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ValueAppeal, the Seattle startup that allows home owners to lower property taxes through an online appeal process, has named Eric Brown as chief operating officer and moved to new offices in Seattle’s burgeoning South Lake Union neighborhood.

Brown is the co-founder and former CEO of Radiant Asset Management, an investment advisory firm. Before that, the graduate of Whitman College worked at RAF Technology and Onyx Software.

“With new leadership and product evolution, this is an exciting period of growth for ValueAppeal in our continued effort to make the property tax appeals process as easy and effective as possible for homeowners across the US,” said Charlie Walsh, ValueAppeal founder and CEO.

ValueAppeal now employs 20 people and continues to hire. The company is quick to point out that property tax appeal windows are now open in King County.

ValueAppeal claims that about 25 percent of homeowners in the U.S. are overassessed, with about 80 percent of those who file an appeal through the $99 service meeting with success in lowering their tax bills.

ValueAppeal raised $1.6 million in June, bringing total funding in the company to about $3 million. The company’s new office is at 501 Dexter Ave. North.

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