Sunday, March 29, 2015

Property Values on Upswing

No surprise to people who live Downriver, but we have confirmation that property values are going up just about everywhere in our little neck of the woods. Only River Rouge, Ecorse, and Lincoln Park are not invited to the party. You can see the News-Herald reporting on it here.

The article points out that rising property values do not proportionately increase property taxes, which is good for homeowners but bad for local government. This flaw in Michigan's local government finance system has been discussed in depth in this blog before, and it needs to be addressed before every city Downriver is under a state controller. While I don't want to pay taxes either, cities and townships will continue to have budget problems even with rising values.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Landlord Killed During Eviction

I never did get around to commenting on this story when it occurred, but it should be a warning to all landlords to be careful. No amount of rent is worth dying over.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Back from Hiatus

Yes, we have been gone since the New Year.

I have been very busy getting the Law Offices of John O. Knappmann off of the ground. I can now tell you with certainty: Mission Accomplished. The Law Firm has taken off.

I will focus lawyer efforts on Real Estate and Criminal Law.  Hey, I even started a legal blog Check it out!

So, it finally got to a point that it was possible for me to get back to this here piece of the internet. Posting will be regular, but it might not be every day.

Buckle up and enjoy the ride!