: Tacitus]
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There is about 30.

Do you have a specific few?
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#1545690 --- 04/04/20 05:00 AM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: bluezone]
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The real estate websites that allow filters on sales data would be the most useful, I think. A lot of the county data disappears into LLCs or trusts which makes it difficult to track.

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#1546004 --- 04/11/20 07:22 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: bluezone]
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Hello? Blue? Five days later and no response? Do you have the listings or not?

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#1546933 --- 04/25/20 05:02 AM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: bluezone]
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Finger Lakes Times has published online- 40 pages - the proposed assessments for every property in the city. It's organized in a semi-geographical order which makes it hard to search, but with some time you can construct a picture of where your property sits relative to others.

So, part of an answer with no help from Bluezone 3 weeks after calling his bluff.

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#1547629 --- 05/06/20 09:20 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: Tacitus]
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Originally Posted By: Tacitus
Hello? Blue?


Enter into your search engine - 'recently sold homes in geneva ny'

Or 'recently sold homes in Ontario county ny'

There should be plenty of filters to customize the search

That should keep you busy for a short time wink
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#1547638 --- 05/06/20 11:11 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: bluezone]
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Assessments are up 13%. Are you surprised? Look at the cost of rentals in Geneva. Look at the prices properties are selling for. This is no surprise. Geneva is on the rise.

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#1547648 --- 05/07/20 04:44 AM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: bluezone]
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If by "on the rise" you mean the highest tax rates for the lowest school test scores, I agree.

Blue: "There are real estate websites that go back three years with previous sales data that allows one to filter for the square footage, number of bedrooms, # of bathrooms, lot size, location..."

So, again, when asked to actually support the assertion, above, nothing forthcoming, as usual.

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#1547655 --- 05/07/20 01:41 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: Tacitus]
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Originally Posted By: Tacitus


Blue: "There are real estate websites that go back three years with previous sales data that allows one to filter for the square footage, number of bedrooms, # of bathrooms, lot size, location..."

So, again, when asked to actually support the assertion, above, nothing forthcoming, as usual.




Did you look at the websites mentioned?
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#1547669 --- 05/07/20 03:37 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: bluezone]
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Let's be clear that you didn't actually mention any websites, which would mean supplying a url. Anyone could say "use a search engine" but you previously mentioned the hope of specific web sites and never supplied them.

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#1547684 --- 05/07/20 10:26 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: Tacitus]
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No, I actually meant Geneva is a great place to live. I live here. Plenty to do, lots of places to eat, and affordable. Yes, even with our high taxes it is still affordable and is a great place. Where do you live? Is it better than Geneva??

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#1547701 --- 05/08/20 10:07 AM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: Tacitus]
bluezone Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tacitus
Let's be clear that you didn't actually mention any websites,


Use your search engine : 'recently sold homes in geneva ny'

Or

'Recently sold homes in Ontario county ny'

Is that to hard for you?
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#1547731 --- 05/08/20 03:56 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: bluezone]
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Just documenting another failure at follow-through.

And you better narrow it to "city of Geneva" since working at the county level will bring in Victor and you won't like those numbers.

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#1547735 --- 05/08/20 04:13 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: Tacitus]
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Originally Posted By: Tacitus

And you better narrow it to "city of Geneva"


Did you try a search for 'city of Geneva NY?

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