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Helpful Data for Appealing Property Tax Valuation

Helpful Data for Appealing Property Tax Valuation - Laura Levy

Springtime is here! It’s a beautiful time of year in all ways except one…. property tax valuation notices have landed. And this year, those notices have left many of us reeling with valuation increases ranging anywhere from 20 to 100%! I know some of us intend on appealing these notices. Successful appeals usually require proving through analysis of comparable sales, that the assessment is inaccurate. Or your property record may have incorrect information about your home’s size, number of rooms or other key facts. The bottom line is you’ll need to do some homework, so I’m hoping the following helpful data for appealing property tax valuation will make the process a little less work for you.

The appeals process varies slightly depending on whether you live in Boulder or Larimer County.  

Here are links to their websites that describe the steps you need to take:

BOULDER COUNTY

LARIMER COUNTY

Both counties may require you provide comparable properties to prove your case. I’ve created comparable market reports for each region of the Lyons area. The data includes all sales from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2016. This is the same range Boulder County uses for their valuation notices. Please see the valuation notice and appeals information for your county to make sure you’re using valid comparable properties for your appeal. Please ignore the “subject property” in each report. The software required I input a subject property address so that was selected at random. Each area was selected via a mapping tool so some neighborhoods may be combined to scale down the number of reports.

The reports include summary data and all interior and exterior photos of the sold properties to help you compare them to your own. You may view this reports in PDF form, or you can click on the link to view them in presentation mode on your iPad or other smart device. I left the link visible so you could cut/paste into your browser if that is an easier way to view them. The PDF files have a lot of photos and may take a minute or two to load.

These links are “live” so I will update them every week or so to ensure you have the most current information. Just click on the link to open the PDF file. Feel free to print them and share with your neighbors.

If you feel I missed your neighborhood or need more detailed information, don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email. I’m here to help and always happy to help out a neighbor! Good luck!

 

Links to Related News Stories:

  1. http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2017/05/04/how-rising-colorado-home-values-affect-your-tax-payment/310235001/
  2. http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-business/ci_30984912/will-your-boulder-county-property-taxes-skyrocket-next
  3. http://www.timescall.com/news-region-news/ci_30954345/assessor-big-increase-reappraised-boulder-county-property-values

LYONS AREA MARKET REPORTS 2016-2017

TOWN OF LYONS AREA 

 

TOWN OF LYONS – CONDOS AND TOWNHOUSE

 

LYONS VALLEY PARK AREA

 

STONE CANYON NEIGHBORHOOD

 

EAGLE CANYON NEIGHBORHOOD

 

APPLE VALLEY AREA

 

SOUTH SAINT VRAIN AREA / RED GULCH

 

SPRING GULCH / BLUE MOUNTAIN / XBar7

 

BIG ELK MEADOWS AREA

 

PINEWOOD SPRINGS / ESTES PARK ESTATES

 

Disclaimer: This information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Source: IRES MLS. These summary market reports are just meant to provide helpful data as a service to my neighbors and do not reflect any opinion on anyone’s property tax valuation the current market value of your property. If you are considering putting your home on the market and would like a complimentary estimate of today’s market value, please contact me at 303.931.8080 for a more detailed and thorough evaluation of the data and market conditions.