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Alameda Vacant Residential Land

Alameda Vacant Residential Land

Today we were able to prove a reduction in a 23 acre residential land case in Alameda County. The property was assessed at over $1,296,000 for 2010. The assessor’s office offered us a reduction to $1,136,000 in response to our Proposition 8 Request for Review, stating that the property could be used as a 1 acre homesite with another 22 acres behind it. After explaining that the zoning would...

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Alameda County Quad Reduction

Alameda County Quad Reduction

Our client’s property is a 4 unit multi-family property in the Oakland area of Alameda County. We were able to achieve a reduction in assessed value of over 50%. This property was assessed at over $603,000 for 2010. CAPTA filed an appeal and the assessor initially set a new value of $530,000 in response. We pursued this case by filing an application for changed assessment and after...

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Alameda Home Reduction

Alameda Home Reduction

The subject property is a modest sized home in the Livermore area of Alameda County. We had a 2009 property tax appeal (application for changed assessment) filed with the County, which unfortunately the County was not able to get to until now. (Note: the County legally has up to two years from the date of application to hear a property tax appeal case; if they should go past the two years, you...

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Alameda County Property Tax Reduction

Alameda County Property Tax Reduction

This week we were able to work out a reduction on a Single Family Residence in the Oakland area of Alameda County. The subject house is almost 11,000sf and was initially assessed for $4,059,000 for 2009. Through our first requests for review we saw the value decrease to...

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Alameda County Williamson Act Reduction

Alameda County Williamson Act Reduction

This is a rural property located east of the city of Livermore in Alameda County. The property has over 112 acres, most of which is enrolled in the Williamson Act (a type of agricultural preserve). Improvements include an updated 19th century farm house and a collection of agricultural buildings. There are two appraisal problems to be solved in cases where a property enrolled in the Williamson Act has a residential improvement. The value of the contracted acreage..

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