Nearly a dozen residents of a manufactured home community in east Vancouver are challenging their most recent property tax assessments.
Residents of Cascade Park Estates, a 55-and-older community, say assessments on the properties are inconsistent and confusing. With the hope of lowering the assessments, 11 residents have filed appeals with the Clark County Board of Equalization, according to the county Assessor’s Office.
Claudette and Bob Derricotte, aged in their 70s and 80s, purchased their unit in 2018 for $140,000. Their property’s taxable value rose from $74,714 in 2019 to $113,843 in 2020 and, this year, $138,024.
They’ve been billed $1,520.93 this year for the 1,350-square-foot lot, featuring a ranch-style manufactured house with three bedrooms and 1¾ bathrooms. The Derricottes paid $758.09 to the county in 2019 and have not made major renovations.
The Derricottes are hoping their assessment will be knocked down to $85,000. They cite a J.D. Power report from August that places the 1999 used home’s total adjusted retail value at $30,739.99.