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Appealing Your Property Taxes

Appealing Your Property Taxes



Recently the GoodLife Team helped Austin homeowners reduce their home value for Property Taxes by a cumulative $2 million dollars. This means, on average, they saved $833 each. We’ve designed the following tools to assist you in appealing your property taxes.

Should I protest?

Not sure if you should protest your property taxes?

Complete the form to your right, entering the specifics about your home (beds, baths, square feet) and we’ll email you an interactive market snapshot report specific to homes like yours in your neighborhood.

You should strongly consider an appeal if:
  • The values of properties that are selling are lower than your assessed value.
  • The condition of your home is below the condition of homes that are selling for the same as your valuation.

How do I appeal?

For detailed steps and the necessary forms to submit your appeal, click on the appropriate link:

How to Appeal your Property Taxes in Travis County
How to Appeal your Property Taxes in Williamson County

The Travis County article has a lot of comments and questions about the tax appeal process, so check there for many frequently asked questions.

How do I get a more in-depth home valuation?

As your hearing approaches, or if at any point, you need more detailed market comparisons, contact us for a comparative market analysis. It is our pleasure to provide this free service exclusively to the members of our GoodLife Real Estate Network.

Testimonials from Property Tax Appeals

“I just wanted to thank you and Krisstina Wise for your help with our tax protest. We had our informal hearing today and we were able to reduce our appraised value by $30K! I think having all the sale comps and data you provided helped to show we had done our homework.”

“Great news! We got our house level, which was rated higher than the other homes (inappropriately), down to the level of the other houses on our street. They went down to $455 from $492. Your help was absolutely invaluable!!!!! Thanks so much.”

“I went into my informal hearing with information on sales from 2008 and the information that you provided for 2009 through June this year. I was able to show them that homes sold for considerably less that what their appraisal value was. It took about 15 minutes and they ended up lowering my taxes by about $1200 per year right then and there. I think because I had all the information to prove my case I was able to get it taken care of really quickly. So… I don’t even have to go back for the formal hearing. I can’t thank you enough for the information you provided!”

“I just wanted to let you know that I had my TCAD formal hearing today and was able to get my appraisal down from $265k to $230K! I’m not sure how much of a savings that will equate to as far as the property taxes, but regardless, I believe this is way more in line with what it should be. Thank you so much for your help! Your advice and the comps you supplied me armed me with the facts and the confidence I needed to successfully present my case.”

   

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