Sales Data/Sales Books & Market Value Comparisons

← Back to Departments Overview

                           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.

Contact: Court Clerk Anne Capeci

Phone: (914) 939-3305

Email: ACapeci@TownofRyeNY.com

Please call the office of the Court Clerk in advance before coming in person.

Please be advised - The Rye Town Court will be closed on the following dates:
Wednesday, October 16

Tuesday, November 12

Wednesday, December 11

The Crawford Mansion Community Center is open!

It’s been a long process, but the renovations are finally complete. New windows, doors and updated HVAC system were installed, vastly improving energy efficiency throughout the building. The original historic assets were not only preserved, but a spectacular fireplace in a main floor hall has been discovered and restored. Along with the modernization, ADA Compliant features have been built out in all bathrooms, and an elevator was installed outside the Entrance Hall.

Please click here to view the most recent renderings of the NEW rooms!

                                                                                   UPDATED PHOTOS BELOW

Crawford mansion plans

Click the image to see full plan

Community Center Rental Fees:

Package  1 - 5 Hours - includes 1st Floor (Hall 1 & 2, Solarium, & Kitchen)

  • Rental Fee: $1,625
  • Required Security Deposit: $450 (refundable 2-3 weeks after event pending no damage to the property)

Package  2 - 5 Hours - includes 1st Floor (Hall 1 & 2, Solarium)

  • Rental Fee: $1,125
  • Required Security Deposit: $450 (refundable 2-3 weeks after event pending no damage to the property)

W E D D I N G   P A C K A G E   O P T I O N S 

Package 1 - 10 Hours - Includes 1st Floor (Hall 1 & 2, Solarium, Lounge, Kitchen)
With this package you have exclusive use of the grounds, Mansion & Pavilion, there will be no other events scheduled. Rental time includes event, setup, & cleanup

  • Rental Fee: $3,450
  • Additional Hours: $345
  • Required Security Deposit: $550 (refundable 2-3 weeks after your event pending no damage to the property)

Package 2 - 5 Hours - Includes 1st Floor (Hall 1 & 2, Solarium, Lounge, Kitchen)
With this package you have non-exclusive use of the grounds, Mansion & Pavilion, there could be other events scheduled before or during your event. Rental time includes event, setup, & cleanup

  • Rental Fee: $1,400
  • Required Security Deposit: $550 (refundable 2-3 weeks after your event pending no damage to the property)

Click on the Image to view the entire flyer

Pavilion Rental Fees:

  • $250.00 Security Deposit (refundable 2-3 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
Click on the Image to view the entire flyer

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 inflatable houses on the grounds
  • 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.