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Attention Burlington Multi-Family Landlords: City Plans Tax Reappraisal


Attention Burlington Multi-Family Landlords: City Plans Tax Reappraisal

Burlington's Office of the Assessor, in a memo to Burlington landlords dated November 24, announced a planned reassessment of 4+ unit buildings in the City's Downtown and Hill-section neighborhoods. The letter, citing the gulf between level of appraisal (LOA) and market value, indicates that the city will undertake the reappraisal over the next four months. Burlington Assessor John Vickery notes in the memo that the most recent City-wide assessment occurred in 2005 effective for fiscal year 2006.

Vickery continues; "Comparisons of 2013 sales to the appraised values set in 2005 indicate a LOA of 88% of market value. However, 4+ unit apartment properties located in the Downtown and Hill Section neighborhoods are coming in at a LOA of 74% of market value."

The bad news is that this reassessment will likely result in increased taxes for Burlington landlords. The good news is that this confirms what we've known for a long time: Multi-Family property values are increasing. 

How will this assessment effect your Real Estate investments in 2015 and beyond?

As always, please reach out to the team with all of your real estate questions

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