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Lee Ann Ruby wrote:

When does Zillow gather/publish tax assessment data? The City of Richmond, VA is not current.

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I'm not sure when Zillow will upload the new tax assessments.  However, it is important to that tax assessments can be different than appraised value.  Different methodolgies are used in the calculation.  In addition the tax assessment is used to establish real estate taxes paid by ahomeowner to the city while appraised value is an opinon of value made by an appraiser.  This is particularly important when you have homes on the same block that are distinctly different.  For example, in the City of Richmond, you could have a 1500 sq ft cape code in "originial" condition next to a 2500 brick colonial that has been renovated. The tax assessor may not be able to easily see the difference while an appraiser will use recent comparables with similar features (among other criteria).
January 30 2012
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Why has my home at 4205 W Grace St Richmond, VA been removed from your listings. Its still on MLS.

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You should be able to "claim your listing" on zillow.  Hope that helps.
January 02 2012
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current value of residence

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I would consult a Realtor to help determine market value.  They have the most accurate data and they have the experience of being INSIDE comparable homes as well and really knowing the neighbrohood.  Tax records/tax assessments are NOT a good single source and this is where data from zillow and trulia are often pulled.  An appraiser who is familiar with your particular neighborhood is also a good option.
December 28 2011
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Radon found in house, how does this affect resale.

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I would certainly recommend a post radon test to ensure the mitigation was successful. I would not expect any issues with resale as long as the system is in working order.  Some may think of it as a positive particularly in the Richmond area where radon can be an issue.
December 28 2011
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my listings are not showing up on zillow when i log in and go to "my listings"
11721 triple notch terrace, richmond va 23233 is my listings and i continue to have to claim it.  Why is it not showing under "my listings."  Also, i have a virtual tour for 5429 Hillshire way, glen allen va 23059 but it is not showing up.  All is ok on trulia.com
June 10 2010
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claiming my listing
7706 Pinehill Richmond va 23228 is my listing and have tried to claim it but its not showing my profile picture or showing up under "my listings" Can you help.
April 20 2010
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Property photo order will not stick
I can not get the primary photo of the exterior of the home in the 1st position.  This issue was supposedly escalted but I have had no communication.  The property address is 5429 Hillshire Way, 23059.  When I drop and drag to reorder photos it will not stick.
November 17 2009
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Property photo order will not stick

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The photo of the home with the 2 lines of copy towards the bottom.  Thanks.
October 29 2009
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Property photo order will not stick
The primary photo of the property will not stay in the first position.  I drop, drag & save and it will not stick - 5429 Hillshire Way, zip 23059
October 28 2009
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property will not stay in first position. I keep dragging to correct location and it will not stay
Primary property photo will not stay in 1st postion.  I drop and drag but it will not take hold - 5429 Hillshire way, 23059
October 28 2009
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