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Old 06-13-2012, 01:56 PM
 
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Should I be concerned about a scheme here?

I appealed my DeKalb County tax assessment in 2010. They rightfully dropped the assessed value. Without appeal, they dropped the assessed value substantially again in 2011 and 2012. BUT, here is the rub... While the assessed "building value" has decreased by 60% in the past three years, the assessed "land value" has increased by 45%.

Something just seems fishy. (And I don't trust anything DeKalb County does.) Would you be concerned?
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:55 PM
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Should I be concerned about a scheme here?

I appealed my DeKalb County tax assessment in 2010. They rightfully dropped the assessed value. Without appeal, they dropped the assessed value substantially again in 2011 and 2012. BUT, here is the rub... While the assessed "building value" has decreased by 60% in the past three years, the assessed "land value" has increased by 45%.

Something just seems fishy. (And I don't trust anything DeKalb County does.) Would you be concerned?
Dekalb assessments are screwed up this year, and the county has acknowledged the problem. It's been one of the biggest news stories of the week.
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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Dekalb assessments are screwed up this year, and the county has acknowledged the problem. It's been one of the biggest news stories of the week.
No, this isn't part of that issue. The increase in land value and decrease in building value happened over the past two years. I honestly didn't notice it because the overall assessment has been going down. This is something else.
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:40 PM
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No, this isn't part of that issue. The increase in land value and decrease in building value happened over the past two years. I honestly didn't notice it because the overall assessment has been going down. This is something else.
Sorry, I misunderstood your scenario.
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