Why are property tax appeals important? The bottom line is that you have an enormous potential to save money. The Greater Sacramento Region has seen a dramatic decline in property values over the past several years, and unfortunately the local Assessor’s Office does not in many cases have assessed values at a level consistent with the current market. This might not seem like a big deal, but look at the following numbers.
Think about your property tax assessment this way:
- Assessed Value $25,000 too high = you overpay by $250 per year
- Assessed Value $50,000 too high = you overpay by $500 per year
- Assessed Value $100,000 too high = you overpay by $1,000 per year
- Assessed Value $150,000 too high = you overpay by $1,500 per year
- Assessed Value $200,000 too high = you overpay by $2,000 per year
The following video may help answer some of your questions about the property tax appeal process. I went through the calendar year systematically to give property owners a good sense of what they can expect from the appeals process.
Sometimes property owners choose to opt out of appealing property taxes because of the expected hassle of it all or a lack of knowledge for what to do. At times too it can feel daunting to delve into the unfamiliar turf of reducing property taxes. But don’t worry, that’s where we come in.
If you wonder if your property is assessed too high, let’s talk. One phone call or email could dramatically help your situation. We are able to assist you by providing a reliable and thorough analysis of real estate market trends in your neighborhood as it relates to your particular property. As a consultant for you, we will file the appeal, do the research, produce a credible and convincing value opinion, and stand before your appeals board to argue in your place.
You do not need a full appraisal to appeal your property taxes!!!
Taxes are a part of life and there is no escaping them, but we don’t want to pay a penny more than we have to. Make sure that you are keeping your hard-earned money in your pockets by paying your fair share of property tax and no more.
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