You don't need to break the bank to increase the curb appeal of your home. Here are 6 ways to improve it for under $100!
Barbara Carroll and I have been studing various topics for our next Evening with the Experts, and we believe the most timely would be an Evening discussing Estate and Ownership Issues? What are the benefits and the drawbacks of changing ownership of your property to a Trust? How does it affect taxes? Can a child who is part of a trust override their parent's wishes? Lots of questions and we'll have experts to answer them. Watch for a date in July after Independence Day!
ARE YOUR TAXES TOO HIGH?
Well, if you live in Rockland, of course they are. But are they out of line with what your neighbors are paying? Are you assessed for non-exisistant or incorrectly documented features or amenities? Come listen to attorney Julian Schulman who will show us how to find out, and what we need to do if we find out we are. We'll have info for all Five of Rockland's Townships, so you don't have to be only from Orangetown! Be one of the first 20 to RSVP and be entered to win a $50 Gift Certificate to Alain's Wine & Tapas! FREE BUT RSVP APPRECIATED.
We're fast approaching our first "Advice from the Experts" Evening Event, and we're THRILLED to have Julian Schulman of the prestigiousRockland firm Schulman & Kissel as our expert speaker on Grieving Your Taxes. We all know our Property Taxes are too high, but Mr. Schulman and the O'Town Options team will discuss how to know if your Property Taxes are out of line with neighboring properties and how to properly file a grievance if so. We'll have info for all FIVE towns, so non-Orangetowners are welcome. NEXT THURSDAY, April 21 at 6:30pm at the Nyack Library. First 20 who RSVP get a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Alain's Wine & Tapas!
The Orangetown Options Team host's its Kickoff Event
"Advice from the Experts - Grieving Your Property Taxes"
(note: Orangetown tax grievance day is May 24th)
You are cordially invited to join us for our kick-off event...
Thursday April 21, 2016 at 6:30pm at the Nyack Library Community Room
Come learn from a Real Estate Attorney about the Grievance Process: how to know if you are over-assessed compared to your neighbors, how to assemble you evidence, and how to present it to the Grievance Board, and other advice for making sure you are paying ONLY your fair share!
The Orangetown Options Team will host its kickoff event "Advice from the Experts - Grieving your property taxes."
(Orangetown tax grievance day is May 24th)
"Advice from the Experts" will present informative events led by experts in their field. Our goal is to present topics that affect many of us...Capital Gains, New Gifting regulations and more!
Keep posted for our kick-off event date and locations, and tell us if you'd like to attend.
Do I Stay Or Do I Go?
There’s so much to love about living in Orangetown, but with rising taxes and increased repair, utility and insurance costs, keeping a large home in Orangetown can become a burden, especially for empty nesters and seniors. Sure, you could choose to pack it up and head south to the land of Blue Plate Specials, but what about those of us who don’t want to leave family, friends, home, community and memories of a lifetime?
Fortunately t...here are a number of options for those facing increased costs who want to stay in “Our Town”. Ever considered changing part of your home to an apartment for a family member? How about downsizing to a smart Townhouse or an easy to maintain Condo? If mobility is an issue, what about a Co-op on the River in a well-maintained elevator building. “Over 55”associations, Senior Living communities, and Assisted Living facilities are all good options here in Orangetown. We know the options, not only as professional experts, but personally as well!
After many years of home ownership in Tappan, Barbara Carroll opted to sell her large home and purchase a Townhouse – centrally located, stylish, well-managed and with far less up-keep and lower taxes than her former home, this has proved to be the perfect choice for her. Her two bedroom unit still allows enough room for her girls to have overnights with Grandma!
J.P. Schutz’s mother Irene – still greeting folks at the front desk of Blauvelt Library at the age of 85 – decided to stay in her Blauvelt home, going through the necessary procedures to turn the home (legally!) to a 2 family set-up with JP’s oldest brother and his wife living in one unit while she lives in the other. J.P. himself opted for a Co-op with views of the Hudson in Nyack where shoveling snow and mowing the lawn are someone ELSE’s responsibility!
If it has become time for you to re-consider your living arrangements, give us a call and let us discuss ALL of your options with you so you can make the best decision on whether to stay put, move local or head south!