• 2017/12/06 at 5:46 PM

For many New Yorkers the new tax bill may not just mean higher income taxes in the next few months, and every year after that. There could be a lot more at stake for those who own homes in the … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/11/30 at 10:51 AM

Experts are warning that Long Island’s already high cost of living is only likely to get worse. What’s happening? What can you do about it? The High Cost of Living on Long Island It’s no secret that living in NY … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/11/23 at 11:06 PM

The holiday season is on us. Here are the sales, scams, and savings to watch out for… It’s shopping season, and there are plenty of sales being touted, savings being offered, and no doubt a few scams to dodge. Here’s … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/11/17 at 3:26 PM

The new tax law overhaul which passed the House vote in mid-November 2017 could burden Suffolk and Nassau County residents with $2.5B in extra taxes according to the Long Island Association.  While there may be some winners under the new … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/11/08 at 8:27 PM

According to analysts the new tax bill being pushed through is going to steal a lot of dreams. What’s at stake? What can you do about it?   Analyst reviews of the big tax bills expected in the next few … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/11/01 at 8:22 PM

What’s happening with New York real estate and taxes now? While the media has been mostly consumed with politics for months, there has been a lot going on in the NY real estate world, and with our taxes too. Keep … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/10/27 at 11:13 AM

Long Islanders stand to lose a lot of tax breaks in 2018, including the ability to deduct property taxes paid. How can homeowners offset these new higher living costs? Tax Free Real Estate Investment Retirement accounts are reportedly the one … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/10/20 at 11:21 AM

There is no question that there is a lot of income tax inequality on Long Island. Here are 3 of the best tools for fighting back against it… Education The biggest difference between property tax bills between owners is whether … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/10/13 at 11:20 AM

Long Island property owners are white knuckling the hurtling ride toward new tax changes, which could cost them their property tax deduction. Sweeping tax changes are in the works. Perhaps the most substantial and wide spread number of tax rule … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/10/05 at 10:05 PM

Unpaid property taxes are just one of the reasons that NY homeowners are losing their homes. Check out some of the other reasons, and what you can do to prevent losing yours… Storms 2017 is already proving to be an … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/09/29 at 3:21 PM

New developments suggest that even higher property taxes could soon come to homeowners who have been hard hit by big storms over the past few years. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Houston’s Mayor has threatened a 3.6% property tax … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/09/21 at 12:20 PM

What is driving up NY property taxes now? What can you do about it? Storms, Flooding & Disasters There have been some temporary breaks for New York homeowners who have been hit by recent storms and flooding. That is if … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/09/08 at 10:20 AM

What essential moves should property owners be ready for after Hurricane Irma hits Florida? Return Only When It Is Safe Be prepared to stay out of the area as long as needed. These situations are often worse in the weeks … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/09/01 at 12:19 PM

The recent devastation of hurricane Harvey, and two following major storms bring fresh awareness of the the need for homeowners to keep a close eye on their property taxes. The Impact of a Hurricane Hurricane Harvey has already dealt immense … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/08/25 at 12:54 PM

What new trends and regulations may impact your tax bills? There are a variety of new trends and tax law changes which could make a difference in how much you pay in the years ahead. More changes and tax reforms … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/08/20 at 3:44 PM

Long Island housing is likely to only get more expensive if these trends continue… New York already have some of the most expensive housing in the world. Long Island has some of the most expensive homes in NY. It could … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/08/11 at 9:34 AM

Both housing affordability and property taxes are hot and pressing topics today. How are they linked? What can you do about these issues? Property Taxes for Funding Housing Initiatives Some taxing authorities, counties, and cities use various property related taxes … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/08/04 at 10:03 AM

Some believe Mayor de Blasio is living in a bubble of privilege, when he’s supposed to be working on solving the affordable housing issues in New York. From ordering the clearing of homeless from subway stations to having a subway … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/07/29 at 9:30 AM

While many look at Long Island and think it’s just a tranquil place for the wealthy to play on the weekends and on vacation during the summer, it’s still full of politics and policy that have to be handled. Leaders … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/07/21 at 9:16 AM

Luxury home sales in the weekend haven for New Yorkers known as the Hamptons are headed up. Many of the local areas, such as Bridgehampton, Southampton and East Hampton all came back strong in the second quarter of 2017 compared … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/07/13 at 10:36 AM

Whether you already own a property or you’re considering investing in one, it’s important to know the property taxes you’ll be responsible for. These taxes can vary depending on the type of home, size, value and location of the home. … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/07/07 at 7:56 PM

The spending for Long Island schools may go up as much as 2.35% for 2017 – 2018. This increase is more than the current hikes, but still remains within the tax-cap restrictions for the state in most districts. Recent figures … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/06/29 at 11:25 AM

Renovating your home not only adds value, but can also make your home more comfortable or functional. Some projects add more value than others, but with more value you will also end up with a higher property tax bill. Here’s … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/06/24 at 2:20 PM

Most people don’t understand property taxes. Considering the tax code is 80,000 pages long, not including the local codes, it’s no surprise that it’s so hard to understand. Yet, failing to get some of the basics can lead to homeowners … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/06/17 at 12:01 PM

Long Island, New York provides some of the most amazing homes, schools, libraries and attractions. It’s known for incredible beaches, amazing museums and even many beautiful parks. While these perks make living on Long Island amazing, it can also be … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/06/17 at 11:55 AM

Filing a property tax grievance can be a confusing thing to do, but it offers great rewards if you get the right help. Here are some of the things to know about the process, and that Property Tax Adjusters, Ltd. … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/06/03 at 12:35 PM

How Much are Taxes On New York’s Luxury Homes? Before purchasing a home, you want to know how much the tax bill is likely to be. Here’s a look at some of the most expensive homes for sale right now, … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/05/29 at 9:13 AM

Homeowners are often surprised when their property tax bill shows up. Your taxes may go up, and you may not understand why. It’s often worth taking a closer look at the bill to figure out if the increases are fair. … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/05/19 at 11:24 AM

It’s not uncommon for myths about tax grievances to spread. It’s not an area everybody understands, and it can be confusing. Here’s a look at a few of the top myths about tax grievances and the truth for each. The … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/05/11 at 9:41 PM

Managing your property taxes is a rather large job, and it can be hard to know where to start. It’s a time-consuming and complex process, which leads many to simply pay the amount due base on the tax assessment of … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/05/05 at 4:14 PM

With nine United States counties averaging more than $10,000 per year for annual property taxes, a new report puts Nassau County on the list of highest cost areas. It’s joined by Rockland and Westchester counties in New York, along with … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/04/27 at 1:15 PM

