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Assessments coming May 4
Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal Co. told me this morning that city residents should see their new assessments May 4. Assessment notices will come in the mail, and the new values will be posted to the Virginia Mass Appraisals Web site, so you can look at what happened to properties around you.
City officials have been talking about the possibility of a 25 percent decline in city property values as they have tried to plan for this reassessment. A Blue Ridge official said he’d defer to the city to release the information about the specific values, but he said the decline won’t be nearly that steep.