Is Your Home's Value Accurate?
If you are paying higher property taxes, you may want to reassess the value of your property.
As home values go up, property taxes do as well. If you suspect your home's assessed value isn't correct, you can hire our firm to appeal the value on your behalf.
Generally, your property tax bill is calculated by multiplying your home's assessed value by the local tax rate. Your local government is in charge of periodically assessing your home's value.
Where to Start When Appealing a Property Tax
If you are interested in appealing your property tax, you need to be prepared to do some research.
Who This Service is For
Despite possible savings of thousands of dollars, only 2% of homeowners appeal their assessments, which is the first step in lowering taxes. Surprisingly, in most cases, getting a break on property taxes isn't difficult. You may be able to obtain some relief from your local assessor.
Want to Learn More?
When working on a Property Tax Appeal, consider the following things:
- Keeping your property description accurate and up-to-date. Keep square footage, rooms, and amenities correct.
- Check if you qualify for exemptions for living in your home and not renting it out, or if you are a senior, veteran, or disabled.
- Find out if you are overassessed. If the assessor's market fuzzy estimate of your home is more than you think you can sell for, you can always appeal.
- Special issues on your property from natural disasters can be noted as special circumstances and lower your assessment.
- Have a current appraisal. If a professional appraiser has assessed worth lower than assessed value, you have solid evidence to lower the assessment value. A new appraisal may cost you, however, but if the appraisal makes your case a lower assessment it could be worth it.