Michigan Recording Fees Changed as of October 1, 2016

Pursuant to Article 7 of the Michigan Constitution, each of Michigan’s 83 counties is required to have a register of deeds. With offices located in each county seat, the register of deeds is responsible for recording “instruments” (documents) i… Read More
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Michigan’s New Solicita…

Michigan’s New Solicitation of Deeds Act

Regular readers of these postings may remember a piece written by my colleague, Julie Cotant, on December 22, 2015, titled Scams Are Always in Season. In that piece, Julie talked about a “Recorded Deed Notice” that had been received by a client,… Read More
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Scams Are Always in Seaso…

Scams Are Always in Season

A client recently completed her estate plan with our office; in conjunction with that estate plan, a new deed was recorded for her property. After the deed was recorded with the Oakland County Register of Deeds, she received a “Recorded Deed Notice… Read More
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Landlords Beware!

Landlords Beware!

We are privileged to represent many clients who own residential rental properties; drafting leases, advising on issues involving potential and current tenants, lease enforcement and evictions are just some of the services we provide. Within the past… Read More
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Keeping it in the Family

Keeping it in the Family

Last year, we told you about Michigan’s new law that exempts home and cottage transfers between certain family members from property tax uncapping. The Michigan legislature has now expanded the law to accommodate many typical transfers so that they… Read More
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The Purchase of Stigmatiz…

The Purchase of Stigmatized Homes: Let the Buyer Beware!

A client recently asked whether he must disclose to the buyer of his home the fact that the next-door neighbor is a registered sex offender. I was able to tell my client that Michigan does not require that he disclose his neighbor’s status. Rather,… Read More
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Thinking about an FSBO? W…

Thinking about an FSBO? We can help!

Residential and commercial real estate matters are a big part of what we do here at Wright Beamer: purchase and sale transactions, leases, title issues, property disputes, and so on. While I have had the privilege of representing both buyers and sell… Read More
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A New Way to Prevent Prop…

A New Way to Prevent Property Tax Uncapping

Since 1995, the amount by which Michigan real property taxes can increase each year has been capped at the lesser of five percent or the rate of inflation. This cap on property taxes comes off, however, whenever there is a “transfer of ownership.… Read More
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