Property Values Skyrocket For Larimer County Residents

Property Values Skyrocket For Larimer County Residents


INJURED BY A DRIVER WHO REFUSED TO HELP PAY THE VET BILLS. WELL, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU LIVE, PROPERTY VALUES ARE GOING UP ALL OVER COLORADO. SO IF YOU’RE A HOMEOWNER, NO DOUBT YOU’VE NOTICED IT, BUT IN ONE COUNTY, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING THEIR ASSESS.MENTS JUST DON’T MAKE SENSE. IN LARIMER COUNTY HOME VALUES INCREASED 18 PERCENT BETWEEN 2017 AND 2018. A LOT OF PEOPLE ACTUALLY BELIEVE THE ASSESSOR’S OFFICE MADE A MISTAKE. REPORTER: YES, THE NEW NEW ASSESSOR SAYS HIS PREDECESSOR LEFT HIM WITH A MESS. IT’S A TINY PIECE OF MAIL KAY HICKS ALMOST MISSED, IT WAS HER PROPERTY ASSESSMENT. WHEN SHE OPENED IT, SHE WAS SHOCKED. TO ALMOST DOUBLE. REPORTER: KAY AND HER HUSBAND BOUGHT THE HOME FOR $110,000, 24 YEARS AGO. THAT WAS THE PROPERTY VALUE, AND THEY SAID IT WENT UP THIS MONTH. REPORTER: $190,000 IN TWO YEARS, THAT’S A 64 PERCENT INCREASE. I THOUGHT I SHOULD HAVE A PRETTY FANCY HOUSE FOR THAT PRICE. REPORTER: WITH ONLY A FEW WEEKS TO PROTEST, KAY WARNED EVERYONE SHE COULD. I WAS TALKING TO EVERYBODY THAT WOULD LISTEN TO ME. REPORTER: LUCKILY FOR KAY, THE ASSESSOR AGREED. THE INCREASE OF 64 PERCENT WAS TOO HIGH. I WAS JUMPING UP AND DOWN LIKE WOOHOO. THIS IS MY HAPPY LETTER THAT I WON. THEY BROUGHT IT BACK DOWN. REPORTER: MANY OF HER NEIGHBORS DIDN’T EVEN GET THE FIRST LETTER. A REMINDER FOR KAY TO LOOK AT EVERYTHING, AND IF IT SEEMS OFF. YES, PROTEST FOR SURE. REPORTER: AND IT’S NOT LIKELY THE SIZE OF THE LETTER WILL CHANGE SOON, BUT THE ASSESSOR JUST HIRED A BRAND NEW DEPUTY COUNTY ASSESSOR WHO’S VERY EXPERIENCED AND THE RESULTS FROM THE CONSULTANT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE IN THE

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