Property Tax Assessments and Tax Rates - Be the Source

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How does someone go about challenging their property tax assessment? How do they find out what the millage rates are for the area they are thinking about buying?

You tell me. In fact, while you're at it, take a chance to tell anyone and everyone that may be searching for that kind of information in your market. We recently received a letter in the mail from the county informing us that the assessed value of our home had changed for the purposes of our next property tax cycle.

If I had wanted to dispute those property taxes I would have immediately gone to google and done a search to find out how to go about doing that. People in your market are searching for information every day as it relates to property taxes and the variety of issues revolving around property taxes.

Let's make sure they are finding you and your blog when they go online to do this. Here are a few examples of some of the searches that have led consumers to ActiveRain members in the last 30 days


  • Wake County Property Tax
  • Prince William County tax assessment
  • Bergen County Tax appeal
  • Harris County mud tax
  • city of los angeles real estate transfer tax
  • gwinnet county property tax appeal
  • city of detroit property tax appeal

There are literally thousands of visitors in the last 30 days to posts written by ActiveRain members about property taxes, transfer tax and whatever the heck 'mud taxes' are..........not to mention a host of other posts that deal with tax issues of some sort, mostly as they relate to owning a home.

Are you getting some of those visitors to your blog because you've taken the time to be a resource for consumers in your market that are interested in learning about some of the tax implications of buying a home in your market or want to know how to appeal their properties assessed value? If not, you should be. So let this serve as your inspiration for the day.

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  1. Bob Caldwell 03/12/2012 07:11 AM
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John Cameron
VITUS Realty, LLC - Seattle, WA
Real Estate Investing Seattle Tacoma

I like it.

Mar 29, 2012 03:38 AM #49
Rachell Lara & A List Properties
eXp Realty / 619.316.7445 - San Diego, CA
A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts

I was surprised the other day when one of my best clients told me that she had paid someone to do a property tax appeal for her, when I would have been happy to help her with the form for free. This post is a  great idea.

Apr 01, 2012 10:50 AM #50
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

I will be the expert for the five counties surrounding me, and mine.  Thanks for an awesome idea.

Apr 12, 2012 11:44 AM #51
Susan Miner
At Home Realty - South Bend, IN
Susan Miner

Great idea, I'll post a blog now.


Apr 17, 2012 01:17 AM #52
How to Appeal Property Taxes

All shared information is good and give us benefits. I would like to appreciate your for your this information sharing.

Apr 26, 2012 02:23 AM #53
Kathleen "Kathy" Price
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox & Roach, Realtors - Millville, NJ
CRS, Broker Associate, Southern NJ

Great idea!  Thanks!


May 05, 2012 10:10 PM #54
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Bob...Circling around looking for posts I've missed...Good Idea Bob. Taxes are getting way out of hand, we're getting Taxed to Death in Victoria and Canada by all levels of Government. They See us as the only way to pay for everything they want 7 bring in...I thought Govern...Meant managing our Government not Tax the Heck out of us to show they can do anything and everything....Blog Post Coming, as soon as i unload the other Idea i have in my Conscious mind

May 06, 2012 12:30 AM #55
Joye Hollis Ridgeway
AgentOwned Realty, Charleston SC - Charleston, SC
- Homes, Land, Investment, Commercial

Seems to be a nation wide topic.  Applies to everyone, yet the geographics would be different.  Great idea to write about.

May 08, 2012 01:15 PM #56
Shelley Stanford
Colorado Group Realty - Steamboat Springs, CO

Great Idea, we are always getting asked these questions!

May 09, 2012 05:21 AM #57
Rob Minor - Search Fresno Homes for Sale - Fresno Neighborhoods Fresno/Clovis, CA
Keller Williams Realty - Fresno, CA

Yes! Thanks for the info

May 10, 2012 11:17 AM #58
Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Thanks for the tip!  I think I will go to the INSPIRATION more often now.
Have a happy day -

May 19, 2012 02:48 AM #59
Laura Ivy Blessing 512-789-5087
Ivy Blessing Realty LLC - Austin, TX
Above & Beyond Service

Thanks for this blog! Did one for my county and help a seminar earlier last month.

Jun 01, 2012 04:42 AM #60
Duane Johnston
Cutler Real Estate - Warren, OH
Warren, Youngstown and North East Ohio Realtor

Great insperation here.  I do get asked every now and then on how to dispute property taxes.  So I am going to work on a blog for that to see what kind of activity it will get.  Thanks

Jun 03, 2012 11:58 PM #61
James Loftis - West Palm Beach, FL

Here in Broward County Florida, you can go to the Tax assessor web site for the procedure on how to protest

your property taxes.

   I helped my friend protest her and she got a refund check in the mail for over $4,000.

Jun 07, 2012 01:12 AM #62
Frances Anderson
Crye-Leike Realtors - Memphis, TN

Great idea will incorporate this asap. I have always given tax information when asked but to be a resourse for this info is a great way to become the person in the know! Thanks!  

Jun 24, 2012 03:36 AM #63
Jacob Thomas, Weston, Davie, Coopercity, Southwest Ranches, Miramar Realtor
South Florida Estate Homes Inc - Weston, FL
South Florida Estate Homes Inc.

I like the post!!! Great blog

Jul 12, 2012 09:18 PM #64
Rob Rosa
Berkshire Hathaway - Wethersfield, CT
Personal Real Estate Expert

Good reminder on being creative when your intention is to truly help others AND generate leads!  :)

Jul 12, 2012 09:51 PM #65
Knownware M
Knownware - Toronto, ON

Great post!

Jul 23, 2012 07:54 AM #66
Rocky Tkacz
Keller Williams Elite Peninsula - Newport News, VA

Good info even if the time is past, thanks.

Jul 30, 2012 03:25 AM #67
John E. Baldovin
Realty One Group, homes for sale, working with first time buyers - Avondale, AZ
New and Resale Homes, FHA, VA, USDA, Community Pro

Good time to start planing,

Aug 07, 2012 08:51 AM #68
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