Happy Spring… time of crazy Colorado weather and rejuvenation. It’s a beautiful time of year in all ways except one…. those dreaded property valuation notices have landed once again. I’m stunned at some of the valuation increases I’m hearing about from my Lyons neighbors. If you’d like to appeal your recent valuation, you’ll need the data I’m providing in this blog post.
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:
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 June 30, 2018 through June 30, 2020. 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 at Laura.email@example.com. I’m always happy to help out a neighbor! Good luck!
Links to Related News Stories:
LYONS AREA MARKET REPORTS 2018-2020
TOWN OF LYONS AREA
TOWN OF LYONS – CONDOS AND TOWNHOUSE
LYONS VALLEY PARK AREA
STONE CANYON AREA / EAGLE RIDGE
STEAMBOAT VALLEY NORTH
EAST LYONS / HIGHWAY 66 / RABBIT MOUNTAIN (Address may be Longmont)
APPLE VALLEY AREA / EAGLE CANYON / STEAMBOAT MTN (GROOVER)
ALLENSPARK / HIGHWAY 7 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 most recent data and 2021 market conditions.