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Old 04-21-2015, 11:01 AM
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Property Taxes!

So I had a covered patio built on the back of my house last year. It's not too substantial, it extends the roof 13 feet, and is 42 feet long (about 500 sq. ft.) . Anyways, they raised the value of my house 62,000$, which made my taxes 1500$ higher!!!! I'm in montgomery county and I've heard it has been the fastest growing county in Texas for the last 4-5 years. I'm feeling it! My taxes have increased 49% over the last 5 years!
Anyone else experienced anything like this? I'm seriously considering moving.
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:05 AM
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Come to MN we can tax you even higher!!!!
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:46 AM
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we have protested our property taxes every year for the past 15 years and got substantial reductions each time. you just have to be diligent and suffer the inconvenience 2 to 3 times. I thin the first time it can be protested online, then they set up a hearing and then usually a second hearing.

We have a unimproved vacant 2+ acre lot next to our home that they have tried to elevate the appraised value up over $70k the past 5 years from $30k ... we fight it every year and the third hearing they finally agree. Just a PITA but worth it.

we are in Williamson county (just north of Austin) which is one of the fastest growing counties in the US.
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:21 PM
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Not sure why you go screwed. I put on a 28 x 27 garage and my taxes barely moved... Thank God!!
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DoubleD - your county auditor just read your post.
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:32 PM
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You might be able to protest county valuation

Howdy:

Our house more than doubled in three years according to the County. There is a process here in WA state where you can have a hearing. In WA it's called the Board of Equalization. We had to pay for an appraisal and brought in some comparables.

We were able to get our value re-set to an appropriate value.

It was a hassle but it might be worth the time to you.

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Old 04-21-2015, 12:33 PM
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:35 PM
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Not sure why you go screwed. I put on a 28 x 27 garage and my taxes barely moved... Thank God!!
It was in my plan to build a 30x40 shop this summer. I already had the site prep done! Needless to say those plans are on hold. It has to be a mistake.... I hope!
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:38 PM
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Howdy:

Our house more than doubled in three years according to the County. There is a process here in WA state where you can have a hearing. In WA it's called the Board of Equalization. We had to pay for an appraisal and brought in some comparables.

We were able to get our value re-set to an appropriate value.

It was a hassle but it might be worth the time to you.

Cheers, Steve.
I protested a couple of times over the last 5 years and did the hearing with the panel of thief's, both times they went down for me.... Saved me a solid 10-15$ a year!
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what are you total property tax's? dont move to IL...you will puke if you see what we pay.
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