Finally convinced my FIL to submit the paperwork to get the house reassessed so we can lower our taxes. We are buying off him, so it is still in his name until we have forked over all the money. The house was on the market for 5 years before he purchased it and the county has it assessed at over twice what he paid for it. So, naturally, we want the taxes lowered. It took some convincing since he wanted us to have equity in the home already. Our taxes just went up another $2k per year though, so he finally gave in.
Here is to hoping the county auditor doesn't try to stick it to us!