Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Cuyahoga County officials warn against paying third-party vendors when the service is available for free through the county.
If you're looking for assistance in appealing your property valuation, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald warns against using third-party companies. The county offers assistance for free at the County Fiscal Office and the Board of Revision, according to a press release. ValueAppeal, LLC of Seattle and Tax Compliance Services, LLC, a company with a Cleveland mailing address, are two of several companies mailing letters to Cuyahoga County taxpayers indicating the county’s value of their property might be in incorrect and that "the owners could be overpaying by thousands of dollars," the press release states. Some companies offer "a custom or specialized report" for a price, said Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer Wade Steen. "However, the…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Cuyahoga County mailed new tax values for properties to homeowners on July 25.
Solon homeowners, keep a close eye on your mailbox. You should soon receive information from Cuyahoga County informing you of your home's new tax value. Cuyahoga County mailed the new tax values to owners of more than 500,000 parcels in the county, the Plain Dealer reported on July 25. Also, the Officer of the Auditor has posted the proposed values online. You can find your new, proposed value here. Note that you need to know your parcel number first, which can be found by looking up your property here. Solon home values dropped 3 percent on average in the 2012 county-wide property re-appraisal. Yes, values dropped, but Solon's homes kept their values better than most cities in Cuyahoga County, where values dropped by an average of 9 …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Solon residents can find out their new home value in a searchable database compiled by the Plain Dealer
You won't get an official notice from the auditor's office until next month, but thanks to the Plain Dailer, Solon homeowners can find out today the new value of their homes. The newspaper has created an online database that includes the new home values. Values are changing because of a state-required re-appraisal. Go to the Plain Dealer to search for your home's new value. While values in Cuyahoga County dropped by an average of 9 percent, Solon's homes faired much better. Solon values dropped by an average of 3 percent. Now for the disclaimer, straight from the Plain Dealer: These values are not yet set. Do not call the county to complain or ask questions at this point. Officials are not yet able to answer your questions. Once a final …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Tentative residential property values released by the Cuyahoga County Auditor shows that home values in Solon fell, but not as much as values in most of the county.
Solon home values dropped 3 percent in the 2012 county-wide property re-appraisal, according to the Plain Dealer. Yes, values dropped, but Solon's homes kept their values better than most cities in Cuyahoga County, where values dropped by an average of 9 percent. Only a handful of communities saw home values increase, including nearby Chagrin Falls. The largest drop was an average 33 percent plunge in Maple Heights. Remember, these are only preliminary averages. The Plain Dealer says that the state will review the numbers. Eventually, the county auditor's office will mail out tentative home values to property owners. Until then, you can read the full Plain Dealer report here.