If you are a home owner there is a high likelihood that you are paying more in property taxes than you ought to be paying. Therefore it makes sense that you might want to learn how to reduce such taxes, specifically your own.
The amount of property taxes you owe to the United States or Canada is supposed to depend on the market value of the property. In an ideal world, the value of a given property would be in black and white, in other words, perfectly easy to determine precisely.
The reality is, however, that many variables exist that to affect the real market value of a property, and the evaluation process is likely to evaluate property tax evaluators.
Once you think your property is incorrectly evaluated, the next step in reducing your land taxes is to determine what is the current value of your property. Then you must compare this with the valued value indicated in the current records.
You can determine the market value of your property for yourself by comparing the official values of houses similar to these, adjusting these assessments for obvious differences that can affect the value.
If you know a real estate broker who might help you, he or she is likely aware of similar properties, including recent sales of properties similar to yours. This information can be used to support your case for a property tax reduction.