The GARCastFeb 21, 2023
Real Estate and Construction Industry Changes and Challenges
Town of Clarence (N.Y.) Assessment Equity Project
Town of Clarence Assessor Al Weber and Mary Morris, senior real property appraiser, talk with Cindy Baire about the town wide assessment equity project.
Town of Clarence (N.Y.) Town-Wide Assessment Equity Update
The Current Housing Situation in Western New York
The Town of Amherst (N.Y.) Assessment Equity Improvement Project
GAR's Cindy Baire talks with Town of Amherst Assessor Emily Murphy and Deputy Assessor Cara Erzkus about the project, the current tentative equalization rate, and much more, providing town taxpayers with important information ahead of the March 2024 mailing of new assessments.
Town of Cambria Assessment Equity Update Project
GAR's Cindy Baire welcomes Town of Cambria Assessor Debra Littere to the GARCast. They discuss what Town of Cambria taxpayers need to know, including important upcoming dates for the assessment equity update project.
Town of Western 2023 Reassessment Project
GAR's Cindy Baire talks about the Town of Western's reassessment project, the first since the 1980s. She talks about the process, important dates, and how Town of Western taxpayers can learn more about the process.
City of Tonawanda Assessment Equity Improvement Project
GAR's Cindy Baire talks with City of Tonawanda (N.Y.) Assessor Katie Schultz discuss details of the city-wide Assessment Equity Improvement Project and important dates to remember.
City of Corning (NY) 2023 Reassessment Update Project
City of Corning (NY) Assessor Barbara Roberts talks with GAR's Cindy Baire about the city's upcoming 2023 Reassessment Update Project
Town of Arcadia Reassessment Project
GAR's Cindy Baire talks with Town of Arcadia Assessor Paul Smith regarding the upcoming townwide reassessment project.
City of Tonawanda Assessment Equity Improvement Project
GAR Associates Partner and Co-President Cindy Baire talks with Dave Marrano, outgoing City of Tonawanda Assessor, and Katie Schultz, incoming City of Tonawanda Assessor, about the city's decision in 2020 to perform a city-wide assessment equity improvement project.
For more information, visit: https://www.tonawandacity.com/residents/test1/index.php
Cheektowaga Assessment Update: April 2022
Town of Cheektowaga Assessor Jill Murphy and Assistant Assessor Michael Milks talk in-depth with Cindy Baire from GAR Associates about the town's annual Assessment Equity Maintenance Program.
Accommodating Property Owners with the Grievance Process During the Pandemic
Cindy Baire of GAR Associates talks to Town of Cheektowaga Assessor Jill Murphy and Assistant Assessor Michael Milks about the modifications and special accommodations that were made during the pandemic that allowed property owners to feel safe and comfortable during the grievance process.
The GARCast #15 with Warren Wheeler, New York State Assessors Association Executive Director
Warren talks to GAR's Cindy Baire about the structure of the New York State Assessors Association, the association's legislative agenda for 2021 and career opportunities for people interested in becoming an assessor.
What's Happening with the Residential Real Estate Market in Western New York
Ellen Daly, real estate broker for Danahy Real Estate Corp. in Buffalo, takes listeners inside the residential real estate market in Western New York.
Developing a Solid Communications Plan for Property Owners
Town of Lancaster Assessor Becker Baker provides some timely advice for assessors.
Filing an Article 7 Judicial Review Challenge
In Part Two of a Conversation with Town of Amherst Assessor Dave Marrano, Dave talks with GAR's Cindy Baire about Small Claims Judicial review, challenging a commercial property assessment and more.
Challenging Your Property Assessment
In the first of a two-part series, Cindy Baire goes in-depth Dave Marrano, SCA, assessor for the Town of Amherst and the City of Tonawanda.
Understanding the Difference Between Taxes and Assessments
Cindy Baire from GAR Associates goes in detail to differentiate between property taxes and property assessments.
Property Assessments: The Formal Grievance Process
New York State Real Property Tax Law Section 524 requires each municipality to conduct a Grievance Day.
Before pursuing a formal review of your assessment, you should first determine if you are assessed fairly.
How to Challenge Your Property Assessment If You Believe it is Incorrect or Inaccurate.
It is a common misunderstanding that challenging your assessment based on your taxes being too high is a legitimate challenge.
According to New York State Real Property Tax Law Section 514, assessors must sign an oath that states to the best of their knowledge the assessments are deemed accurate. The burden of proof in challenging and assessment lies with the property owner.
The Role of the Asessor
Let’s look at the Job of the Assessor. Who is the Assessor?
The assessor is a local government official who estimates the value of real property within a city, town or village boundary. This value is converted to an assessment, which is one component in the computation of real property tax bills.
Breaking Down the Real Property Tax Cycle in New York
A look at the Real Property Tax Cycle in New York State for most cities and towns. Always check with your local municipality for exact dates that apply to your assessing unit.
More on How to Challenge Your Property Assessment
Cindy Baire from GAR Associates clears up some of the misunderstandings regarding challenging your asessessment.
The Fundamentals of Property Inventory Data Collection and Verification
In most municipalities in New York State, assessors collect property inventory data annually for building permit and sales verification processes. Cindy Baire from GAR Appraisal provides valuable information in this GARCast.
The Reassessment Process in New York State
Cindy Baire discusses the nine steps in the reassessment process.
FAQ's Regarding Real Property Reassessment Projects in New York State
Cindy Baire from GAR Appraisal answers a series of questions including;
- Why do municipalities conduct reassessment projects?
- Does my town collect more taxes after a reassessment?
- If my town does a reassessment will my taxes increase?
The Ins and Outs of New York State's Real Property Assessment System
The Real Property Assessment system in New York State is complex. In this podcast, Cindy Baire works to break down and explain key information.