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Assessed value vs. price, Seller’s old appliances

Dear David, I was at an open house listed at $500,000. In the listing, I noticed that the taxes on the property were based on a value of $335,000. In my opinion, this house is a gut job. How can the agent believe someone will pay that price, then still spend a fortune on renovations?  

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Property tax, MPAC and selling to a developer

Dear David, I purchased a newly-built condo last year. I paid an occupancy fee to the builder before taking possession, which was supposed to cover the property taxes. The city is now billing me a huge amount for supplemental tax (which appears to be the tax due for the past three years).  Who is responsible

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