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Allegheny County Reassessments - Final Informal Decisions

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Many of the nearly 69,000 Allegheny County property owners who requested informal appeals as a result of the $11 million court-ordered real-estate revaluation are still waiting on decisions from their hearings. These decisions could have a considerable impact on County property owners moving forward into the formal appeal proceedings. Approximately 47% of property owners who filed informal appeals were awarded a reduction in their assessed value, though some of these homeowners will see less than $10,000 shaved off of their tax bills. As a result, some of the 100,000-plus property owners who filed formal appeals may drop their challenges. Many property owners, however, will not receive a favorable decision. To be sure, half of of the informal appeals resulted in no change at all to the value of their property and three (3) percent even saw an increase in their assessed value. For these individuals, a special appeal may represent the best opportunity to effectively dispute their reassessment. Whether you have already filed a formal appeal, received unfavorable informal results, or missed the April 2nd deadline and would like to file a late appeal, the Kisner Law Firm may be able to help you.

Presenting Your Best Case

The Kisner Law Firm is already representing hundreds of owners across Allegheny County. Our firm uses professional-level real estate tools including a real estate database powered by RealSTATs that allows us to analyze any property in Allegheny County by looking at the statistical information and comparable sales data. This methodology allows us to present the best possible case at your appeal.

Filing A Late Formal Appeal

While the deadline to file an appeal for the 2013 reassessed values has already passed, it may not be too late to get your appeal filed. In late August, Judge R. Stanton Wettick is hearing Motions to file late appeals. Following the procedures prescribed by the County, Kisner Law Firm can step in immediately on your behalf and represent your interests before both Judge Wettick and the Review Board. The experience and professional services offered by Kisner Law Firm can greatly increase the likelihood that your late appeal will be accepted. Don't miss out on the last opportunity of the year to save yourself hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, in real estate taxes.

Kisner Law Firm

The Kisner Law Firm can step in at any time to provide representation, even if you have already had your formal hearing. When the hearing date or court date (for Board of Viewer appeals) arrives, you don't even need to attend. For a low flat fee, we will take care of everything for you at the formal hearing and even at the Board of Viewers (if necessary). We need at least one week notice so we can fully prepare. The Kisner Law Firm can provide you with a free evaluation of your case and the kind of evidence we can put together for your appeal. Contact the Kisner Law Firm today for an evaluation of your case so you can win the fight to lower your real estate taxes.

Allegheny County Assessments: March Notices

Thumbnail image for BW-SQ-City-County-Bldg.jpgMany thousands of Allegheny County property owners have already received notices of their new assessed values. Shocking increases in values have owners asking what it means for their taxes and what they can do about it. Thousands of appeals have already been filed, challenging the unfair tax assessments.

Only one final group remains to be notified. Residents in the northern areas of Allegheny County are asking where their notices are and when they will find out how their assessed property values are affected. The following municipalities should expect to see their new assessed values after they are mailed on March 2, 2012:

  • Aleppo Township
  • Aspinwall Borough
  • Avalon Borough
  • Bell Acres Borough
  • Bellevue Borough
  • Ben Avon Heights Borough
  • Ben Avon Borough
  • Blawnox Borough
  • Brackenridge Borough
  • Bradford Woods Borough
  • Cheswick Borough
  • Coraopolis Borough
  • Crescent Township
  • East Deer Township
  • Edgeworth Borough
  • Emsworth Borough
  • Etna Borough
  • Fawn Township
  • Findlay Township
  • Franklin Park Borough
  • Frazer Township
  • Fox Chapel Borough
  • Glenfield Borough
  • Glen Osbourne Borough
  • Hampton Township
  • Harmar Township
  • Harrison Township
  • Haysville Borough
  • Indiana Township
  • Ingram Borough
  • Kennedy Township
  • Kilbuck Township
  • Leet Township
  • Leetsdale Borough
  • Marshall Township
  • McCandless Township
  • McDonald Borough
  • McKees Rocks Township
  • Millvale Borough
  • Moon Township
  • Neville Township
  • North Fayette Township
  • Oakdale Borough
  • O'Hara Township
  • Ohio Township
  • Pennsbury Village
  • Pine Township
  • Reserve Township
  • Richland Township
  • Robinson Township
  • Ross Township
  • Sewickley Borough
  • Sewickley Heights Borough
  • Sewickley Hills Borough
  • Shaler Township
  • Sharpsburg Borough
  • Springdale Borough
  • Springdale Township
  • Stowe Township
  • Tarentum Borough
  • Thornburg Borough
  • West Deer Township
  • West View Borough

When you receive your new assessment in the mail, contact the Kisner Law Firm to determine if an appeal can save you money. Our success stories show how much money owners can save from fighting back against their assessed values. A successful appeal can mean hundreds or thousands of dollars in savings every year, making it worthwhile to hire an experienced real estate attorney.

Kim Kisner has been representing owners in real estate assessment appeals for years, helping them to reduce the assessed values of their homes and other properties. For a low flat fee, the Kisner Law Firm will represent you throughout the entire appeal process:

  • We will file a formal appeal
  • We will gather evidence that supports a lower assessed value
  • We will represent you at the hearing (you don't even need to come)
  • We will appeal to the next level, the Board of Viewers, if necessary to fight for a lower value

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