Are high property taxes behind the new decline in luxury home sales in the Hamptons? A few years ago, renovating and flipping ultra high end homes in the Hamptons was highly fashionable. That may have changed. General demand for the … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/04/21 at 11:50 AM

Why do we have property taxes? What are property taxes for? What are the dangers of overpaying? How can property owners avoid being over-charged? The Purpose of Property Taxes Property taxes are a source of revenue for governing authorities. Some … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/04/14 at 2:29 PM

Property prices on Long Island are heading up, and that may not be a good thing for everyone. Newsday reports that Nassau County property prices jumped up 9% in March 2017. Suffolk property prices rose by 7% in the same … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/04/07 at 1:20 PM

New data shows where homeowners are being hit hardest by high property tax rates. According to the National Association of Realtors the average tax rate across the US is just 1.15%. That’s an average annual property tax bill of $3,296. … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/03/31 at 2:07 PM

Peak home buying and selling season is coming to New York. For many it could be the chance to move and escape the state’s high taxes. Between the high daily cost of living in NY, and the added burden of … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/03/24 at 11:53 AM

Latest Zillow real estate data indicates that Suffolk County property taxes may still have a long way to go up. While there have been many debates over the trajectory of the US real estate market over the last year, some … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/03/17 at 11:41 AM

Mother’s Day is coming. Property tax bills are in. How can you help a mother dealing with the stress this year? We’ve been bombarded with news of high, rising, and unfair property taxes recently. The consequences of overblown bills, and … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/03/10 at 11:14 AM

Spring is almost here! What smart moves can be made for escaping the stress of New York’s burdensome property tax system? The last month has seen local news headlines full of stories surrounding the inequality of NY’s high property taxes. … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/03/03 at 3:34 PM

Higher interest rates are coming, and could make life even more difficult and expensive on Long Island. The Fed’s Janet Yellen has reaffirmed that interest rates are likely to be hiked in March 2017. That is just one of what … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/02/24 at 12:12 PM

What can you do to escape, alleviate, and help others with the impact of Long Island’s hefty property taxes this Easter? We all know Long Island has some of the highest property taxes in the nation. They aren’t billed fairly … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/02/17 at 10:22 AM

Recent reports from Newsday Long Island have sparked fresh debate and outrage over the broken property tax system in Nassau County. While some potential ‘fixes’ have been floated in the news, the findings clearly point to just one way local … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/02/10 at 10:24 AM

While those who have grieved their property taxes have reaped millions in refunds, those that failed to ask for help have seen bills jump by as much as 50%! A series of new investigative reports by Newsday Long Island have … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/02/03 at 11:45 AM

New investigative reports, real estate data, and lawsuits reveal dramatic inequality exploding in NY property tax assessments. The vast inequality and different treatment of individuals and taxation in New York appears to have grown to whole new proportions according to … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/01/27 at 11:54 AM

Looking for meaningful Valentine’s Day gift ideas for spreading the love? This is one of the best times of year. It’s not just for couples either. Be creative and find new ways to share the love… Help the Homeless Long … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/01/20 at 11:10 AM

The presidential inauguration may have taken up much of the media attention this week, but property tax issues are still in the news. What’s happening as the new president takes office? Travis County Lowers Property Taxes in 2017 Travis County, … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/01/13 at 10:02 AM

Real Estate Board of New York calls for equality in property tax reform as bills spike. Property tax bills just keep heading up. The complexity of taxes often appears to be used to victimize property owners, and to mask inequality … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2017/01/06 at 3:38 PM

Could new tax changes make renting more appealing to Long Islanders? Taxes could change a lot in 2017. It could be great for some, not so much for others. Everyone may have to deal with some confusion and ups and … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/12/30 at 2:23 PM

A new minimum wage hike on Long Island brings workers up to $10 an hour. Will it impact your ability to cover your real estate payments and property taxes? The New Minimum Wage: Too Much or Too Little? NewsDay Long … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/12/24 at 1:00 PM

Consumer spending is expected to drive the Long Island economy in 2016. Just watch your taxes. According to Newsday Long Island’s economy is expected to grow another 1.5% to 2.2% in 2017. However, locals need to make sure they keep … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/12/16 at 11:24 AM

Analysts fear that new tax rules could cost New Yorkers $68B in lost tax breaks. Long Islanders could be hardest hit under these proposals. So, what will it really cost you? What should you do about it? Coverage by Syracuse.com … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/12/09 at 9:43 AM

Are property tax breaks for developers and commercial real estate owners making it more expensive for home owners? News of one Nassau County town considering rescinding one mall’s tax breaks raises the question of whether there should be a crackdown … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/12/02 at 9:28 AM

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions for 2017 yet? There is always something to scribble down as a resolution right before the ball drops. Most of those things are never stuck with, because we aren’t that serious about them. … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/11/26 at 11:56 AM

The recent presidential election results appear to have kick-started a new bull-run on investments, including real estate. How can NY property owners offset the coming rise in property taxes? Since the election stocks have hit new record highs, online holiday … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/11/19 at 1:29 PM

We’re heading into a busy period with multiple holidays, sales shopping to be done, and new tax deadlines. How do we balance it all? As New Yorkers there’s plenty to be thankful for. No matter how little we have, it’s … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/11/11 at 10:35 AM

Like it or not, Donald Trump won the election. What does it mean for our finances, homes, and what we should do next? What can we expect a Trump white house to mean for our wallets, our properties, and our … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/11/04 at 10:30 AM

Ready for a break from high property taxes, and the chillier weather? Here are four fantastic getaway choices where the weather is warm, and you might be able to pick up a sweet condo with lower taxes… Florida Florida might … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/10/29 at 10:39 AM

After waiting far longer than expected for tax rebate checks many New Yorkers have now found the state shorted those checks too. Did you get ripped off on your NY property taxes this year? What can be done to avoid … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/10/23 at 8:30 AM

Where are America’s property taxes rising and falling now? What’s driving these taxes in different directions? What can we all do to optimize our real estate tax bills? New Record Tax Hike in New York Troy, NY is about to … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/10/18 at 9:06 PM

How can Long Islanders make their homes more affordable? New York is infamous for its high housing costs. So whether you are looking for a way to buy a home on Long Island or just need to reduce your costs … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/10/09 at 9:20 AM

A peak at Donald Trump’s tax returns show some of the huge benefits of owning New York City property regardless of the high costs. There’s nothing cheap about owning real estate in New York City, or living here for that … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/10/02 at 7:40 PM

There are many myths about property taxes. Here’s what you need to know… 1. You Always Have To Pay The Amount On Your Bill Hundreds of thousands of incorrect and overinflated property tax bills go out in New York each … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/09/23 at 6:58 PM

How will new fees and a rise in vacant properties impact you as a Long Island property owner over the next year? It could become even more expensive to own your property on Long Island in 2017. The good news … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/09/16 at 1:35 PM

