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Property Tax Daze

Real Estate Tax Law

It’s the new year, meaning property tax season is in full swing. If you are a property owner in the State of Michigan, you should have received a Winter Property Tax bill from your local taxing authority. Winter Tax bills […]

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Who Really Owns Your Property?

Real Estate

Do you know where the property line between you and your neighbor is? Is it marked by a fence, a tree, or a rock? Do you just guess as to its actual location? If this sounds like your situation, you […]

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Michigan’s State Real Estate Transfer Tax “SRETT” Refund

Real Estate

Background and How it Works The housing crisis led to the State of Michigan lending a helping hand. In July 2015, the Michigan Supreme Court readjusted the Michigan Transfer Tax Act to allow more people to recoup taxes paid at […]

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Landlords & Tenants: The Deadly Consequences of Self Help Eviction

Real Estate

What is Self-Help? A self-help eviction is where a landlord takes actions to evict a tenant without first obtaining a court order allowing the eviction.  Examples of self-help eviction include changing locks, removing a tenant’s possessions, and boarding up the […]

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Buying or Selling Real Estate: Think Beyond the Form

Real Estate

Thinking about buying a home?  Or perhaps you’re in the market for a new residence and are planning on selling your current home? Your home is one of the biggest purchases or sales you make in your lifetime.  However, when […]

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Michigan Real Estate Law: Should I Appeal My Property Tax Assessment?

Real Estate Tax Law

Time is of the Essence: Now is the time to decide whether to appeal your current residential or industrial/commercial property tax assessment. When you receive your assessment notice for your home or business, should you discuss it with a real […]

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