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Jim F 02-28-2012 08:22 AM

It took a while but they finally got the assessors attention.
 
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Well, my neighbor across the street has been making outside home improvements since he moved in. Excavation, concrete pad, shed, concrete driveway, decks all the way around the house. So, yesterday the three old fossils that assess properties for tax purposes were over there taking measurements of all the improvements.

oh'mike 02-28-2012 09:21 AM

Hooray for the tax man----Around here they also use google satellite--

Next they will have drones with cameras---

rusty baker 02-28-2012 10:13 AM

The economy has hit this area hard. Many homes' value has dropped 50%. But they still raised property taxes. My home is one that lost value and they almost doubled my taxes. Everyone who appealed lost. We would sell but many homes here have been on the market 5-6 years.

Nailbags 02-28-2012 01:49 PM

Did you snitch on them?

concretemasonry 02-28-2012 03:25 PM

It is good they were out there for a reassessment. It evens the playing field and prevents others from paying more taxes since they were getting by without an equalized value for quite a while.

Dick.

Hardway 02-28-2012 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by rusty baker (Post 865619)
The economy has hit this area hard. Many homes' value has dropped 50%. But they still raised property taxes. My home is one that lost value and they almost doubled my taxes. Everyone who appealed lost. We would sell but many homes here have been on the market 5-6 years.

Hey rusty how does that work? Thought it was just me. Value dropped and the taxes on the northern property went up again.:censored:

federer 02-28-2012 09:25 PM

whats the point of this thread........

Jim F 02-28-2012 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Nailbags (Post 865801)
Did you snitch on them?

No way, I don't know those people and don't car what they do over there. It's my next door neighbors with the hidious addition that was built without a permit that have been a thorn in my back side. I did bring that illegal addition to the attention to the code enforcement officer who, in turn informed the assessors. I have no remorse about "snitching" on them whatsoever.

Jim F 02-28-2012 10:25 PM

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Here are the pictures from last year's excavation project. He had an earthen berm removed to make room for that shed. He had some issues with mudslides from all the heavy rains we gt last year especially from tropical storm Irene and Lee but it seems to have stabilized now.

Nailbags 02-28-2012 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim F (Post 866207)
No way, I don't know those people and don't car what they do over there. It's my next door neighbors with the hidious addition that was built without a permit that have been a thorn in my back side. I did bring that illegal addition to the attention to the code enforcement officer who, in turn informed the assessors. I have no remorse about "snitching" on them whatsoever.

I was being sarcastic. This is how people do it to themselves. No matter what in any giving time they will get caught. it is not like hey! Were did that comer from? I don't know the darn addition was not there last night!

operagost 02-29-2012 12:43 PM

When can we expect the picture with the moving van in front?

CoconutPete 02-29-2012 01:54 PM

"ah sir I see you've removed some dirt there - gonna have to jack up your taxes due to that one"

Jim F 02-29-2012 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by CoconutPete (Post 866756)
"ah sir I see you've removed some dirt there - gonna have to jack up your taxes due to that one"

He had to remove the dirt berm to make room for the steel shed they were measuring. I wouldn't have guessed that shed would play a part in the reassessment but I guess it does.

concretemasonry 02-29-2012 10:05 PM

One problem is that removing the lower portion of the slope is that the entire slope could possibly be weaker and side into the unpermitted building.

Dick

cprice12 03-01-2012 12:05 AM

We had the assessor stop by our place three times in one year.

The first time was right after our house was built.
I'm not sure why she came out the 2nd time, but it was a few months after we moved in.
The third time was about six months later when we had some landscaping & a paver stone patio put in. Apparently she was across the lake looking at a new house that was going up when she saw the landscaping we put in...and she came over.

How often are assessors supposed to come by?

Kind of pisses me off she was out here three times in one year.


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