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How can my assessment change when I havn't done anything to my property.
General economic conditions in a community affect the value of real estate located there. In times of high demand, property values increase more rapidly and when buyers are scarce property values may rise slowly or even fall. The forces of supply & demand work continuously to affect prices in a free market.
Other factors such as changing interest or inflation rates and property tax laws will influence the value of real estate as well.
Periodically, the local assessor must adhere to State guidelines and “adjust” assessments in each community to “catch-up” with all of these changes. This catch-up period is an attempt to “reset” assessments in the City to reflect recent market changes and is called a Citywide Revaluation

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?