City Tax Assessment affect on ZestimateAbout 18 months ago I petitioned the city to reassess my home value. In summary, I bought my home in December 2006 at $239k (a good deal), two years later, the city was assessing my home value at $266k...which was likely a correct assessment; however, I wanted to save $$ on taxes.....so I petitioned for a lower assesment of $212k. They agreed. Fast forward to present and I am going to put my home on the market, but noticed that my Zestimate has dropped drastically in the past 12 months to $212k. Of course market decline is partly to blame, but I live in baltimore city (the "good" part) where home prices are somewhat stable. So my question is, if I petition the city to reassess my home at a HIGHER value would this then affect the Zestimate?September 24 2010 - Federal Hill00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.