Could more real estate auctions in NY help lower your property taxes? 2016 has seen an increase in real estate auctions. What’s driving the trend? What is the impact on taxes for neighbors? Recently there have been questions about the … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/09/09 at 2:50 PM

How can major storms affect your property taxes? Hurricane Hermine has been a powerful reminder of the danger of storms. Last month the East Coast was flanked by two tropical storms at the same time. Those who lived through Sandy … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/09/02 at 7:10 AM

High property taxes are not just a pain, they are a potential threat to many areas of our lives. How can we each do our part to keep them in check, and even reduce them? Pricey property taxes bring all … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/08/28 at 5:10 AM

How can homeowners legally avoid skyrocketing real estate taxes? Property taxes are soaring again. And any dip in the economy is going to make taxing authorities hungrier for revenues. Any continued rise in home values will cause them to ‘justify’ … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/08/19 at 9:54 AM

Legoland is planning a new theme park in NY. What is the impact of developments like these on local real estate and property taxes? What might it mean for you? According to Bloomberg Legoland brand operator Merlin Entertainment has been … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/08/12 at 9:22 AM

Property taxes are soaring in 2016. How high will your bill go? What should you be doing about it? Last week we saw New York receiving the ‘award’ for having the highest property taxes in America. This week’s news stories … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/08/05 at 10:51 AM

NYC has the highest property taxes in the country according to a new report. That may not be surprising if you live here. But why they are so high might bother you. So are your property taxes headed up again? … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/07/29 at 12:00 PM

What do Long Islanders need to know about their property taxes this back to school season? The next few weeks bring the mayhem of back to school season. It can be an exciting time, but it can also be a … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/07/22 at 11:24 AM

Property tax reduction is becoming an increasing powerful tool in rea estate marketing and deal making. Don’t be caught without this edge in your toolbox… As the real estate market becomes more crowded with additional players again, and macro events … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/07/15 at 11:49 AM

We all need a tax calendar, and here are the most important dates all of us should have on it… If you want to avoid needless tax penalties, kick the stress to the curb, and keep more of what you … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/07/10 at 7:38 AM

Taxes continue to be a highly controversial topic. What do your tax documents say about you? How can you better handle your taxes in the future? In spite of the fact that tax rebate checks were supposed to be mailed … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/07/01 at 11:44 AM

This July could be one of the most pivotal in many of our lives as several trends influence our property taxes and daily lives. The British vote to separate from the EU has caused plenty of noise in the news, … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/06/25 at 9:49 AM

How do you buy and hold on to better NY real estate deals? Here are five hacks that can help real estate investors score better deals on NY property, and increase their performance over time… 1. Get The Property Taxes … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/06/17 at 9:03 PM

There are two big things on the mind this June – Father’s Day and Property Taxes. Family and real estate are inseparably intertwined. So what are some of the great ways these two things can come together this month? Use … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/06/11 at 2:18 PM

As the US housing market stays hot the number of property tax fraud investigations and property owners protesting their bills may be heating up too. News of these property tax fights may have been overshadowed by the election coverage so … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/06/03 at 6:51 PM

It’s what the public doesn’t know about property taxes which really hurts them… Property taxes are a serious issue that directly impact housing options, education, public services and quality of life. Yet, they can be a seriously quirky factor in … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/05/27 at 10:15 AM

How much fun are you going to have with the money you saved on your property taxes this year? Last week we highlighted some of the amazing destinations to visit with your property tax savings this summer. Newsday predicts that … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/05/20 at 11:09 AM

Millions of Long Island property owners could save big by challenging their property taxes this year. If summer travels are on your wish list this year, check out these seven amazing places your tax savings could take you… 1. Florida … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/05/15 at 10:58 AM

New data shows millions being made by Long Island real estate owners via Airbnb. Is that a good or bad thing? What other solutions may be available to local property owners instead? New data shows that 1,400 Long Island Airbnb … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/05/06 at 2:39 PM

Why do experienced and sophisticated buyers in NY use LLCs to take title to new properties? A review of public property records and coverage of the most notable NY property sales from Property Shark shows that experienced buyers, wealthy families, … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/04/27 at 2:40 PM

For those stuck with bigger tax bills this year; which ones do you pay first? Many Long Islanders are going to find both their property tax bills and income tax bills higher this year. That is going to put many … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/04/21 at 6:43 AM

How can NY property investors maximize their net returns by minimizing taxes? Savvy and experienced individuals investing in the NY property market understand that there can be a huge difference between gross and true net investment returns. In markets like … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/04/12 at 3:25 PM

Some New Yorker’s are about to get hit with a massive property tax tsunami. How can you defend yourself, and protect your home? Westchester residents are about to get hit with a mammoth property tax hike. Property owners in the … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/04/08 at 8:46 PM

New York City is ramping up for another round of property tax lien sales. Could your home be on the auction block next? How can you save it? The last day to settle your NYC property tax bill this year … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/04/01 at 9:04 PM

We’re in the heat of tax filing season. What mistakes should New Yorkers make sure they avoid? 1. Don’t Tap Your Retirement Accounts When money is tight many consider tapping into their IRAs or 401ks for extra cash. That can … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/03/25 at 9:20 PM

When do homeowners need an attorney to settle property tax issues? A new whitepaper highlights increasing consumer complaints on property taxes, and the attention they are getting from federal agencies. Sadly complaining to big organizations alone doesn’t always make much … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/03/17 at 10:52 AM

A new bill proposes providing tax breaks for renters. Is it a good deal? What will it mean for the Long Island housing market? Newly proposed legislation aims to allow renters to deduct their rent when filing income taxes. The … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/03/12 at 9:18 PM

Owning a home involves more than just monthly mortgage payments. So what are some of the other hidden costs involved? How do you keep them down? 1. Property Taxes Property taxes are often overlooked by first time homebuyers. According to … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/03/05 at 3:24 PM

With spring just around the corner may Long Islanders are wondering whether they should up and move, or simply re-design their current property. How do these options really compare? What might the tax penalties be? What’s the best move for … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/02/26 at 3:05 PM

What’s the difference between property tax rates and property tax assessments? What difference do they make on your actual property tax bill? There are constant stories in the media talking up tax breaks and caps, but then there are tax … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/02/18 at 5:17 PM

What are the best moves for making over your home on Long Island this spring? Spring is coming up fast. It’s a great time for clearing out the old, brightening up your spaces, and upgrading the enjoyment of your Long … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/02/13 at 1:54 PM

Valentine’s Day is here. Check out some of these more creative ideas for spreading the love this year… 1. Donate to Charity, Get the Tax Break With the tax filing deadline looming everyone should be keenly aware of the need … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/02/04 at 2:48 PM

