Property Values Top $20 Billion Islandwide, But Taxes Stay Low
Steve Myrick

Property values increased this year on Martha’s Vineyard, topping $20 billion in total assessed value, according to figures from the six towns and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

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Property Taxes Rise, Along With Town Budgets
Steve Myrick

Property tax bills went out, and while homeowners continue to pay less than those on the mainland, their tax burden will be heavier.

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Oak Bluffs Property Taxes Increase Slightly
Sara Brown

The average Oak Bluffs property tax bill is expected to go up by about $59 next year.

The Oak Bluffs selectmen Tuesday approved a proposed tax rate of $7.71 per $1,000 of valuation, a 32 cent increase from last year’s tax rate.

Principal assessor Dianne Wilson presented the proposed rate to the selectmen at a tax rate classification hearing, with the unanimous recommendation of the board of assessors.

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Shorefront Property Valuations Skyrocket
Alexis Tonti

A high-priced real estate market coupled with changes in the way property assessments are calculated has fueled a sharp rise in the value of waterview and waterfront property in Edgartown this year.

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Town Appraiser Puts High Price on Land
Ian Fein

Town Appraiser Puts High Price on Land

West Tisbury Expert Takes the Stand in Protracted Graham Tax Hearing; Values Property at $64.5 Million

By IAN FEIN

An expert real estate appraiser hired by West Tisbury assessors last year estimated the total value of 235 acres owned by town resident William W. Graham at $64.5 million, significantly higher than the town's original assessments.

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Assessors in Edgartown Flooded with Requests for Property Tax Relief
Ian Fein

A property tax revolt is quietly brewing on Chappaquiddick, where a large group of landowners have banded together and hired an attorney to challenge their latest property assessments.

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Pondfront Owners Shocked at Tax Bills
Jack Shea

A dozen stunned West Tisbury property owners crowded the normally quiet town assessors meeting this week to question their assessments and tax bills, which have more than doubled this year.

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Vision Appraisal Defends Its Methods on Tax Assessments
Jack Shea

A growing group of West Tisbury taxpayers, furious at their property tax bills and concerned about how the taxes are computed, received little solace during a stormy two-hour informational meeting with Vision Appraisal Technology on Tuesday evening at the Howes House.

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Islandwide Assessments Show Uneven Real Estate Recovery
Mike Seccombe

A rising tide lifts all boats, they say. But the old aphorism about the economy apparently does not hold true for Vineyard real estate, as the most recent property valuations show.

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