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Property values in Milwaukee up over 3 percent

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Property values across the City of Milwaukee are climbing according to the annual revaluation compiled by the City Assessors Office. Every Milwaukee Aldermanic district saw total property value increase, and in 13 of the 15 aldermanic districts, residential property values were up by more than 3%.

“Assessments are a direct reflection of what the real estate markets say about our neighborhoods,” Mayor Tom Barrett said. “The message from the markets is very positive for neighborhoods all across the City.”

Approximately 150,000 assessment notices were mailed to Milwaukee property owners on Friday. 72% of those owners will see an increase in their assessment, about 20% will see no change, and, while there were value increases throughout Milwaukee, 7.5% of the individual properties declined in value.

Every category of residential and commercial property saw increases in 2018. Apartments saw the biggest jump, increasing in value by more than 10%.

The total assessed value of property in Milwaukee in 2018 is almost $27 billion, up $1.7 bilion over 2017.

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