On the rise: Hays County home values On the rise: Hays County home values https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=164732017-05-04T05:00:00Z2017-05-04T22:00:00Z

​​AUSTIN – ​Home values rose almost 9 percent on average across Hays County for 2017, Hays Chief Appraiser David Valle said.

The average market value of homes in the county increased 8.9 percent, to $231,509 this year from $212,401 last year, Valle said.

The taxable value of homes—the market value minus exemptions—increased 9.8 percent on average, to $216,169 from $196,739 last year.

Apartment properties saw the biggest increase in value, rising 14 percent to $1.5 billion from $1.3 billion last year.

Commercial and industrial property increased in value by 10.4 percent, to $2.2 billion this year compared with $2.01 billion in 2016.

Hays County added 2,085 new homes and 49 new commercial buildings to the appraisal roll for 2017.

Total new improvements added more than $637 million to the taxable value for 2017.

Property owners have until May 31, 2017, to file a protest to appeal to the Appraisal Review Board.

Austin American-Statesman
Austin-Round Rock

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