Originally published in Helium.com, December 14, 2011
For homeowners, the actual cost of owning a home is more than just a monthly mortgage payment. Even if your home is paid off, you still aren’t in the clear financially. Property taxes are a part of the package, and sometimes, this ongoing expense can become a homeowner’s biggest nightmare. But, if you are savvy about managing your property taxes, you have a good chance of reducing the cost significantly.
Below is an eight-point checklist for managing property taxes, including steps you can take to maximize your tax savings.