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What will happen to my assessment if I improve my property?
Generally speaking, improvements that make your home more appealing to potential buyers will result in an increased willingness to pay more for the property than they otherwise would.
If buyers are willing to pay more for your property after the improvements are complete, the assessment must be adjusted to match the new category of “nicer” homes you now compare well to.

Improvements that typically will increase the market value of your home include an increase to the living area, new or expanded garage, substantial modernization of kitchens or baths, central air conditioning, fireplaces, or extensive remodeling among others.

Frequently Asked Assessor Questions

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1. What does an Assessor do?
2. How does the assessor value property?
3. What if I think my assessment might not be correct?
4. How do I know if my assessment is fair?
5. If after discussing my assessment with the Assessor's office staff I still think the assessment is not correct, what should I do?
6. What is the Board of Review
7. What happens after the Board of Review makes its decision?
8. What is a "Valid" or Market Sale?
9. Do the market values of all properties change at the same rate and over the same time frame?
10. Why do assessors avoid considering foreclosure or estate sales when calculating assessments.
11. What is a Revaluation?
12. Will I be notifieed if there is a change in my assessment?
13. How can my assessment change when I havn't done anything to my property.
14. Can my assessment change in the years between citywide revaluations?
15. What will happen to my assessment if I improve my property?
16. I have recently built a new home. Will cost to build my property be considered when my assessment is calculated?
17. I have a refinance appraisal- Will you change my assessment to the appraiser's value?