• Outside appraisers find problems with revaluation in some neighborhoods

    By: Jason Stoogenke


    MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. - The outside appraisers Mecklenburg County hired to critique the controversial revaluation process found major problems.

    They found major revaluation problems with 20 of the 52 neighborhoods that went up the most.

    Commissioner Bill James tweeted "...it means that a lot of folks are paying taxes they don't really owe."

    Especially in neighborhoods Eyewitness News has been highlighting since the process started, including Lake Norman, Wesley Heights, Villa Heights, Wilmore and NoDa, where Laura McCarthy lives.

    She called it a "kick in the teeth."  She knew her property value went up, just not as much as the county said: more than double.

    "I sincerely hope that they do re-evaluate, that they don't just say, 'Oh, maybe next time we can do a little better.'  I think this time they seriously need to evaluate,” she said.

    County Manager Harry Jones told Eyewitness News that's possible, the county may take another look at certain neighborhoods, but homeowners could see their values go down or up. 

    The appraisers plan to give county leaders their full written report next Tuesday. 

    To see the report, click here.

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