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Principal Residence Exemption

Michigan has a principal residence exemption that can reduce your property-tax bill.  (This used to be called the homestead exemption.) If you qualify, your home will be exempt from a portion of school operating taxes.  Here’s an in… Read More
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Real Estate Taxes

As you know, if you own a home or other real estate, you need to pay real estate taxes. In Ann Arbor, you get billed twice a year – once at the beginning of July, and again at the beginning of December. Here are some tax highlights.… Read More
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Buying a Home in Ann Arbor

Buying a home is a major event, involving a number of important documents. From a legal standpoint, there are three stages in the buying process. Sales Contract. You’ll probably start with the sales contract created by the Ann Arbor Area… Read More
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Selling a Home in Ann Arbor

Whether you sell your home through a real estate agent (as most sellers do) or sell it yourself, the process is basically the same. There are the four main stages. Disclosure Forms. You’ll need to complete a seller’s disclosure stateme… Read More
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Does a well supply water to your home? Does a septic system handle sewage disposal? In either case, before you sell, you’ll need to comply with Washtenaw County rules.             The County Environmental Health Division enforc… Read More
Do you know the steps in a typical lawsuit? If not, check out this outline. Complaint. The plaintiff (the person starting the lawsuit) files a Complaint with the Court Clerk stating what the case is about and the damages or other relief be… Read More
 

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