CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- This has been like the tax assessment version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears -- is your property value too high, too low or just right?

In 2011, a lot of people complained that their new property value was too high, meaning their taxes were too high, so state lawmakers passed a law forcing the county to take another look.

That process is now more than halfway done, county tax assessor Ken Joyner said Friday. In 82 percent, there was no change. Twelve percent had their property values go down, about 5 percent had them go up.

This whole process started last October, and is supposed to be finished in February.

For now, the people going out and taking a look at every single piece of property in the county have to basically see the property as it was in 2011. Any factors that would have caused it to go up or down since then, they have to ignore it until the next actual revaluation, which has to happen by 2019.

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