You cannot really put much into the tax assessment,many people contest them to get taxes reduced.
The best thing to go by is your appraisel.That is also just a picture in time but as of when its done it gives you a strong indication of your new homes current market.
have a great day,
That is a really great question. Market value is what you need to focus on. Tax assessments usually do not correlate with market value. If you are not working with a realtor, please feel free to give me a call. I am an agent in the Owings Mills office of Coldwell Banker and am extremely knowledgable of the area. Best of luck to you!