Yearly Archives: 2013

MPSC: Home Heating Credits Now Being Processed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today noted that the Michigan Department of Treasury is now processing Michigan Home Heating Credits (HHC) for the 2012 tax year. The credit assists low-income customers with winter energy bills

LARA’s Bureau of Construction Codes Announces Online Enhancements; New capabilities will benefit inspectors, contractors,...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs' (LARA) Bureau of Construction Codes (BCC) today announced it will be replacing its existing PermitsPlus client-server technology with Accela Automation web-based enterprise system to integrate construction, code enforcement, licensing, and case management, improving customer service to Michigan citizens

OFIR Shuts Down Bogus Lansing Mortgage Company – Warns Consumers

LANSING WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation (OFIR) has issued an order for Finlock Financial Group, LLC to immediately cease and desist from conducting unlicensed activities as a mortgage broker and lender without first obtaining a license or registering under the Mortgage Brokers, Lenders, and Servicers Licensing Act (MBLSLA).

Art Van Home Rewards Program Now Offers $300 in Rewards

January 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Early last year, MAR teamed with Art Van to introduce the Home Rewards Program for Michigan REALTORS® and their clients. The new program offered $150 to home purchasers for use at Art Van, Paul’s TV and World of Floors and about 1,600 REALTORS® signed up clients in 2012.

Local Associations to be recognized for their RPAC efforts at luncheon

January 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Michigan Association of REALTORS® would again like to thank all of the local associations who made the final push for RPAC investors at the end of 2012. With a state RPAC goal of $425,000, REALTOR® members met and exceeded it with a final total of $519,160! In addition, 29 local associations met and/or exceeded their local RPAC goal! In the end, state RPAC contributions were at 122% of state goal!


LANSING - January 08, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Executive Director Scott Woosley today announced three Upper Peninsula communities will receive Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) totaling $830,600.

New law assists property owners, renters

LANSING, MI - January 04, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- A new law recently signed by Gov. Rick Snyder protects property owners and renters. House Bill 5892, sponsored by state Rep. Wayne Schmidt, amends the Rental-Purchase Agreement Act to assist both lessors and lessees of property. Lessees who are temporarily unable to make payments and surrender the property in a timely fashion now will have 90 days, rather than one month or less, to make the payments required to reinstate a rental-purchase agreement without losing any rights or options


New shorelands program helps waterfront homeowners improve shorelines, inland lakes

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership recently launched a program to help lakefront homeowners understand best practices to protect their shoreland and inland lakes. The Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program will recognize inland lake property owners who are using healthy property management practices to protect their inland lake and offer tips to improve the shoreline further.


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