July, 2011

Contra Costa Vacant Residential

Contra Costa Vacant Residential

5 acres of land in the city of Lafayette. This case involved an undeveloped tract of land in the hills above the city of Lafayette in Contra Costa County. Originally purchased at auction in 2008 for a little over a million dollars. Because it was purchased at auction there was a small...

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Vacant Residential Land – San Bernardino

Vacant Residential Land – San Bernardino

On Monday we had 3 separate cases of vacant residential development land in San Bernardino County, high desert area. We were successful in each one of the appeals saving our client over $14,000 for the 2009 tax year. This of course after the County denying any reduction was warranted! Project 1 was reduced from $925,000 to $715,000 Project 2 was reduced from $1,575,000 to $1,050,000 Project 3 was...

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Los Angeles House Reductions

Los Angeles House Reductions

As stated in the prior post, we had a huge day in Los Angeles for a number of clients. Due to our filed application for changed assessment, we had hearing officer appointments for an entire day in Los Angeles County and below is what we were able to do for our clients with Single Family Residences: From $778,594 to $750,000 - Property Tax Savings of $300 From $650,200 to $617,000 - Property Tax Refund due of $350 From $814,066 to $700,000 - Property Tax Reduction of $1,200 From $650,000 to $500,000 - Property Tax Refund due of $1,600...

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Los Angeles County Property Tax Reductions

Los Angeles County Property Tax Reductions

We had a big day late last month in Los Angeles County resulting in many reduction for our clients. Below is list of the property tax reductions were able to achieve through our hearing office appointments resulting from our filed applications for changed assessment: Office Building: From $1,448,000 to $1,000,000 - Savings of over $4,500! Retail: From $2,420,000 to $1,700,000 - Refunds to our client of over $7,200!......

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Orange County Industrial Reduction

Orange County Industrial Reduction

This property is a large industrial building on a few acres of land. At first glance, the property appeared to be well below value. In 2009, the assessment was at $10,400,000 and we were able to prove a reduction to $8,800,000. In 2010, it was solidly performing and any other property tax agent would have done a search for some comparable sales and realizing it was already reduced 20% would probably...

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