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Knox County Ohio Residential Property Tax Appraisals Decline

by Sam Miller

Knox County Ohio Public Records Court House

Home values today are down from the housing peak of 2006.  What is interesting is that our real estate taxes in Knox County Ohio haven't exactly followed that trend and in many cases remained at those higher values.  This created some frustration for many property owners because many folks knew they were paying their real estate taxes based n inflated tax appraisals.  I have some good news for Knox County...the majority of residential real estate taxes in Knox County Ohio are about to benefit from a reduction.  Tax values will decrease by 6% decrease on all residential classed parcels with the exception off any parcel having new construction.  This a sign that the Department of Taxation is actually listening to those who have posed concerns about their home values as compared to their tax appraised values.  It appears that a 6% decrease calculation was applied to most residential tax appraisals which means that the majority of property taxes will decrease when you pay your tax bill.  

The information below is an account of the letter I received from the Knox County Auditor's Office which does a great job of answers most questions.

Knox County Ohio Auditors OfficeDear Property Owner:  

This change in value notice is being sent to inform you of your new real estate value for the 2011 tax year.  As required by Ohio Law, the County Auditor is charged with the duty to update values during the third year after a county wide reappraisal.  This process is called the Triennial Update.  

A Triennial update is the process of reviewing sales and not actually viewing each property.  The 2011 Triennial update looks at sales from 2008, 2009 and 2010.  After receiving a recommendation from the Department of Taxaction and reviewing arms length sales, a 6% decrease on all residential classed parcels was made with the exception of any parcels having new construction.

Knox County Ohio Treasures Office

If your property is reduced because of the Current Agricultural Use Value program (CAUV) that new value is also included as a notation beneath the market/taxable values.  CAUV soil tables can be adjusted every three years along with the County's Triennial Update and Reappraisal.  These tables are adjusted by the State of Ohio Department of Taxation.

Every property owner is encouraged to review their property's total value.  You can access your property record card to review parcel information on our website at www.KnoxCountyAuditor.org.  We will have open books until October 28, 2011.  At the completion of the open book period our values will be sent to the state for final approval.  After that time if you disagree with your property values you will have the option to file a complaint form through the Board of Revisions (BOR) process from January 1, 2012  to March 31, 2012.

If you have any questions, you can contact our office at (740) 393-6747.  Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm.

Knox County Auditor

If you would like to compare your home with other local homes for sale feel free to visit our listing link which contains all of our available Knox County Ohio homes for sale and we even organized them in price order to make it easier for you to view.  

Real Estate Masters Guild Conference

by Sam Miller

I just returned from the "Real Estate Masters Guild" conference in Reno, Nevada and it was a seriously amazing event.  So many of the REMG attendees were like a "who's who" in real estate and these agents weren't just top homes sellers because the room was filled with experts in technology, blogging, digital photography and social networking as well so the lessons we learned from these top agents was remarkable.  You would think that when you combine an elite group like this that the room would be filled with big egos and a bunch of bragging but it was actually the exact opposite and all the attendees and speakers at this event openly shared their ideas and many of the speakerw actually mentored agents who wanted to take their businesses to the next level.  

In 25 years of attending conventions and conferences I have never attended an event quite like this because there was zero negative discussions and we simply didn't hear anyone make comments like "that ideal won't work in my market".  The reality of this event was that most people at REMG were like big sponges and thee attendees were absorbing up all the great ideas.  The positive energy and enthusiasm of this "Real Estate Masters Guild" group was extremely exciting.  

Real Estate Masters Guild Reno Group PhotoThe national media would have you believe we are all living through an economic meltdown but after connecting with this group we heard story after story of agents who are actually growing their businesses by helping their clients benefit from the current housing market because for buyers there hasn't been a better time to buy and for sellers who want to upgrades there are so many logical reason why we knox there has never been a better opportunity to move up.  Lower home prices and record low interest rates ranging between 3% to 4% range have made houme affordabilty the most desirable time to make a move since the 1960's.   

At the Reno event the founder of Real Estate Masters Guild announced that the next conference will be held in Jacksonville, Florida from April 26th through April 28th, 2012.  I was so excited about the REMG Reno event that I actually signed up for the upcoming 2012 Jacksonville event on the spot.  If you are an agent who is serious about improving your systems, leveraging your time management skills, learning about and implementing the latest technology or if you just want to become more efficient in your business so you can have more free time with your friends and family you will benefit by attending this event be sure to check out the link below.

Additional details about the 2012 Real Estate Masters Guild Conference in Jacksonville, Florida

Blogging at 30,000 Feet

by Sam Miller

I am experiencing something entirely new today and I am really excited about it.  This is my first attempt at writing and posting a blog while flying at 30,000 feet.  This particular Southwest plane has wireless internet available and since I will be talking and teaching technology to some of America's top real estate professionals, I thought I would take advantage of this opportunity and stretch a few minds and share what is possible with nothing more than an Apple iPad while in flight.

Sam Miller of REMAX Stars Realty Knox County Ohio Real Estate

Sam Miller Birthday Wish

by Sam Miller

 

Sam Miller Birthday Wish

It's my birthday today and it has been a spectacular day.  My Facebook page, twitter feed and my email have been lit up like a Christmas tree with a tremendous outpouring of Happy Birthday wishes and I sincerely thank you.  Today started off great and has kept getting better and better as the day continue.  Our team arranged a nice birthday lunch for me at the office and we shared pizza, birthday cake and our team knows me so well that they they gave me gift cards to my favorite stores including a stack of Apple "iTunes" cards.   

Thanks for all the Happy Birthdays and I hope you get a kick out of my birthday video wish. Those of you who REALLY know me well know that beyond my family, my love for high performance cars, guitar music...I am constantly thinking about technology and our real estate business so remember that even on my birthday I am thinking about helping buyers buy, sellers sell and real estate promotion.  

Thanks again for helping make today a truly "Super Fantastic" day and here is my birthday wish link.

Fredericktown Ohio Tomato Show

by Sam Miller

 

Fredericktown Ohio Tomato Show

The Tomato Show in Fredericktown, Ohio has a little something for everyone.  The Tomato Show is a small town street fair with a community parade, fair type amusement rides, food vendors, entertainment, a 5K run and some exciting competitions featuring local residents.  Some of my favorite featured activities are the bathtub races, the tomato toss, the lip sync contest, baby crawl races and the pedal tractor races.  There are arts and crafts and it is a great place to meet up with friends in a relaxed and casual atmostphere.  The Tomato Show is always held the first Wednesday - Saturday after Labor Day.  

Below we have featured a one minute video highlight of the Saturday Fredericktown Tomato Show Parade.

We also created a video highlight of the Tomato Show activities including the bathtub races, tomato toss, fair rides and some other fun activities.  

This community highlight is part of our ongoing series titled 365 Things To Do in Knox County Ohio.  You can also view all of our available Fredericktown Ohio Homes For Sale.

 

 

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Sam Miller
RE/MAX Stars Realty
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Mount Vernon OH 43050
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