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Assistance in Fighting Your Tax Assessment

By
Managing Real Estate Broker with Lehman & Scheffler Real Estate Services

For those of you that have started to receive their 2010 property tax assessments. This may help you fight your tax assessment. Despite what we all have seen in the local market for the last several years assessments continued to increase, despite frustration and yearly visits to the board of review.  Property values continued to rise according to your local assessor.  This is due to current law that allows a home's taxable value to increase each year by either the rate of inflation or 5%, whichever is lower. However, this tax year is particularly interesting because Michigan has a negative inflation rate. So, almost every homeowner should see a property tax decrease of at least .3%.  This form may help you be prepared to fight that assessment. 

http://www.mirealtors.com/content/upload/AssetMgmt/Documents/propertyassessment10.pdf

Good Luck with your Appeal.

Rick Phillips
Appraisals Guaranteed - Alexandria, VA
Expert & Customized Valuations

Some cities seem to be slower at lowering the assessments.  It's like they don't want to let go of the $$$.

Apr 18, 2010 01:26 AM