Friday, April 3, 2009

Did you know you can challenge your tax bill?

Did you know you can challenge your tax bill?


In Hampton Roads cities many homes are being appraised for less than there tax value for the first time in years. If you are in an area of declining value and you have proof or believe your tax assessment is to high you can call your city real estate assessor's office to point out the discrepancy and challenge the assessment.


We all know lower taxes and lower interest rates can give us the lowest possible payment and many are taking advantage of refinancing their homes. In the past year, the median price for homes in South Hampton Roads has dropped 7.4 percent, according to our mls, Real Estate Information Network REIN, the Virginia Beach-based multiple listing service. Sales of existing homes also have fallen to unusually low levels.


For those of you looking to save money, after finding a qualified loan officer to assess whether you can or should refinance your home, do not forget to consider reviewing your tax bill and home owners insurance policy. Reducing these costs can save you hundreds more dollars a month. Or often times error such as wrong room sizes, square footage adjustments, and additions can be updated to make the bill more accurate.


To contact your local assessor in the seven cities click your city link;


CHESAPEAKE


NORFOLK


HAMPTON


PORTSMOUTH


NEWPORT NEWS


SUFFOLK


This info brought to you by


The Hampton Roads Real Estate Lady!


Dee Dee Jones


Wainwright Real Estate


http://DJonesSellsHomes.com



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