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Tax Grievance Day is June 20th in Rye & Harrison. Here is what you need to know…

The RAR and what it is used for: The Residential Assessment Ratio (RAR) is an indication of the level of assessment for residential real property in a municipality. It is a measurement of the overall ratio of the total assessed value of residential property in the municipality compared to the full market value of that residential property. The RAR (Residential Assessment Ratio) can be used by homeowners in a Board of Assessment Review (BAR) grievance and in a Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) hearing. Bottom line is your assessed value divided by the RAR will tell you what the city/town has your house valued at for tax purposes. The state issues updated RARs annually around this time.  In Rye you can find your assessed value by going to joanomeara.com – Click on Rye City/Online Services/Property Tax Search. Enter your address and you will see the Total Assessed Value. For Harrison go to joanomeara.com – Click on Village/Town of Harrison/Departments/Assessor/Final Assessment Roll.
Examples:
Rye City RAR of 1.43% for 2017
Total Assessed Value of $30,500/1.43% = $2,132,867.13

Town/Village of Harrison RAR is 1.57%
Total Assessed Value of $30,500/1.57% = $1,942,675.16

ASSESSMENTS SHOULD BE CHECKED ANNUALLY.
Are you interested in getting your home assessment lowered? All municipalities in Westchester County, including Rye and Harrison, have a Grievance Day – a specific day to hear property tax appeals.  That day is Tuesday, June 20th. The tax Grievance period this year is is June 1st-June 20th. Before pursuing formal review of your assessment, you should first determine if you are assessed fairly. Click HERE to read about the steps in this process.

Rye: To download the form and the instructions on the City of Rye Website then look under Permit & Forms/Tax.

In Harrison: Click Here to view procedures. Applications are available in the Assessor’s Office in Town Hall (1 Heineman Place).

For more information on RAR click HERE. For more information on property assessments click HERE.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me (jomeara@houlihanlawrence.com) or call me (914.329.5329)!

 

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Tax Grievance Day is June 20th in Rye & Harrison. Here is what you need to know…

The RAR and what it is used for: The Residential Assessment Ratio (RAR) is an indication of the level of assessment for residential real property in a municipality. It is a measurement of the overall ratio of the total assessed value of residential property in the municipality compared to the full market value of that residential property. The RAR (Residential Assessment Ratio) can be used by homeowners in a Board of Assessment Review (BAR) grievance and in a Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) hearing. Bottom line is your assessed value divided by the RAR will tell you what the city/town has your house valued at for tax purposes. The state issues updated RARs annually around this time.  In Rye you can find your assessed value by going to joanomeara.com – Click on Rye City/Online Services/Property Tax Search. Enter your address and you will see the Total Assessed Value. For Harrison go to joanomeara.com – Click on Village/Town of Harrison/Departments/Assessor/Final Assessment Roll.
Examples:
Rye City RAR of 1.43% for 2017
Total Assessed Value of $30,500/1.43% = $2,132,867.13

Town/Village of Harrison RAR is 1.57%
Total Assessed Value of $30,500/1.57% = $1,942,675.16

ASSESSMENTS SHOULD BE CHECKED ANNUALLY.
Are you interested in getting your home assessment lowered? All municipalities in Westchester County, including Rye and Harrison, have a Grievance Day – a specific day to hear property tax appeals.  That day is Tuesday, June 20th. The tax Grievance period this year is is June 1st-June 20th. Before pursuing formal review of your assessment, you should first determine if you are assessed fairly. Click HERE to read about the steps in this process.

Rye: To download the form and the instructions on the City of Rye Website then look under Permit & Forms/Tax.

In Harrison: Click Here to view procedures. Applications are available in the Assessor’s Office in Town Hall (1 Heineman Place).

For more information on RAR click HERE. For more information on property assessments click HERE.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me (jomeara@houlihanlawrence.com) or call me (914.329.5329)!

 

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Now that tax season is over it is time to think about your home assessment and the taxes your are paying on your property.

Tax Grievance Day is June 20th in Rye & Harrison. Here is what you need to know…

The RAR and what it is used for: The Residential Assessment Ratio (RAR) is an indication of the level of assessment for residential real property in a municipality. It is a measurement of the overall ratio of the total assessed value of residential property in the municipality compared to the full market value of that residential property. The RAR (Residential Assessment Ratio) can be used by homeowners in a Board of Assessment Review (BAR) grievance and in a Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) hearing. Bottom line is your assessed value divided by the RAR will tell you what the city/town has your house valued at for tax purposes. The state issues updated RARs annually around this time.  In Rye you can find your assessed value by going to joanomeara.com – Click on Rye City/Online Services/Property Tax Search. Enter your address and you will see the Total Assessed Value. For Harrison go to joanomeara.com – Click on Village/Town of Harrison/Departments/Assessor/Final Assessment Roll.
Examples:
Rye City RAR of 1.43% for 2017
Total Assessed Value of $30,500/1.43% = $2,132,867.13

Town/Village of Harrison RAR is 1.57%
Total Assessed Value of $30,500/1.57% = $1,942,675.16

ASSESSMENTS SHOULD BE CHECKED ANNUALLY.
Are you interested in getting your home assessment lowered? All municipalities in Westchester County, including Rye and Harrison, have a Grievance Day – a specific day to hear property tax appeals.  That day is Tuesday, June 20th. The tax Grievance period this year is is June 1st-June 20th. Before pursuing formal review of your assessment, you should first determine if you are assessed fairly. Click HERE to read about the steps in this process.

Rye: To download the form and the instructions on the City of Rye Website then look under Permit & Forms/Tax.

In Harrison: Click Here to view procedures. Applications are available in the Assessor’s Office in Town Hall (1 Heineman Place).

For more information on RAR click HERE. For more information on property assessments click HERE.

 

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In addition to cleaning out the closets and decluttering the inside of your house this spring, there are many ways you can spruce up the exterior of your home as well:

  • Clean the window and screens (best to do on a cloudy day).
  • Check the exterior walls and look for splitting wood, peeling paint, mold, etc.
  • Remove debris from gutters.
  • Inspect the roof for any damaged or missing shingles.
  • Repair and clean deck. Might be a good time to stain it as well.
  • Clean outdoor furniture and grill.
  • Clean out garage and wash the garage door.
  • Check the driveway for cracks or winter damage.
  • Weed the garden beds and remove shrub covers (if applicable).
  • Trim back shrubs and mulch.
  • Check in-ground irrigation system or have it professionally serviced.

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It is a well known fact especially in the Northeast that custom mudrooms can add substantial value to a home. Many homeowners in the suburbs consider these rooms essential to family living. A recent Journal News article suggests that mudrooms are the new “it” spaces. You might want to consider focusing on the mudroom if you are planning renovations. To read the article click HERE.

Here are some custom mudrooms from home builder SAC Development:

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Looking to purchase a home in our area? Our team website (www.joanomeara.com) can be an invaluable source of information.

  1. The Community Tab provides information on Rye, Harrison, Rye Brook and Port Chester. Learn about the history of each town, the offerings and the recreational facilities. We also have links to the Houlihan Lawrence website where you can watch video and see specific market data for the individual communities.
  2. The Buyers Tab provides content regarding schools in our area as well as links to each school district.
  3. The Properties Tab highlights our team’s featured listings and gives you the option to search for a property.

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