6 tips to make a case for property tax cut
Keep up with the neighbors
Did you buy your home when prices were at record highs? Did you get re-assessed right before the property bubble burst? Then your taxes might also be inflated, particularly compared to your neighbors' rates. Research online what everyone on the block is paying, and see whether your bill is in line with the comparable properties, says Mila. Check for the taxes on similar houses that have recently sold.
If the compared tax prices are off kilter, print out your research and go to the assessor's office with the evidence. "If you're higher than the norm, something is wrong," says Mila. He says the No. 1 reason challenges get rejected is homeowners don't have their documents in order.