Realtors React to Reval and this Week's Home Sales
- Real Estate
- Published on Thursday, 03 April 2014 08:21
- Joanne Wallenstein
With heads spinning over the revaluation, we asked two leading realtors in Scarsdale to give us their interpretation of what it will mean. Here is what we learned: Mark Nadler of Prudential Centennial said, "The results of the revaluation are causing dozens of people to contact tax reduction specialists, real estate brokers and the Village as these owners received significantly higher valuations which will lead to substantial tax increases. I have received one call from an owner concerned about the substantial reduction in their valuation and what it will do to their efforts to sell the house for a strong market value down the road. The suggestion from the Village seems to be to hire appraisers to come in and give an independent valuation. This is challenging because accurate appraisals are more difficult to accomplish in high-end markets. My suggestion is that owners contact a real estate broker they know and trust and have a market analysis done of their home so see whether the new value is actually over assessed instead of merely an increase. The "zero sum gain" that the Village keeps referencing does not address the inaccuracies of the valuations that were done."
Lewis Arlt of Houlihan Lawrence said, "It is certainly a subject of much conversation among homeowners. Of significance is the news that according to Tyler Technologies, 75% of properties either went down in assessed value or remained about the same. For the remainder, the good news is they now have an opportunity to review their new assessments between now and April 16, before they're posted on the tentative assessment roll. We will be closely monitoring the assessor's office for further updates. Historically, revaluations take some time to shake down and find their appropriate levels. And the process is still an ongoing one, with final assessments due out September 15."
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