Improvement Value

The Tax Doctor Is In: What Else Can You Use Besides Comps?

By Candy Evans | May 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

Dear Tax Doctor: What are the typical arguments that the city makes for raising the value of the improvement when there have been no upgrades to the property since the previous evaluation?  Also, what are the best counters to the city arguments other than comps.  Thank you. Christopher McGuire, Vice President, Briggs Freeman | Sotheby’s […]

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The Tax Doctor is In & Busy: Can You Protest a Substantial Residential Improvement?

By Candy Evans | May 10, 2011 | Comments Off on The Tax Doctor is In & Busy: Can You Protest a Substantial Residential Improvement?

A reader writes: Tiffany, Can you protest a 2011 valuation on a substantive residential improvement value increase on an old home to offset a land decrease (the 2011 value is the same as 2010). No change in valuation from 2011 to 2010, but there’s no way the 2010 residential improvement was correct. Bruce, Absolutely. This […]

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