The Ins and Outs of Property Tax Assessments

Here’s some important information for homeowners in Washtenaw County.


Today we’re honored to be joined by a special guest. Catherine McClary has been serving as the treasurer of Washtenaw County after building a solid reputation as a stockbroker and investment banker. She has served as the chair of the Washtenaw County board of commissioners and is recognized as a leader in tax and mortgage foreclosure prevention in Michigan. She’s a great public advocate, and she’s here today to educate all of us about some of the finer points of tax value assessments, the appeal process, and more.

Feel free to watch the full interview, or use these timestamps to browse specific topics at your leisure:

1:25 — A rundown of property tax assessments and the appeal process

2:25 — A closer look at the assessment notice document homeowners will receive in the mail

3:45 — Why you can’t appeal your assessment if you don’t apply to the board of review

4:15 — Where to find detailed information about appealing your assessment at the board of review

4:30 — Breaking down the two types of value included in the assessment

5:25 —  The rate of inflation for 2022 and how that will affect you

6:20 — Wrapping things up

Catherine will be back this spring to give more helpful financial information to homeowners and homebuyers. If you have any additional tax-related questions or need more resources, reach out to Catherine at [email protected]. If you have any other real estate-related questions for us, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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