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Deeds of Easement No Longer Require a Lien Certificate in Harford County, Maryland

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Lien certificates will no longer be required for Deeds of Easement in Harford County, Maryland. No research on outstanding balances due from the owner will be completed. All other types of Deed transfers will require a lien sheet prior to processing. If a deed is presented without a lien, the presenter must provide a copy […]

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List of Properties for Maryland Property Tax Appeal

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In preparing for an appeal the petition should include a list of comparable properties. These properties should be obtained by conducting an independent search along with obtaining the list of properties that the county intends to use at the hearing. If a written request is made at least 15 days prior to the hearing, the […]

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For Maryland Taxes, What is the Date of Finality?

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The date of finality is the first day of January prior to the July 1st tax year. This applies when you are looking at what tax year is under appeal. For example, if you receive a triennial assessment for the three years beginning July 1, 2015, the date of finality for levy year 2015 is […]

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Can You Record Your Maryland Tax Appeal Hearing?

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Yes, Maryland tax appeal offices allow you to record your hearing though you are not permitted to attend and record someone else’s hearing. The court will not record for you so bring your own equiptment and their policies require that you confirm notice of your intent to record at least seven days before your hearing. […]

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Using a Property Appraisal to Support Your Case at a Maryland Property Tax Appeal Hearing

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Appraisals are allowed as evidence at your hearing. You should submit the appraisal well in advance of your hearing but at least ten business days before. That said, often times an appraisal is unnecessary and other recent sales comps could be more valuable. For a free, confidential conversation to learn more about contesting your property […]

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Maryland Property Tax Petition Lawyer: Can a Scheduled Hearing be Postponed?

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Yes, but each county can be a little different on the rules of doing so. Generally speaking you are allowed two postponements. The request must be made prior to your case’s scheduled time but it is different county-to-county as to the deadline for doing so. If you do not appear, and later request a new […]

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Maryland Property Tax Appeal Attorney: Who has the burden of proof at the hearing?

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Maryland law requires that the appellant or petitioner has the burden of proof to demonstrate that the state is incorrect in the assessment of the property. This can be done in a number of successful ways however there are some things that cannot be considered such as the assessment of your neighbor. For a free, […]

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Maryland Property Tax Appeals, Lawyer: Assessed Value vs. Home Value

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If the assessed value of my property is reduced, will this lower the value of my home? No! Your fair market value and your assessed value are different values. When real estate professionals value a property they take current market data into consideration and place no emphasis on the assessed value. The value of your […]

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Maryland Tax Assessment Appeals: Can I Appeal After Purchasing a Home?

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Yes! Maryland law permits property owners to contest their real property taxes within 60 days of settlement. The process allows us the opportunity to establish, through market analysis, Maryland law and argumentation at a hearing, that a property assessment and/or classification is incorrect. For a free, confidential conversation to learn more about contesting your property […]

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