I'm trying to get my paperwork together to appeal our new assessment but of course they make it so difficult. Based on the new assessed value, our taxes will go up about $1,000 next year provided that the tax rate doesn't chance (of course I'm sure that will increase as well) so I'm really trying to get our assessed value closer to what it should be. A referendum was just voted in to tear down our library and build a new one so that increase will take effect next year and several years later. The county says that they base it on sales from 2005-2007 so I'm pulling sales from that time to compare. Right now, we have 2 homes on our block the same as mine on the market for over $100,000 LESS then what they say is our "fair market value" and a third one a few blocks away. I'm looking for any help or advice. Thanks!