In a market where economic indicators continue to show encouraging signs (e.g., sustained favorable employment numbers and rental rates, and continuing low levels of inflation), the prospect that property values will appreciate remains real.  Because of questionable municipal assessment practices, often blindly motivated by the objective of maximizing tax ratables, careful scrutiny of assessments, especially

Property owners should be receiving their annual property tax assessment notices (post cards) from the municipal assessor’s office at this time. Receipt of this assessment notice indicates that it is time to determine whether a tax appeal is warranted for the 2015 tax year.  Despite what can best be described as uneven improvement in the

When Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey on the evening of October 29, many local residents and businesses did not expect the devastation that followed.  Numerous suffered substantial business and residential property losses as a result of the storm.  While many have been busy and perhaps overwhelmed with filing insurance claims and claims with the Federal

Many of our local residents and businesses have no doubt suffered substantial business and property losses as a result of the recent devastating storm.  While the filing of claims with insurance companies and perhaps even with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are clearly of paramount importance, property owners should not overlook another critical component