Prop­erty as­sess­ment ap­peals vary across the is­land

Cape Breton Post - - News - BY TOM AY­ERS

more than 14,000 ap­peals were launched. McEvoy said that was a re­sult of na­tional and in­ter­na­tional news of eco­nomic trou­ble.

“Peo­ple said ‘Gee, I’m looking at all th­ese fore­clo­sure sto­ries in the States and there’s a slow­down in Al­berta, so we should be see­ing the same here ... the real es­tate mar­ket must be in the tank,’ but it’s not,” he said.

In the Cape Bre­ton Re­gional Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, 690 ap­peals have been filed this year, which is down 27 per cent from last year. Res­i­den­tial and c omme r c i a l prop­erty own­ers in In­ver­ness County launched 326 ap­peals this year, and ap­peals in Vic­to­ria County dropped about 11 per cent, with 212 filed.

Rich­mond County saw a nine per cent in­crease in ap­peals this year, with 210 filed, but McEvoy said that’s only a dif­fer­ence of about 20 ap­peals over the pre­vi­ous year, so it’s not a large amount.

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