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Old 04-20-2009, 12:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Mine went up a bunch too. It always does. We have to go fight it every year.
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Mine went up a bunch too. It always does. We have to go fight it every year.
How does that work out for you? How do you fight it? On what grounds?
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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I protested mine last year, got mine down big time, and still got a decrease this year. HOOOOOOray for the democratic way. For once the underdog came out ok. My overall taxes went down another $75 for the year.
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I protested mine last year, got mine down big time, and still got a decrease this year. HOOOOOOray for the democratic way. For once the underdog came out ok. My overall taxes went down another $75 for the year.
How is it hoooray for the democratic way, when mine went up almost 8%???
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Old 04-20-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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Such inconsistencies drive me crazy. It is as if I am subsidizing the value of the more expensive homes in my neighborhood!!!

Welcome to socialism, my friend.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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How does that work out for you? How do you fight it? On what grounds?
Part of what we fight is that it's not 100% complete. We built it ( still are) our selfs. We take pictures every year. I'll have to check the others in our area this time. They got us for an increase of $50,000.00 this time and we've made no improvements at all ( been camping to much! It's a bunch of little stuff. They have us down as having two sheds when I only have one..small amount but every bit helps.


I have no doubt that we will win, we always do. it's just having to go down every year.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:08 PM
 
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Every home that I've looked at in my neighborhood went down a little (roughly 1%), whereas ours went up 1%. Any idea what might've caused that?

Also, if you appeal, can they actually increase your assessed value if they find it was too low? Our value is significantly lower than what I think it would actually sell for. I'm tempted to appeal and use the "hey look, every other house went down while ours went up, what gives?" defense, but if they actually did a full appraisal, that could definitely bite me in the butt.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Every home that I've looked at in my neighborhood went down a little (roughly 1%), whereas ours went up 1%. Any idea what might've caused that?

Also, if you appeal, can they actually increase your assessed value if they find it was too low? Our value is significantly lower than what I think it would actually sell for. I'm tempted to appeal and use the "hey look, every other house went down while ours went up, what gives?" defense, but if they actually did a full appraisal, that could definitely bite me in the butt.
I think so ....be careful.
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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Welcome to socialism, my friend.
My thought exactly!!!
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:23 PM
 
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My plan is to take in the comps for the other houses in the community that are MUCH nicer than mine, my sales contract showing the purchase price and the information on the lots - showing mine to be one of the smallest in the neighborhood at .24 acre and the value being the same as the largest in the neighborhood at .75 acre. It seems as though since I just bought last year - at the least my value shouldn't be more than my purchase price given the state of the housing market for homes $300K + in Stone Oak - which isn't good right now.
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