Blog — Real Estate Planning

Friday, February 27, 2009

The following article reports on an increasingly used strategy by individuals representing homeowners whose homes are in danger of foreclosure. In summary, the article addresses situations where a homeowner’s mortgage may have been sold or reassigned between several different companies and, therefore, the original mortgage note and mortgage executed by the homeowner cannot be located. If there is no evidence of a mortgage note or mortgage having been executed by the homeowner, then the bank or lending facility may have a challenge to actually prove indebtedness. The article below...

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Monday, February 2, 2009

February and March are important months for Michigan property owners. Michigan property owners will soon receive a Notice of Assessment in the mail from the local assessor’s office. The large letters in the top right corner will read: THIS IS NOT A TAX BILL, and thus, many property owners take a cursory glance, pleased to see that the number in the Assessed Value and State Equalized Value columns have decreased, and toss it away. When the summer property tax bill arrives several months later, the property owners realize that the property tax due has increased from the amount they paid last year. The Notice of Assessment is one of the most important documents property owners receive....

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

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