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King County Department of Assessments

Fair, equitable, and understandable property valuations
DEPT. OF ASSESSMENTS
500 Fourth Ave.,
#ADM-AS-0708
Seattle, WA 98104

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The assessor's staff is available to assist you in any way we can. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at
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We are also available to speak to your group or organization about the assessment process. Please call 206-263-2261 to schedule a presentation.

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NEWS ROOM

October 17, 2014

With exception of some Eastside neighborhoods, most areas haven't rebounded to the 2008 real-estate market highs (external link Seattle Times)

October 8, 2014

Local property values up again (external link Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber)

October 7, 2014

The Best Government Websites for 2014 (external link Government Technology)

October 6, 2014

King County home prices resume their climb (external link Seattle Times)

September 30, 2014

Seattle home-price gains slow again (external link Seattle Times)

September 25, 2014

Assessor to address property values, taxes in Bellevue (external link Bellevue Reporter.com)

September 22, 2014

Construction starts on Tukwila's tallest building, a 19-story hotel and apartment project (external link Puget Sound Business Journal)

September 17, 2014

The Money Hour 1150 AM KKNW with King County Assessor Lloyd Hara (external link The Money Hour)

September 12, 2014

King County property values skyrocketing (external link MyNorthwest)

September 11, 2014

Amazon to file plans to build two more office towers downtown (external link Seattle Times)

August 13, 2014

Island property assessments up an average of 11 percent (external link Mercer Island Reporter)

August 6, 2014

Seattle median home price leaps past 2007 peak (external link Seattle Times)

August 6, 2014

Mercer Island Town Hall Meeting

August 6, 2014

King County home prices up 7.8 percent for the year (external link Seattle Times)

August 6, 2014

Valuation notices mailed to some homeowners (external link SnoValley Star)

August 4, 2014

2014 valuation: Federal Way property values increase by 21 percent (external link Federal Way Mirror.com)

August 2, 2014

Home-price bidding wars flare across many neighborhoods (external link Seattle Times)

July 29, 2014

Growth slows for local home prices (external link Seattle Times)

July 29, 2014

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara to host Town Hall Meeting in Shoreline, WA on August 12th

July 29, 2014

Growth slows for local home prices (external link Seattle Times)

July 19, 2014

Houses for sale for the first time in decades (external link Seattle Times)

July 16, 2014

Region’s home prices quickly returning to pre-crisis highs (external link Seattle Times)

July 14, 2014

King County earns national award for innovative program

July 10, 2014

Continued growth in property tax evaluation expected (external link Northwest Asian Weekly)

July 10, 2014

Downtown Seattle construction highest since 2005 (external link Seattle PI)

June 27, 2014

Seattle-area apartment rents climb to average $1,284 a month (external link Seattle Times)

June 17, 2014

King County property values skyrocketing (external link King 5)

June 9, 2014

Coming to King County: The Next Generation of Open Data (WA Business Alliance)

May 27, 2014

Seattle home prices continue their upward climb (external link Business Journal)

May 27, 2014

Seattle-area home prices surge in March (external link Business Journal)

May 22, 2014

Census: Seattle is the fastest-growing big city in the U.S. (external link Seattle Times)

May 2, 2014

Home prices climbing fastest in region’s most affordable spots (external link Seattle Times)

April 29, 2014

Seattle home prices edge upward (external link Seattle Times)

April 24, 2014

King County officials hold Town Hall meeting at Precinct 3

April 4, 2014

3 questions for King County Assessor Lloyd Hara (external link Business Journal)

March 25, 2014

2014 Spring Newsletter from King County Assessor Lloyd Hara

February 14, 2014

Property values near pre-recession levels

February 11, 2014

Most school ballots passing, some with narrow margins (external link Seattle Times)

February 9, 2014

Assessor Hara on The Money Hour with Tina Mitchel (external link 570 KVI)

January 28, 2014

Seattle home prices slip during November (external link Seattle Times)

January 25, 2014

Next Greater Maple Valley Unincorporated Area Council meeting Feb. 3 (external link Maple Valley Reporter)

January 23, 2014

Home prices spiked sharply last year in some neighborhoods (external link Seattle Times)

January 6, 2014

King County home prices rise 10.5 percent for 2013 (external link Seattle Times)

January 5, 2014

Assessor Hara on The Money Hour with Tina Mitchel (external link 570 KVI)

December 4, 2013

King County home-price gains lose some sizzle (external link Seattle Times)

November 5, 2013

King County median home price up 15% over year ago (external link Seattle Times)

October 29, 2013

Seattle home-price rise lags other top cities (external link Seattle Times)

September 24, 2013

Seattle home prices rise again (external link Seattle Times)

September 23, 2013

Local apartment rents continue climbing (external link Seattle Times)

August 27, 2013

Seattle Home Prices up 11.8 percent over year (external link Seattle Times)

August 18, 2013

Assessor Hara on The Money Hour with Mitchell & Mercer (external link 570 KVI)

August 6, 2013

King County median home price up 15 percent over year ago (external link Seattle Times)

July 30, 2013

Seattle home prices zipping upward, but slowdown likely (external link Seattle Times)