There could be great news for many taxpayers when they get ready to file their income tax returns this year… The New York Senate just passed a property tax cap bill to offer NYC buyers and homeowners the same protections … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/01/28 at 3:38 PM

What’s going on with NY real estate and our property taxes now? Are our property taxes headed up again? What factors might help New Yorkers find relief in their mail boxes? How can individual property owners keep more money in … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/01/19 at 1:27 PM

New regulations are hitting the NY property in 2016. How will they impact buyers, owners, and sellers of luxury property in the Empire State? New York has been heating up its verbal warnings about cracking down on criminal activity in … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/01/13 at 12:55 AM

2016 kicks off higher property taxes for many US property owners. How can homestead exemptions help lower property tax burdens? How do homestead exemptions vary between popular states like Florida and New York? Massachusetts is seeing some property taxes decline, … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/01/06 at 4:17 PM

Tax time is coming up fast. Unfortunately many individuals may yet again be disappointed as their anticipated savings fail to lower their tax bills. But there is one tax break that almost half of all New Yorkers may qualify for. … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2016/01/02 at 5:41 PM

As the US rang in the New Year, we also brought in a variety of new laws and tax changes. What will they mean for you? With a few exceptions most individuals can expect to pay more taxes in 2016. … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/12/26 at 10:43 PM

Have new resolutions and goals for 2016? How do you overcome your biggest challenge, and achieve them? No matter what your New Year’s resolutions for 2016, there is likely one common obstacle virtually everyone faces. Whether it is eating better, … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/12/16 at 7:59 PM

The Fed has started raising interest rates. How will it impact Long Island real estate owners? The Federal Reserve began raising interest rates on December 16th, 2015. While some media outlets like CNN Money have done their best to put … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/12/10 at 7:02 PM

Have you saved money on your NY property taxes this year? What’s the best way to use those savings, refunds, and rebate checks during the holidays? The NY Department of Taxation and Finance announced that it began sending out rebate … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/12/04 at 1:07 PM

Rising real estate costs could push Nassau County one step closer to new housing issues. How will higher property taxes and costs impact the NY property market? What are the best house moves for Long Islanders now? Friday December 4th … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/11/27 at 12:21 PM

Thinking about buying a home on Long Island in 2016? Check out these 5 tips for making a smart housing move that you’ll be thankful about for years to come… 1. Buy Early The earlier you buy a home in … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/11/20 at 6:05 PM

Property taxes take a huge bite out of home buying power and personal finances each month. How can home buyers and owners minimize those taxes, get more home for their money, and enjoy more property in their pockets? The Property … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/11/13 at 12:01 PM

As the property tax debate continues to rage around the country the media continues to highlight how the system stays stacked against the average homeowner. Just how disparate has it become, and what are the best solutions for individuals? Affordable … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/11/06 at 7:24 AM

What smart moves can you make to slash your 2015-2016 tax bills? There’s only a few weeks left to make those moves, maximize deductions, and keep more of your paycheck in your pocket. So aside from getting all of your … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/11/01 at 9:41 AM

More US cities and states are dramatizing the property tax debate at both extremes of the spectrum. The only thing that those in power appear to agree on is that they need more revenues. How to achieve that is a … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/10/24 at 1:06 AM

You might be surprised at some of these innovative ways governments are bringing in more revenues today… Booze Sales In October 2015 Edina, Minnesota announced a 7% property tax hike to make up for the money it’s losing on municipally … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/10/18 at 3:22 PM

What’s going on with Long Island’s property taxes now? Long Island’s disparity in property taxes seems only set to grow ahead as tax hikes loom, and more are urged to challenge their tax assessments… NIFA Threatens Job Cuts to Force … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/10/11 at 6:27 PM

Nassau County property taxes could go up again next year. What can you do about it? The proposed county budget for 2016 calls for yet another year of property tax increases for local homeowners and businesses. Nassau County Executive Ed … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/10/04 at 1:13 PM

When the ‘tax man’ recommends homeowners challenge their property tax bills it’s probably time to pay attention, and grab the opportunity! Via Newsday, Nassau County Receiver of Taxes in Hempstead, Kate Murray reminds residents that they can challenge their tax … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/09/27 at 7:43 PM

Long Islanders who are unhappy with their property tax bills ought to be glad they aren’t living in Chicago right now! The Perfect Storm While most destinations are concerned with driving down taxes, Chicago residents are about to be slammed … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/09/18 at 9:48 PM

Why is affordable housing, and homeownership so challenging on Long Island? Is it predatory and discriminatory mortgage lending practices that stack the deck against Long Island home buyers, and homeowners? Or is it something else? One NY non-profit suggests that … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/09/13 at 5:36 PM

LI homeowners could find property tax relief as new data shows half of NY homes losing value. It now appears that some pessimists could have been right. The end to the new real estate bubble may already be here according … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/09/01 at 5:22 PM

Where are the best places to move for lower property taxes? Polls report that property taxes are the most hated taxes of all. People feel that they are the “worst and least fair type of taxes.” They even trump federal … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/08/28 at 3:59 PM

How are some NY Realtors creating more value and business by reducing taxes for home buyers and sellers? Helping clients reduce taxes enables NY Realtors to better serve their clients, add more value, sell homes faster, and more profitably for … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/08/22 at 4:30 PM

Why is Trump gaining so much traction? What would a Donald Trump win in 2016 mean for New York property owners? In spite of his controversial comments the ‘Donald’ seems to be topping the polls, and staying in the spotlight. … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/08/14 at 4:34 PM

Tired of high tax bills? Exhausted from handing over so much of your income to the tax man? Here are three ways to keep more of your own money in your pocket this year… Taxes Out of Control Long Islanders … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/08/09 at 1:30 AM

New York property taxes aren’t getting any cheaper. Is Airbnb the solution for finding a financial lifeline amongst the mounting bills? Costly Attempts to Temporarily Curb NY Taxes Both businesses and residents are more than aware that high taxes aren’t … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/08/02 at 5:17 PM

What’s the best way to protest your property taxes? No one likes property taxes. That is unless they are receiving them. Beyond simple dislike, many feel that they are unethical. And once many property owners dig into the math they … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/07/25 at 10:46 PM

“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt Unfortunately while … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/07/18 at 12:10 AM

For Long Islanders high property taxes are here to stay… For Long Island home buyers, owners, and real estate agents property taxes are among the biggest pain, and most hated tax. On the other hand they are one of the … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/07/10 at 6:10 PM

NY property tax rebate checks are coming. What should you spend yours on? In 2016 qualified New York property owners will begin receiving the first of four years’ of tax rebate checks. The average property tax rebate check is expected … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/07/03 at 3:07 PM

