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Properties Slowly Begin to Move in September

The following is a list of property transfers recorded at the Monroe Town Clerk's Office from Aug. 28 - Sept. 10.

Judith Keachele sold her house at 46 Harmony Lane to Susan and Jonathan Kurkoski for $425,000 on Aug. 28.

Sandra Fraser sold her house at 38 Sunset Hill Drive to Tricia and Brent Cavallaro for $321,000 on Aug. 29.

Brian Davies sold his house at 18 Riding Ridge Road to Laurie and Patrick J. Quigley Jr. for $655,000 on Aug. 31.

Nancy and Robert Gedarovich sold their house at 11 Deer River Lane to Daniel Firda for $544,000.

Robert and Joni Beers sold their house at 16 Sheep Meadow Drive to Monique Leone Bartling and and Brett Bartling for $425,000 on Aug. 31.

The Trust of Linda Mosel and the Trust of Brian Jaworowski sold land at 42 Fawn Hill Road to Janet Shrake for $70,000 on Sept. 6.

Steiner Inc. sold a new house at 18 Gay Bower Road to Hillary A. and Kyle R. Wirtz for $384,900 on Sept. 7.

Virginia and Brian Brennan sold their house at 87 Settlers Farm Road to Cynthia M. Gallo and John P. Therina for $405,000 on Sept. 10.

monroe taxpayer September 16, 2012 at 05:05 PM
46 Harmony La sold for $425,000 assessor valuation $507,700 38 Sunset Hill Dr sold for $321,000 assessor valuation $374,900 18 Riding Ridge sold for $655,000 assessor valuation $753,000 11 Deer River La sold for $544,000 assessor valuation $582,700 16 Sheep Meadow Dr sold for $425,000 assessor valuation $509,800 42 Fawn Hill lot sold for $70,000 no listing?? 18 Gaybower Rd new home, sold for $384,900 assessor lot only $136,100 87 Settlers Farm sold for $405,000 assessor valuation $414,700
Steve Kirsch September 16, 2012 at 06:48 PM
46 Harmony La sold $425,000 Total Value 2009: $507,700 Taxable Value: $355,390 38 Sunset Hill Dr sold $321,000 Total Value 2009: $374,900 Taxable Value: $262,430 18 Riding Ridge sold $655,000 Total Value 2009: $753,000 Taxable Value: $527,100 11 Deer River La sold $544,000 Total Value 2009: $582,700 Taxable Value: $407,890 16 Sheep Meadow Dr sold $425,000 Total Value 2009: $509,800 Taxable Value: $356,860 87 Settlers Farm sold $405,000 Total Value 3009: $414,700 Taxable Value: $290,290 The decline in value based on total value in 2009 compared to the actual selling price ranges from 2.34% to 16.63%. The average decline of the above properties is 11.55%.
the watcher September 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Steve in an earlier post you seem to feel there was no data to support the claim of errors? " Furthermore, of the 7,840 accounts only 130 (1.66%) filed an appeal. I just don't view that as a significant number. Walt, did you go to a formal hearing on your appeal? I don't see your name in the published list of outcomes." It seems in the last revaluation the process was stopped due to the large amount of errors. A new company was hired but there were NO re inspection. just a review of the data. So just how does anyone truly know how many errors there are if there was not a re inspection of all properties? Here is an article that seems to imply the interest was in beating a deadline rather then in accuracy. http://www.ctpost.com/default/article/Monroe-OKs-appraisal-contract-193021.php
Tom Barnaby September 16, 2012 at 11:30 PM
That article in the Post was interesting especially the line, "Town officials said they have been overwhelmed with about 800 appeals of the revaluations." Someone seems to have it incorrect. Was it 130 or 800?
Steve Kirsch September 17, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Watcher, I was making two points. First, just because a seller and a buyer agree to a price today that is lower than the value of the property in 2009 it does not mean that there was an error in setting the value in 2009. Second, was to clarify that only about 130 property owners decided to file the formal appeal and go to the review board. Tom Barnaby, as I understand it, the 800 related to questions about valuation from the first company’s actions and the 130 is from the formal review process following the work of the second company that was hired.
the watcher September 17, 2012 at 04:12 AM
The process was suspended due to the large amount of errors and restarted with another company, which did not reinspect any of the properties involved.. And its your opinion that there are no errors and the entire subject should be ignored. Is that the Democratic position on this issue or your own?
Tom Barnaby September 17, 2012 at 12:01 PM
Not sure what anyone's point is but a trip to Zillow to just check one property at random and picked 87 Settlers revealed this which shows taxes increasing significantly:2011 $8,357 8.3% $290,290 7.2% 2010 $7,716 -3.4% $270,830 -- 2009 $7,989 2.9% $270,830 -- 2008 $7,767 4.6% $270,830 -- 2007 $7,426 5.1% $270,830 -- 2006 $7,063 -- $270,830 -- 2004 $7,063 -- $270,830
the watcher September 17, 2012 at 02:21 PM
It seems that some feel " only 130" is a insignificant amount of property owners here in Monroe. But budgets have been passed or rejected by far less. According to Zillow home prices have been falling since 6/1/2006 so that should have meant that almost everyone assessment should have decreased during the last reevaluation? Just how many of property owners received a decrease and how many received an increase? And how can any assessment claim to be accurate if the company that resumed the process never did any re inspection at all?
Alex September 17, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Just curious, where do you get the 2009 total valuation figure from? I can find the assessment (taxable), but not the total valuation.
christine October 08, 2012 at 12:19 PM
We haven't had any property transfer updates now in weeks. Didn't we used to have weekly updates? Surely some houses have been sold since this article was published.

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