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#1555381 --- 11/12/20 07:49 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: bluezone]
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Anyone other than you.

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#1555850 --- 11/24/20 10:25 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: Tacitus]
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Originally Posted By: Tacitus
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".




How much time did you put in to challenging your assessment?


Was it worth it?





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#1555864 --- 11/25/20 11:30 AM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: bluezone]
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About 10 hours, and absolutely worth it.

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#1555913 --- 12/01/20 12:49 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: Tacitus]
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Originally Posted By: Tacitus
About 10 hours


Was the 10 hours just for data collection?

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#1555921 --- 12/01/20 04:54 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: bluezone]
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I didn't time it, but probably 8 hours data, 2 hours for the presentation documents for the appeals board.

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#1555969 --- 12/03/20 04:49 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: Tacitus]
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Originally Posted By: Tacitus
but probably 8 hours data,


Now that you have the knowledge on data collection, if you had to do it again in the future about how long would you estimate it would take you for data collection?

6, 4, 2.. hours?




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#1555975 --- 12/03/20 08:28 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: bluezone]
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A lot depends on what loopy argument the Assessor makes to justify his number, but I'm sure it wouldn't take longer than before.

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#1556169 --- 12/07/20 09:29 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: Tacitus]
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Originally Posted By: Tacitus
loopy argument the Assessor makes


Check the assessment on the land that has the home on it

Have seen where the land assessment - that has a home - could be drastically higher/lower than a neighboring property with the same size lot

$50,000 assessment for a city lot 100 x 300?

Neighboring lot assessed at $24,000?

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#1556210 --- 12/08/20 11:01 AM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: bluezone]
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I have noticed that too - land assessments are all over the place. But you can only appeal the total assessment; just look at the RP 524 form.

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#1556411 --- 12/10/20 11:34 PM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: Tacitus]
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Originally Posted By: Tacitus
But you can only appeal the total assessment


True

People need be aware that the land assessments could be very flawed

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#1556470 --- 12/11/20 10:39 AM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: bluezone]
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Makes you wonder why it's being jacked up for only certain properties. He had the chance to increase them all, uniformly, while he did the general increase we just experienced.

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#1557350 --- 12/29/20 11:41 AM Re: Assessments up 13% in City of Geneva [Re: Tacitus]
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Originally Posted By: Tacitus
Makes you wonder why it's being jacked up for only certain properties.


People may not be aware of it

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