I've just recently discovered a small wonder of the Internet - my county's Board
of Assessment website. Contains everything you ever wanted to know about your
house as well of that of your neighbors. Turns out, I am paying 20%-30% more RE
and school taxes than the 6 neighbors up and down the street that I checked and
I wouldn't be surprised if I'm paying by far the largest RE/school tax in the
development. And my kids are not even in the local schools anymore ...
I'd like to appeal that. I think I have a good case and I have an appraisal from
a refi I did recently to support the reduction claim. So, as far as required
paperwork, I think I have or can come up with everything I need.
Do you guys think it's a good idea to go through this without involving an
attorney? It kinda sounds like I only need an attorney for the B of A hearing.
Not sure what else he'll be able to help me with. The appeal form has a field to
indicate whether or not you want to be present at the hearings. I have no
problem going there but not sure if a knowledgeable attorney may be able to put
a word for me while there better than I can do it myself. Besides, I've no idea
what an attorney would cost me
Does anyone have a success story or a cautionary tale about RE tax appeals done
by the homeowner? Good idea, bad? Any comments or tips? Got about a month until
the August 1st filing deadline.
- posted 7 years ago