From the blog

June 2018

Summertime and the Living is Easy!

I know you all are making your summer plans – maybe some beach getaways, trips to cool off in the mountains, a trip abroad or maybe just some relaxing time at home with a “staycation”.  Whatever you have in mind, I hope it’s fun, safe and memorable.

A couple of things I’d like to share this month.  The first is a fun one:   a new find for me in Roswell, about a block down from the Square.  It’s a restaurant called Vin 25 and it’s located on a side street off the main drag at 25 Plum Street.  It’s  quiet and yet very vibrant, in a wonderful stone house built in the 1930’s and is just ooozing with charm.  The grounds are just lovely with beautiful pecan trees and there are outdoor tables for enjoying the amazing wine selection and out of this world cuisine.  I went with a few friends last evening and enjoyed some white wine from Spain — a Verdejo that was very new to me and it is nothing short of Fabulous!  Then, with another course, we had a spectacular Rose from Provence – one of at least 10 to chose from.   I will definitely be returning to this gem soon!

On another not so fun, but informative, note about 2018 FULTON COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES and How to Appeal.

If you’re still suffering from sticker shock from your most recent Fulton County tax assessment, you’re not alone! County-wide, Fulton County property owners should expect to see an increase in their assessed value as the real estate market continues its upward trend and prices continue to rise.

Assessments were mailed this month, but if you haven’t received your assessment yet, you can check online through the Fulton County Board of Assessors website. Remember, the notice of assessment IS NOT A BILL.

So what happens if you think the valuation is unfair or inaccurate? You have the opportunity to file an appeal, but you must do so within 45 days of the date printed on your assessment.

To file your appeal online, click here.

To manually file your appeal, download the appeal form here. You can mail or hand-deliver the completed form to the Fulton County Tax Assessor’s Office at 235 Peachtree Street NE Suite 1200, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303.

COBB COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES and HOW TO APPEAL 

Definitely not as high as Fulton, but if you want to appeal go to the Assessor’s Website: http://www.cobbassessor.org/cobbga_dnn/Forms/Appeal-

How I can Help you!
If you are appealing your assessment because you think your valuation does not represent fair market value, I can help arm you with the ammo you need! I can take a look at your assessment and comparable sales so you can make your best decision on whether or not to go through the appeal process. Depending on the value of your home, appealing could end up saving you thousands of dollars on your tax bill. Best case scenario, your assessed value could be locked in for subsequent years– in a rising real estate market, this can prove to be a worthwhile savings.

Please contact me via email:  [email protected] or call me at 404-229-8242 or leave a comment below.  I’m here to Help!

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