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Old 06-30-2016, 10:51 AM
 
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When you bought your house, did your taxes go up in the first year?

Just trying to see if people's taxes generally stayed the same or if people normally experience a jump from what they were before the house was purchased.

If they went up, was it because of the bank assessment or from the sellers getting c/o's for square footage that maybe wasn't reported previously?

Thanks!
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Old 06-30-2016, 01:22 PM
 
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When you bought your house, did your taxes go up in the first year?

Just trying to see if people's taxes generally stayed the same or if people normally experience a jump from what they were before the house was purchased.

If they went up, was it because of the bank assessment or from the sellers getting c/o's for square footage that maybe wasn't reported previously?

Thanks!
my taxes have gone up between .5 and 2% every year for the past 15 years, its pretty standard. I live in Cortlandt, which has some of the lowest tax increases in the county, but all taxes go up. Are you asking if my house was reassessed after I bought it? Then, no. A private assessment done by home purchasers has nothing to do with a tax assessment. The town would never see it. There are rules about when a pubic reassessment can be done, and you have rights that you may need legal counsel to enforce or appeal the results. Buying a house does not change the assessment, but you can certainly find out if a reassessment is ongoing (town-wide or peace-meal) before you buy. Individual work requiring permits on a house notoriously gets you reassessed.
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Old 06-30-2016, 01:54 PM
 
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Purchasing a home does not automatically trigger a reassessment. However, if there is a change to the home that materially effects the value, this will probably trigger a change to the assessed value and therefore a change to taxes.

In Westchester County, taxes typically go up every year. You can use the https://www.municitygis.com/# site to lookup property history (tax details go back 5-6 years) and see how the taxes have changed year to year.

Note that some towns are actively undergoing a reassessment (Greenburgh, Ossining, Yonkers, North Salem) that is having a significant impact on property taxes for many homeowners. Check the town website or call the town receiver of taxes for information on any planned reassessment.
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:45 PM
 
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You can use the https://www.municitygis.com/# site to lookup property history (tax details go back 5-6 years) and see how the taxes have changed year to year.
This would have been awesome, but when I click the link, it only has certain towns and I get a message that I'm not permitted to view it
Thanks anyway!
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