Before You Get Started
Do you currently own or have you previously owned a Homestead property in Florida?
If so, you should use our free tool Portability Pros to check for Portability related problems before getting a full property tax analysis. It only take a few seconds and is 100% FREE
Florida Homestead Check For Homeowners
The Benefits of a Florida Homestead Check™
Homestead Checks™ are becoming a standard process when buying or selling a home in Florida. When selling a home it will spot any valuation problems and show you how to maximize the amount of portability available to transfer to your next home. When buying a home it helps you file for Homestead correctly, bring over the maximum amount of portability from your previous home (if you had one), and identify all of the exemptions that you are currently eligible for.
A Homestead Check gives you a simple set of instructions to follow with links to all the needed forms and ensures you get all the savings available to you
Identify Homestead law related issues like low market value, high assessed value, missed portability, and missed exemptions that can add up to as much as $10,000 per year.
Get access to our propert tax experts, the Homestead Counselors™, to answer any questions as well the Homestead Doctors™ if you want us to fix a problem on your behalf.
Start Your Property Tax Analysis
Just enter some basic information about yourself, your current property or the property you are buying, and the address your former home in Florida (if you had one). Our advanced algorithms will then process your information against our databases and the county tax rolls to identify issues and opportunities for property tax savings.
Get Your Homestead Check™ Report
You will receive your property tax analysis report via email within minutes. It will identify tax-saving opportunities like low market value or high assessed value on the tax rolls, missed portability savings from prior homes, and your eligibility for the many special exemptions. Your report will also provide step by step instructions for achieving the savings found.
Get Your Personal Consultation
Your Homestead Check™ also includes a 30-minute one-on-one consultation with one of our Florida property tax specialists. They will walk you through your report and help you understand any issues identified and the process for fixing them. Simply call SUN-TAX-SAVE and follow the prompts to enter your authorization code and get started.
Many people think that if they “file for Homestead” that they are covered and will get all of the savings that they should get. Unfortunately, this is for the most part not true
What Does a Homestead Check™ Look For?
Low Market Value
When the market value of your home on the tax rolls is significantly less than what your home is worth. If not corrected this will rob you of portability you can transfer to your next home.
High Assessed Value
When the assessed value of your property on the county tax rolls is higher than the true market value of your home. This will result in your property being taxed at a higher rate than it should be.
Did you know that all senior citizens with an income under about $30k get another $50,000 exemption? There are dozens of additional property tax exemptions that you could be eligible for.
Calculates how much you have accumulated in Portability savings since filing for Homestead. Portability savings are capped at $500,000 and reduce the taxable value of your next home in Flordia.
Have you owned more than one home in Florida? If the answer is "yes" then you have probably accumulated portability savings that are just sitting around waiting to be claimed by filing a simple form.
It's always a good idea to make sure that the $50,000 standard Homestead exemption is active on the county's property records. We search the current county records to make sure your Homestead is active.