Winners and losers

Local communities where values and property taxes for single-family homes changed most and least between fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2014:

Largest percentage increase in value

Medford: 5.11 percent increase ($366,328 from $348,506)


Winchester: 4.52 percent increase ($805,313 from $770,456)

Lynnfield: 3.48 percent increase ($528,794 from $510,995)

Largest percentage decrease in value

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North Andover: 2.19 percent decrease ($467,608 from $478,604)

Essex: 1.65 percent decrease ($485,159 from $493,317)

Amesbury: 1.59 percent decrease ($290,956 from $295,642)

Largest increase in average single-family home tax bills


Newburyport: $485 increase ($6,323 from $5,838)

Andover: $376 increase ($8,343 from $7,967)

Winchester: $356 increase ($10,195 from $9,839)

Decrease/smallest increase in average single-family home tax bills

Essex: $80 decrease ($7,394 from $7,474)

Lowell: No change (average remains $3,273)

Woburn: $18 increase ($3,571 from $3,553)

SOURCE: Massachusetts Department of Revenue
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