Nassau County has just announced that all businesses and homes will be reassessed for property taxes. What will it mean for you? At the cost of around $8 million all Nassau properties will receive new tax assessments that will kick … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/06/26 at 8:21 PM

New York legislators have swooped in to save the day with a bill to reinstate property tax caps and rent controls, but tax bills won’t be reduced. New Yorkers were in a panic last week as rent control laws and … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/06/20 at 5:24 PM

New York’s rent control regulations unexpectedly lapsed in June 2015. Protesters have taken to the streets, and renters are preparing to be forced out of their homes and apartments. So what will the new deal mean for New York renters … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/06/13 at 8:50 AM

The media appears to be almost unanimously helping Gov. Cuomo herald the benefits of the New York property tax cap, and the advantages of making it permanent. But what aren’t New Yorkers being told about the anticipated extension of the … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/06/05 at 4:03 PM

A new debate by Forbes encourages to love, and cling to property taxes. So is this the poorest attempt at propaganda we’ve seen in a long time? Or should we love our sky high property taxes in NY? North Dakota … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/05/29 at 5:55 AM

Why should even renters care about protesting and fixing unfair NY property taxes? Property taxes are normally just assumed to be a homeowner and business owner’s problem. But new information show that’s not the case. In fact City Lab says … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/05/23 at 5:22 PM

Hundreds of Long Island homes are going up for auction in May 2015. But the extent to which these LI houses are actually deals really comes down to property taxes. Paramount Realty is auctioning off more than 100 Suffolk and … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/05/17 at 4:43 PM

New York is making great strides in bringing back business, and attracting small business owners and startups. But what are the most important numbers that business owners should be paying attention to, if they want to succeed? NY is pulling … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/05/04 at 1:51 AM

Long Island’s Nassau County is home to the fifth highest property tax bills in America. So just how high are they? And what can you do about lowering yours? According to research by USA Today all of the highest property … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/04/24 at 11:26 PM

Real estate is still one of the very best legal tax shelters available. So how can more Long Islanders leverage the tax saving benefits of real estate despite sky high local property tax bills? Most are finally breathing a sigh … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/04/16 at 9:08 PM

You’ll Work 5 Months Just To Pay Taxes This Year Do you know how many days you’ll have to work this year just to pay your taxes? The Tax Foundation reports that most Americans will have to work 114 days … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/04/09 at 9:52 PM

Want to know how much your neighbors are paying in property taxes? There are few places on the planet where property taxes are so high, and the disparity is so wide, than on Long Island, NY. It’s no secret that … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/04/03 at 8:17 PM

No one loves property taxes. But they just keep going up! Taxing authorities might love collecting them, and politicians may enjoy their ability to add revenues to the budget. But according to a recent report “property tax beats out sales … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/03/27 at 1:26 AM

Before you get carried away with ordering swatches and browsing interior design ideas on Houzz to make over your home with your Sandy repair money, make sure you consider the following… According to the latest from Newsday Long Island Sandy … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/03/20 at 5:48 PM

As the media focuses on political skirmishes over new budgets and which promises of property tax relief help should stand, Long Islanders don’t have to look any further than their mail boxes to experience the disparity and absurdity of New … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/03/13 at 1:24 AM

New promises of property tax relief for New York homeowners are being floated in 2015, even as many are still waiting for tax rebate checks that were promised last year. So who should expect help to show up, and how … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/03/05 at 2:29 PM

Tax freedom day comes a lot later each year for most Long Island property owners, than for the rest of the country. In fact, many Long Islanders are barely one third of the way toward earning enough just to pay … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/02/27 at 10:03 PM

It’s tax time for Long Islanders again. So what are the most important things to know and where can tax filers find resources and help? April 15th 2015 brings the deadline for filing federal income taxes for the year. On … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/02/12 at 7:13 PM

2015 has a lot of potential, but it may fall far short of that unless Long Island fixes its property tax issue… While some statistics are looking up, many point to obstacles such as access to mortgage financing, income taxes, … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/02/12 at 7:11 PM

Despite new promises and speeches New Yorkers still seem to be coming up short on love this February when it comes to housing. As Suffolk County homeowners prepare for the Monday, March 2nd deadline to claim a number of property … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/02/06 at 2:52 AM

Long Island Property Tax Adjusters, Ltd. is proving to be one of local homeowners’ best allies as we continue to be buffeted by severe weather… Blizzards, snow, and severe cold are just the latest forces of nature pummeling local Long … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/01/31 at 4:57 PM

2015 is quickly shaping up to be an exciting and very profitable year for Long Island real estate investors. The big question is how can investors minimize tax liability, and maximize their net returns? 2014 was one of the best … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/01/23 at 12:01 AM

Long Island property tax adjusters are appreciated as essential resources for helping local homeowners save thousands on their bills. So how have these professionals also become one of the most important allies of NY entrepreneurs and small business owners? Reclaim … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/01/16 at 3:25 PM

How can Long Island property tax adjusters help home buyers and homeowners more easily purchase and refinance homes in Nassau and Suffolk County? Property tax adjusters have been increasingly in need by Long Island homeowners. If it’s not sky high … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/01/10 at 3:17 PM

Online real estate giant Zillow proclaims that renting a home is now half as affordable as buying. Yet, on Long Island just how much cheap owning a home is often all about property taxes. As storms and the foreclosure crisis … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2015/01/03 at 2:13 AM

Property taxes are still one of the few financial battles Long Island property owners can still win, if they know how… Long Island homeowners haven’t had an easy time recently. Yes, this may be one of the most famously wealthy … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/12/28 at 6:57 PM

While high property taxes have recently caused many to consider fleeing Nassau County, it may not be the best option, or even a possibility for many. While the New York Times recently reported that some are finding selling their family … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/12/12 at 9:23 PM

How can Long Island homeowners use property tax adjustments to save their ‘abandoned’ real estate? Many Long Island property owners have vacant property in Nassau and Suffolk County. In some cases homes were damaged by storms and are unlivable. Other … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/12/09 at 8:26 AM

Every Long Island homeowner should resolve to double check their property tax bills and assessments and promptly challenge them in the New Year, if not before. With 40% to 50% of Long Island property tax bills admittedly incorrect or overblown … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/12/03 at 12:03 AM

While it may not frequently come with bells and a big bow on top, property tax reduction can really be the present which unlocks the most meaningful holiday gifts, and can create that highly desired surplus for holiday sale shopping. … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/11/21 at 2:51 PM

How can Long Islanders slash their 2014 tax liabilities now? The end of the year is approaching fast. There are just a few weeks left for Long Islanders to minimize their tax liabilities for 2014. What is done now will … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/11/13 at 11:10 PM

