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Carol
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PostSubject: Property Reassessments   Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:15 pm

Have any of you had this done before?

When I went to the Property tax website I saw in big bold red letters that some home owners are eligible to have their property taxes reduced based on how low the prices of the homes went. If for example someone in the past two years (that's us) bought a home at top price that is now worth a lot less can qualify for this.
The house when we bought it was $341,000 and is now worth almost 90,000 less!!!

We have to have a guy come to our home and re-evaluate the property, etc... they do an interior and exterior inspection.

I have no problem w/ the exterior inspection BUT about a year ago we had a porch built and the guy who built it lied to my dad and told him he had gotten a permit... but never really did. I'm wondering if the guy from the assessor's office will want to see the permit... most likely he will....
Do any of you know if it's possible to get a permit AFTER something is built? This really bites.... banghead


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PostSubject: Re: Property Reassessments   Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:49 pm

I've not had to deal with anything like that before, Carol, so I don't have any advice or experience to offer. But I'll be praying about the situation for you. I would *think* that the only reason that he would need to see a permit for the building of the porch is if he is coming specifically to inspect the safety of the porch, or something along that line. I think he'd be there to assess the value of the property, rather than viewing permits for previously added-on structure. But, as I said, I've had no experience in that area, and could be wrong. At any rate, I'll be praying.
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PostSubject: Re: Property Reassessments   Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:16 pm

What Savannah says is logical...I really have never had to deal with anything like this either, even though I've been a homeowner for 18 years. I'm sorry you're having to deal with it Carol...what a pain in the butt! No


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PostSubject: Re: Property Reassessments   Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:33 pm

Yeah that sounds logical... although to make sure... I'll have to get a permit anyway... I know we'll have to pay fines but I think it's better to pay the fines, get the permit and get the taxes lowered...
so... yeah.... it's a pain

The prices of the houses dropped! This house is now worth $331 thousand!



That same house in Los Angeles would probably cost twice as much and even a lot more near Beverly Hills....


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PostSubject: Re: Property Reassessments   Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:56 am

We had our house reassessed and we had completely redone our basement since we bought the house. We didn't have any kind of permit or anything, and the assessor didn't ask to see one. But it may depend on the particular assessor.


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PostSubject: Re: Property Reassessments   Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:32 pm

I know California is a stickler on Permits. When my folks sold our house and moved to Missouri, Daddy had to take down a 12x12 shed and the arbor he had built over the patio, all because he didn't have a permit. I don't know about getting a permit and then having the assessment made, might work.... :think:



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PostSubject: Re: Property Reassessments   Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:12 pm

I am hoping we don't have to tear anything down... that would be awful! bawling
I just want to know how much of a fine we'll have to pay... I already left a message in the office and am waiting for a call back....


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PostSubject: Re: Property Reassessments   Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:11 pm

I'm sorry to hear about all this, Carol! What a mess, and how especially annoying that the guy who built the porch lied about the permit - that's so unfair that now you have to go through the hassle and worry of trying to get one. Have you heard back from the office yet?




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