Zillow Advice: Housing Market - Where can I get the sufficient amount of data to appeal for my property taxes? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-get-the-sufficient-amount-of-data-to-appeal-for-my-property-taxes/274052/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate local realtor or assessors ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-get-the-sufficient-amount-of-data-to-appeal-for-my-property-taxes/274052/ local <a href="http://www.zillow.com/directory/real-estate-agents/">realtor</a> or assessors office they usually want to see pure sales from the beginning of the year usually before april 1 of the year. Not distressed sales (foreclosures,short sales,etc.) Sun, 20 Sep 2009 17:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-get-the-sufficient-amount-of-data-to-appeal-for-my-property-taxes/274052/ 2009-09-20T17:16:00Z Our court house requires ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-get-the-sufficient-amount-of-data-to-appeal-for-my-property-taxes/274052/ Our court house requires an appraisal within the last year!&nbsp; Sun, 20 Sep 2009 16:58:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-get-the-sufficient-amount-of-data-to-appeal-for-my-property-taxes/274052/ 2009-09-20T16:58:00Z while worthwhile, this is ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-get-the-sufficient-amount-of-data-to-appeal-for-my-property-taxes/274052/ while worthwhile, this is going to be time consuming. &nbsp;You will have to weed out all Distressed sales <strong>(Short Sales, <a href="http://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/fore_lt/">Foreclosures</a>, Bank owned properties, etc..)</strong><br/><br/>Pasco county was a bit of a problem with its assessed values but this year, they properly plummeted.<br/><br/>another issue for you to consider is, are you in <strong>'Save Our Homes'</strong> which limits how much your house will go up, AND down? Sun, 20 Sep 2009 04:01:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-get-the-sufficient-amount-of-data-to-appeal-for-my-property-taxes/274052/ 2009-09-20T04:01:00Z I succcesfully appealed my ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-get-the-sufficient-amount-of-data-to-appeal-for-my-property-taxes/274052/ I succcesfully appealed my own home&nbsp;tax assesment about four years ago deriving all of the information from county tax records.&nbsp; The county I live in, Fairfax, VA. has the tax records available on the internet.&nbsp; If your county has this too, the job is fairly easy.&nbsp; Just find the most comparable homes to yours in the same neighborhood (if possible).&nbsp; If the sold price is lower your assesment you&nbsp;have a good arguement.&nbsp; If your county doesn't have these records available on the internet, another way is to go to the county courthouse and do a manual search, not as easy, but do-able.&nbsp; I hope this helps.&nbsp; Good Luck! Mon, 31 Aug 2009 19:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Where-can-I-get-the-sufficient-amount-of-data-to-appeal-for-my-property-taxes/274052/ 2009-08-31T19:30:00Z