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Property assessment is in, and up!

I'm no expert on property taxes, but we received the latest municipal property assessment recently, and I suppose it's a mixed blessing. It's nice, in theory, that the value of our property is up: if we ever sell, that'll be good.

On the other hand, who likes to pay more tax?

So, I plugged the numbers from the latest assessment into the interweb and came up with the following graph. I don't find it especially informative, but it's nice to look at.

Of course, we could appeal the assessment, but that could backfire. I doubt the assessment assessors assessed our assessment based on a genuine inspection of our particular property. We've made some serious improvements to the property, including replacing the roof, replacing the heat recovery ventilator, landscaping, and extensive cosmetic improvements.

We suspect summoning the assessment re-assessment assessors to our home could reveal an even higher property value. That's the kind of news that'd be nice…