There are three counties in the Metro Atlanta region that are in the process of changing their property taxes and tax assessments – Fulton, DeKalb, and Cobb. Fulton recently underwent its most comprehensive review of home values in the area in over a decade, and with firm property values now on the books, the freezing of earlier (cheaper) values is coming to an end. While this should be no surprise given that Atlanta’s economy is booming, it can still come as an unpleasant shock to homeowners who have lived here for years or decades. Many of those homeowners have also not benefited as much as others from that booming economy as wages for middle-class families across the country have been stagnant for decades. For those homeowners who are already struggling with paying everyday bills, targeted tax relief from the county or state would be a welcome change.
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