Ad Valorem Advocates, LLC is dedicated to helping homeowners understand and navigate through the property tax abatements system. Our Homeowners Guide To Property Tax Abatements will show you in a step-by-step manner, how to qualify for and effectively file a property tax abatements, including how to present and negotiate your abatements application with your local tax assessor or tax appeal board.

The Guide was written by a property tax abatement professional with more than twenty years of experience in this field, including over three thousand successful property tax abatements. He has developed a "How To" guide for typical homeowners which is written in plain English, and explains in a no-nonsense fashion how to ensure that homeowners pay no more than their fair share of property taxes.

The Two Most Common Reasons You Could Be Paying Too Much in Property Taxes

If you are going to invest the time and effort in challenging your property tax bill, you should understand the most effective, time-tested way to go about detecting and fixing the two most common reasons you could be paying too much in property taxes:

Tax Bill Overvalues Your House

We are in the midst of one of the biggest declines in residential real estate in the last twenty years. Your home value is most likely less than it was a year ago. Since the value of your home is the primary basis for establishing your property tax, you must rely on your assessor to accurately reflect YOUR home's diminishing value in the assessment. Did the assessor get your property tax value or "assessment" right? The Guide shows you the best and most time-tested way to know...and do something about it.

Assessor Has Inaccurate Information About Your House

The assessor must keep track of many thousands of details in establishing property tax assessments. This is a yeoman's task, and sometime errors are made which can result in an inflated tax bill. The Guide shows you what mistakes to look for, and how to have them corrected.

Not Legal Advice

This website and The Homeowner's Guide To Property Tax Abatement provide information designed to assist homeowners in navigating through the property tax system. The material therein is not and should not be considered legal advice or a substitute for legal advice. Although we go to great lengths to make sure our information is accurate and useful, it is offered for informational purposes only. You are advised to consult your attorney if you have legal questions pertaining to property taxes, or if you want professional assurance that our information, and your interpretation of it, is appropriate to your particular situation.