Real Estate Articles

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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Real Estate Law: Property Tax Appeals in Michigan

Real Estate

Over the last four years, the State of Michigan, in general, and the communities of Mid Michigan, in particular, have been hard hit by the ongoing national recession.  In addition to high unemployment and a shrinking economy, we experienced unprecedented […]

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