11/25/2017 1 Comment
The Detroit city government fraudulently overtaxed Detroit property owners during the Kilpatrick, Cockrel, Bing, and Duggan administrations. This led it to the systematic dispossession of Detroit homeowners by government. Unsurprisingly the burden was disproportionately borne by those whose properties had lower values and could least afford it.
At the height of the recent economic crisis, Detroit assessed property at market values that did not reflect what was happening to Detroit real estate. Valuations for tax purposes were going up. In reality, property values were going down, fast and hard. The city government systematically inflated the property tax assessments of homes in Detroit beyond the legal limit.
Starting in 2008, home values in Detroit plummeted as a result of the Great Recession. Instead of reducing property tax assessments to match the lower value of homes, the government maintained the previous higher assessed value. The Michigan Constitution sets property assessments at no more than 50% of market value. That value is known as the State Equalized Value or SEV
It is difficult to give generalized financial advice. Because everyone’s situation is different and the dollars are in the details. Having said that, here's a look at the benefits of a balance transfer.
A balance transfer is when you move the debt from one debt instrument to another. In most cases, a credit card is the receiving instrument.
Some pros to doing a balance transfer.
Some things you should be aware of when making a balance transfer.
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