Runnin’ Out of Time, People!
Are you still going to protest your property tax valuation in Larimer County? You better hurry up.
Deadline is Monday June 3.
I just finished 22 of them for friends and clients. Half of them may win. Some of the valuations had a 50% increase; others less than 20% and they are the ones who may lose.
Some of my clients had homes who lost value. No one is asking why. Maybe there was a sale in the neighborhood on a house that teetered on “fix it or tear it down.” Maybe it was just an algorithm glitch. No need to call the county!
A couple of people I’ve talked to thought that having a higher valuation is helpful for a possible future sale of your house. Not really. Others complained about paying an additional $20 a month in property taxes. Remember where most taxes are going—school, library, and health districts—making our county a smart and healthy place to live.
Larimer County residents have seen substantial increases in their home values, and it continues. You are fortunate to own a home here. But it’s your right to protest your home valuation. Just make sure you’re not wasting your time.
Reductions in Property Taxes for Seniors and Disbaled Vets
I told people about this a hundred times (or at least 5x’s). If you are over 65 and have lived in your home for 10 years or more, get the Senior Exemption which lowers your property taxes. Also, if you are a disabled vet, you are also eligible for a reduction in your property taxes. Deadline is July!