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This is the place to view the past and present contests put on by ActiveRain and its members. Everyone can join the
group and help encourage each other. Current contest will be highlighted posts so it's easy for you all to see. Let it
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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Whatever it is you're into and wherever you are, AR surely has a group for you to join.
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Each time you write a post you can syndicate your post to 5 groups.
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
If you have an idea for a contest, just let us know
Stay motivated and on track with new contests popping up each month
Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
Play the teacher role and help someone out today
Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
Ask a question yourself to get help
These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
Appealing Your Property Taxes-Terms You will need to Know
I have discussed this subject many times in the past blog posts and it definitely cannot be brought up enough. Something like over 70% of tax payers that appeal their property taxes get their taxes reduced. I have gone over the steps involved in maneuvering through the process; below you will find a glossary of terms that can help you get started.
Assessed Valuation= A percentage of a home’s fair market value as determined by county or township assessors. The land and buildings are usually appraised separately. The value is imposes on the property for tax purposes
Assessment Ratio= A percentage of a homes fair market value used by assessors to determine a properties assessed value. This ratio usually varies from county to county
Uniformity=An appraisal term implying equalization of tax burdens in a certain area. Your property cannot be assessed at a higher rate then others in the same neighborhood. Uniformity is the basis for many successful property tax appeals.
Tax Rate= Rate usually shown per hundred dollars of the properties value. The tax rate can vary depending on the lands use.
State Multiplier=Sometimes referred to as the state equalization factor, the number is assigned by the state to each county. The multiplier is meant to ensure taxpayers in each county of the state pay the same amount proportionately in property taxes. The number is readily available with a phone call to your local county assessment office.
Appealing your property taxes is not very difficult, and you have nothing to loose in that you can do all the work ahead of time and determine whether an appeal would benefit you. If you have never done it before ask around, and get someone who has done it already to help you out. In this economy who doesn’t want to potentially save some money.
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