Many factors affect property value. Here in Evans, the forgotten factor is taxes. Many recent properties sold in Lake Erie Beach and Highland still have NOT reached their 2008 assessment! These property owner have been paying too much in taxes. When brought to the attention of the Evans Town Board, the problem falls on deaf ears.
When taxes are significantly higher that adjoining towns and other towns in Erie County, the result is that property sells for a much lower price than the same exact property would sell for in these other towns! That’s why it is important the Town cut spending and not raise taxes every year.
Think about it. Would you want to move to a town that is raising taxes every year?
This website has links to recent property sales that can be used to challenge assessments in these over assessed neighborhoods.
This website also has links to the 2017-2018 assessment data.