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Subject:  Re: OT: house values... Date:  2/15/2007  2:11 PM
Author:  FoolYap Number:  2025 of 59078

I market real estate, and I can tell you that Zillow is not a reliable tool in any sense of the word. The only way to get an accurate indication on how much your house is worth is by getting it assessed, which you may or may not want to do unless you are putting your home on the market. If you have made any improvements or renovations, your assessment may go up and your tax bill with it. Just sayin'.

Thanks, that was pretty much my impression of Zillow, too.

We honestly don't care whether our home's value goes up or down, as long as our taxes don't go up. I'm in no hurry to advertise the improvements to the town. ;-) The goal's to pay it off and live forever in it.

--FY
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