We have been bombarded from friends and past clients lately regarding the recent notice that was mailed out last week regarding property taxes.

So, we decided to send out some information that we hope you will find helpful.

TO DISPUTE OR NOT DISPUTE

You need to first decide if the proposed 2015 value of your home is accurate. If it is, you don't have to do anything.

However, if you don't agree, you can formally dispute:

1. By going on line at www.fiscalofficer.cuyahogacounty.us

2. Mailing in the response form that was sent to you.

3. Attending an informal meeting in person.

All of these scenarios require you to provide documentation to support your claim. A recent appraisal is likely the best but if cost or time constraints won't allow this, there is other documentation you can provide such as:

Recent purchase agreement

Contractor estimates for deferred maintenance along with pictures

Recent sales of comparable properties

The last item is where we come in as we can provide that to you at no charge.

Let us know if you need our help.

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Oh, by the way, we are looking to grow our business. If you know of anyone looking to buy or sell a home, PLEASE give us their name and number so we can contact them. We promise to be a positive reflection of you and treat them like family.

We can be reached at 216-403-9189 or simply hit reply and send us your contacts information.

Thank you so much for thinking of us.