'Market Value' is defined as 'the value an arms-length buyer will pay for a home on the open market.' 'Just Market Value' (which is the term used in county tax purposes) is defined as 'some number the county thinks your home is worth, and that is hopefully in the general ballpark'.
Many buyers make the mistake of looking at the tax value and trying to divine some kind of price conclusion from it. In Florida, tax appraisers very rarely drive past the homes they're appraising, much less visit the interiors; there is no real basis in fact for tax values.
The only reliable way to determine a property's value is to look at the comps, make adjustments for features based on recent sales, and figure out what a home is worth to you.
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