SOUTH BEND — When Ryan and Susan Greutman got their new property assessment in the mail this week, they were left baffled, wondering how a 300-square-foot addition to their home could lead to a 59 percent increase in its assessed value.

The couple extended the front wall of their house on the city’s northwest side, so they expected the value of it to increase. But when they received their notice this week, they saw their assessment jump from $123,000 to $194,400.

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If you haven’t reviewed your new assessment yet, don’t wait. You can view property record, as well as anyone’s, on the county’s geographic information system at http://maps.macog.com/.

Check out you new value and give us a call at 219-472-8682 to see if you are overpaying on your property tax bill. Innovative Property Tax Solutions may be able to help.