While property values may have dropped, according to the city, the total market value of property in NYC, including new construction rose 0.12% to $796 billlion. NYC taxes properties based on assessed value. Assessed value can rise even if market value declines.
Market values for coops and condos rose 4.04% and assessed values increased 5.09%. NYC Coops and condos are valued as if they were rental properties that generate income. Property values lag two years. Fiscal 2011 assessment is based on 2008 data. The Finance department will publish final assessment values on May 25th. The final assessment will be used to calculate property taxes for fiscal year 2011.
For more information: nyc.gov/finance