Levy County Property Appraiser
The Levy County property appraiser makes determinations about the value of property found within the county. Properties in Levy County are appraised at least every five years, as prescribed by state law. However, these frequent appraisals do not necessarily translate into increases in fair market value.
The Fair market value is determined utilizing a variety of factors, including the current real estate market. Florida had experienced a boom in real estate sales, followed by a quick reduction in the sale of properties. Homes that had once been valued at three hundred thousand dollars may now have a value of less than one hundred thousand dollars. There are a variety of reasons for such a reduction, but the real estate market has played a large part in those reductions.
The Levy County property appraiser also takes into account the neighborhood where the home is found. Previous to the recession, many neighborhoods were flourishing. However, Florida currently has one of the highest rates of foreclosure on properties in the nation.
Empty homes which are falling apart can present security issues for neighborhoods. These empty homes also reduce the fair market value of other homes in the neighborhood and the Levy County property appraiser takes those factors into consideration when determining the value of property in that county.