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May 12, 2017

3 Things My Trip to Disney Taught Me About My Business

The hilarious Jim Gaffigan describes the Disney experience perfectly; "It's like being in line at the DMV, except on the surface of the Sun". After waiting in line for 60 minutes to ride the Dumbo... Read More
January 30, 2017

5 Key Take-Aways Located on Your Assessment Notice (Coming in February!)

Every year the Assessor is tasked with placing an updated assessment on your property. What is your property worth to a potential buyer? Well, this information, along with many other important...

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January 10, 2017

Personal Property Nuts & Bolts – Under $80,000 in Value Exempt (Due by Feb 10)

Your personal property statement (form 632) is supposed to be mailed by the Assessor by January 10th, and it is due by February 20th. However, if your personal property is under $80,000 in market...

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December 22, 2016

Properties Classed Agricultural or Used for Ag Purposes Get a Tax Break


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December 3, 2016

Your Homestead Exemption (AKA Principal Residence) Know the Limits!

The Homestead or Principal Residence Exemption is a huge tax break. There are simple rules that apply, but you need to understand them. If you or a client qualify, read this to understand how to take...

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November 10, 2016

Transfer of Ownership's have a BIG Impact on Taxes

Purchasing a new property is great and exciting. It should be. What isn't exciting is the "unknown" property tax bill that awaits. Understanding the tax possibilities due to the Transfer of Ownership...

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November 1, 2016

Assessment Change Notice, Know Where You Stand

Each year the Assessor is tasked with appraising your parcel. You will get an Assessment Change Notice in the mail in February that states your SEV (State Equalized Value) and Taxable Value as of...

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October 25, 2016

Cost Approach to Value, and Why You Can Challenge It!

In the State of Michigan, the Assessor is tasked with appraising every piece of real and personal property in their respective jurisdiction each year. The only efficient way to do this is to employ a...

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October 10, 2016

Taxable Value, it's what Your Annual Tax Burden is Driven by!

Your Taxable Value is another important value that is located on your Assessment Change Notice (the "This is NOT a Bill" document) & assessor record card. We know your SEV x 2 indicates what the...

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