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How is the value of my new replacement property calculated?

If the market value of the replacement is within 120 percent of the market value of the property substantially damaged or destroyed, the factored base year value of the damaged or destroyed property will be transferred to the replacement. (R&T 69(b)(1))

If the market value of the replacement is more than 120 percent of the market value of the property substantially damaged or destroyed, the base year value of the replacement will be the factored base year value of the damaged or destroyed property plus the amount by which the value of the replacement exceeds 120 percent of the value of the property that was damaged or destroyed. (R&T 69(b)(2))

Example: Factored Base Year Value (FBYV) of damaged or destroyed property = $150,000
Market value of damaged or destroyed property = $220,000
Replacement property value allowed for transfer of FBYV (120% * $220,000) = $264,000
Scenario 1: Market value of replacement property = $253,000
$253,000 is less than $264,000
New assessed value of replacement property = $150,000
Scenario 2: Market value of replacement property = $275,000
Excess market value ($275,000 - $264,000 = $11,000)
New assessed value of replacement property ($150,000+$11,000) = $161,000
Scenario 3: Market value of replacement property = $125,000
$125,000 is less than the $150,000 FBYV of the original property 
New assessed value of replacement property = $125,000
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