The latest data shows it is far cheaper to buy a home on Long Island than rent, but how much you can save will rely greatly on property tax assessments. So how much can NY home buyers save versus renting, … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/11/05 at 6:15 PM

According to the latest reporting by Fox News, local Long Island churches, and coop managers, between 40% and 60% of Sandy hit homeowners still haven’t returned to old home sites even though they desperately want to. So what strategies can … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/10/31 at 10:22 PM

Even though Hamptons home prices are reportedly on the rise again, RealtyTrac reports Suffolk County foreclosures remain a major issue. Many are just now waking up to the fact that they desperately need to act, and act fast to get … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/10/24 at 1:23 AM

Property taxes could hold the key to the best holiday gifts of 2015 for Long Islanders. The stores are already filling with Christmas decorations and themed gifts even before we are through Halloween. Then we have the high expectation of … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/10/17 at 5:46 PM

Even this year’s best haunted Halloween houses, and the vacant foreclosure homes which are plaguing some Long Island neighborhoods have nothing on the zombie property tax system which continues to plague local homeowners. Long Islanders are consistently fed numerous reasons … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/10/11 at 1:43 AM

Property tax bills and rebates offer Long Islanders the perfect opportunity to stand up and lead New York into a brighter future. Despite being burdened with some of the highest property taxes in the world, which ought to indicate Long … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/10/03 at 10:26 PM

In a surprise move Nassau County’s new 2015 budget has been announced with a proposed 2.2% property tax hike. So what’s behind the looming spike in Long Island property taxes, and how can Nassau property owners avoid being hit? Nassau … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/09/19 at 6:16 PM

NY property tax rebate checks are heading to mailboxes of some homeowners in late September 2014. Will you get one? How are some Long Islanders slashing their property tax bills by far more than these controversial rebate checks? The two … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/09/12 at 5:53 PM

Demolition on over 2,000 vacant Long Island homes has begun. Will this finally bring relief to neighbors? Or will this strategy only drive up the property tax burden for locals? What might be a smarter strategy? A September 4th, 2014 … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/09/04 at 8:10 PM

With the exceptions of the IRS and accountants no one may love taxes. However, it is impossible to ignore the massive differences in tax burdens and net wealth between those that tackle them, and leverage the legal tools at their … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/08/28 at 11:22 PM

What can, and should Long Island homeowners do when back property taxes threaten to put suck their homes into foreclosure? Unfortunately, while that national media reports that the housing market is improving late property taxes continue to sweep homes from … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/08/22 at 10:10 PM

Houses, house prices and property taxes are all headed up on Long Island. For some this is great, for others, not so much… Receiving financial assistance for raising your home above the flood plain is fantastic. Rising Long Island home … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/08/14 at 9:09 PM

Homeowners on Long Island have enough of a hard time keeping up with some of the highest housing costs in the country. Scam after scam, preying on locals only makes it harder. So what can be done to fend off … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/08/09 at 12:37 AM

Tired of high property tax bills? Frustrated at trying to keep up? How can you reduce your property tax bill, save your home, and enjoy more disposable cash? Here are six, easy, intelligent, creative, and even slightly eccentric ways to … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/07/31 at 5:57 PM

More headlines of massive real estate fraud in the last week highlight on of the most significant factors which could push Long Island property taxes to new highs. A rebounding Hamptons real estate market is great for investors, but manipulation … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/07/24 at 6:35 PM

Between unfair tax breaks and bills, and Google lawyers taking over real estate markets, some workers and families are being pushed out of their homes, and cities. How can homeowners defend themselves, and what can socially responsible landlords do to … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/07/18 at 8:53 PM

Long Islanders are being told they have no right to live in NY, and aggressive property taxing tactics may suggest some are purposefully being priced out. A recent feature from the New York Post ranted that there is “no God-given,” … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/07/14 at 8:03 PM

Long Island homeowners are pegged to be the guinea pigs for a new $40,000 loan program aimed at stemming foreclosures, but is it a scam? What may be a better choice for locals finding it hard to keep it up … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/07/03 at 9:11 PM

Freedom From Unfair Taxes & Sandy 2.0 The 4th of July is here, but where is the independence from unfair property taxes for Long Island homeowners? Is it all storm clouds on the horizon? Or will Hurricane Arthur pass us … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/06/28 at 9:50 PM

More celebrity property tax dodgers are coming into the spotlight, NY tax authorities are levying outrageous penalties, and more of the burden could be shifted to local homeowners. So who is there to turn to help in this broken system? … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/06/18 at 10:13 PM

Earlier this year Long Island was described as America’s hottest housing market. The Island may boast some of the country’s most spectacular real estate, but for many the glorious ego boost of living on Long Island is overshadowed by even … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/06/12 at 7:19 PM

New York has finally begun closing on Sandy damaged homes on Long Island. For victims that are finally getting a payout this couldn’t have come sooner. Others are concerned that overblown prices paid for these neighboring properties might ultimately cost … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/06/05 at 11:12 PM

NY continues to see incredible, if not widening disparity between the property tax rates being assessed on homeowners. So why the unfairness, and what can Long Islanders do to fight back? The recent economic and real estate forum in Washington, … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/05/30 at 11:04 PM

Even while Long Island’s Sandy victims still continue to try to recover, we are already entering the official 2014 Atlantic Hurricane season. So what can Long Island homeowners do to get more financial help with hefty bills on currently damaged … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/05/23 at 1:45 PM

New economic and housing data shows Long Island residents still suffering brutally at the hands of high property taxes. The raw numbers show a scary picture of poor economic performance and dramatically rising foreclosures. Fortunately, there is help to be … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/05/15 at 3:00 PM

Far too many Long Island homeowners are overpaying on their property taxes. Some might not care, others could desperately use the extra cash in their pockets right now. A huge percentage of local property owners could be owed a property … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/05/08 at 6:07 PM

The best 2014 Mother’s Day gift of all for many Long Islanders could be saving a local mother’s home. Too many Long Island moms are losing their homes due to outrageous property tax fails. While New York politicians get busted … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/05/02 at 1:21 PM

Long Islanders could tap available property tax relief to sell their Nassau and Suffolk County homes faster and put more money in their pockets this summer. Summer is known as the peak home buying season in the real estate industry. … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/04/22 at 6:48 PM

Before considering using your IRS tax refund to pay your Long Island property taxes make sure you aren’t being overcharged! How sad would it be to find out later that you blew your precious income tax refund money paying more … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/04/17 at 12:02 AM

Suffolk County homeowners could wind up with some of the largest property taxes increases in the year ahead due to piercing caps. Meanwhile thousands have still left benefits unclaimed, or are unaware of the help available to reduce their property … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/04/10 at 11:49 PM

