Property Revaluation 101: the Equalization Ratio

This the first post in a series about property revaluation in Jersey City. Jersey City has been growing at a breakneck ...
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Property Revaluation 201: Quantifying Tax Inequity (A Simple Example)

This is part of an ongoing series about property revaluation in Jersey City.  In my last post, I explained how Jersey City’s ...
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Property Revaluation 301: Estimating Your Post-Revaluation Tax Bill

This is part of an ongoing series about property revaluation in Jersey City. Please note, an update given new state tax data ...
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Property Revaluation 401: Tax Appeal Math (Chapter 123 Law)

This is part of an ongoing series about property revaluation in Jersey City.  Note: this post presumes an understanding of the equalization ...
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Property Revaluation 501: Mapping & Color Coding Jersey City Home Sales by Assessment-Sales Ratio

This post is part of an ongoing series about property revaluation in Jersey City.   I partnered with CivicJC to create an interactive map ...
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Property Revaluation 701: Property Tax Appeal Math...Are You Over-Assessed? A Tax Math Explainer

This post is meant to help a taxpayer get a jump-start on determining: is my property over-assessed? This post is ...
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An Analysis of 2015 Jersey City Property Sales – by Ward

An Analysis of 2015 Jersey City Property Sales - by Ward

This is a guest post from Jersey City resident and mortgage industry professional Susan Kulakowski.  Susan reached out to me after reading ...
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Fulop’s Spokesperson Wrong on Property Tax Appeals Logic

Fulop's Spokesperson Wrong on Property Tax Appeals Logic

Steven Fulop’s press person, Jennifer Morrill, made an egregious error on the record this month when she characterized tax appeals as ...
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Jersey City Revaluation: Intro from ASI Inc, the firm doing the Revaluation

Jersey City Revaluation: Intro from ASI Inc, the firm doing the Revaluation

I attended the Ward “A” revaluation meeting on April 3rd and had a chance to listen to a representative from ...
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Jersey City Revaluation: Interactive Map Now Available from ASI, Inc.

Jersey City Revaluation: Interactive Map Now Available from ASI, Inc.

Jersey City is undergoing a multi-month Revaluation process and appraisal firm ASI, Inc. is currently assessing all properties throughout the city ...
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Jersey City Together Helped Homeowners Save $40,000+ via Tax Appeal Workshops

Jersey City Together Helped Homeowners Save $40,000+ via Tax Appeal Workshops

Jersey City Together Tax Appeal Workshop. In March 2017 I worked with a team of Jersey City Together leaders to ...
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Who/What/When/Where/Why of Property Revaluation

Who/What/When/Where/Why of Property Revaluation

WHO conducted Jersey City’s property revaluation? In 2016 Jersey City hired Appraisal Systems, Inc. for $4.4 million to conduct the ...
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Why Property Revaluation is a Social Justice Imperative in Jersey City

Why Property Revaluation is a Social Justice Imperative in Jersey City

Jersey City property taxes, as seen through state compliance data: Jersey City’s last citywide revaluation was in 1988. Jersey City’s ...
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Am I Paying Too Much in Property Tax?

Am I Paying Too Much in Property Tax?

Figure out your ASSESSED value ASSESSED Value = Your home’s value according to the GOVERNMENT. Your assessed value is what ...
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Jersey City 2017 Sales for Class “2” (1-4 Family) Properties, Mapped

Jersey City 2017 Sales for Class "2" (1-4 Family) Properties, Mapped

This post is part of my effort to share information about Jersey City’s Property Revaluation.  I wrote a Revaluation series ...
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Property Tax & Revaluation Workshop: WHAT is Revaluation? (YouTube Video)

Property Tax & Revaluation Workshop: WHAT is Revaluation? (YouTube Video)

Learn the basics about property revaluation in this 8-minute CivicParent tutorial: ...
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Property Tax Revaluation: Will my property tax expense go up or down? (YouTube Video)

Property Tax Revaluation: Will my property tax expense go up or down? (YouTube Video)

Learn how to compute if your property tax expense will go up or down in a citywide revaluation. It’s helpful ...
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JerseyCity Revaluation Update: Society Hill Highlighted

JerseyCity Revaluation Update: Society Hill Highlighted

Updated: Feb 19, 2018.  Appraisal Systems today published on its website an updated assessments file with about 1,950 new properties ...
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Property Tax Rate Math: A Quick Breakdown

Property Tax Rate Math: A Quick Breakdown

Understanding the Tax Rate that Drives Your Property Tax Expense General Tax Rate = Total Levy / Tax Base. February ...
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Quick Analysis: Tax Expense Change on the West Side, south of Lincoln Park

Quick Analysis: Tax Expense Change on the West Side, south of Lincoln Park

February 27, 2018.  Appraisal Systems released a new batch of assessments this morning and I was most curious about tax ...
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Country Village Revaluation Update: $3+ Million Estimated Tax Expense Reduction (and counting…)

Country Village Revaluation Update: $3+ Million Estimated Tax Expense Reduction (and counting...)

Country Village / Our Lady of Mercy Revaluation Update: $3 million tax expense reduction (and counting...) for selected blocks March ...
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Making Sense of Your New Tax Post Card

Making Sense of Your New Tax Post Card

I received my new tax postcard in the mail yesterday so I figured I’d share a breakdown of how to ...
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Jersey City Property Tax Appeals: A Civic Step-by-Step Overview

Jersey City Property Tax Appeals: A Civic Step-by-Step Overview

For the past 4 years I’ve been researching and writing about property taxes and revaluation (among other topics) on CivicParent ...
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Demand Fair Property Taxation: Using the Equalization Ratio as a Civic Tool

Demand Fair Property Taxation: Using the Equalization Ratio as a Civic Tool

How can taxpayers ensure that local municipal and county governments are keeping property taxes fair and balanced? This excerpt is ...
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Open Letter/Comments to Mayor Fulop & City Council: What is being done to pressure-test the need for another citywide revaluation?

Open Letter/Comments to Mayor Fulop & City Council: What is being done to pressure-test the need for another citywide revaluation?

Sharing an open letter and thoughts that I read into the record at the City Council meeting on Oct 7, ...
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