by: Diane Benjamin
Buy a Condo in the Ensenberger Building!
I was looking for something else when I stumbled on some astounding numbers.
Below are Condo Sales in the Ensenberger Building. The Property Taxes are from the Assessor’s website. Some properties list the Selling price, some don’t. I looked up the ones without a selling price on the Recorder’s site.
The Taxable Value is supposed to be based on 1/3 of the total value. These properties all have a Taxable Value far less than 1/3 of the purchase price.
Maybe the word hasn’t gotten out that buying a condo downtown has huge perks. They aren’t selling.
I wonder if the other taxing bodies know how much revenue they are missing.
I’m sure there is a logical explanation. It’s not because a TIF used to be involved!
Purchase price $183,000 with property taxes of $1,520.52:
Pin # 21-04-325-007
The purchase price isn’t listed for this one, but a
loan of $156,000 is recorded. Taxes: $627.96
Pin # 21-04-325-021
Purchase price $318,000, property taxes: $1,884.00
Pin # 21-04-325-015
Purchase price $217,000 – property taxes $870.42
Purchase price: $201,500 – property taxes: $1,304.83
Pin # 21-04-325-016
Actual tax bill stating Fair Market Value is $65,190: 21-04-325-016
March 2, 2016 the Huff’s did a mortgage modification with CEFCU:
(From the Recorder’s site – I can’t link since permission is required)
Jeff Giebelhausen has a video on-line discussing how to make development plans work. It’s from 2010.
- He wants an 11% Return On Investment
- Cash is King
- Real Equity must exist
- The Market must DEMAND the project
The only demand for a downtown hotel is from Tari Renner. Giebelhausen may be flat broke, so taxpayer cash must be the King. I’m not sure where Real Equity would come from, maybe the City is looking at putting in video gambling machines.