Long Islanders are losing their homes for just pennies on the dollar in late property taxes. Property Tax Adjusters, Ltd. could help you avoid being the next victim… Reporting on the heartbreaking story Capital Bay leaked the details of how … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/04/04 at 12:06 AM

Will you be among those losing your home due to property taxes in the next few months, or receiving a refund? The deadline is approaching and many New Yorkers will lose their homes at tax lien sales in the next … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/03/27 at 5:15 PM

It’s that wonderful time of year again – tax time. So what should you do if you can’t afford to pay your taxes? Okay, in reality this is only the favorite time of the year for tax preparers and those … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/03/21 at 12:30 PM

The Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac liquidation and increasing cracks in the property appraisal system threaten to make life harder on Long Island. What can be done? News of the winding down of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/03/13 at 6:07 PM

Nassau County and County Executive, Edward P. Mangano’s office has made a lot of noise about reforming the ‘broken property tax assessment system’, but are some of the new changes making things worse for local homeowners? Mangano has admitted the … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/03/06 at 10:58 PM

The Governor has launched what is now being dubbed the “No Exscuses” push to freeze New York property taxes with a new website and #CutPropTax, but many Long Island home owners are still concerned they won’t get the relief they … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/02/27 at 11:47 PM

Could Governor Cuomo’s property tax proposals be sabotaged by the ongoing foreclosure crisis? During Gov. Cuomo’s recent February 19th visit to Nassau Community College on Long Island he re-confirmed the details of his multi-billion dollar tax break proposal. However, hopes … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/02/21 at 7:11 PM

Why is it so important for Long Island homeowners to file for property tax grievances even though the Governor is batting for a multi-billion dollar freeze? Gov. Cuomo’s proposed $2 billion tax freeze for New York has been headline news … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/02/15 at 12:42 AM

Toxic mortgage loans, severe weather and unfair property taxes threaten life on Long Island in 2014, and could derail recent efforts to spur new businesses… There is hope, but few still fail to recognize how key reducing property taxes for … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/02/07 at 5:33 PM

NY property taxes could be set to skyrocket despite promises of cuts, while authorities try to deal with the Bieber monster… Despite new multi-billion dollar tax cut proposals from Gov. Cuomo in early January various sources continue to warn of … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/01/30 at 10:01 PM

Is Start-Up NY actually hurting Long Island homeowners? The massive national media campaign is underway to publicly call businesses to New York to enjoy major tax breaks. But is it actually doing more harm than good for Long Island homeowners, … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/01/23 at 9:14 PM

A new Polar Vortex has been forecast to hit Long Island this week. Extreme weather like this can be far more of a threat to New Yorker’s nest eggs and livelihoods than most realize. So what can Long Islanders do … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/01/16 at 10:21 PM

Rapper Flavor Flav was arrested for speeding on Long Island on January 9th, but certainly isn’t the only ex-resident to be racing out of the state during the last few years of tough economic times and soaring property taxes. Busted … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/01/09 at 7:21 PM

2014 is here and it’s time for setting and living those New Year’s resolutions. Fortunately, there are some very important ones which can be a lot easier to achieve than dieting to lose weight or quitting smoking. One of the … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2014/01/02 at 5:35 PM

Are property tax breaks the key for helping Long Islanders to fund their New Year’s resolutions? There have been significant talks about property tax breaks for New Yorkers recently. Beyond Startup NY, Gov. Cuomo recently spoke about additional breaks for … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/12/26 at 6:44 PM

Could talks of a proposed NY “property tax freeze” actually spike the bills of some Long Island homeowners? Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been stirring up controversy again. Anticipating the first budget surplus since the recession Cuomo has posed that the … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/12/19 at 11:18 PM

Bloomberg just cracked open the reality of the foreclosure crisis on Long Island. It’s a grim tale of surging foreclosure, sky high mortgage delinquency rates, and outrageous property taxes spilling out from behind closed doors onto the streets… It’s not … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/12/12 at 3:31 PM

What’s the best holiday gift to give and receive for Long Island homeowners this year? The end of year holiday shopping, giving and festive season is always one of the most exciting times. This is perhaps even more special for … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/12/05 at 7:03 PM

The future of Long Island’s real estate market, and perhaps the future of the island itself is in your hands. What are you going to do about it? CNN Money just published a new national property tax ‘heat’ map showing … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/11/28 at 8:38 PM

More headlines highlighting the New York housing shortage crisis this week eliminate the idea of turning to renting to avoid pricey Long Island property taxes, but could Mangano’s new plan work? A renewed state crack down on illegal rental units … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/11/21 at 6:47 PM

“Have more babies” appears to be the latest advice in the news for those Long Island residents wanting to lower their property tax bills. So how on earth is that going to help, and aren’t there any less messy solutions? … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/11/15 at 10:41 PM

The array of new numbers being thrown at Long Islanders in the last week has caused a fair amount of head scratching, high emotions, and a lot of concern about how residents are going to budget and hold onto their … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/11/09 at 8:52 PM

Cuomo’s tax free plan for New York officially went live last week slashing the number of properties having to contribute to the pot, which while welcome news for many piles the financial burden onto other Long Island property owners. Finding … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/11/02 at 9:48 PM

Luxury homes in the Hamptons seem to be flying off the market for top dollar prices. Unfortunately, this may also be seriously bad news for many Suffolk County property taxpayers that are already being overcharged… Governor Cuomo has been busy … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/10/19 at 7:19 PM

Could rolling the clock back on Long Island property taxes be exactly what’s needed to boost the economy and fix the housing market once and for all? Canada seems to think so… Canada has been quietly emerging as one of … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/10/11 at 11:03 PM

As the Nassau County Executive race heats up so is the blame game over the Long Island County’s property tax assessment system. It’s no secret that taxes on the island are sky high, and no one really expects the issue … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/10/05 at 10:36 PM

New trends, discoveries and proposals plié up the property tax burden for Long Island residents. So what’s the solution? Last week Long Island’s Newsday covered a new study which predicts a major rental shortage in the areas future. In conjunction … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/09/28 at 6:07 PM

Long Island homeowners continue to be billed millions of dollars more than they really owe on their property taxes. Much of that money sits idle or is wasted, while millions starve. Isn’t it time you claimed back what you are … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/09/21 at 12:46 AM

Long Island home sales and prices appear to be improving, but what’s being done about the outrageous property tax overcharges being levied on homeowners? According to the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island and a report by Newsday local homes … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/09/13 at 9:06 PM

Contrary to the picture some Realtors and much of the media has been painting, there are a massive number of foreclosures in the works. As of June 2013 U.S. banks reported over $200 billion in delinquent mortgage loans working their … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/08/09 at 9:57 PM

