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Land FAQ

Real Estate Appraisal

What if I own a mobile home but not the land?
My house was not completed as of January 1st. How do you appraise it?
How do you arrive at a value on a house?
Is my house ever depreciated?
My house is 30 years old. Is that taken into consideration?
Are property taxes based on a percentage?
Has anyone actually come out and looked at my property?
Why is IMPROVEMENT shown on my notice when I haven’t made any?
How does the appraisal district determine the value of a home?
How often do you reappraise my property?

What if I own a mobile home but not the land?
We need a request for separate taxation filed with our office. This will allow the Appraisal District to set the mobile home up on an improvement only account that does not have a land value.
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My house was not completed as of January 1st. How do you appraise it?
The improvement is added to the tax roll at the percent of completion as of January 1st.
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How do you arrive at a value on a house?
The house is measured, classified, and depreciated due to its condition and age. It is valued based on the sales of similar properties.
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Is my house ever depreciated?
Yes, but the increase in the fair market value may override the depreciation due to age.
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My house is 30 years old. Is that taken into consideration?
Yes. Age, size, condition and quality of construction are all taken into consideration.
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Are property taxes based on a percentage?
No, they are based on 100% of the fair market value of your property.
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Has anyone actually come out and looked at my property?
Yes, someone has reviewed your property, but it may not have been this year.
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Why is IMPROVEMENT shown on my notice when I haven’t made any?
Improvement on your notice means any structure that is attached to the land. A house is an improvement to the land.
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How does the appraisal district determine the value of a home?
The appraisal district compares a home to similar homes that have sold recently and determines the value accordingly.

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