Tax Assessment Appeals

Property Assessment is a percentage of the market value of your property.  The assessment is how the taxing authorities determine the amount of real estate taxes you pay.    Some things to consider are:

  • Property tax records show an error rate of up to 40% exists in estimating property taxes.
  • Over 98% of all property owners do not challenge their property taxes.
  • Homeowners are assessed significantly higher than the real value of their homes.

Local governments use a mass appraisal process to value properties.  Many times the highest priced homes are used as a gauge of the neighborhood’s value.

Now that property values are at an all-time low, it may be a good time for you to carefully review the assessed value reported in your property tax bills.

If your property assessment by the County is significantly higher than market value, a successful appeal lowering the assessment will pay dividends in lower taxes for years to come.

If you feel your property is over-assessed, call us for a consultation regarding YOUR property tax assessment and we may be able to help YOU get more for your money!

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