Fighter, Both Buyer and Seller in Southwest Ranches, FL

Need help with sales history for 2008 in Southwest Ranches, fighting property taxes on 2.5 acre lot based on values as January 2009. Can you help?

Asked by Fighter, Southwest Ranches, FL Mon May 10, 2010

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I was able to challenge and change (lower) taxes on one of my properties.
I used a company specializing in challenging Tax Assessments.
Call me and I'll give you the company' contact info, if you wish.
They will be able to tell you, upfront, if you have any chances....

Meir Aloni & Team

CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)

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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 26, 2012
If you own land in Southwest Ranches, the land values have declined considerably from peak market prices.
Call the broward county property appraiser office.
Susan Penn, PA
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 8, 2010
Hello Fighter,

There are two basic ways of challenging your assessment. Let's go through the easiest way first. Go on which is the property appraiser's web site. Look up your property. Verify everything is correct. If you have an improvement click on the see sketch tab on the right side. Make sure the information they have is correct. It's very hard to contest assessment for residential properties HOWEVER if they've made a mistake on your property they will correct it. Now to the hard part. There are 3 ways you can beat an assessment. First, they missed some sales (very unlikely as they have every sale in the county). Second, they used sales that were actually unqualified (very unlikly as they verify all sales). Thrid they used bad sales. This CAN happen. If there are no sales in your subdivision and they use sales from a nearby project that's superior to yours you could have a higher valuation than you should. This one is hard to prove. If you look at the sales history of your property you'll see above it "search subdivision sales". Click on that and all the sales in your subdivision will appear. Sort them by date. This only works in a large subdivision with a lot of activity but if you look for the sales with a Q, those are the sales they used in determining valuation. The best thing to do is call them. They're actually pretty good at explaining the valuation process.
Good Luck

Gary Benson
Keyes Company
Cell: 561-445-2331
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 10, 2010
Have you tried searching on the Broward County Property Appraisers website?

Let me know if you have any luck with that.
Best regards,
Stefanie Cohen
Prudential Florida Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 10, 2010
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