Ways to Lower Your Property Taxes in Houston

The methods that local governments use to assess property tax differ from municipality to municipality. The first thing you need to do, in order to find ways to lower your property taxes, is to find out how the municipality in which you reside determines property value.

Review you property tax information. The municipality that governs your property tax, in most instances this is the county or parish, keeps records on your property. These records include information such as size, square footage and number of rooms. To verify the accuracy of this information, you should review it. The Nettles & Co Property Tax Consulting has been working hard to reduce the burden of property taxes for individuals, investors, asset managers, banks, and realtors.

You should be aware that major home improvements like building a pool, as well as building a shed will increase your property taxes. This list can include property improvements such as replacement windows, vinyl siding or aluminum siding, painting and fencing.

You might consider limiting the appeal of your home if it is to be assessed. Interior improvements such as new flooring or appliances are also discouraged before the assessor arrives.

Many homeowners allow their tax assessors to walk around the property while they undergo a tax assessment. Instead, have your assessor take you on a guided tour of the property, pointing out both the negative and the positive aspects.