July 22, 2013

Public Exposure host Stan Emert interviews King County Assessor, Lloyd Hara (external link Seattle Community Media)

June 14, 2013

It's assessment time: County rolls out new tools to appeal

June 13, 2013

Making Appeals Process Transparent and Easier

May 28, 2013

Seattle home prices up 10.6 percent in 12 months (external link Seattle Times)

May 7, 2013

County home price back to $400,000 (external link Seattle Times)

February 13, 2013

Property taxes mixed in King County for 2013: Down for some, up for others

November 27, 2012

Seattle-area home prices rise again (external link Seattle Time)

November 27, 2012

Seattle-area home prices rise again (external link Seattle Time)

November 14, 2012

October Foreclosures up from last year, down from September

November 5, 2012

King County house prices rise 16 percent year-over year (external link Seattle Time)

October 27, 2012

King County Assessor Hara on 1090 AM (external link The Money Hour with Mitchell & Mercer)

September 19, 2012

Seattle-area home values record biggest jump since bust (external link Seattle PI)

September 18, 2012

Property valuations mean another decline in tax revenue on Vashon (external link Beachcomber)

September 4, 2012

Two Property Tax Benefit Programs for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities (external link Agewise King County)

August 28, 2012

Seattle-area home prices keep rising (external link Seattle Times)

June 4, 2012

King County Department of Assessments recognized by NACo for innovative county government efforts

June 4, 2012

House prices stay on rise in King and Snohomish counties (external link Seattle Times)

May 29, 2012

Seattle-area home prices rise 1.7 percent in March from February (external link Seattle Times)

May 28, 2012

King County Assessor's Valuations Being Sent to Homeowners (external link Shoreline-LakeForestParkPatch)

May 8, 2012

King County waives tax penalty for unreported business personal property until July 1st (external link Puget Sound Business Journal)

April 24, 2012

Seattle Area home prices keep falling in February (external link Seattle Times)

April 20, 2012

King County Assessor Hangs Out in Enumclaw (external link Enumclaw Patch)

April 19, 2012

King County Assessor Hara on Comcast Newsmakers Western Washington (external link Youtube)

March 27, 2012

Seattle-area home prices fall in January for sixth month in a row (Seattle Times)

March 27, 2012

Apartment rents likely to keep rising through 2012 (Seattle Times)

March 26, 2012

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara hosted meeting at Burien Library; Property values down, but so are taxes. (West Seattle Herald)

March 27, 2012

Seattle-area home prices fall in January for sixth month in a row (Seattle Times)

March 27, 2012

Apartment rents likely to keep rising through 2012 (Seattle Times)

March 26, 2012

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara hosted meeting at Burien Library; Property values down, but so are taxes. (West Seattle Herald)

March 5, 2012

Median home price in King County down to February 2004 level (external link Seattle Times)

March 5, 2012

Top 10 King County real estate deals in 2011 (external link Puget Sound Business Journal)

March 2, 2012

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara to host Community Forum in Burien March 14 (external link Burien Blog)

February 28, 2012

Seattle homes prices fall 1.3 percent in December (external link Seattle Times)

February 27, 2012

Work on 40-story downtown apartment tower set for spring (external link Seattle Times)

February 16, 2012

Woodinville Property Taxes Down in 2012 (external link Woodinville Patch)

February 16, 2012

Enumclaw property values dip again, tax bill decreases (external link Enumclaw Courier Herald)

February 15, 2012

Decline in Island property values blunts tax increases (external link Mercer Island Reporter)

February 15, 2012

Renton Property Tax Down in 2012 (external link Renton Patch)

February 14, 2012

Fire district announces it will not seek levy lid lift (external link Enumclaw Courier Herald)

February 13, 2012

Property taxes down for some in 2012

February 11, 2012

Empty, foreclosed houses burden cities, neighborhoods (external link Seattle Times)

February 9, 2012

Enumclaw Property Values Continue Decline for 2012, Taxes Down Too (external link Enumclaw Patch)

July 26, 2011

Home prices rise thanks to selling season (external link Seattle PI)

June 28, 2011

April home prices rise in Seattle and other U.S. cities, but analysts cautious (external link Seattle Times)

June 28, 2011

Spring buying boosts home prices in 13 US cities (external link Seattle PI)

May 10, 2011

Opinion: Make sure you're paying a fair share of tax burden (external link SnoValley Records)

February 10, 2011

Property taxes increase slightly in 2011; Due mainly to voter-approved levies (Press Release)

February 10, 2011

Despite falling home values, King County property tax going up (external link Seattle Times)

February 10, 2011

Property taxes going up nearly 8 percent in Seattle (external link Seattle PI)

February 10, 2011

Property taxes increase slightly in 2011 (external link Redmond Komo)

February 10, 2011

Issaquah school levies buoy property tax bill as values decline (external link Issaquah Press)

February 10, 2011

Property taxes increase slightly in 2011 due mainly to voter-approved levies (external link Auburn Reporter)

March 04, 2010

King County Assessor Lloyd Hara explains real estate values and property taxes (external link)

February 22, 2010

Vashon homeowners see a 14 percent jump in their property tax bills (external link)

February 18, 2010

Property-tax bills fall for most in King County (external link)