Revised revaluations vary on Meck Co. homes

by: Jim Bradley Updated:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Controversy seems to follow Mecklenburg County's revaluation.

After months of disputes over inaccurate property values, county commissioners approved revised values for more than 5,000 homes.

In many cases, the new values are lower and will result in a refund for homeowners.

James Walton in north Charlotte said Wednesday he didn't know a refund could be heading his way.

The new tax value for his property is 8 percent lower.

"I thought it was high but sometimes it's no use complaining," Walton said. "That's good news."

Home values went both up and down in some neighborhoods.

On Stonebrook Court in North Charlotte, Larry Jones' neighbor saw a $4,600 increase in his property value.

But Jones' value dropped by nearly $9,000.

The county will soon send homeowners notices of their new tax value.

Those with higher values will be asked to pay back taxes.

Homeowners will have 30 days to appeal the new values.

It could take 75 days for refund checks to be put in the mail.

For Tuesday's story on the revaluation, click here.