- Assessor News and Articles
Assessor News and Articles
The Jefferson County Assessor makes articles of interest available. We want to make those accessible to you in the event you missed seeing them, or to view again.
Notes From the Assessor
- Jeffco Reappraisal Summary April 2021
- Metro Denver Assessors Announce Real Property Valuations for 2021 - Joint Press Release
- Property Tax and Mill Levy Comparison
- Jefferson County residential values up 14.5 percent since 2016
- Property taxes and property values during a pandemic
- Jefferson County property values continue to climb, April 2019
Reports to the Community
Property Tax Equity
- Property taxes in the US can be unfair to lower-income Americans. To learn more, check out "How Lower-Income Americans Get Cheated on Property Taxes" from the New York Times.
- To dig deeper on the inequities often present in property taxes, look through the "Property Tax Fairness" study from The University of Chicago. The New York Times article above drew on this study.
- After learning about property tax inequities in the US as a whole, if you're curious how Jefferson County does in keeping property taxes fair, look over the Jeffco-specific data in "An Evaluation of Property Tax Regressivity in Jefferson County, Colorado," also by the University of Chicago.
News Sources and Articles
- Read about possible changes to Colorado property taxes from CPR:
"Colorado property tax increases could be capped by 2022 ballot measure"
- Read about housing wealth increases over the last decade from the Denver Post:
Richest homeowners reaped a majority of the home equity gains in metro Denver past decade
- Read about historically low supply and high prices in the Denver metro housing market from the Denver Post:
"Desperate buyers battled low supply, causing home prices to spike in metro Denver last month"
- Learn about increasing housing costs in the Denver metro area from the Denver Post:
"Jump in metro Denver home prices hits all-time high; rents continue to rise"
- Read about reactions to NOVs and information about protesting your value from the Denver Post:
"Colorado homeowners hit with sticker shock over property valuations have until end of May to protest"
- Read a summary of Denver metro area property value changes as of April 2021 from the Denver Post:
"Front Range homeowners can expect to see an increase in their property tax bills"
- Learn about plummeting metro Denver area housing inventory and surging closing prices from the Denver Post:
"Metro Denver home inventory is in the basement and closing prices are at all-time high"
- Read about increasing prices in the Denver metro area housing market as of early 2021 from the Denver Post:
"In metro Denver housing market, double-digit price gains carry over in 2021"
- Learn about the record-breaking Denver real estate market in August 2020 from 5280:
"August Was Another Record-Breaking Month for Denver Real Estate" - 5280
- Learn about increasing home prices and decreasing supply in August 2020 from the Denver Post:
"Average metro Denver home sale price surpasses $600,000 for first time ever" - Denver Post
- Read about new business filings in the second quarter of 2020 from the Denver Post:
"New business filings — down only slightly — show Colorado’s entrepreneurs still optimistic" - Denver Post
- Read about increasing home sales and prices in July 2020 from the Denver Post:
"Despite recession, metro Denver home sales and prices set record in July" - Denver Post
- Learn about how the pandemic affected home prices from realtor.com:
"How the Pandemic Pushed Home Prices to a Record High Amid Historic Economic Downturn" - realtor.com
- Learn about the Denver real estate market’s June 2020 recovery from its "COVID-19-induced housing slump" from BusinessDen:
"June sees record number of homes under contract" - BusinessDen
- Watch Assessor Scot Kersgaard interviewed on 9News:
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