Lets Protest and Appeal Those Increases
Hey Laurel Canyon Neighbors! I have built reports that help residents all over Helotes protest their property taxes. Here is this years overall list of homes that have sold in 2021 in Laurel Canyon. The first report is a one-line summary of all the homes, while the second report shows more detail.
I know these values can be shocking if you have not heard yet. I am afraid they are here to stay for awhile. Texas is already a great place to live and others have discovered it is also cost efficient. If you are thinking of selling, feel free to reach out to me with any questions. You can also see my articles and some recent listings at liveplaytexas.com.
How to Use the Laurel Canyon Information to Protest:
- You can find your homes square footage and property appraisal on the Bexar County Appraisal District
- On the Laurel Canyon 2021 list below, note the value and property addresses that are close to or the exact square footage as your home.
- IF NOT EXACT SQUARE FEET…
- Using those selected properties look at the column that says sold/sqft and note that price. Of course, the lower the price per square foot the worse shape it is in, and vise versa.
- Multiply one of the selected sold/sqft by your number of square footage to get as estimate of the value of your home. You can do this for as many properties you want so you can get a range of data.
- IF YOU NEED TO SEND IN AFTER INITIAL PROTEST Print out the selected PROPERTIES on the DETAILED REPORT that match your home best as proof of value as documentation for your appraisal district protest.
- IF YOU NEED TO SEND IN AFTER INITIAL PROTEST Be sure to take pictures of everything wrong with your home to upload for your Notice of Protest.
Disclaimer: This represents an estimated sale price for this property. It is not the same as the opinion of value in an appraisal developed by a licensed appraiser under the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
Now that you have a predicted value for your home you are ready! Visit Bexar County Appraisal District HERE to file your Notice of Protest. Create your Online Portal if you have not done so in past years and follow the steps shown in the infograph.
Next, wait and see what they say. It could be they do not agree with your value assessment and will leave the appraisal value the same. They could come back and offer a reduced assessment that you are satisfied with and will accept.
If you are still not satisfied with your, hopefully reduced, appraisal you will need to Appeal. Last year I heard of may protesting 2 times and they reduced the assessment further without have to appear in person. This could be different this year and they will only accept your protest once before you have to appeal.
Lets keep each other informed so we get an idea of what might benefit us all this year.
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