Jersey Shore Homeowner Tax Assessment Appeal

The deadline to file your 2017 Jersey Shore Homeowner Tax Assessment Appeal regarding an Atlantic County home is 4:30pm on April 3rd.Do you believe your Jersey Shore property value may have been overestimated?  In New Jersey, the reported official assessed value of your property is considered correct.  It is up to you, the homeowner, to prove it wrong.  The higher the assessed value, the higher your property taxes.  If you think you are being taxed at the wrong value,  you can file a Jersey Shore homeowner tax assessment appeal.

Jersey Shore Homeowner Tax Assessment Appeal

Search homes for sale at the Jersey ShoreYou must provide sufficient evidence to justify a decrease in your Jersey Shore home’s value.  You may use comparable sales in your area.  However, these homes must have been sold between October 1, 2015 and October 1, 2016.  These homes should be similar in square footage and lot size, amount of bedrooms and baths, amenities and age to your own Jersey Shore home.  Homes directly located in your Jersey Shore neighborhood receive the highest consideration.  Two or three good quality comps should be sufficient.  Don’t use more than five.

Usually, you do not need a lawyer to file a Jersey Shore homeowner tax assessment appeal. However, you will if the property is owned by a business, is held in trust or is part of an estate.  An official appraisal is not necessary.  If you do hire an appraiser, they will need to appear before the Board to offer their expert testimony.  Typically, appraisers charge extra for this.

Deadlines for the Jersey Shore Homeowner Tax Assessment Appeal

Anyone wishing to file a Jersey Shore homeowner tax assessment appeal must do so before 4:30pm on April 3, 2017.  Comparable sales and appraiser reports must be filed no later than seven days before your Board of Taxation hearing.  You can download the official Jersey Shore homeowner tax assessment appeal forms and instructions when you visit the Atlantic County Board of Taxation web page here.

Sherri Lilienfeld, Helping You Live Your Jersey Shore Dream

NASW Aviation Museum Airfest 2016 Throughout Labor Day Weekend

The NASW Aviation Museum Airfest 2016 takes place throughout the entire Labor Day weekend at the Cape May Airport in Rio Grande, NJ. Bring the whole family.What are your plans over this three day weekend?  A little barbecue with the family?  Some fun in the sun at the beach?  How about the NASW Aviation Museum Airfest 2016 going on right now?  That sounds like a blast to me!

What: NASW Aviation Museum Airfest 2016
Where: NASW Aviation Museum (500 Forrestal Rd, Rio Grande, NJ)
When: Sept. 2-5, 9am to 5pm
Contact: NASW Aviation Museum (609) 886-8787

NASW Aviation Museum Airfest 2016

Search homes for sale at the Jersey ShoreThis weekend’s NASW Aviation Museum Airfest 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of this local favorite.  Beginning today and continuing through Monday, guests have the opportunity to see WWII aircraft up close and personal.  Live music greets visitors each day.  Walk through the aircraft exhibits.  Kids stay busy with special activities created just for them throughout the weekend as well.

When you get hungry at the NASW Aviation Museum Airfest 2016, don’t worry.  They’ve got you covered.  Visit any of the food trucks on-site to satisfy your hunger.  Choose from tacos, cheese steaks, gourmet sandwiches and more.  For the 21 and over crowd, the beer garden ensures that all thirsts are satisfactorily slaked.  Must have a valid photo ID to purchase alcohol at the beer garden.

Do a little shopping at any of the vendors on-site, too.  Dozens of vendors set up shop throughout the grounds.  Pick up something nice for yourself or a unique gift for someone else.

Feeling adventurous?  Book a personal flight with the Collings Foundation.  For $450 per person, you have the chance to be a passenger on board one of the foundation’s WWII bombers.  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly in a P-51 Mustang, a B-24 Liberator or a B-17 Flying Fortress?  Now’s your chance to live out that dream.  Simply contact the Collings Foundation at (800) 568-8924 to make your once-in-a-lifetime reservation today.

Do something a little different this Labor Day weekend.  Take your family to the NASW Aviation Museum Airfest 2016.  Fun times for everyone.

Sherri Lilienfeld, Helping You Live Your Jersey Shore Dream

Brigantine Made the Top Charming NJ Beach Towns List

Anyone who lives here won't be surprised that Brigantine made the Top Five Charming NJ Beach Towns list put out by Essex Home Improvement in South Orange.The residents of the small beachside community of Brigantine are more than happy to be the area’s secret getaway.  But they can’t contain their “hush hush” status anymore.  That’s because Brigantine made the Top Five Charming NJ Beach Towns list.  The cat’s out of the bag now!

Brigantine Made the Top Five Charming NJ Beach Towns List

Search homes for sale at the Jersey ShoreEssex Home Improvements of South Orange recently announced their list of what they believe to be the 12 most charming beach towns in New Jersey.  It will surprise no one in our neck of the woods that Brigantine made the Top Five Charming NJ Beach Towns list.  They came in right behind Beach Haven (#4), Barnegat Light (#3), Somers Point (#2) and Ocean Grove (#1).  In particular, Essex noted Brigantine’s historical features, museums and lighthouse as areas of interest.  They suggest that you may be able to sneak a peak at some of the more than 300 ship wrecks Brigantine has been a party to over the the last 200 years.  Just another bit of fascinating history provided in Brigantine.

Why else would it be that Brigantine made the Top Five Charming NJ Beach Towns list?  It’s only located five miles from Atlantic City.  But it may as well be hundreds of miles away from the high traffic hustle and bustle.  Where else can you see former plantation homes, visit an actual lighthouse and dip your toes in the Atlantic Ocean all in the same day?

The biggest reason that Brigantine made the Top Five Charming NJ Beach Towns list was definitely its beaches.  That is why many people decide to set down their roots here.  The sugary sand and calming waters make for a peaceful day at the beach.

Do you agree with this list?  Which towns are your favorite and why?  Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

Sherri Lilienfeld, Helping You Live Your Jersey Shore Dream