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Currently, condo and co-op units are assessed at 60% of market value, while single-family homes are assessed at 100%.  Homestead provides municipalities with the legal ability to reclassify, for property assessment purposes, certain condominium units as single-family homes.  However, the EIC believes that Homestead is unlikely to be invoked by an incorporated Village of Edgemont for the following reasons:

  • Homestead is intended to apply only when a town-wide reassessment results in a substantial shift of the tax burden from commercial properties (which in NY includes co-ops and condos) to single-family homes.  Greenburgh just completed such a reassessment (for the first time in 50 years), found no such shift, and therefore the Town declined to invoke Homestead. 
  • Homestead allows municipalities the option of reclassifying only condos built after 1983.  Homestead does not apply to co-op or rental buildings.  The EIC has identified only approximately fewer than 50 condos in Edgemont (less than 2% of Edgemont’s housing) that could potentially qualify under Homestead.  The Village of Edgemont would be unlikely to invoke Homestead on such a small number of residences, as doing so would raise a negligible amount of revenue for the Village.

For these reasons, we believe that the Village of Edgemont is unlikely to invoke Homestead.