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Michigan property taxes

If you are moving to the Metro Detroit area, it does not matter if it is a Brighton home in Livingston County, or Bloomfield Hills in Oakland County or a Lake house on Cass Lake in Keego Harbor MI Michigan property taxes work the same in most Detroit suburbs.  To many home buyers Michigan property taxes can be confusing if they are new

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Michigan tax exemption for Veteran’s

Veteran’s have done so much for us.  They joined the military or were drafted at one time.  They put up with a lot from drill instructors and having to take orders for years.  They many times spend months away from family and friends.  Months in the field with limited luxuries.  They camped, endured the heat, rain, and cold.  Some went

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Michigan Veteran’s property tax exemption

Did you know?  In 2013 Governor Snyder and the Michigan legislators passed a law that is going to really help disabled veterans quite a bit in the years to come.  If you are a 100% disabled honorably discharged veteran you are exempt from paying Michigan property taxes.  You have to qualify each year for this property tax exemption. In order to

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How Michigan Property taxes work – Local tax review boards – part 10

How Michigan Property taxes work – Local tax review boards – part 10   Michigan’s property tax system is confusing so here is a brief series on how Michigan property taxes work and about local tax review boards. So the first step in fighting to reduce your Michigan property taxes is to go to the local tax review board.  The first thing you need to do is

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How Michigan property taxes work – reducing your Michigan property taxes part 9

So now that you know how Michigan property taxes work, now how do you go about reducing your Michigan property taxes? So you think you are overpaying on your Michigan taxes?  But what number are you looking at on your tax statement?  Are you looking at the taxable value number?  Remember that is the number the city bases your tax payment on.  It

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How Michigan property taxes work series – homestead exemption – part 8

The State of Michigan and Metro Detroit has a complex property tax system.  But to explain it….. Basically your Metro Detroit home is either homesteaded or non homesteaded.    Homestead basically means that you live in the Metro Detroit home as your principal residence.  Our Michigan government has seen fit to give you a break on your Michigan property taxes if you live in the house

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