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#1 of 2 Old 05-10-2007, 12:27 PM - Thread Starter
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We moved into a new house in November and we're currently fighting the first assessment. We believe that the city is assessing our home to be worth about $90,000 more than what we paid for it 6 months ago. If you know Michigan's housing economy, you know that it has NOT appreciated...

So, the assessor wants to come over for a site visit. I don't want her to come in because I'm afraid that our wood floors or Corian counters will make her say it's worth more than what the paper plans made her decide before. No one else has assessors look inside and I just want to be treated the same way, you know?

What are my rights?

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Have you read up on all of your rights? I know that in my county if a home has been purchased within the last two years (or something like that) they have to take that value on the home.

Talk to a realtor in your area and have them pull comps on other homes in your area (and ask for their experience on disputing the tax assessors appraised value). I agree that I would do everything in my power to dispute the value before letting them actually come into my home.

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