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    Schuette Files Felony Embezzlement Charges Against Northern Michigan Funeral Home Owner

    LANSING – April 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced that his Criminal Division has charged R.O. Savage Funeral Chapel, and its owner Richard Weishuhn, 68, of Standish with multiple felony embezzlement charges for allegedly embezzling money from his customers’ prepaid funerals

    Rep. Miller Applauds $100,000 Grant to Renovate Cavis Building in Downtown Port Huron

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 10, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) issued the following statement on the Michigan Strategic Fund’s $100,000 grant to Landmark Port Huron, LLC for the renovation of the Cavis building located at Huron and Michigan Avenues:

    Senator Stabenow Measure to Protect Homeowners from Higher Taxes Passes Senate Finance Committee

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, today praised Committee passage of her Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act, bipartisan legislation that protects underwater homeowners from being hit with huge, unfair tax bills by the IRS. Her provision, included in legislation to extend expiring tax provisions (the EXPIRE Act), ensures that homeowners who owe more on their mortgages than their homes are now worth would not be hit with additional income tax if a portion of their mortgage is forgiven as part of an agreement with their lender. Without Sen. Stabenow’s legislation, homeowners – for the first time since housing crisis began – would be required to pay taxes on this phantom income when they refinance or sell their homes in what are commonly called short sales

    Calley signs remaining personal property tax reform bills aimed at ensuring stable local funding, creating jobs

    GRAND RAPIDS, – April 2, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Lt. Gov. Brian Calley today signed the remaining eight bills of a bipartisan package of legislation that provides more stable local government revenue for essential services, including police and fire protection, as the obsolete, job-killing personal property tax is phased out

    MSHDA Offers “MI NEXT HOME” for Repeat Homebuyers

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 2, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) has announced an exciting new loan program for repeat homebuyers. MSHDA’s MI Next Home has been created to make down payment assistance available to repeat buyers. The program was designed specifically for those applicants who may not qualify for MSHDA’s existing MI First Home program due to their previous homeownership status

    Conyers Hails $1 Million in Great Lakes Restoration Grant Funding for Green Infrastructure Projects

    DETROIT – March 31, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that $1,000,000 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Shoreline Cities grant funding would be provided to the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s Near East Side Drainage District for two green infrastructure projects to ensure clean water in the region by preventing stormwater from contaminating the Great Lakes. In particular, a portion of the EPA grant would fund a program to convert vacant publicly owned lots in Detroit’s Lower Eastside into green space; the remainder of the EPA grant will be allocated towards the installation of green infrastructure at Detroit’s Recovery Park

    Gov. Rick Snyder: Personal property tax reform will help create jobs while ensuring more stable local funding

    LANSING, Mich. – March 31, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed the first of a series of bipartisan bills that will provide more stable local government revenue for essential services including police and fire protection as the obsolete, job-killing personal property tax is phased out.

    Southeast Michigan Receives Two EPA Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure Grants

    DETROIT – March 28, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of two Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling $1.25 million to fund green infrastructure projects in Southeast Michigan to improve water quality in the Great Lakes. EPA Region 5 Administrator / Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman was joined at the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments Offices by Detroit Water & Sewerage Director Sue McCormick, St. Clair Shores Mayor Kip Walby, John Erb, President of the Erb Family Foundation, and Kathleen Lomako, Executive Director of the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

    Schuette: Veterans Shouldn’t Pay Building Inspector Fees

    LANSING – March 27, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has issued a formal Attorney General Opinion stating that the fees listed in the Building Officials and Inspectors Registration Act usually applicable to building officials, plan reviewers, and inspectors, should be waived for honorably discharged veterans.

    Benishek Presses Washington Regulators on New Rules that Will Increase Home Heating Costs

    WASHINGTON, DC: – March 20, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) today urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to not increase home heating costs for Michigan families by enacting new regulations on wood burning stoves.

    Peters Statement on Bipartisan Senate Banking Committee Agreement on Housing Finance Reform

    Washington – March 13, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) –Following the U.S. Senate Banking Committee announcement to review a bipartisan plan to overhaul the housing industry, U.S. Representative Gary Peters released the following statement

    Senators Stabenow, Levin Announce Support for Housing Services in Detroit and Oakland County

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin today announced support for Southwest Solutions in Detroit and Lighthouse of Oakland County. Southwest Solutions provides affordable housing and support services to the mentally ill and homeless in Detroit. Lighthouse of Oakland County provides emergency food and housing to low-income families. Both organizations received grants through NeighborWorks America, a non-profit organization that supports local efforts to revitalize and sustain communities by promoting and preserving affordable housing

    MAR Teams with the Ontario Association of REALTORS® in Consumer and Member Education Initiative

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 4, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Under the strong leadership and vision of MAR’s Immediate Past President, Bill Milliken, and the MAR Cross-Border Task Force, REALTORS® in both Michigan and Ontario have spearheaded an effort to develop an informational dialogue for the promotion of the real estate industries in both Michigan and Ontario. Through the development of companion education pieces, REALTORS® and Consumers in Michigan and Ontario can now get an introduction to the issues involved in real estate across borders.

    Michigan lenders, REALTORS, state and local officials kick off new statewide MSHDA mortgage program aimed at spurring home sales

    Grand Rapids, Mich. – February 26, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — More than 1 million Michigan homeowners could qualify for down payment assistance of up to $7,500 toward the purchase of a new or existing home through a new program launched by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)

    Snyder urges homeowners, businesses, motorists to prepare for severe weather

    LANSING, Mich. – February 21, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Gov. Rick Snyder today urged residents across Michigan to prepare for the possibility of a variety of severe weather conditions. He also instructed state agencies to proactively make weather-related information and safety tips available as they continue monitoring the situation.

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