John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent  928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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John, your GIS is very similar to ours in Mohave County, and I know exactly what you mean.

However, If you look on the vesting or title company property profile, you will most likely see a notation that says 'multiple properties involved in sale'.

It would be way too confusing and probably labor-intensive coding-wise to group those individual parcels with one sale price on the GIS-- especially when properties are turning all the time.

My practice when using the layers like that is to click around to the neighboring parcels, see if they have the same owner and the same sale date and double check with vesting or property profile.

Mar 13, 2019 03:56 AM
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Bob Crane
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Looking for a job John, seems you need a new county treasurer, one that knows basic math.

Mar 12, 2019 10:37 PM
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John Mosier
Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert - Prescott, AZ
Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142

Bob "RealMan" Timm -- I think it might be more fun to write an open letter to the local newspaper and pose the question there.

Mar 13, 2019 05:53 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
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I wonder if the new owner is paying 4 times the taxes he should be. 

It sounds like they need to figure out how to indicate the $300K includes 4 parcels. Maybe a system upgrade is needed. 

Mar 13, 2019 03:55 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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Good luck with your search.

Mar 12, 2019 10:36 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I’d say they need some professional help.....

Mar 12, 2019 10:12 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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I love that you think I can read that .2 font. 

Image result for belly laugh

Mar 13, 2019 06:51 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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That is exactly how our data is reported, John. It's really a value of no importance until you need the tax value for estimated taxes.  I've never understood why they don't break out all of the lots, giving them individual values.

Mar 13, 2019 05:38 AM
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Carol Williams
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Very sneaky!

Mar 13, 2019 05:07 AM
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Wayne Martin
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It is government work with humans involved. Don't expect much in terms of common sense. That requires thinking!

Mar 13, 2019 04:06 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
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Government is looking for more $$ where ever they can find it!

Mar 13, 2019 03:38 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Sold data is not reported in Texas.

Mar 13, 2019 02:58 AM
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Doug Dawes
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Assessors are in a position where they can play games

Mar 13, 2019 07:01 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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Nothing less, the assessor is over-inflating values for the benefit of the county coffers. Seems to me the Courts should sooner of later be involved in issuing an injunction to prevent this practice, and an  order for an audit

Mar 13, 2019 06:41 AM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

Yes I can see the problem. I wouldn't be the one to ask as we don't have any open land like this at all.

Our assessor just got thrown out of office for doing 'odd' things during reassessment & valuing properties. If you're friend has got the $$, then you get the tax reduction.

Wish I had a good answer for you.

Mar 13, 2019 06:26 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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I "get" what happened John Mosier and there may be a good reason for it. I'd call the assessor and ask him/her about it.

Mar 13, 2019 05:41 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
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It is called the easy way out or path of least resistance!

Mar 13, 2019 04:48 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I don't use tax values to determine property values. They come at the exercise completely differently than how we measure value based on sales.

Mar 13, 2019 03:50 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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I agree with Candice A. Donofrio

Mar 13, 2019 07:15 AM
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Sam Shueh
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You are right. They can be wrong also.

Mar 13, 2019 06:35 AM
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Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
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Wow, that's a huge error.  But, why are you using county assesor data to run comps?  

Mar 14, 2019 02:43 PM
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Roy Kelley
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I hope you have a good relationship with the assessor so your can discuss this over lunch.

Mar 13, 2019 07:13 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
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when that occurs in my market it is flagged as "multiple sales" and while it doesn't tell "how many lots" it does alert you it was one price for multiple properties.

Mar 14, 2019 10:19 PM
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John Pusa
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John Mosier very interesting!

Mar 13, 2019 12:15 PM
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James Dray
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Sounds like a typical government agency to me

Mar 13, 2019 11:15 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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I've not seen a sale price on an assessor's map.... 

Mar 13, 2019 10:18 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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Since assessed value is the basis for property tax in California, what you describe would create a major problem.

Mar 13, 2019 09:56 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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it can become "no mans land" when we are dealing with raw land

Mar 13, 2019 08:03 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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Sorry, not much vacant land out here.  But $300k for 517 acres... damn!  Even a 1+1 with 800sf costs more than that out here (no joke).

Mar 13, 2019 07:52 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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This looks like a lot of fun ... I wish you all the best with this. 

Mar 13, 2019 07:36 AM