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Enjoy some posts on market trends, the tax appeal process and resources.

The Lone Ranger & overpaying $800 in Sacramento property taxes

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

“Hi ho Silver”, let’s take a closer look at an Elk Grove property tax situation. This is a real life example we just completed

How a home owner paid us $89.00 to save $1,016 on his property taxes in Sacramento County

Friday, September 24th, 2010

When should a home owner formally appeal his/her property taxes? How do you know if you should dispute the Assessor’s value? The rule of thumb is really simple. If there is enough savings left for you

My $449.02 property tax refund in Sacramento County

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

I shared some good news a few weeks back that Sacramento County refunded me $398.96 after I appealed my 2008 property taxes. Well, yesterday another check arrived in the mail for $449.02 for my 2009 property taxes.

A Decade of Unemployment Rates in Sacramento County

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Put on your economist hat and let’s take a look at the past decade of unemployment rates in Sacramento County based on the month of June.

My property tax refund of $398.96 from Sacramento County

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

After returning from a camping trip to Shaver Lake this past weekend, I was very happy to find a property tax refund check had come in the mail from Sacramento County. 

Success Story: Property Taxes lowered by $200,000

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

We had great news this week again in that a property owner we helped last December just got word that the Sacramento County Assessor has agreed

2010 Property Assessments are posted by Sacramento County

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

We wanted to let you know that the Sacramento County Assessor posted updated 2010 property values on their website yesterday. You ought to have a look at the link below to see if they have assessed

When are new 2010 property tax assessments coming out in Sacramento & Placer County?

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

If you live anywhere in the Greater Sacramento Region and you’re wondering how to lower your property taxes, you’ve come to the right place. Here is our advice though.

Neighborhood Boundaries, Real Estate & Tahoe Park in Sacramento

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Are you in or out? It could make a huge difference in property value (and property taxes) whether you live in a certain neighborhood or not.

A look at REOs & Short Sales: Is the Sacramento real estate market getting healthier?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

How is the Sacramento real estate market doing? Is it getting better or worse? Are there more bank-owned sales right now than in recent years?

Market Trends for the “Anatolia” area of Rancho Cordova: What do you see?

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Here are a couple of trend graphs below for the 95742 zip code of Rancho Cordova. This area is comprised mostly of “Anatolia”, but also consists of a development called “Sunridge”, which is not part of the Anatolia HOA.  You be the appraiser here. What do you see in the trend graphs below when looking […]

Common Questions about Property Taxes in Sacramento County & Beyond

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Home owners and real estate agents ask us property tax questions all the time, so we figured it would be helpful to make a video

Do you need help preparing for your tax appeal hearing?

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Maybe you appealed your taxes on your own and now you have a formal appeals hearing coming up. Do you need some help? We’d be glad to answer

Success Story: Taxes Lowered by $36,622

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Hi Everyone. It’s Ryan here and I wanted to let you know some good news. I am very pleased to have learned last week that the Sacramento County Assessor reduced my property taxes by $36,622

Graph of Sales in 95828 Zip Code of Sacramento

Friday, March 26th, 2010

I thought this might interest anyone living or considering purchasing in the 95828 zip code of Sacramento. What do you see? What stands out to you about this trend graph? All sales are based on information provided in Sacramento MLS (single family detached sales only).