Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Property Tax Reduction Deadline is Nov 30th

Property Tax Reduction Deadline is Nov 30th to reduce your taxes due to “Decline of Value”.

If you, or a friend or family member, bought a home in CA between
2003 and 2006, you can probably reduce your property taxes by 10% to 60%, depending on your area. (Location, Location, Location)

The County Tax Assessor must tax properties at the value of the property on January 1st of each year.
You can challenge that San Diego County assessment between July 1st & Nov. 30th. (Other counties may only go to Sept 15th)

The next appeal period is between March 1 and May 30
so you can appeal it again for Jan 2010 comparable sales.

Please be advised that the application will only be effective for the one year appealed. Subsequent years will normally require additional filings.

Here is the information you will need.

Here is the application:

The Assessor will determine the price/value as of Jan 1st, 2009.
If you disagree, then you have to go to the appeals board with your proof.

There are many companies that will assist you with your Property Tax Reduction.
You do not need to use these companies because the data is free.
Sometimes it is more convenient to use a company to assist you. is one.
I have not checked them out but they only charge $49.99.
They also show you the comparables but not the addresses.
All you need to do is click on the following link.

The clients who have bought or sold a property with me are welcome
to receive free comparable sales date from us.
Please call or e-mail your request.  This applies to SD county properties only.

If you are not a client, has comparable data
but it is not as complete or as easy to understand.
Just type in your address and click on "Comparable Data" in the info box.
Your results will display below the map.
Please note that their "Zestimates" can be as much as 30% of in either direction.
Do not use that number, just use the comparable sales.
You may only use sales comparables from November 2008 through
March 2009 as they are only looking at the value as of 1/1/09.

Here is an article in the Newspaper with more info.

Remember, the Property Tax Reduction Deadline is Nov 30th


Dennis Smith, ABR, SRES, e-PRO, CDPE, Realtor® DRE# 00476662
Certified Distressed Property Expert
Taylor Place Real Estate

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