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Appealing Property Taxes
This week while visiting with several owners at the Orlando Apopka Airport, a development where we have been selling property for years, one person mentioned the increase in taxable value that he noticed on his tax notice from Orange County. The increase on his vacant lot was excessive and needed to be appealed.
Hearing this, I researched other comparable properties and found the same discrepancy. The problem was wide spread on that lot size. We felt we could not just sit back and let this happen to people we have worked with, and become friends with over the years. During the last two days my husband, Ron, and I have called all of the owners we could, to let them know about the problem. The appraiser's office is advising that each owner should appeal, but the issue may be resolved without it running the full course. The tax office acknowledges something is wrong and is looking into it. By taking an active roll as an advocate for our customers, we hope to save them real money when they pay their property taxes this year.
Too often property owners don't pay attention to the information sent to them regarding their taxes. To ... more
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