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July 21, 2018

Improve your chances of success. Avoid these 10 mistakes and you are on your way to successful hearing at an Ohio Board of Revision hearing.

July 16, 2018

Several Ohio counties will be announcing new real estate values for the 2018 tax year. Don't miss an opportunity to save money.

March 17, 2018

Landlords have to comply with many laws, whether set out by the federal, state, county or city governments. One such requirement in Ohio requires landlords to register residential rental property in certain counties.

March 9, 2018

This article educates real estate investors about real estate taxes and how an investor might challenge an overvalued asset.

February 14, 2018

Realtors are in a special position to help clients save money. Clients who have purchased real estate since January 1, 2015 might be able to save hundreds or thousands of dollars by challenging the county's valuation of their real estate.

January 11, 2018

Have You Challenged Your Property Valuation Lately? ​ If you have not challenged your real estate valuation in several years, you might be missing out on an opportunity to save yourself or your business some money. In Ohio, real estate is valued by the local County Auditor (or by the Fiscal Officer in Cuyahoga or Summit Counties). Then, each property owner is issued a tax bill that assesses the real estate by a certain percentage. Every one of Ohio’s counties has dozens of individual taxing authorities that can each set their own tax rate. There are approximately 600 school districts in the St...

December 11, 2017

In Ohio, property owners can make simple mistakes on a tax valuation complaint (DTE Form 1). These mistakes can can be costly.

November 1, 2017

In Ohio, if you think your 2017 property tax valuation is too high, you have until March 31st to challenge the county's value.   And if you have not challenged your real estate valuation in three years or more, then you might be missing out on an opportunity to save money.  In Ohio, real estate is valued by the local County Auditor (or by the Fiscal Officer in Cuyahoga or Summit Counties). Then, each property owner is issued a tax bill that assesses the real estate by a certain percentage.  Ohio's 88 counties either reappraise or revalue each parcel of land every three years. To get...

October 17, 2017

If any of the following scenarios applies, you should evaluate the accuracy of your real estate’s assessed value. You purchased real estate within the last two years. In Ohio, a recent, arm’s length sale price can be the best evidence of the real estate’s fair market value. Compare the sale price to the County's value. Your real estate has been listed for sale for an extended period of time and you have received little or no interest from the market. Your broker is an expert and has a very good idea of the property’s market value. Compare the asking price to the County's value. You...

September 21, 2017

A recent legislative change alters the appeal process once the Board of Tax Appeals renders its decision on real estate valuation cases.

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