These 15 Michigan counties have the highest average property tax per year.

Paying taxes is probably one of the things we hate doing most in life. There is a tax for everything. Sales tax, income tax, and the list goes on and on. Of course, anyone that owns a home or land knows that property taxes are just another one that we have to deal with. Of the 83 counties in Michigan, these 15 counties will take the most out of your bank account when it comes to property tax.

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On average throughout the state, Michigan residents pay roughly $2,145 each year in property taxes. That number is based on a home worth right around $132,200. For the most part, you are going to pay about 1.62% of your home's market value in taxes.

Out of all 50 states, Michigan is ranked number 18 when it comes to the average amount collected. Depending on where you live, you might end up paying more than others. Living in Washtenaw County is going to cost you as it has the highest property tax in Michigan with residents paying an average of roughly $3,900 each year.

When it comes to the highest average property taxes per year, the 15 listed below are at the top of the list. Many of them are located around the Detroit area and several others are located near Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Lansing. There are also a couple in the northern part of the state near Traverse City.

As a prepare to buy my first home soon, I can safely say that I have already crossed Washtenaw County off the list for a number of reasons, mainly because I just don't want to live there.

Source: Tax-Rates.org

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