2020 Is In The Rearview Mirror! But Don’t Forget About The Homestead Exemption!

Written by Joel Gerber. Posted in Homestead Exemption



While everyone is excited to start 2021, don’t put everything from 2020 in the rearview just yet! Remembering to file for the Homestead Exemption will save you money every year you reside in your home.

If you are a Georgia resident who purchased a primary residence in 2020 (or made a prior owned property your primary residence as of December 31, 2020) and that property is located in Bryan, Bulloch, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh or Tattnall Counties, you should file for the Homestead Exemption now. By filing for the Homestead Exemption, you will receive a reduction in your home’s assessed value. You only file the Homestead Exemption one time. Please click your county’s link below for specific information on filing the Homestead Exemption.

If you are a Georgia resident who purchased a primary residence in 2020 (or made a prior owned property your primary residence as of December 31, 2020) and that property is located in Chatham County, please click the Chatham County link below to determine whether it is the right time for you to file the Homestead Exemption. You only file the Homestead Exemption one time. Please understand that the following information is general in nature and may not apply to your specific situation.

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Don’t Be A Slow Poke When It Comes To Addressing The Homestead Exemption

Written by Joel Gerber. Posted in Homestead Exemption, Real Estate



As we all know, certain things just take time. Finding a parking spot at the mall during the holidays, checking out at Walmart, and POA closings, just to name a few. Determining whether to file for the 2020 Homestead Exemption should not be one of them.

For those of you who are a Georgia resident, purchased a primary residence in 2019 (or have made a prior owned property your primary residence as of December 31, 2019) and that property is located in Bryan, Effingham, Liberty, Bulloch, Glynn, Long, Tattnall or McIntosh Counties, you should file for the Homestead Exemption now. By filing for the Homestead Exemption, you will receive a reduction of your home’s assessed value each year going forward as long as you reside in the home as your primary residence.

To file for the Homestead Exemption in these eight counties you will need to bring your driver’s license (showing the new property address) and 2019 utility bill to your respective county tax assessor’s office. The Homestead Exemption must be filed before April 1, 2020. You only need to file for the Homestead Exemption one time.

Alex … I’ll take Homestead Exemption for …

Written by Joel Gerber. Posted in Homestead Exemption, Real Estate



Alex Trebek may know a lot, but even he could end up in jeopardy if he’s not careful when it comes to filing the Homestead Exemption. For those of you who are a Georgia resident, purchased a primary residence in 2018 (or have made a prior owned property your primary residence as of December 31, 2018) and that property is located in Bryan, Effingham, Liberty, Bulloch, Glynn, Long, McIntosh or Tattnall Counties, you are not in jeopardy and you should file for the Homestead Exemption. By filing for the Homestead Exemption, you will receive a reduction of your home’s assessed value each year going forward as long as you reside in the home as your primary residence.

To file for the Homestead Exemption in these eight counties you will need to bring your driver’s license (showing the new property address) and a January utility bill showing service in December 2018 to your respective county tax assessor’s office. The Homestead Exemption must be filed before April 1, 2019. You only need to file for the Homestead Exemption one time.

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