Why did my valuation change from the prior year’s valuation more (or less) than my neighbor’s?
Market value changes occur in many forms. From year to year economic conditions and local factors change and influence the values of different classes of property in different ways. Buyers have different requirements and these requirements sometimes change from year to year. Renovations may have been performed on a property that would cause a change in assessed value different from a similar property that did not undergo renovations.

A recent inspection by the Assessor’s office also may have contributed to a change in assessed value, perhaps adding something that had been missed or reducing something that was overstated. Your style or size or land area or other factor(s) may differ from your neighbor’s and that caused the valuation changes to differ.

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1. Where can I find the detail on my property?
2. What do the assessors look at when determining an assessment?
3. How do I know if my valuation is fair and equitable?
4. How can my assessed value increase (or decrease) when I did not do anything to the property in 5 years and I am not selling the property?
5. What will happen if I put an addition on my property? Are the actual construction costs of a new home used to determine the new assessment?
6. Why did my valuation change from the prior year’s valuation more (or less) than my neighbor’s?
7. I think my assessment is out of line with my neighbor’s property, whose property is assessed lower. What do I do if I want my assessment to be as low as theirs?
8. I recently purchased my home for a price which is different than the valuation for this year. How is this possible?