Reappraisals shouldn't be works of fiction

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Many years ago, my wife and I purchased two lots on the lake to build on when we retire.

We built a new house, doing nearly all the finishing work myself to save money.

When I saw the recent lot reassessments I almost had a stroke — nearly DOUBLE?

Worse, my neighbor’s lot, very small but yes, on the lake, went from an appraised value of $175,000 to; get this, $377,000 — for a lot. He’d gladly sell it for that.

I’m trying to sell my other lot and the appraised value is not even close to the county appraisal.

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