Checking the price before agreeing to buy
very expensive (Over budget)Any ideas would help? Thanks"
There seems to be an assumption here that you can appeal to get your taxes lowered on the basis of entering into the contract without having actually reviewed the numbers and factoring it into the expenditures connected to the house. But the only basis I have ever heard of for lowering property taxes is conclusive proof that the assessment is out of line with comparable properties in the neighborhood. Inability to pay the taxes is not viewed by the powers that be as grounds for their reduction. While they may have been able to attempt to negotiate a lower purchase price from the sellers on the basis of the high taxes being a liability on the house, they already set their price. I just can't believe that people enter into contracts for what is probably the largest purchase they will ever make without reviewing all the relevant numbers.
It's like ordering whatever takes your fancy in a jewelry store without checking the prices. When you get the bill, you could hardly expect sympathy for suddenly discovering your purchases cost more than you had anticipated.