Save a Fortune on Your Homeowners Property Tax: A Step-by-Step Plan to Help You Research Property Values, Check Your Assessment, Challenge Your Tax Bill

Save a Fortune on Your Homeowners Property Tax: A Step-by-Step Plan to Help You Research Property Values, Check Your Assessment, Challenge Your Tax Bill

by Harry Koenig, Bob LaFay

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Home owners are reluctant to challenge their property assessments, because they think they can't win-that is not so. More than 50% who appeal their property tax win, according to The International Association of Assessing fficers, an organization dedicated to fair and accurate assessments for American Homeowners. Another reason Homeowners don't challenge their property taxes is they do not consider it worth their while. How much of a reduction can you expect? The Lincoln Land Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts in a study of Homeowners who challenged their property taxes in Rochester, New York, reported the following results: Amount of Reduction 8% Assessor Level l3% Appeal Level 37% State Supreme Court Level Few cases ever go to the Supreme Court, so if we total the first two categories 8 +13 ----- =21 and divide____ 2 equals =10.5%

If your taxes are a modest $3,000 per year, your savings the first year would be $300.00. If you continue to own your home for 10 years, your total savings would equal $3,000. We feel this is among the best personal financial management exercises a Homeowner can make.

Bob LaFay TaxBreaks@Aol.com , March 9, 1999

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780793129379
Publisher: Real Estate Primer Publishers
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Pages: 34
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.41(d)

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