Zillow Advice: Taxes - How does raising the estimated value affect property tax liability? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-does-raising-the-estimated-value-affect-property-tax-liability/332496/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Toby,&nbsp;Estimated value ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-does-raising-the-estimated-value-affect-property-tax-liability/332496/ <div>Toby,</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Estimated value is just that, estimated.&nbsp;</div><div>The Zestimate is just an estimate and you can check it's accuracy in the FAQ's.&nbsp; This in no way will affect your property tax nor your sale price.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>What will affect your value in CA and most other states is permitted improvements.&nbsp; If you add a bathroom, with a permit, the taxable and real&nbsp;values will increase.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>CA can only increase the value by 2% each year if the cost of living goes up 2%.&nbsp; Some states can increase property taxes whenever they need money.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Dennis Smith, ABR, SRES, e-PRO, CDPE, Realtor&reg; Lic #00476662</div><div>Taylor Place <a href="http://www.zillow.com">Real Estate</a>, Carlsbad CA<br/></div> Wed, 10 Mar 2010 18:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-does-raising-the-estimated-value-affect-property-tax-liability/332496/ 2010-03-10T18:16:00Z