Monday, February 20, 2012

Assessment cycle anew

News accounts say that Allegheny County has today posted online its new assessment values for southern municipalities.  For all those folks, and everyone else in the county, my colleagues have made up a useful interactive map with all recent real estate transactions across Allegheny county.  It might be helpful for example for those looking to appeal their assessments and are looking for the comparable values near their home.

You know what is even stranger than the fact that Lehigh County in NE PA is also completing their mass reassessment a lot faster and cheaper (by far) than here.. they are also finishing it all with far less news about the whole process along the way.  Strange.  But here is a story of their process up there from a few days ago and an unfortunate property owner only now discovering he has been overpaying property taxes for a decade.