Many home buyers have been facing a very challenging market over the past few years. The current supply of homes on the market just can’t keep up with the huge demand out there. It’s not uncommon for a home to come on the market and be sold in a matter of days after receiving multiple... Read More
Its that time of year! Property tax assessment notices are arriving in homeowners mailboxes all over Michigan. This is your once a year opportunity to appeal your property taxes and potentially save a lot of money. The appeal process can be overwhelming for homeowners so I wanted to break it down and give a real... Read More
Jeremy Drobeck of Amerifirst Home Mortgage meets with tax expert Dennis Greenfield to help people learn about some of the benefit's to home ownership. Having the ability to take the mortgage interest deduction can in turn open up a whole bunch of other write-offs. Things such as state & local taxes that were paid, property taxes, charitable... Read More
Last time we talked about why you might dispute your property taxes. Now learn HOW! Step 1 - File with the board of review Form L-4035 Step 2 - Appeal in person if at all possible (you only get a small window each year and will need to set that up in February. Don't miss it)... Read More
What Do You Do When The Board Of Review Says "NO!"? Here are a couple Pointers: In my experience the Board of Review almost shoots you down, but the appeal process at the State Tax Tribunal has a reasonable non-bias person there to look at your appeal - GO TO the Tax Tribunal! Don't be... Read More
Thinking your paying too much in property taxes? You might be! I look up a lot of property taxes and find that most homes are selling for less than what the local assessors are saying they are worth. Perfect example would be a home I bought for $25,000, the home was NOT a forclosure and... Read More
Since COVID hit, the housing market has been crazy! With housing in high demand, the competition is getting tough out there. Buyers are looking for alternative ways to buy a home and many have turned to renovation financing. In fact, our renovation volume has tripled so far in 2021. There are a number of reasons for this, but essentially, home renovation loans offer a number of advantages for want-to-be home buyers.
Here are some of the reasons more and more buyers are utilizing these loan programs: