How to Lower Your Property Taxes | Zillow Blog – Real Estate Market Stats, Celebrity Real Estate, and Zillow News

This is an interesting article from Zillow about lowering your property taxes.  I also have some advice to add.  The appraisal district is supposed to put your home at what it is worth on January 1, not June 1, not  April 1, JANUARY 1.  This can work to your advantage if you want to protest your taxes, since January is historically the slowest time of the year for home sales.  I recommend that you use comparable (as close to being like your home as possible) from November 1 until February 28.  This should give you a nice choice of homes to use as comparables.  It is also important to take photographs of your 0wn home of anything that you think might reduce it’s value to a potential buyer.  In Houston (where I live), comparable sales for inner city properties can sometimes be very difficult to find for older homes, because no two are exactly alike.  The value can also be greatly affected by the location.  Feel free to contact me if you would like some help with the process.

How to Lower Your Property Taxes | Zillow Blog – Real Estate Market Stats, Celebrity Real Estate, and Zillow News.

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About leehudman

I am a fifth generation native of the city of Houston, TX. I live in the eclectic East Montrose neighborhood. I have been a full time licensed Realtor for 23+ years, so I know the real estate business and I know this city! I specialize in Houston's popular inner-loop neighborhoods.
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