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Check to see if property tax assessment can be reduced
|June (every 3 years)|
NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Tax Assessment are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.
If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Tax Assessment.
Check the Internet, newspaper, real estate listings, etc. to see if the market values of properties in your area have come down. You can also check tax records at your City or Town Hall for valuations around your neighborhood.
If your believe that values indeed have come down, then contact your local tax assessor about re-evaluating and lowering your property tax assessment. Be careful, however.
If in fact your property values haves gone up since your last assessment, you could end up being assessed a higher value.
Saving Money (beyond energy)
The benefits of this task can be high if housing prices have been going down, but can work against you if housing prices have been going up.
The cost of this task is very low. It is estimated that this task should only take about 30 minutes to complete, and the task is relatively easy to do.