Sunday, December 11, 2016

Indianapolis 2016 Christmas & Hanukkah Holiday Fun Page

Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish friends!

Even if you're not Jewish, here's how to make some great latkes & other goodies

Gingerbread Pancakes

The Jolly Days Winter Wonderland at the Indianapolis Children's Museum is always filled with fun and frolic this time of year. Yes, there's nothing that this mom and Indianapolis real estate agent loves to do more than   take her kids to this hotspot for an afternoon of caroming down the Yule Slide and "ice skating" in our socks! 

The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century. 

Enjoy the Beautiful Voice of Josh Groban

Thinking About Buying or Selling an Indianapolis House in 2017?

Monday, December 5, 2016

Indiana County Auditor Contact Info (Phone): File 2016 Property Tax Exemption

by Lisa Treadwell

The Indy Real Estate Experts at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Indiana Realty, and Security Title Services remind you that you have until December 31, 2016 to file your property tax exemptions for Indiana homeowners.

Remember to file your tax exemptions if you bought or refinanced a home this year...your taxes could double if you don't!

Contact us for help or call your county Auditor's Office listed below.

You may also text me at 317-246-9966 for a list of the county auditor numbers.

Filing Indiana Homestead Exemption or Mortgage Exemption

Thinking About Buying or Selling an Indianapolis House in 2017?

Sunday, December 4, 2016

2016 Marion County/Hamilton County, Indiana Property Tax Exemption Information: Homestead and Mortgage

by Lisa Treadwell

Did you buy a house in Indiana or refinance in 2016? Would you like to potentially cut your tax bill in half? Say yes!

If so, you have only until December 31, 2016 to file your property tax exemptions in Marion and Hamilton counties. The clock is ticking and the busiest time of year is now here, so don't let this important opportunity fall by the wayside!

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The two most common exemptions are the homestead and the mortgage exemption (Other types of property tax exemptions include old age and veteran's, among others). Just by filing the homestead and the mortgage exemptions, homeowners can cut their property taxes in half. 

Text Me (Lisa) at 317-246-9966 for a List of Indiana County Auditors

Conversely, if you purchased a property where the exemptions were filed with the previous owner and you (the new buyer) fail to file your exemptions by Dec. 31, your taxes could double! Did you hear that? Double! Ouch.

Don't forget: If you refinance or have a deed change at any time, you will also need to re-file these deductions.

Information on Property Tax Exemptions in Indianapolis & Marion County

As an Indianapolis Realtor, one of the questions I'm most frequently asked when I broach this subject is: "What do I need to bring and where do I need to bring it?"

You (the buyer) will need the closing packet you received from the title company (or at least your HUD statement, Mortgage, and Deed).

City of Indianapolis and Marion County Auditor's Office

Where you go will depend on what county the property is located in. In most cases, it will be the county auditor's office in either the county courthouse and/or city/county building.

The Marion County Auditor's Office encourages you to complete the application online, but you may also complete it in person or by mail.

Auditor's Real Estate office 
City-County Building, 200 E. Washington St., Suite 841. 
Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday  Phone:(317) 327-4646. 

Marion County Property Tax Exemptions

Partially Disabled Veteran Exemption
Totally Disabled Veteran
Old Age

Hamilton County, IN Property Tax Exemption Information