Property Tax Assessments and Tax Rates - Be the Source

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How does someone go about challenging their property tax assessment? How do they find out what the millage rates are for the area they are thinking about buying?

You tell me. In fact, while you're at it, take a chance to tell anyone and everyone that may be searching for that kind of information in your market. We recently received a letter in the mail from the county informing us that the assessed value of our home had changed for the purposes of our next property tax cycle.

If I had wanted to dispute those property taxes I would have immediately gone to google and done a search to find out how to go about doing that. People in your market are searching for information every day as it relates to property taxes and the variety of issues revolving around property taxes.

Let's make sure they are finding you and your blog when they go online to do this. Here are a few examples of some of the searches that have led consumers to ActiveRain members in the last 30 days

 

  • Wake County Property Tax
  • Prince William County tax assessment
  • Bergen County Tax appeal
  • Harris County mud tax
  • city of los angeles real estate transfer tax
  • gwinnet county property tax appeal
  • city of detroit property tax appeal

There are literally thousands of visitors in the last 30 days to posts written by ActiveRain members about property taxes, transfer tax and whatever the heck 'mud taxes' are..........not to mention a host of other posts that deal with tax issues of some sort, mostly as they relate to owning a home.

Are you getting some of those visitors to your blog because you've taken the time to be a resource for consumers in your market that are interested in learning about some of the tax implications of buying a home in your market or want to know how to appeal their properties assessed value? If not, you should be. So let this serve as your inspiration for the day.

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  1. Bob Caldwell 03/12/2012 02:11 PM
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Rainmaker
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John M. Cameron
Short Sales Tacoma, WA and Port Orchard
Century 21 Real Estate Center, Tacoma, WA.

I like it.

March 29, 2012 10:38 AM
Rainmaker
130,631
Mountain Coastal Group -San Diego Neighborhood Experts from Beaches to the Mountains
Mountain Coastal San Diego Neighborhood Experts
www.WhereToBuyInSanDiego.com 619.316.7445

I was surprised the other day when one of my best clients told me that she had paid someone to do a property tax appeal for her, when I would have been happy to help her with the form for free. This post is a  great idea.

April 01, 2012 05:50 PM
Ambassador
802,535
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)

I will be the expert for the five counties surrounding me, and mine.  Thanks for an awesome idea.

April 12, 2012 06:44 PM
Rainer
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Susan Miner
Susan Miner
At Home Realty

Great idea, I'll post a blog now.

 

April 17, 2012 08:17 AM
Anonymous #53
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How to Appeal Property Taxes

hi…
All shared information is good and give us benefits. I would like to appreciate your for your this information sharing.

April 26, 2012 09:23 AM
Rainer
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Kathleen "Kathy" Price
CRS, Broker Associate, Southern NJ
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox & Roach, Realtors

Great idea!  Thanks!

 

May 06, 2012 05:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Fred Carver-Top Realtor Victoria, BC
Accredited Victoria BC Real Estate Consultant
Re/Max Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate

Hi Bob...Circling around looking for posts I've missed...Good Idea Bob. Taxes are getting way out of hand, we're getting Taxed to Death in Victoria and Canada by all levels of Government. They See us as the only way to pay for everything they want 7 bring in...I thought Govern...Meant managing our Government not Tax the Heck out of us to show they can do anything and everything....Blog Post Coming, as soon as i unload the other Idea i have in my Conscious mind

May 06, 2012 07:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Joye Hollis Ridgeway
- Homes, Land, Investment, Commercial
AgentOwned Realty, Charleston SC

Seems to be a nation wide topic.  Applies to everyone, yet the geographics would be different.  Great idea to write about.

May 08, 2012 08:15 PM
Rainmaker
13,455
Shelley Stanford
Colorado Group Realty

Great Idea, we are always getting asked these questions!

May 09, 2012 12:21 PM
Rainer
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Rob Minor - Search Fresno Homes for Sale - Fresno Neighborhoods Fresno/Clovis, CA
Keller Williams Realty

Yes! Thanks for the info

May 10, 2012 06:17 PM
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Lynn B. Friedman
REALTOR ATL BuckheadMidtownWestside 404.939.2727
- - - Concierge Real Estate Services for YOU - - - Providing SERVICE for Sellers & Buyers is our BUSINESS

Thanks for the tip!  I think I will go to the INSPIRATION more often now.
Have a happy day -
Lynn

May 19, 2012 09:48 AM
Rainmaker
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Laura Ivy Blessing 512-789-5087
Living Austin Realty LLP

Thanks for this blog! Did one for my county and help a seminar earlier last month.

June 01, 2012 11:42 AM
Rainmaker
84,017
Duane Johnston
Warren, Youngstown and North East Ohio Realtor
Cutler Real Estate

Great insperation here.  I do get asked every now and then on how to dispute property taxes.  So I am going to work on a blog for that to see what kind of activity it will get.  Thanks

June 04, 2012 06:58 AM
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James Loftis
Real Estate 911 Inc
Real Estate 911 Inc

Here in Broward County Florida, you can go to the Tax assessor web site for the procedure on how to protest

your property taxes.

   I helped my friend protest her and she got a refund check in the mail for over $4,000.

June 07, 2012 08:12 AM
Rainer
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Frances Anderson
SELLS MEMPHIS
Crye-Leike Realtors

Great idea will incorporate this asap. I have always given tax information when asked but to be a resourse for this info is a great way to become the person in the know! Thanks!  

June 24, 2012 10:36 AM
Rainmaker
237,035
Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor
South Florida Estate Homes Inc.
South Florida Estate Homes Inc

I like the post!!! Great blog

July 13, 2012 04:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Rob Rosa
Personal Real Estate Expert
Rubicon Crossings Realty

Good reminder on being creative when your intention is to truly help others AND generate leads!  :)

July 13, 2012 04:51 AM
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Great post!

July 23, 2012 02:54 PM
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Rocky Tkacz
Keller Williams Elite Peninsula

Good info even if the time is past, thanks.

July 30, 2012 10:25 AM
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John E. Baldovin
New and Resale Homes, FHA, VA, USDA, Community Pro
Home Smart, homes for sale, working with first time buyers

Good time to start planing,

August 07, 2012 03:51 PM
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