Candler(Mountain XPress) Even though the market isn’t as hot as it has been in the recent past, local market surveyors say the county is still experiencing healthy growth, and in response to a persistent increase in property values, Buncombe County has moved its planned 2025 property revaluation up to 2021.

he results of Buncombe County’s last revaluation were approved in 2017 and produced an approximately $6.8 million, or 28 percent, increase in the value of the county’s property base.

Although the reappraisal laid the groundwork for a 7-cent decrease in the overall property tax rate, the approved figure ended up being 2.6 cents higher than the revenue-neutral rate, which would have kept the county’s tax revenue in line with the previous year.

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