What's the Secret to Paying Lower Taxes on Your Michigan Home in 2016?

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Happy New Year, everybody! The holidays are over, which means we are back to business as usual. For the Perna Team, business looks like trying to bring as much value to our clients as possible.

The start of the new year also means that tax season is near. You have your one and only opportunity to fight your taxes coming up sometime in the next 30 to 45 days, depending on which municipality you're in.

When you get your tax bill in the mail, you'll see your new Taxable Value and your new State Equalized Value. If you flip to the back or go to the second page, depending on the city, you will see the phone numbers, the days, and the times you can use to reach the people you need to in order to fight your taxes.

To make this a success, what should you bring with you? First, you need to bring a letter with you that states that you're fighting your taxes. We have a pre-made copy of that letter we would love to share with you. Just give us a call or shoot us an email at any time. In addition to that document, the city assessor's office is also going to be looking for three very specific comparable properties. There are a lot of criteria they go off of; for instance, they will not accept bank-owned properties, appraisals, short sales, or distressed sales to determine the value of your property.

The Perna Team knows exactly what you need in order to successfully fight your taxes, so don't hesitate to reach out to us for help. We'll get you the three comparable you need to give you the best chance at getting your taxes lowered in 2016.

We would love to help you save money this year!

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