Zillow Advice: Taxes - California property tax question. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/California-property-tax-question/508123/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate All real estate can be appraised ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/California-property-tax-question/508123/ All real estate can be appraised using three different methods. Cost, Market(Sales) or Income. Most Assessor's will use cost for new construction and Sales for regular sales of real estate. They use income or sales for Commercial Real Estate.&nbsp; Sat, 31 Aug 2013 00:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/California-property-tax-question/508123/ 2013-08-31T00:07:00Z Hi Vince,Homes are appraised ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/California-property-tax-question/508123/ Hi Vince,<br/><br/>Homes are appraised for value. Your home is worth more than it cost to build. Sure, your taxes might be higher, but you have built-in equity. Would you rather your home only be worth $500,000? Congratulations on your equity!<br/><br/>Warm Regards,<br/><br/>Cory La Scala, REALTOR<br/>Independence Realty<br/>Lic # 01443391<br/> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/California-property-tax-question/508123/ 2013-08-22T18:18:00Z