Calculating Michigan Property Taxes for your second home

In Michigan you do not inherit the current owner’s taxes; they come uncapped the year following the property transfer. A good estimator for future property taxes, if you are shopping for a second home in the Harbor Country area of SW Michigan, is about 2% of the purchase … [Read more...]

10 Common Title Issues

Have you ever wondered why buyers need title insurance? The home may be new to the buyer, but every property has a history. A thorough title search can help uncover any title defects tied to the property. And, subject to the terms of the policy, the title insurance provides … [Read more...]

Second Homes in Harbor Country

People frequently ask about the make up of our area. How many people are second homeowners? How many live here full time?   8,866 homes in the eight communities of Harbor Country. • 49.5% are owner occupied • 10.7% are rental properties • 39.8% are vacant … [Read more...]