Sales Data/Sales Books & Market Value Comparisons

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                           Sales Data

To determine if an assessment is fair, sales in the immediate neighborhood that are comparable in elements of comparison (for example: style, design/appeal, square footage, age, condition, lot size, etc) need to be identified and analyzed.

The town's sales books (see related links) by village list valid arms length sales to consider.  Market value is what a home should sell for under normal conditions.  This excludes sales whereby a buyer or seller is under pressure to act, possibly as a result of financial distress, relocation, death in the family, divorce, or similar reasons.

Determining market value is an art, not a science; however, the results can be relatively accurate if the right methods are applied and important details are considered.

Unfortunately, finding an "exact" comparable sale is rare.  To account for these differences, the sales prices of the comparables need to be adjusted.  This requires an analysis to determine if these differences would increase or decrease the sales price and by how much.  The adjusted prices of the comparable sales would then be used to the estimate what the subject property would have sold for if all the characteristics were the same.  This is similar to the analysis done by an appraiser.

The New York State Department of Tax and Finance has an excellent webpage on How to Estimate the Market Value of Your Home.  In it they give an example of how comparable sales would be adjusted for different elements of comparison to arrive at a market value estimate.

The New York State Department of Tax and Finance has an excellent webpage on Reassessments.  In it they explain that if your assessment increases, it does not mean that your taxes will automatically will increase.

NYS further explains:

Your taxes may increase, decrease or stay the same.

Market values of properties can increase, decrease or stay the same. The reassessment will ensure that your property is assessed based on current market values.

If your assessment does increase, it doesn't mean that your taxes will automatically increase. If the increase in your assessment is less than the average increase, your taxes will actually decrease. For example:

  • Your assessment increased by 12%
  • The average assessment increase was 15%
  • Your taxes will decrease (assuming your school and municipal budgets remain stable and the tax levies do not increase)

Reassessments don't increase taxes collected by local governments

The assessor is not responsible for taxes - only for assessments.

Months after assessments are finalized by the assessor, school districts, cities, towns and counties determine their tax levies - how much they need to collect in taxes.

The property tax levy is determined separately from the assessments. The tax levy is then distributed over all taxable assessments.

If assessments increase, tax rates should go down proportionally. This is because the tax levy is now being distributed over a broader tax base. If tax rates go up or stay the same, it simply means that the municipality or school district is collecting more in taxes.

                           Sales Data

To determine if an assessment is fair, sales in the immediate neighborhood that are comparable in elements of comparison (for example: style, design/appeal, square footage, age, condition, lot size, etc) need to be identified and analyzed.

The town's sales books (see related links) by village list valid arms length sales to consider.  Market value is what a home should sell for under normal conditions.  This excludes sales whereby a buyer or seller is under pressure to act, possibly as a result of financial distress, relocation, death in the family, divorce, or similar reasons.

Determining market value is an art, not a science; however, the results can be relatively accurate if the right methods are applied and important details are considered.

Unfortunately, finding an "exact" comparable sale is rare.  To account for these differences, the sales prices of the comparables need to be adjusted.  This requires an analysis to determine if these differences would increase or decrease the sales price and by how much.  The adjusted prices of the comparable sales would then be used to the estimate what the subject property would have sold for if all the characteristics were the same.  This is similar to the analysis done by an appraiser.

The New York State Department of Tax and Finance has an excellent webpage on How to Estimate the Market Value of Your Home.  In it they give an example of how comparable sales would be adjusted for different elements of comparison to arrive at a market value estimate.

The New York State Department of Tax and Finance has an excellent webpage on Reassessments.  In it they explain that if your assessment increases, it does not mean that your taxes will automatically will increase.

NYS further explains:

Your taxes may increase, decrease or stay the same.

Market values of properties can increase, decrease or stay the same. The reassessment will ensure that your property is assessed based on current market values.

If your assessment does increase, it doesn't mean that your taxes will automatically increase. If the increase in your assessment is less than the average increase, your taxes will actually decrease. For example:

  • Your assessment increased by 12%
  • The average assessment increase was 15%
  • Your taxes will decrease (assuming your school and municipal budgets remain stable and the tax levies do not increase)

Reassessments don't increase taxes collected by local governments

The assessor is not responsible for taxes - only for assessments.

Months after assessments are finalized by the assessor, school districts, cities, towns and counties determine their tax levies - how much they need to collect in taxes.

The property tax levy is determined separately from the assessments. The tax levy is then distributed over all taxable assessments.

If assessments increase, tax rates should go down proportionally. This is because the tax levy is now being distributed over a broader tax base. If tax rates go up or stay the same, it simply means that the municipality or school district is collecting more in taxes.

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION

Westchester County EAP Program -   (914) 995-6070

NYSHIP Medical Health Insurance -   (877) 769-7447

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1. Twilight Concert Series -

All Concerts are held in the south pavilion, with lots of room for sitting outdoors on the lawn or beach.  They start at 7:30pm and end about 9:00pm.  Concerts are normally held rain or shine, except in heavy thunderstorms.  There are two rain dates scheduled, if needed. 

