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Can updating my Home info (renovations) to increase my Zestimate affect my taxable assessed value?

Can the County look at what renovations the home owner has updated on this site and use it to re-assess the home's value?
  • July 05 2011 - Pittsburgh
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Profile picture for wetdawgs
Assessors can browse Zillow and if Zillow updates don't jive with their records, they can trigger a look-see.    If you've done all the renovations with permits, there shouldn't be an issue.
  • July 05 2011
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Profile picture for bbyrnes59
They can, but in Allegheny County that's not the usual assessment process.

If homeowners make significant changes to their home, they would get a building permit describing the renovations.  The permiting and inspection process would be a more reliable indication of value increase to the county.

Currently Allegheny County uses a 2002 basis year for assessments.  So unless you're adding livable square footage, by finishing a basement or adding to the existing footprint, most likely your assessment will not change based on estimates posted here.
  • July 05 2011
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