King County’s annual property tax assessments are understandably not easy to complete in this rapidly-appreciating market.  We get questions once in a while about contesting appraisals, which can be done via the procedure outlined on the county’s site:

This recent article in the Times highlights 3 neighbors with similar houses in the same neighborhood (built around the same time by the same builder) who received very different assessment amounts, which begs the question “how accurate and fair are our property tax assessments?”