Yearly Archives: 2014

Rep. Miller Honored by Southeastern Michigan’s Home Builders Association

Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) received the Distinguished Service to Government Award from the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan for her outstanding support of the home building industry.

Michigan Residents Urged To Complete and Submit SBA Applications

Michigan homeowners, renters and business owners in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties may be eligible for additional grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other agencies.

Weatherizing homes can save Michigan families $450 annually in heating costs

As another Michigan winter approaches, the state Department of Human Services (DHS) and Gov. Rick Snyder are encouraging residents to weatherize their homes now to save on heating costs later

Michigan Residents Warned of Fake Building Contractors

With more than $69.3 million in disaster recovery assistance approved for Michigan homeowners and renters, fake building contractors are angling to get their hands on some of it, state and federal officials warned.

Financing for Historic Rehabilitation Projects Available Through New Grant Program

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), today announced the availability of a new grant program that will assist with financing historic rehabilitation projects

Michigan Man Sentenced for Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy Using Straw Home Buyers

A Southfield, Michigan, resident was sentenced today to serve 21 months in prison to be followed by two years of supervised release for his participation in a conspiracy to commit bank fraud, the Justice Department announced

MSHDA Board Appoints Workman Acting-Executive Director

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority Board of Directors today voted unanimously to appoint Deputy State Treasurer Wayne Workman as Acting-Executive Director for the Housing Authority, effective immediately

MSHDA Executive Director Scott Woosley Resigns

Scott Woosley will step down as executive director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, effective this morning.

MSHDA Executive Director Scott Woosley issues response about expenses

Scott Woosley, executive director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, today issued the following statement in response to news articles and claims regarding questionable state reimbursement for expenses in bills since 2012, when he was tapped to lead MSHDA

MSHDA Investing $2.5 Million in Blight Removal in Five Michigan Counties

The Community Development Division (CDD) of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) has announced six recipients will receive Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) funding income. The $2.55 million awarded in the first funding round will help financeblight demolition and senior housing projects in Berrien, Calhoun, Genesee, Ingham and Kalamazoo counties.

Snyder makes appointments to Board of Real Estate Appraisers

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of James Hartman, of East Lansing, and Maureen Mausolf, of Bad Axe, to the Michigan Board of Real Estate Appraisers.

Rep. Miller Cosponsors Bill Prohibiting HHS from Housing Illegal Unaccompanied Children in Non-Federal Facilities...

Today, U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10), Vice Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, issued the following statement after cosponsoring the Our Communities, Our Choice Act, which would prevent the Department of Health and Human Services from housing illegal unaccompanied children in non-federal facilities without first consulting with state and local leaders:

Granger Construction, Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council, Contractors and MIOSHA Sign Partnership to...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 14, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Granger Construction Company, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA), the Greater Detroit Building Trades Council, and the Partnering Contractors signed a formal partnership today to protect workers during the renovation of the 1956 mechanical engineering laboratory – classroom building, located on U-M’s North Campus in Ann Arbor. The facility will receive approximately 141,000 square feet of major infrastructure, programmatic instructional and administrative space improvements.

Snyder signs bill lightening rental property tax burden

LANSING, Mich. - June 18, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Rick Snyder today signed bipartisan legislation lessening property tax obligations for owners of rental properties.

Continuing Education Changes for Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons Effective January 1, 2015; Preapproval...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 17, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- A new law which becomes effective January 1, 2015, impacts real estate brokers and salespersons, and real estate education sponsors by removing continuing education preapproval and reporting requirements. Gov. Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill 641 into law on April 7, 2014, which became Public Act 106 of 2014. All continuing education courses must be preapproved through the end of 2014 and reported to the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) by the sponsor.

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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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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Net Lease Arby’s Property

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant net lease Arby’s Restaurant located at 3100 E Holland Road in Saginaw, Michigan for $741,935. The 2,028 square foot Arby’s is strategically positioned along East Holland Road (M-46) with excellent visibility. East Holland Road (M-46) is an east-west state highway that experiences traffic counts in excess of 22,700 vehicles per day.