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Non-EAV Businesses / Re: AleYeah! Needs Your Assistance!
« Last post by georgian on Today at 08:50 am »
Oh, Ale Yes: Decatur’s Ale Yeah! settles trademark suit, keeps name

http://www.decaturish.com/2017/06/oh-ale-yes-decaturs-ale-yeah-settles-trademark-suit-keeps-name/

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“We engaged in mediation about a month ago and settled the lawsuit. All parties are satisfied with the results and we most certainly get to keep the name, which is a great thing,” he said. 

The other details could not be disclosed, he said.

@georgian: Sincerely hope Eddie didn't have to fork over any cash to LMR Restaurants to keep the name and get this resolved.

Cheers.
Andrew, it was a long stressful path, but now it is over.
Thanks for posting this great news!
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Non-EAV Businesses / Re: AleYeah! Needs Your Assistance!
« Last post by andrew on Today at 08:34 am »
Oh, Ale Yes: Decatur’s Ale Yeah! settles trademark suit, keeps name

http://www.decaturish.com/2017/06/oh-ale-yes-decaturs-ale-yeah-settles-trademark-suit-keeps-name/

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“We engaged in mediation about a month ago and settled the lawsuit. All parties are satisfied with the results and we most certainly get to keep the name, which is a great thing,” he said. 

The other details could not be disclosed, he said.

@georgian: Sincerely hope Eddie didn't have to fork over any cash to LMR Restaurants to keep the name and get this resolved.

Cheers.
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Off-Leash / Re: Bad Joke Friday
« Last post by georgian on Today at 08:02 am »
An old cowboy walks into a barbershop for a shave and a haircut.  He tells
the barber he can't get all his whiskers off because his cheeks are wrinkled
from age.
The barber gets a little wooden ball from a cup on the shelf and tells the old
cowboy to put it inside his cheek to spread out the skin. 
When he's finished, the old cowboy tells the barber that was the cleanest shave
he’d had in years, but he wanted to know what would have happened if he
had accidentally swallowed that little ball.
 
The barber replied “just bring it back in a couple of days like everyone else does”.
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Off-Leash / Happy Father's Day!!!!
« Last post by georgian on June 18, 2017, 11:56 am »
Spend some time today with your dad, grampa and your kids!
Enjoy the day and live large!
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Residential Development / Re: Property Tax time again!
« Last post by jcarp on June 15, 2017, 12:31 pm »
just for reference, the two across from me sold for 68k (4 bed 1 bath)and 115k (3 bed 2 bath) in the past year. They are using completely renovated or brand new properties as comps on our street.

I looked up a few more nearby and comparable to our home, which was assessed at $225,550:

1845 Flat Shoals Rd. SE – Sold 2/2/17    $140,000
2/2    877 sqft   built 1950    2017: $131,200

1816 Flat Shoals Rd. SE – Sold 6/23/16   $111,500
3/2   1487 sqft   built 1950    2017: $137,700

1864 Flat shoals Rd. SE – Sold 10/23/16   $181,500
3/2   1232 sqft   built 1947      2017: $181,490

1870 Flat Shoals Rd. SE   Sold 3/7/17   $115,000
3/2  1850 sqft      built 1950       2017: $178,000      
Listed at for sale $335k now, sqft may include additions

1751 Piper Cir.    Sold 10/18/16   $106,216
3/2   1251 sqft   built 1951       2017: $166,100

1680 Piper Cir. Sold 11/18/16   $180,000
3/3   1530 sqft   built 1956       2017: $161,600


To those that have appealed before: what type of appeal is recommended?
Board of Equalization, Arbitration, or County Hearing Officer ?
Pros/cons of each?
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Residential Development / Re: Property Tax time again!
« Last post by lorelei on June 15, 2017, 10:36 am »
We had a 50% jump - I think we're just a few houses down from you. We will be appealing.

Jcarp I have fuzzy memory of you purchasing recently?  If so, the assessed value the next year automatically bumps up to fhe sale price and cannot go before the board of equalization.  The assessor can reduce the value of h if s/he determines the sales price was higher than market value, and then that will be frozen for the next 2 years.  You can call the assessor assigned to you, contact info in section A of notice of assessment. That's what i learned after appealing 2016 taxes after buying in 2015.

The assessment bumped up to the the sale price the same year of the purchase (2015), at which time I think it was frozen for 2 years. Now it's gone up 50% above our 2015 purchase price.

just for reference, the two across from me sold for 68k (4 bed 1 bath)and 115k (3 bed 2 bath) in the past year. They are using completely renovated or brand new properties as comps on our street.
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Residential Development / Re: Property Tax time again!
« Last post by T@Nk on June 14, 2017, 02:52 pm »
Those with experience appealing, where is the best place to find comps?  I figured I could check truilla or something, but I thought that there might be a site that was more "official."

On the tax assessors website http://taxassessor.dekalbcountyga.gov:81/PropertyAppraisal/realSearch.asp, search your property, and then look in the bottom right corner for the link that says sales data search.

Word to the wise, match up comps as close yours as possible in the 'building characteristics' section. It doesn't pull in the search data, so you'll need to get that separately.

Or go to a realtor or home tax appraisal specialist, like that pants guys said.
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Residential Development / Re: Property Tax time again!
« Last post by vigodas-pants on June 14, 2017, 01:58 pm »
Those with experience appealing, where is the best place to find comps?  I figured I could check truilla or something, but I thought that there might be a site that was more "official."

Contact the Realtor that assisted you with purchasing your home to see if they would be willing to pull comps to help your case.  If they're too busy (quite possible) then you can ask another Realtor that may be willing to do it for you.  Some do this for free to earn your business (and you should definitely work with them in the future if they work with you on this!). 

Another route is to get an attorney that specializes in this, but that will likely cost money.  Good luck!
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Residential Development / Re: Property Tax time again!
« Last post by Summer on June 14, 2017, 01:03 pm »
Those with experience appealing, where is the best place to find comps?  I figured I could check truilla or something, but I thought that there might be a site that was more "official."
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Residential Development / Re: Property Tax time again!
« Last post by Eurotrash on June 13, 2017, 06:49 am »
Went up 56k but we've had some big sales on the block and two new houses in the works.  As my FMV is just a bit higher than pre Great Recession I see no point in appealing since I am still WAY lower assessed than my neighbors. 

Others on the block have seen 95k + increases in FMV
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