Metro Columbus Property Taxes Rise with Home Values

Metro Columbus real estateFranklin County homeowners can expect to see higher property tax bills, according to a report by Columbus Business First. Here are the highlights, along with our own comments!

Every three years, Ohio real estate property values are re-assessed by your friendly neighborhood tax auditor. The 2017 audit resulted in a 14% increase in residential property values, compared to the last audit in 2014.

Before we go further, it’s important to understand that property values are always subject to change, and that tax auditors are only looking at values at a given moment in time. For example, Metro Columbus home values plummeted during the Great Recession. The property tax audit that followed in 2011 reflected a countywide drop in home values of 6.7%.

For the past few years, Metro Columbus homeowners have enjoyed year-over-year gains in market values. With that growth comes an increase in taxable value! Here’s how the 2017 tax assessment is expected to affect property taxes, based on tentative parcel valuation data, broken down by school district:

Bexley: Average property tax increase, 2.39%. Average property value increase, 13.7%.

Canal Winchester: Average property tax increase, 2.0%. Average property value increase, 14.9%.

Columbus: Average property tax increase, 2.57%. Average property value increase, 15.5%.

Dublin: Average property tax increase, 1.33%. Average property value increase, 8.5%.

Gahanna: Average property tax increase, 2.07%. Average property value increase, 13.3%.

Grandview Heights: Average property tax increase, 4.15%. Average property value increase, 29.9%.

Groveport Madison: Average property tax increase, 1.86%. Average property value increase, 15.9%.

Hilliard: Average property tax increase, 1.49%. Average property value increase, 10.5%.

New Albany: Average property tax increase, 1.58%. Average property value increase, 11%.

Hamilton: Average property tax increase, 2.57%. Average property value increase, 17.3%.

Reynoldsburg: Average property tax increase, 1.84%. Average property value increase, 13.7%.

South-Western City: Average property tax increase, 2.17%. Average property value increase, 14.6%.

Westerville: Average property tax increase, 1.68%. Average property value increase, 13.8%.

Homeowners will begin receiving their tentative property value statements during August 2017. If you disagree with your new assessed property value, you can discuss it at an Informal Value Review session. These sessions will be held from September 5 through September 28. In order to win any changes to your taxation value, you’ll need to supply proof to support your figures. See the Franklin County Auditor website for more information.

If you are among our past Buyer-Clients, we can help you prepare for the Informal Value Review! Contact us if you’d like an analysis of recently-sold comparable homes that may help justify a reduction in your tax valuation.

Buying a Metro Columbus home? When you become our Buyer-Client, we’ll guide you through the tax assessments and property tax obligations of the homes that interest you!

As your Exclusive Buyer’s Broker, we serve your best interests at all times! Unlike real estate agents and brokerages who represent sellers, as an Exclusive Buyer’s Broker, we only represent you, the buyer, getting you the best price and terms with no conflict of interest.

Understanding this distinction could literally save you thousands of dollars not only on the purchase price and terms, but also on seller concessions and home inspection issues, whether you are a first-time homebuyer or an experienced homeowner!

Contact us with your home buying questions! Remember, we are with you every step of the way…all the way home!

Andrew Show
Buyer’s Resource Realty Services
Serving Metro Columbus, Ohio with Exclusive Buyer’s Agents
7100 North High Street, Suite 204, Worthington, Ohio 43085
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