I've heard you develop values by computer, is this correct?

Just as in many other fields, computers are useful in the assessment process. Assessors are trained to look for relationships between property characteristics and market value. By coding these characteristics and studying sale prices, assessors can estimate value by developing formulas and models. Computers are much faster and are capable of advanced analysis in this area.

Despite these capabilities, common sense and assessor judgment are always required to verify assessments. Assessors most familiar with the neighborhoods and properties review all assessments.

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1. What is the assessment cycle for real estate?
2. Why do assessed values change?
3. How is property assessed?
4. What is market value?
5. I've heard you develop values by computer, is this correct?
6. How often does Mecklenburg County assess?
7. Does the Assessor determine the tax rate and the real estate tax?
8. How can I calculate the tax on my assessed property?
9. Does Mecklenburg County offer tax relief for the elderly or military veterans?
10. Does the county offer real estate tax relief for disabled veterans?
11. Why have a property tax?
12. My house wasn't complete on July 1st; how was it valued?
13. What if I change my address?
14. How can I change the ownership on my property?
15. My re-assessment notice or tax bill shows land value and improvement value, but I didn't make any improvements. Why do I have an improvement value?
16. Does Mecklenburg County have a GIS website?
17. Where can I search assessment and ownership information?