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Turning in your property transfer affidavit after closing on your new home

August 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment · tips for home buyers

Macomb Township MI municipal office homestead exemption form
One of the important documents that you receive at the closing of your new home will be the property transfer affidavit.    It is very important that you remember to turn this document in to the city or township in which the home is located.

You will have only 45 days in which to do so or the city/township can fine you.  (Not much fun finding out you have to pay hard earned money for simply forgetting to do this.)

While you are at the city/township office you will also be turning in your Homestead Exemption form (if you are applying for that exemption.)  This is also a very important document as it will mean the difference of 18 mills added to your property taxes if you qualify for the exemption and fail to file this form.

Last week I visiting the Macomb Township municipal building to turn in these documents for one of my buyer clients who recently closed on a home in Macomb Township.   I made sure to have copy of each document stamped “received” by the clerk in the assessors office so that there is proof that these documents were in fact turned in.

Keep your stamped copies as proof – it will be the only way in case of an error for you to prove you actually performed your obligation in a timely manner.

Kris Wales – A Macomb County MI real estate agent – A partner for your real estate needs.

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  • 1 Paula // Aug 12, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I alomost forgot to turn my forms in!! It’s such a rush after closing and packing and moving. Good reminder!!

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