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I live in Gainesville, Ga. My property taxes keep going up while my property value keeps going down.

Is there a site that I can get a fair value for tax purposes?
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What you pay in property taxes isn't always related to the tax value of your home. It depends more on the 'mil rate' of your local taxing authority. As home values have decreased across the US, the cost of government services has remained the same or increased. So if homes were taxed solely on the basis of value, the amount of taxes collected would drop.

To prevent a drop in tax income, the taxing authorities often will increase the 'mil rate'. So even if your home value has dropped, that's no guarantee that you won't be the same (if not more) taxes than when your home was valued higher.
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Not really. I can pull sales comps and send you the tax records of the neighboring properties if you would like. [contact information removed by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for more information]
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