Base Year Appeal

Application for Changed Assessment

Application for Changed Assessment

You’ve probably seen it mentioned throughout our posts: application for changed assessment. This is what is commonly referred to as the “appeal” or “protest form.” The application for changed assessment is what must be filed with the County Assessor’s office to formally appeal your property’s assessed value. And the reason we’re writing about it...

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Big Tax Savings on Hotels in Sacramento

Big Tax Savings on Hotels in Sacramento

Our Cloverdale office has been working on two hotel properties in the Sacramento area and has achieved some substantial tax savings for our clients. The first property is a 40 room hotel which was being assessed at about $2,500,000 for each of the 2009, 2010 and 2011 tax years. We were able to get a reduction for each year to...

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Foreclosure Purchases Reduced

Foreclosure Purchases Reduced

San Bernardino County - one of our clients has been purchasing single family residences at auction. As he purchased the properties, the County would issue supplemental tax bills assessing his properties not at his purchase price, but at a price they determine to be fair market value. It must be noted that when you purchase a property in California, the Assessor is tasked with determining...

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Riverside County Vacant Residential

Riverside County Vacant Residential

Today we were able to secure a further property tax reduction for a client with a Vacant Residential View Lot in the Murrieta are of Riverside County. The property was initially assessed at $500,000 for 2009 and we had it dropped to $400,000 from...

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Los Angeles Quadruplex

Los Angeles Quadruplex

This particular property was a residential mutli-family residence in Los Angeles. This quadruplex was purchased by our client in September of 2008 for $810,000 and we had an appeal filed for the decline in value as of January 1, 2009. It goes without saying that there would not be much of a case on this property for...

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