So, are you buying real estate in Simsbury??
If the answer is yes, you might want to know that a revaluation of all real estate in Simsbury is currently underway. This is obviously not limited to just the Town of Simsbury, rather, it’s just Simsbury’s turn for the tax year 2017. Residents will be taxed in 2018 for what is the fair value of their properties. Therefore, the real estate lawyers at the Beckett Law Group recommend that over the next 12 monnths you watch how property in this town will be re-assessed relative to current market values. The town has hired contractors with Municipal Valuation Services to do the revaluation, who will be assisted in the process by employees of the Town of Simsbury.
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If you can’t wait and want to buy real estate in Simsbury now, it will be important for Beckett Law to obtain the property questionnaire that was used by the seller so there are no surprises in a later tax valuation that cannot be challenged due to timing. For example, sellers often accomplish work on a home or condominium before a sale because their real estate agents recommended they make certain updates to achieve higher sale prices. Did that work get included on the property questionnaire and will it impact future taxes? Real estate attorneys at the Beckett Law Group will also recommend a review at the Simsbury Town Hall in the Building division or Licenses and Inspections, for work done under building permits. Formal revaluation notices are expected to be mailed to Simsbury taxpayers in December of 2017, with informal hearings with Municipal Valuation Services to follow.
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If you are not in a hurry, then it might be better to wait and see how property tax revaluation is going to impact certain areas of Simsbury. Remember, this is one of the oldest towns in Connecticut having been settled in 1670, therefore, it is larger in land size than most Connecticut towns and has several areas with different postal codes and their own local schools: Simsbury, West Simsbury, Weatogue and Tarriffville. Each has its own post office and center, except for Weatogue which still just has a barber shop, gas station and insurance agency after all of these years!
Simsbury center is located along very scenic and historic Hopmeadow Street and features several very attractive clusters of retail shops, the library, and myriad restaurants and eateries. West Simsbury is located on Farms Village Road or Route 99. This area is also very scenic and charming with a few stores, the historic Simsbury Grange which is still in operation, and Tulmeadow Farm that is owned and managed by the Tuller family. The vast land of this beautiful working farm is preserved and they probably have one of the best little farm stores in Connecticut!
Finally, there is charming Tarriffville, an old mill village in the northeast section of Simsbury. It is bordered by the Farmington River and is known for its white water rapids where many competitions are held. Tarriffville is on the National Register of Historic Places because it has maintained architecturally significant buildings that evidence early nineteenth-century mill village characteristics, including some old mill housing and street layout. If you’re lucky, some of its 19th-century Greek Revival and Gothic Revival structures may be for sale, however, they rarely come up on the market.
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Considering that most real estate transactions are often the biggest that individuals will make and that most areas throughout the Town of Simsbury are pricey, this is not a life event that should be taken lightly. The benefit of having an experienced real estate lawyer from the Beckett Law Group representing your side of the transaction, is something you need to have. Trust Beckett Law for an error-free real estate transaction in Simsbury, CT — just call or schedule a FREE consultation below.