Can I Reduce My Property Taxes?

Is your property assessed incorrectly?  An adjustment in the assessment value of your home could mean lower property taxes.
Some notes from the Omaha Area Board of Realtors:
  • In a perfect world, every property across the county (and the state) would be assessed at its market value, this is the job of the County Assessor in each of Nebraska’s 93 counties. The Nebraska Constitution states that the valuation must be equal and proportionate.
  • If a property’s total assessment exceeds market value, then it is incorrect.
  • There is a process to protest the assessment of your property.  Check out this document from the Omaha Board of Realtors – oabr-tax-assessment-information.

Your Home Archive

I recently spent hours researching my home’s history in the local newspaper. It is amazing what you are able to find and learn about your house. Some times you can even find old line drawings of your home. Your public library has all types of old archived local news. If you live in Omaha here is the process to find out your home’s historical past:

1. Get an Omaha Public Library Card
2. Go to the Omaha Public Library Website:
3.  Once you are on the OPL main page find and click on “Resource Center” —- “Genealogy” — “Historic Omaha World Herald Archives”— “Search”
4. Enter your library card number
5. On the left you will see “Omaha World-Herald Current and Historical”.
6. Type in your address in quotes into the search field
Enjoy your search!