I am a full time Realtor, but manage to squeeze in an appraisal or two most days, because I am good at determining the value of a home and I like to stay current on neighborhood trends throughout the Denver Metro area (yes, I work more than I should). One of the trends that I have seen for far too long now is that property values have generally been going down. It is a reality. The other reality is that you may be getting taxed on an assessed value of your home that is far too high. A $250 appraisal can be used to dispute your assessed value and ultimately save you much more than $250 in taxes each year.
Below are links to the the major Denver Metro County Assesor web sites that explain the prescribed process for disputing assessed value. Contact me if you would like me to help you dispute the assessed value of your home. I am also talented in helping you determine the selling price of your home, before it goes on the market, to ensure no time and money is wasted on an incorrect price.
Stefan Geyer, Certified Appraiser, www.411CORE.com