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Oct 2019

Syracuse’s unfair property taxes: Mayor Ben Walsh says he’s on it

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Ben Walsh said he is committed to improving the accuracy of Syracuse property assessments, which a recent report by Syracuse.com showed are often outdated and unfair. Walsh said he started looking for ways to improve assessments as soon as he took office in January 2018. He launched a data project this …

Oct 2019

Update: New Assessor Backs Out of Scarsdale Position

(Updated September 26) Earlier today Scarsdale10583 reported that the Scarsdale Village Board appointed a new Village Asessor at their meeting on September 24. Charles J. Zaba, who currently serves at the assessor in Haverstraw was selected after an extensive search. However, on the evening of September 26, Scarsdale Village Manager Steve Pappalardo informed Scarsdale10583 that …

Oct 2019

Lancaster assessor provides update

According to an update from Town of Lancaster Assessor Rebecca Baker, tax bills have been mailed. If residents have not receive their school tax bills, they should contact the Lancaster Tax Office at 683-1328. In addition, New York state has mailed out the property tax relief checks. These checks are based on the following: the …

Oct 2019

Buffalo News: Diamond Hawk Golf Course goes up for auction

Diamond Hawk

An article reposted from the Buffalo News. After being on the market for sale for two years, one of the area’s newest golf courses is now going up for live auction. The retired owner of the Diamond Hawk Golf Course & Banquet Facility in Cheektowaga is putting the 198-acre property on the block later this …

Oct 2019

WBEN: Winner Chosen in Skyway Ideas Competition

An article reposted from WBEN BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Governor Andrew Cuomo and the selecting jury announced that SWBR, Fisher Associates and MRB Group out of Rochester has won the $100,000 Skyway Design Ideas competition. The competition, which began earlier this year, saw more than 100 submissions. The submissions were narrowed down to nine on Monday …

Oct 2019

BisNow: 10 Top CRE Players On Recession Timing And Where The Industry Could Feel It

No one knows exactly when the recession could hit or how severe it may be. But there is no denying recent events indicate this record-long economic expansion may be reaching its conclusion. The inversion of the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield curve has raised alarms, as it has been one of the most reliable signals of recessions in …

Oct 2019

Syracuse News: Syracuse’s unfair property tax system hurts poor the most

An article by Tim Knauss | tknauss@syracuse.com and Michelle Breidenbach | mbreidenbach@syracuse.com reposted from the Syracuse News’ website. SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Joyce Love bought her house in the Valley neighborhood of Syracuse for $46,000. She pays more property taxes than some people whose houses are worth up to four times as much. Love pays higher taxes …

Oct 2019

Syracuse News: New York state has the ‘craziest’ assessments; Syracuse is average

An Article By Tim Knauss | tknauss@syracuse.com and Michelle Breidenbach | mbreidenbach@syracuse.com reposted from Syracuse News’ website.   SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Property assessments in Syracuse are outdated and favor the rich over the poor. But other cities in New York are worse. Outdated assessments in Syracuse and other municipalities often mean that homeowners in the poorest neighborhoods …

Oct 2019

Appraisal Institute: Don’t Like Your Home’s Appraisal? Here’s What You Can Do

Article reposted from the Appraisal Institute: Buyers and sellers who are concerned about a home’s appraisal have options available to them, the president of the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers said today. “If you’re buying or selling a home, first you should understand what an appraisal is and how it’s used,” said …

Oct 2019

Amherst Bee: GAR Associates opens Williamsville office

GAR Associates recently held a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony at its new offices, located at 5500 Main St. in Williamsville. Formed in 1961, the core of GAR Associates provides appraisal services, including commercial, government, municipal and residential appraisals. “Main Street in the heart of Williamsville is where we can now benefit from the …

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