Understanding Property Revaluation
Revaluation is the process of reappraising all properties within a county for tax assessment purposes. It is required by law at least once every eight years in North Carolina and once every five years in South Carolina. The process has two objectives: value properties at current market prices, and equitably distribute the cost of local government among the property owners.
Revenues used to fund schools, police, fire protection, libraries, parks and other public services are derived from the tax rate applied to the estimated market value of your property. Over time, the real estate market changes - up or down, depending on location and other factors. As time elapses, the assessed values of some properties are further from true market value. Such occurrences create inequities among assessments. In order for properties to be assessed equitably, reappraisals are needed to reflect the current fair market value of all properties.
A Realtor can help you understand property valuation and determine if your revaluation is equitable. A Realtor can also help you understand how your home's assessed value may impact a future sale.
SOURCE: 1 - NC Dept. of Revenue list, 2 - Franklin County Tax Assessor, 3 - Granville County website, 4 -
Greenville County website, 5 - Lancaster County Tax Assessor, 6 - Oconee County website, 7 - Pickens County website,
8 - Spartanburg County website, 9 - York County website, 10 - Guilford County website
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