What will happen to my value if I improve my property?

Generally speaking, improvements that increase the market value or selling price of a property will increase the Assessor's estimated market value. The following are typical improvements that will increase the market value of your property:

  • Added rooms or garages
  • Basement or lower level finishing
  • Extensive remodeling
  • Replacing old siding or windows
  • Substantial updating of kitchen or bath

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1. Why does the Assessor's Office exist?
2. Who determines my property tax?
3. What factors affect my property taxes?
4. Why has my property value changed?
5. Does a change in market value mean that my taxes will change?
6. How does the Assessor determine the estimated market value?
7. Are there any limits as to how much the estimated market value of my property can change in one year?
8. Does the estimated market value increase at the same rate on all properties?
9. Can the estimated market value change even if the appraiser has not been inside my property?
10. What will happen to my value if I improve my property?
11. Will my value go up if I repair my property?
12. Which Assessor assesses my property?