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Old 11-05-2011, 06:25 PM
 
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Hi all -

I just recently learned a house I like in Mineola roughly has 65% of its property in Mineola and the other 35% in Williston Park. Because of this, the property taxes are higher.

I don't really know what to make of this; I'm in some need of clarification. First off, what's the logic to having borders that cut through properties? Secondly, from a potential buyer's standpoint, is this something that should scare me?

The house across the street pays only Williston Park taxes. The house behind the one I like only pays Mineola taxes. The one I like has to pay taxes to both towns. Is there any positive here?
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:08 PM
 
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For property that is partly in one taxing jurisdiction and partly in another jurisdiction, the property taxes paid to each of these jurisdictions will depend on how much of the property's assessed value is in each taxing jurisdiction.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:16 PM
 
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It likely evens out. If the property is a 65/35 split between the two communities that is likely the way the tax split is as well.
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:17 AM
 
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Depends on the location of the house and other property improvements.
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:13 AM
 
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Yeah, I don't feel it evens out. Almost every house I've looked at in Mineola is around the mid-to-high $6,000s to the low $7,000s. Every house I've seen in Williston Park is over $8,000. This particular house, the taxes are $10,000. I asked the sales agent and she said Williston Park sweeps the streets, Mineola does the garbage. I'm starting to think this could potentially be a problem. What if I need trees cut, I have to call both towns, one to do the front of the house, the other to do the back?
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Long Island (chief in S Farmingdale)
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Yeah, I don't feel it evens out. Almost every house I've looked at in Mineola is around the mid-to-high $6,000s to the low $7,000s. Every house I've seen in Williston Park is over $8,000. This particular house, the taxes are $10,000. I asked the sales agent and she said Williston Park sweeps the streets, Mineola does the garbage. I'm starting to think this could potentially be a problem. What if I need trees cut, I have to call both towns, one to do the front of the house, the other to do the back?
Are you taking into consideration the village tax when looking at the other Mineola properties?
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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Only on LI would there be something this assinine.
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:08 PM
 
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Only on LI would there be something this assinine.
It happens all of the time.. one of my friends house is on the Port Chester / Greenwich border. Pays NY / CT taxes. Sends their kid to Greenwich schools.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:18 AM
 
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Are you taking into consideration the village tax when looking at the other Mineola properties?
Yes. Even with the village taxes, most places in Mineola (that I have seen) are around $8,000 or so ($6,700 or so without village tax). I just don't understand why the taxes would be so high ($9,900). The only explanation I'm thinking is because taxes need to be paid to two jurisdictions.

I could be wrong though. The house does have an enormous deck in the back. Maybe that's it? I dunno.

Anyhow, I'll call the appropriate town/village/hamlet/whatever the hell and try to get some clarity.

Thanks for the responses and input.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:21 AM
 
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It happens all of the time.. one of my friends house is on the Port Chester / Greenwich border. Pays NY / CT taxes. Sends their kid to Greenwich schools.
That works out well for your friend. In my case, it's the same school district; just two bordering towns with different tax rates. I see more potential con than pro at this point, even though I can get parking passes for both train stations (I don't care) and use both pools (I don't care).
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