A big focus of real estate these days is property taxes. Real estate values have lowered across the country and subsequently property taxes have lowered too. The tough part of lower property taxes is for local governments, who have far less money to work with thanks to lower collections. On the flip side, homeowners will never mind paying less when it comes to taxes. However, many homeowners are still paying more than they should be, and people around the country are disputing their bills and assessments.
What can you do to lower your property taxes, or simply find out whether you are paying what you should be paying?
- Take a good look at the assessed value of your home. Does it look too high? If so you have a red flag right there and should call the assessor’s office.
- Talk with your neighbors, what are their assessed values? Is yours similar? If not is your home similar? Compare and contrast as much as possible to have a good idea as to where your home stands in your community.
- Talk with an appraiser, an educated opinion can never hurt.
Every community is different, but chances are you will know if your home value has dropped but your tax bill hasn’t. As in every situation, you need to be your own best advocate. Do the research and you won’t be disappointed when your hard work pays off to get your property tax bill reduced.
Fill out the Property Tax Inquiry form below. Me and my team will then assist you with the necessary steps to lower your current property taxes.
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