This year's tax foreclosure auctions are a mixed bag for Washtenaw County.
There are fewer items for auction this year, but the number land parcels has increased. The major cause for the difference is the foreclosure of three incomplete subdivisions, which are being sold as combined items. County Treasurer Catherine McClary says they are still preparing a list of all properties being auctioned but should have it available to the public in coming days.
Washtenaw County property owners have until next week to appeal their 2014 property assessment.
Assessments are one of the factors used to determine the taxable value of a property.
Washtenaw County's Treasurer, Catherine McClary says property values are starting to go up, and her office has made a brochure available to help property owners decide whether they'd like to appeal their assessment.
The University of Michigan Credit Union is hosting a couple of workshops designed to steer people towards a life of meaning rather than a life of consumption this holiday season.
Washtenaw County Treasurer Catherine McClary is a co-sponsor of the "Tis The Season to Hang Onto Reason" workshops. She says the program provides alternative ways to celebrate the upcoming holidays, not based on consumerism.
The workshops are taught by Kathryn Greiner, Director of Education at the U-of-M Credit Union and a renowned speaker and budget guru.