What kinds of improvements add to market value?

Generally, improvements that increase the sale price of a property will also increase the assessor's market value. The following are typical improvements that will increase the assessor's value of a property:

  • Added rooms or garages
  • Basement/lower level finishing
  • Significant remodeling, especially in kitchens or bathrooms
  • Replacing old siding or windows with modern products
  • Adding central air conditioning or fireplaces

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1. What is market value?
2. How does the Assessor determine market value?
3. How close to actual value does the Assessor need to be?
4. How come values go up each year when no improvements are made to the property?
5. What kinds of improvements add to market value?
6. Will making repairs increase the estimated market value?
7. What can I do if the estimated market value or property classification is wrong?
8. What are the requirements for homestead?
9. Does an increase in estimated market value always mean an increase in property tax?