LANSING – February 24, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — To help Oakland County homeowners understand how property taxes work and when they should appeal their property tax assessment, State Sen. John Pappageorge, R-Troy, is co-hosting a complimentary “Everything You Need to Know About Property Taxes” seminar Tuesday, Feb. 24 with Rep. Chuck Moss, R-Birmingham, and Weir Manuel Realtors.
“Residents across the 13th Senate District have seen their property taxes increase even though the value of their home decreased,” Pappageorge said. “This forum is designed to help explain the property assessment appeals process so that homeowners can walk away informed and empowered to take action if necessary.”
The event is set to take place at the Community House of Birmingham, 380 S. Bates St., from 7 to 9 p.m.
The town hall will provide property owners with the necessary information to understand why property tax bills rise when home values fall, and how and when property tax assessments should be appealed – including step-by-step instructions. A panel of experts will be available to answer questions.
Property owners across the state and country have seen their property values decrease while their property taxes have increased. According to news reports, the average residential assessment in Birmingham has dropped by almost 15 percent.
The seminar will provide property owners with the necessary information to understand how property taxes are assessed, and how and when property tax assessments should be appealed – including step-by-step instructions.
Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Weir Manuel Realtors at (248) 644-6300, as space is limited.
For more information, contact Pappageorge’s office at 1-877-736-1384.