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Old 05-28-2011, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Mine dropped over $30k last year, but this year, it's the same. Same exact figure as the 2010 bill. Anybody else from DeKalb get a similar notice? I can't wait for when they realize how deep in the hole they are and raise taxes to make up the shortfall -I'd better enjoy my lower tax bill while I can...lol.
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:09 PM
 
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They are clearly going to raise taxes in DeKalb. The commissioners are losing their efforts to stop it.

A part of me wonders if these strange decreases in Candler Park, etc, are part of a larger plot to make the tax digest shrink dramatically allowing Ellis to raise taxes.

I really thought Ellis was going to be a different kind of leader for DeKalb. He has proven that not to be true. Disappointing.

At least one of my neighbors had a big drop. I am going to look at comps tomorrow to see if we should appeal.
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:21 PM
 
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I looked up the assessment for my next door neighbor and he also has a big drop. His case is complicated in that since the LAST assessment he doubled the size of his house. So, his drop wasn't 60% like mine, but it was still about 100K drop.

And this isn't an issue with actual property value with regards to sales and foreclosures. Candler Park and the surrounding area have been impacted minimally by the housing crush.

Something is very fishy. There's a number to call to talk to a point of contact and I'm going to do that on Tuesday.

I mean, sure, we all like a little tax relief but a 60% drop would destroy the county government.
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Old 05-31-2011, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Ours remained exactly the same in Dekalb.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:59 AM
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I live in Dekalb and mine took a huge drop. The current 100% appraisal is not in line with comps. A 25% decrease would probably have been realistic, but I think my drop was more like 40%.
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:00 AM
JPD
 
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Candler Park? Not likely.
There definitely are foreclosures in Candler Park. Why wouldn't there be?
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Old 05-31-2011, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Dunwoody)
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I'm in Dekalb and it's exactly the same as it's been the entire time we've been here. Yeah, I'd be worried too. Something's definitely amiss.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:37 AM
VJP
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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I just went to the board of equalization to reduce my 2010 appraised value to 255k from 322k. I paid 288. I got a notice on saturday that says they believe my assessed value to be 270k. Obviously the BOE and the assessors don't talk to each other (whodathunk?). I'll be appealing, obviously the values did not increase from 2009 to 2011, and in fact my house would probably tell for even less.

On your end though, a decrease like that means it'll be a matter of time before they catch it, and probably send you a nice catch up bill + interest. I'm not a lawyer nor familiar with dekalb county laws to that degree. If I was in your shoes I would probably call the assessors office and have them review this.
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Decatur
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There definitely are foreclosures in Candler Park. Why wouldn't there be?
Foreclosures aren't rampant enough in Candler Park to affect tax assessments, that was the discussion, not that there weren't any at all.
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:48 AM
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Foreclosures aren't rampant enough in Candler Park to affect tax assessments, that was the discussion, not that there weren't any at all.
Yeah, sorry, I misread.
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