Press release from Buncombe County Government:
The Land of the Sky Association of REALTORS (LOTSAR) will host a series of clinics to help residents of Buncombe County understand their property values. On Saturday, Jan. 21, volunteer realtors will be available from 11 a.m.-5.pm., offering residents a call-in opportunity to ask questions about their property cards, comparable properties, the property value appeal process, listing forms, and available tax relief programs.
• Saturday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call-in event (use either phone line) 828-767-5398 or 828-712-3748
Additional in-person events:
• Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the Skyland Public Library, 260 Overlook Road, Asheville, NC*
• Thursday, Jan. 26 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Ingles (Leicester Highway), 575 New Leicester Highway, Asheville, NC*
• Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Ingles (Black Mountain), 550 NC9 Highway, Black Mountain, NC*
*If you can’t make a clinic in person, you can call in during these times to be connected directly to an expert for help with your questions: 828-767-5398 or 828-712-3748.
More information about these events can be found at https://lotsar.org/property-value-appeal-clinics/.
The appeal clinics coincide with the property listing period for Buncombe County. Volunteers from LOTSAR can help residents understand how the market has affected their property value and connect them to programs for filing extensions, accessing payment plans, and accessing property tax relief programs for veterans, anyone age 65 and older, or anyone permanently disabled under NCGS 105-277.
Legal assistance will be available for those who qualify from Pisgah Legal Services, and staff at these events can connect eligible residents with an application for support in filing an appeal.
All residents can always access their property card, forms and information for appeals, and listing forms at buncombecounty.org/propertyassessment.
Property assessment staff are also available for questions by phone at 828-250-4940, for in-person visits at the Assessment office at 155 Hilliard Ave, Asheville, NC, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; or by email at email@example.com.
Jonathan Hunter, LOTSAR volunteer, recently appeared on the “Tapped In” radio program on WRES to talk about LOTSAR’s participation in this program. View that interview here: https://youtu.be/l_pHDSyhJ5w