To bring fairness to their property-tax systems, Scarsdale and Mamaroneck have embarked on revaluation of their municipalities’ real-estate. The efforts come 44 years after their properties were last valued on a townwide basis.
If homeowners won’t let appraisers in, Assessor Nanette Albanese says the village will assume that the home will be in excellent condition and have both a finished basement and finished attic, which will add to the living square footage. Homeowners can then invite the appraisers in to prove otherwise.
Certified appraiser Van Krzywicki stretches a tape ruler while measuring the dimensions of a home June 27, 2012 during an assessment. The house was on Nelson Road in Scarsdale. ( Joe Larese/The Journal News )