My wife and I are looking to bid on a short sale house that sold for $165,000 4 years ago and is now listed at $123,000. The auditor's site says the house is appraised at $166,000 but in the condition it's in I think that's WAY too high. The property taxes are $3300/year for the house but looking at houses similar to this one they should be more like $2400-$2600. Is it possible to contact the auditor's office or anyone else and have the appraisal dropped in hopes of lowering property taxes? Or will they laugh at me and continue to eat their Grape Nuts?