Governor Cuomo has been busy heralding the successes of the recent Long Island legislative session, but where are the property tax breaks for local homeowners? While the Governor proclaims this as one of the most productive sessions “on record for … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/08/02 at 5:03 PM

Can filing property tax grievances be a gold mine for Long Island real estate investors? As the Long Island real estate market claws its way back to life are there windfall returns to be had for savvy investors mining untapped … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/07/26 at 10:32 AM

Long Island homeowners still have a lot to fear. Foreclosures are being sped up, residents are losing homes to delinquent property taxes, and many are still seeing their American Dream sabotaged by predatory and exotic mortgage loans. Even those that … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/07/19 at 2:19 PM

Will New York’s new tax free zones help you keep more money in your pocket each year and reduce the number of months you work every year just to pay the man? New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently unveiled a … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/07/12 at 8:30 PM

Beyond the BBQ, parties and fireworks Independence Day is meant to be a celebration of freedom, but there doesn’t seem to be much freedom from property taxes here on Long Island. Not even mentioning the series of scandals in the … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/07/05 at 6:04 PM

Nassau County reportedly owes over $400 million to local property owners for real estate tax refunds. What is being done about it, how can you avoid paying more than you owe, and what other ways are there to reduce the … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/06/28 at 4:54 PM

The recent announcement of a program to reduce tens of thousands of New York property tax bills has been bitter sweet news for local homeowners. Everyone wants lower property taxes, but the Bloomberg plan has many angry that it is … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/06/21 at 11:49 PM

Are individual property owners on Long Island being targeted and charged more taxes than their neighbors? A chain of big government scandals has rocked the news over the last couple of months. From unwarranted phone tapping to widespread data surveillance, … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/06/14 at 12:17 PM

Property owners across the country are losing their homes for being as little a few hundred dollars behind in taxes. Don’t be one of them! Homeowners, including those on Long Island and in Nassau County are having their homes sold … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/05/24 at 3:19 PM

Long Island residents continue to be bewildered by skyrocketing property tax bills, despite promises of caps. Many Suffolk and Nassau County residents are having a hard time understanding how the property tax bills on their homes keep going up so … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/05/24 at 3:17 PM

Is it really possible to scoop up huge discounts on Long Island estates and live the ‘roaring 20s’ lifestyle on the cheap today or will the property tax trap get you? A recent CNBC News report highlights the current surge … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/05/16 at 10:02 PM

Long Island property taxes may be among the highest in the country, but new proposals plan to send them even higher! According to the new annual tax report for the 2013 to 2014 school year over 70 school districts on … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/05/10 at 1:12 PM

It now takes Long Islanders almost 5 months of work to cover their annual tax bills. If that seems excessive to you, what can you do to change it? Tax Freedom Day was celebrated by most of the nation back … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/05/03 at 2:05 PM

Are you being conned into paying too much property tax on your Long Island home? Other local home owners are fighting back against outrageous property tax bills and are winning. Will you join them or let your wealth be redistributed … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/04/22 at 6:59 PM

With only days away from looming deadlines savvy Long Island property owners are scrambling to get help from the leading local property tax adjusters to slash their bills… A huge percentage of Long Island property owners qualify for having their … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/04/20 at 2:33 PM

New arrests of public officials highlight the many millions in extra property taxes corruption costs Long Island homeowners, but is pulling a ‘Jeter’ really the only way out? Three new arrests of New York officials for real estate scams and … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/04/11 at 10:19 AM

With April 15th just days away many Long Island residents find themselves in a frustrating dilemma over which taxes they need to pay first. Long Island property tax bills are arriving higher and more crippling than ever this year, while … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/04/03 at 7:52 PM

New revelations of massive government waste and a stalling economic and housing recovery are adding to your Long Island property tax bill. What are you going to do about it? A new report shows the nation’s government holding around 77,000 … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/03/28 at 11:24 AM

Nassau and Suffolk County officials expect a major uptick in property tax grievances this year. Those not prepared could find themselves hit with huge bills and failing to pay can bring some pretty ugly consequences. Over 2,500 residential properties on … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/03/21 at 11:08 AM

Is the government misusing your property tax dollars, resulting in you paying way more than you have too each year? New York seems to be riddled with property tax issues today and residents are the ones footing the bill for … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/03/15 at 9:02 AM

Property taxes in New York are already 70% higher than the national average, with some of the highest in the country seen in Nassau and Suffolk County. However, if United Teachers, the largest teachers union in the state gets its … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/03/08 at 10:44 AM

NY governor, Andrew Cuomo wants to buy your Long Island home and knock it down. Will you move? If not, what will happen to your property taxes? A part of the NY governor’s plans for Hurricane Sandy aid money is … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/03/08 at 10:39 AM

Many Long Island homeowners don’t realize that they are paying way too much in property taxes each year. You could be getting billed for way more than your fair share. So if you live in Suffolk or Nassau County, NY … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/02/21 at 2:40 PM

A property tax super-storm hitting Long Island is causing local homeowners to consider taking drastic measures to reduce their tax bills. Hurricane Sandy area victims that didn’t take direct property damage are taking to the web in desperation, seeking advice … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/02/07 at 4:39 PM

Will the new, last minute fiscal crisis bill do anything for Long Islanders besides breeding more cynicism of politics and distaste for the media? Falling over the fiscal cliff may have been an ugly situation for everyone but the last … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/01/11 at 11:31 PM

Long Island residents are fuming as some pick up huge hikes as others see property tax bills diving… Even the Nassau County school board president, Mark Kamberg says “The county assessment system is broken”, as the tax burden is unevenly … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2013/01/04 at 1:59 PM

Bank of America’s CEO says there needs to be a major reset in the expectation that everyone gets to own a home, and given the slew of increasing costs of homeownership for those in Long Island, he might be right… … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2012/12/28 at 1:29 PM

The chance at some relief from property tax bills for Long Island residents may be in the works, but is this a case of far too little for too few as local taxes are really hiked even further? Those watching … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2012/01/24 at 1:33 PM

March 1, 2012 is the deadline in Nassau County to protest your 2013-14 property taxes.  With a declining real estate market, why should you pay more property taxes?  There has never been a better time to file a tax grievance … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2011/12/02 at 1:22 PM

With all the stress and spending this holiday season, here’s your opportunity to save money: Real estate values continue to drop, but your taxes continue to rise unless you take some very simple action. Property Tax Adjusters has a no-risk … Continue Reading >>

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  • 2011/01/20 at 10:33 AM

We just found out for the 2010-2011 filing year, that our average tax refund was $1525.52, which is 25% higher than any other firm. We’re really glad to know that our Nassau clients are saving so much, but what’s interesting … Continue Reading >>

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