Cornwall Residential Property Values Have Increased on Average
By 1.8 Per Cent per Year Since 2012
MPAC’S assessments reflect local real estate markets across the province
CORNWALL, Ontario – The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) began mailing Property Assessment Notices today in Cornwall, where assessed values of residential property values have increased an average of 1.8 per cent per year since 2012.
Every four years MPAC conducts a province-wide Assessment Update and mails Property Assessment Notices to every property owner in Ontario. In 2016, MPAC will update the assessed values of every property in Ontario. All properties will have a legislated valuation date of January 1, 2016.
MPAC looks at sales and compares properties to similar properties that have sold in a particular area. “Our assessments reflect the local real estate market and most property owners in the City of Cornwall have seen the value of their home increase over the last four years,” said Andrew Loney, Director of Valuation and Customer Relations in MPAC’s Cornwall office. In Cornwall, the typical residential property is assessed at $169,000.
“Property owners should ask themselves if they could have sold their property for its assessed value on January 1, 2016. If the answer is yes, then their assessment is accurate and no further action is required. If not, we are committed to working with them to get it right,” said Loney.
Property owners can visit aboutmyproperty.ca to learn more about residential market trends in their area and how their property was assessed. By using the Roll Number and unique Access Key on their Property Assessment Notice, they can also see the information MPAC has on file for their property and compare it to others in their area.
Property assessment information is provided to your municipality for property tax purposes. Property owners can also learn more about the relationship between property assessment and taxation through aboutmyproperty.ca.
MPAC’s province-wide Assessment Updates of property values have exceeded international standards of accuracy. MPAC’s property values and data are also used by banks, insurance companies and the real estate industry.
“We are committed to working with property owners if they have questions about their assessment,” Loney said. For more information, property owners can visit aboumyproperty.ca or contact MPAC at 1 866-296-MPAC (6722).