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Think twice about lowball offers, says county assessor

If you own vacant property in Crook County, you may have received a letter from a real estate company offering to purchase it from you.

County Assessor Dan Thomas shares a key piece of information about these letters: the price at which they offer to purchase your land is not based on information provided by his office.

This is important for property owners to know because the price you are offered may be significantly lower than what your property would be appraised for.

“Mailing addresses are public information,” he explains. “On our website, anybody can go on there and see what type of land...