Property tax hike likely after 'unprecedented' increase in Eastside home values

Home values have increased by 52% in the Sammamish Plateau, roughly 45% in Redmond, Bellevue and Kirkland, and more than 30% in Bothell, Kenmore and North Bend.

KING COUNTY, Wash. — Property values in east King County rose dramatically in 2022, according to the King County Assessor John Wilson

Wilson is now pushing state lawmakers to make changes that could provide relief to some property taxpayers.

“Housing inventory for sale remains low, while demand remains very high. The resulting increase in home values is inevitable, and that trend is particularly strong on the eastside,” Wilson said. 

As of Jan. 1, home prices

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