Assess this!

We got our latest tax assessment in the mail yesterday. Many of you have been at our house before. So you are aware that it’s a 1000 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with a carport and a finished basement. Last year, it was worth $298,220. That’s about right, since we refinanced late in the previous year for $325,000. This year, it jumped, nay, leaped to $403,820. For those doing the math, that’s a 35.4% increase of $105660. For comparison’s sake, I’m checking my neighbors’ values. Next door is $22000 less, next door to them is $4000 less than that. The only thing I can figure out is that this year, the assessor actually came into our house to check it out. And he must have gone into the basement after we had finished painting. Because it looks nice. I must admit. Who knew that it was $22000 nice though? Meanwhile, most of our neighbors have newer siding and windows than us, while all we did was good paint jobs on all the rooms. Damn Trading Spaces influence. I’m appealing this crap.

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