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Property Taxes On The Rise In San Joaquin County


For the third straight year, property values have gone up in San Joaquin County.

Total assessed value in the county sank to $50.4 billion in 2012.
Now, County Assessor Kenneth Blakemore says the tax roll has bounced back almost to its pre-recession level.

"This year it's $62.1 billion or half a billion or $500 million short of our highest assessed value which was in 2007," says Blakemore.

Blakemore says he expects no more than a 1,000 appeals. He says most homeowners are pleased that their equity is recovering and realize that their taxes will be higher as a result.

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Rich Ibarra

Contributing Central Valley/Foothills Reporter

As the Central Valley correspondent, Rich Ibarra covers San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties, along with the foothill areas including Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. He covers politics, the economy and issues affecting the region.   Read Full Bio 

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