Residential Property Tax Appeals
Residential property tax appeals in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania are all about research. Property owners need to know the market place better than the taxing entities. A certified appraisal can help, but is not always necessary, and sometimes can be detrimental.
Residential property owners need to be careful about volunteering mortgages, improvements and/or appraisals which could harm their case.
We have over 10 years residential experience throughout Allegheny County and offer free consultations by calling us at 412.802.6666 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residential property owners do not want to pay more than their fair share of property taxes. We take residential appeals seriously and try to treat each case as though it was our own home.
We have extensive experience with Estate Homes:
- Sewickley / Osborne
- Sewickley Heights/Edgeworth
- Fox Chapel/O’Hara
- Upper St. Clair
- Mount Lebanon
- Squirrel Hill (14th Ward)
- Franklin Park / McCandless
- Pine Richland
- Collier Township
Residential Appeals Require Research.
Most of the property tax assessment appeals in Allegheny County are for residential properties. On Average, a home assessed (valued) at $100K pays approximately $3K per year in total property taxes (County, School & Local combined). This means a home assessed at $300K pays almost $10K per year in property taxes and a home assessed at $1 Million pays over $30K per year ($2500 / month).
Even residents buying million dollar homes cannot always afford $30K per year in property taxes. Of course, the total taxes depends on the location of the property and will be affected by both the school district millage tax rates and the local millage tax rates.
The best way to win residential property taxes is to out-research the taxing entities. By research, we mean not only comparable sales of similar properties in your neighborhood code, but we also mean other settlements which your school district has entered into. There can be a real strategic advantage to researching other properties in your neighborhood which have already been appealed and settled by the school district.
School Districts have an obligation to treat similar property similarly. If your neighbor has a house twice as large and the school settled their appeal for $100K less than your property assessment, then how can the school district argue that your assessment should be more. Researching other cases and their results can be an enormous advantage for your appeal.
We have extensive experience and databases of settlements throughout the school districts which enables us to know what realistic results are for properties. We always offer free consultations.
If you have questions, please read our Allegheny County property assessment FAQ’s or call Attorney Noah Paul Fardo at 412.802.6666.
Read Our Latest Property Assessment Articles:
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- 3/4/12 – Attorney Fardo to Speak at Seminar on Tax Exemptions.
- 2/8/12 – Did Outsourcing Cause Allegheny County Assessment Chaos?
- 2/8/12 – Allegheny County 2012 Reassessment Update.
- 1/24/12 – Assessment Deadline for City Extended – Others Waiting.
- 1/23/12 – Allegheny County New Assessment Website is a NIGHTMARE for Taxpayers.
- 1/13/12 – VIDEO: Reassessment Update: “Appeal Now, Pay Later”.
- 1/10/12 – Judge Overrules Fitzgerald – Orders 2012 Assessments to Continue
- 1/6/12 – “Scent of a Fitzgerald” : Allegheny County Assessments.
- 1/5/12 – ALERT: County Stops Informal Hearings.
- 1/5/12 – VIDEO: What is the difference between an ‘Informal Hearing’ vs. a ‘Formal Appeal Hearing’?
- 12/29/12 – VIDEO: Pittsburgh Deadline to Appeal Assessments: February 10, 2012.
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- 12/7/12 – Pittsburgh Set to Mail 2012 Assessments; County to Raise Millage Rates.
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- 9/27/11 – Lack of County Leadership Has Caused Allegheny Assessment Mess.
- 9/18/11 – Allegheny Assessments Still a Mess – City of Pittsburgh First.
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- 2012 Property Reassessment on Schedule Despite Problems.
- Allegheny County Fires 2012 Reassessment Workers.
- Top 10 Mistakes Made By Property Owners in Allegheny Property Tax Appeals.
- Advice for Defending and Winning School District Property Tax Appeals.
- Do I need an Appraisal for my Allegheny Property Tax Appeal?
- What Happens at the Allegheny County Board of Viewer (BOV) hearing?
- What does the 2002 Base Year Mean for Allegheny County Property Tax Appeals?
- How Do I Defend a School District Property Tax Assessment Appeal?
- The 2012 Allegheny County Reassessments are Coming.
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Table of Contents for Allegheny County Property Assessments:
- Allegheny Property Assessments Home Page
- Residential Property Tax Appeals
- Defending School District Appeals
- Commercial Property Tax Appeals
- Allegheny County Property Assessment FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions).
- The History of Property Assessments in Allegheny County.
- Our Tax Appeal Results & Testimonials.
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