In spite of the fact that the Douglas County Assessor's Office has agreed to a home valuation of $210,000, Troy Hodge is still waiting for the hassle to finally be over. For the past four years, he has won appeals at the County Board and the state for the $210,000 valuation only to have the Assessor set a higher rate. Roger Morrissey, Douglas County Assessor said the values often rise after appeals because the property values have to reflect the true market value of sales. Because of the amount of time between the appeal process and the inspection, home values can change. The delay in inspections can be due to a shortage of inspectors.
While Troy Hodge hopes the matter is over, he has lost time from work, money, and hours of sleep. The final word from the County Assessor is that the matter will be settled for $210,000 in spite of the pending fourth appeal before the state for a valuation of $294,000. Mr. Hodge indicated relief the process is coming to an end.
Troy Trumm, Trumm Team - Omaha, NE