A daily journal concerning Lake Vermilion and surrounding areas.
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Because Someone Asked.

July 3, 2013

I’ve had this question come up before… “Are properties selling at or near their current assessed tax value?”

Well, twenty-seven (27) year to date Lake Vermilion sales (that contained the appropriate associated data from the local Multiple Listing Service) revealed the following:

Of that group of 27 completed sales, only four (4) sold within 10% of their St. Louis County determined taxable value.  The final sales prices were a very broad range of 40% to 143% of the taxable value!

Of interest, but of questionable value, is the fact that the average percentage of the group was 98%.


  1. Out of the 27 vermilion sales, only 4 sold with in 10%. Is that below or above assessed market value? And the other property’s 40 – 143%. Above or below market value?

    Comment by Dan Pearson — July 8, 2013 @ 4:28 pm

  2. Of the 4 sales within 10% of their taxable value, 2 were above that value and 2 were below that value.

    Of the total group of 27, 14 were below the taxable value (with the lowest at a 40% value) and 13 were above the value (with a highest at 143% of value).

    Comment by Bill — July 9, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

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