Home values go up along with homeowners' tempers

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Angelina County Appraisal District said they have been busy, but it's not abnormal for this time of year.

The chief appraiser said more people's property went up in value than down because the county had to catch some homeowners up to market value.  The comptroller released studies that showed many homes in the county were not at market value.

To appraise your property, the county looks at a number of things including the area your home is at and the way your property is constructed.

Angelina County Chief Appraiser Jerry Hogg said, "We want to hear from you because you help us correct our role to make it as good as it possibly can be and we want to visit with you about it."

He also said if you produce timber for income on your property you may see a 10 to 15 percent increase in assessment. He said for existing homesteads, there is statewide law that requires a 10 percent cap on appraisals.