Would the County Lie to You?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Ward County Notary Services

If I said "That's a Whooper" I'd have to say I'm not talking about fishing in this case. My 2 minute explanation is embedded in the GIF below.

Last Fall I was lulled unto thinking that my property taxes would not go up or would go up very little. That was because all news outlets were feed that line from the County. Well the rate may not have gone up but our property values via assessment jumped up by 10% or more! You don't have to sit idly by, you can challenge the appraisal and it's not to hard to do.

 

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Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

All the towns and counties in this case are looking at the real estate boon and trying to figure a way to get a piece of that pie as well.

Apr 01, 2022 01:48 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Bob... everyone in government, be it local or national, is looking for a way to dip into our pockets. It's been that way for a long time.

Apr 02, 2022 06:28 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I take everything that I hear from the government or the media with a grain of salt, haha.

Apr 02, 2022 06:55 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Bob - there's often a story behind the story and the bigger picture can be found in the most minute of details.  

Apr 03, 2022 05:34 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

That is exactly right Ed Silva . Problem is that a lot of that "extra" money came from government giveaway programs and people don't have the money to pay those "giveaways" back.

Apr 03, 2022 10:50 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

You are right as always Nina Hollander, Broker . It's funny how many in government carefull manage their own money but spend like drunken sailors with our money.

Apr 03, 2022 10:52 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

As we all should Brian England . I think most politicians start out with good intentions but once actually elected it all becomes "about me" and is no longer about us.

Apr 03, 2022 10:53 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

What really bothers me about this large increase in value is that we are way behind the rest of the nation in growth and much more about "everyone else" (other communities) are doing it.

Apr 03, 2022 10:56 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Bob "RealMan" Timm I do not have to read the post to answer the question. 

Yes. Yes. Yes. 

Lies. Lies. Lies. 

Everywhere Lies! 

Apr 08, 2022 08:40 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I was amazed at what they came up with for my properties value Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist . The comparables my active Realtor friend cam up with showed there should be no increase. That being said they came down a little bit but not much.

Apr 08, 2022 11:25 AM