Paying property taxes is not one of the joys of homeownership.
Those necessary — but often hefty — payments cost the average American household $2,127 a year, and helps to fund local governments and schools.
That annual levy is even higher in states such as New Jersey or Illinois, which are among the highest average tax rates.
No matter where you live, you likely wish you paid less. Here are a few steps you can take to cut your property taxes.