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Last Updated: 9/4/2018

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MCAST is the Market Condition Assessment and Statistics Tool that counties can use to replicate the Department of Revenue’s State Board of Equalization Sales Ratio Study. MCAST has the ability to calculate extreme ratios, market condition adjustments, and assessment ratios and statistics. MCAST also features a stratification tool to analyze assessments by different categories. MCAST is meant to be used with the sales listings issued by Data & Analysis.

Tools

 Market Condition Assessment and Statistics Tool (MCAST v3.1)          
 

Videos (YouTube)

  • MAAO MCAST Introduction
    This video provides an introduction to the purpose of the MCAST and how to interpret the results.
  • MAAO MCAST Navigation A
    This video demonstrates how to navigate through "Enter Data" section of the MCAST, including how to upload a DOR sales file and how to filter the sales data.
  • MAAO MCAST Navigation B
    This video demonstrates how to navigate through the "Trend Area” section of the MCAST, including how to filter into a trend area, analyze the trend set up , and interpret the results.
  • MAAO MCAST Navigation C
    This video demonstrates how to navigate through the “Jurisdiction” section of the MCAST, including how to apply a trend to a specific jurisdiction, interpret the statistics for that jurisdiction, and save trends and extreme bounds for later use.
  • MAAO MCAST Navigation D
    This video demonstrates how to navigate through the
    “T-Calc Only” section of the MCAST and how to apply saved trends and extreme bounds to a separate jurisdiction.
  • Hennepin MCAST Tutorial
    This video provides a full overview of using the MCAST, from uploading the sales list to filtering the data to determining and interpreting a trend. 

Questions?

Email: DataAnalysis.mdor@state.mn.us
Phone: 651-556-3097