Tag: Montgomery County

I Received A Tax Bill! Do I Pay It?

If you own a home in Montgomery County, whether you’re in a town like Blacksburg or Christiansburg, or in the County itself, you very likely received one of these green forms in the mail recently. It looks like a bill, it smells like a bill … but is it a bill? It depends. Taxes in Montgomery County are paid semi-annually, so twice a year the County will send out these notices requesting half of your annual real estate taxes to be paid in the next month. In this case, the amount is due June 5, payable to the Montgomery County Treasurer. If …

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MCPS Considering Closing Two Schools?

From The Roanoke Times … If a school system closes a school, what happens? What happens to the building? how are buses rerouted? do you break up classrooms and send some kids to one school, and others to another? if teachers and administration aren’t needed elsewhere, what happens to those jobs? if you close the school and keep it “in-system”, there are maintenance and upkeep and utility costs. what do those cost versus keeping it open? I know there’s a difference, wonder how much. if Montgomery County grows like census figures project (writing from my phone and the link escapes …

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Montgomery County’s Most Expensive Sales in 2013

It’s always fun to look back at the year and see what the most expensive sales in Montgomery County were during the year – and particularly interesting that this year, all five homes sold within $25000 of each other.   5. 2224 Birchleaf Lane, Blacksburg. Wyatt Farm, in Blacksburg, almost always ends up in a Top 5 post somewhere, so it’s no surprise to see it here this time, either. Listed by Coldwell Banker Townside, this custom-built home sold very quickly, going under contract in just four days at $700000. Amazing. 4. 3841 Buck Mountain Ridge, Blacksburg. Off and on …

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How Is A Subdivision Created in Montgomery County

How, exactly, is a subdivision created within Montgomery County?  You start with a piece of land, but then what?  The folks in the Planning office describe it here: I thought this might be appropriate timing, given what Christiansburg is battling with the proposed Ivy Ridge development adjacent to New River Village.  Read more on that here, or here, or go to Roanoke.com and search “Ivy Ridge”.

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Montgomery County Considering A Real Estate Tax Increase

Montgomery County wants more money. The Board of Supervisors is considering a $.04 increase in real estate taxes on properties throughout Montgomery County, and as usual people are upset about it.  I’m not saying they shouldn’t be – anytime my bills go up I’m not terribly happy about it.  And real estate tax increases always seem to happen after reassessments … the municipality looks at what they’re collecting in taxes, and what they could be collecting with the new assessments (in this case, about $2.7 million), and it becomes only a matter of time before they go up again.  I …

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Montgomery County – Prepare For Higher Property Values

If you live in Montgomery County, be prepared for a tax increase in 2011.  I know, that’s a year and a half away, but start putting away those shekels now – the County is beginning real estate reassessments this month.  From Montva.com: Montgomery County Begins Real Estate Reassessments Montgomery County has hired Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group Ltd. to conduct the 2011 general reassessment of real estate. The appraisal firm will examine sales data and visit more than 37,000 parcels to establish fair market values for the reassessment. Field workers will start knocking on doors on Monday, August 3 to verify information for properties …

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