Workshops to focus on tax revaluations on homes in Winston-Salem

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Winston-Salem’s mayor said he supports home owners in Forsyth County who want to have the tax revaluations on their homes charged or dropped.

On Monday, citizens can go to workshops to get first-hand help on their property reevaluation.

In the most recent revaluation of property in Forsyth County, more than 90 percent of homes dropped in value – and some dropped more than 40 percent.

Many homeowners said the new property tax values will make it hard to sell their homes at a fair price because they are too low. Others said the new values simply reflect a down market and should not be changed.

Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines said he believes the system used for valuing the property needs to be examined.

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