Date                                             Concert

Tuesday, June 18                  M62's Band                            

Tuesday, June 25                  Fab Forward

Tuesday, July 2                     Scott Wenzel Big Band

Tuesday, July 9                     Urban Coyotes

Tuesday, July 16                   Billy and the Showmen

Tuesday, July 23                   The Derivatives

Tuesday, July 30                   Rain date*

Tuesday, Aug 6                     Angelo Rubino Band

Tuesday, Aug 13                   Rain date*

 2. Jazz by the Sound–

This 4 part concert series is new to Rye Town Park for the 2019 season! We are excited to be working with local booking agent Matt Garrison who books local artists to play in Rye and surrounding communities.  The concerts will take place on 4 Thursday evenings from 7:30pm – 9:00pm.  With two rain dates available. The dates are July 11, 18, 25 and August  Picnicking is welcomed! Regular parking rates apply. Concerts are free!

3. Children’s Storytime Program -

The staff of the Rye Free Reading Room will be leading young children and their caregivers in a fun and educational series of reading, games and other activities on Tuesday mornings from 9:30am to 10:15am, from July 9 through August 27.  Each program provides participants very interactive things to do.  The programs will be held rain or shine. 

Sessions will be held at the South Pavilion. Event is free but normal parking fees apply.

4. Outdoor Family Magic Show and Outdoor Movie -

The performances will be held on the lawn at the hill by the north beach entrance and snack bar building.

The family-oriented magic show will start at 7:00pm on Wednesday, July 17 and run about 45 minutes. 

5. Shakespeare In The Park- 'Much Ado about Nothing'

The Shakespeare in the Park , will be held on the lawn by the small pavilion. Lawnchair Theatre company will present performances on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27.  Shows start at 6:30pm and end about 9:00pm.

6. Sand Castle Building Festival –  

This festival started in 2018!  We are thrilled to utilize our beautiful beach and waterfront for a popular summer activity – building sandcastles!  We suggest everyone to bring:  Sunblock, water, towels, and sculpting tools!  We want to see your most creative sculpture, castle, and design! This festival is on Saturday, July 20th from 10:00am – Noon.  Check in begins at 9:30am.  UPDATE** Please plan accordingly as the weather is predicted to be very hot and humid this weekend. Please use your judgement when coming to the festival as you will be in the sun.  Umbrellas or tents will be allowed.

 

7.  October Fall Festival –

The very BELOVED fall festival will be back for the third year in a row!  This festival was started in 2017.
The festival features – a LIVE band, petting zoo, food trucks, face painting,pumpkin painting, a pumpkin patch, bouncy castles, a HAY RIDE! And much much more!  If you are a vendor and would like to get involved in this festival, please contact ssumma@townofryeny.com.   This festival begins at 11am and ends at 3:00pm.  Parking is free and the fee is$10 per child, adults are free.  The date is Saturday, October 19th.  No rain date is scheduled for this event, it is held rain or shine so please use your judgement as the date approaches.

 

Pavilion Rental Fees:

  • $250.00 Security Deposit (Refundable 3-4 weeks after event, pending no damage to the property)
  • $400.00 for (5) hours
  • $80.00 per additional hour
  • $75.00 for kitchen use
  • $25.00 for ice machine use

Field Usage Fee: (Soccer Field, Ball Field)

  • 30.00 per hour

Use of Tents

  • You are allowed to use a tent on the grounds during your event
  • Renter is responsible to rent tent from an outside company, Crawford Park does not provide tents
  • $200.00 Fee
  • Insurance certificate required
  • 20x20 or larger is acceptable
  • *Please ask us where tents are permitted on the grounds*

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • The park is open to the public, however, facilities may only be rented by residents. Residents include: Port Chester (10573), Rye Brook (10573) and Rye Neck (10543)
  • Public Bathrooms are on premise, and are available to use during your event
  • Garbage bins are provided, but renter is responsible for all set up and clean up
  • All vendors (caterers, performers, equipment suppliers, food trucks, etc.) are required to submit a Certificate of Insurance (COI)
  • If you plan to serve any form of alcohol (wine, beer, liquor), you must obtain an alcohol permit and insurance
  • If you are a non-profit organization please ask us about the rates
  • We do allow bouncy castles and other inflateable houses
  • Food Trucks are allowed on premise but must be cleared during your reservation process
  • We do not hold rain dates, it is the renters responsibility to watch the forecast and plan accordingly

Parking and Beach Access Fees For Rye Town Park

The park and beach are open to the general public.  You don’t have to be a resident to use the park.  Persons can pay on a daily basis or purchase season permits, which provide discounts to people planning to use the beach and park frequently.

Residents of Rye City, Port Chester, Rye Brook and Rye Neck get discounts on both daily rates and season permits.

Non-residents of these communities can also buy season permits, at higher rates.

There are three categories of permits for residents and non-residents: Senior, Single, and Family.  

Parking Only permits can also be purchased, which provide for unlimited free parking during the beach season.

Daily rates for parking and beach access are higher on weekends than weekdays.

The daytime parking rates are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Evening parking rates run from 7 p.m. until the park closes.  Daytime beach access rates are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Late Afternoon beach access rates are from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Evening Beach access rates are from 7 p.m until closing. Residents are free after 7 p.m for beach access.

See the complete chart of the 2019 daily and seasonal permit rates on the permits and fees page.

Pre-Season Operations: Starting May 3rd, the permit office is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre Season fees are charged for parking starting in April.