lake norman real estate, Property Tax Rates

Lake Norman’s Mecklenburg County Tax Revaluation Flaws Addressed by State Lawmakers

Lake Norman waterfront home in Cornelius

 North Carolina law requires that all real property be assessed at fair market value as of January 1st of a revaluation year.  Each county in North Carolina has a revaluation every 8 years.  Unfortunately, Mecklenburg County’s 2011 revaluation was terribly flawed according to experts, leading to personal and commercial hardships.

One example of how this negatively impacted our Lake Norman homeowners in Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville was their decision to assess many varied waterfront lots at a flat $700,000 which is just plain ludicrous.  The Cornelius waterfront home on the left in the photo above was one of my listings that sold for $451,000 last April. It’s lot value had been bumped up that January to $700,000 and my seller’s property taxes went from about $3000 to about $9000 which was significant enough that she was forced to move. Clearly, the fair market value was well below the $700,000 assessed value for the lot alone.

Needless to say, there was an immediate backlash from both residential and small business owners.  After over a year of town meetings, county commissioner meetings, independent studies and analysis on just about every level, massive appeals by home owners in Mecklenburg County, the hiring of a new revaluation manager, the hiring of a firm by Mecklenburg County to evaluate the property revaluation process and the resignation of the Mecklenburg County Assessor, state lawmakers have started to file bills created to re-do these flawed 2011 revalutions. Continue reading

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Just the facts about Lake Norman, Property Tax Rates

Lake Norman property tax rates by county and city

 Lake Norman Propery Real EstateTax

 Lake Norman’s low property taxes are one of the attractions for home buyers considering a relocation to our beautiful area.  However, because Lake Norman falls in 4 different counties and ten towns for prospective home buyers it can be a bit of a challenge trying to get a sense of what their property taxes will be in any given location.

Below are links to all of the county website pages that provide all of the information you will need.  In addition, here are a few helpful hints: Continue reading

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