Education & Training

Education & Training

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.

Michigan State Housing Development Authority Recognized for Program Excellence at National Housing Conference

LANSING, Mich. - November 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) scored two Awards for Program Excellence during the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA) 2013 Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA, last month.

Free Workshop for Lansing Area Homeowners on Wednesday, Sept. 25

WASHINGTON - September 20, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The office of U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., State Representative Andy Schor, and Ingham County Register Curtis Hertel are sponsoring a free homeownership workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Cristo Rey Community Center, 1717 N. High Street, Lansing Charter Township for homeowners wishing to learn about resources to help them remain in their homes.

Exciting RPAC Events Scheduled During MAR Convention & Expo

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 7, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mark your calendars now to attend these exciting RPAC events happening during the 2013 MAR Convention and Expo, September 25-27 at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

Full Day Regional Placemaking Workshops to be held in June

WASHINGTON, D.C. - May 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Across Michigan, REALTORS® are actively participating in placemaking initiatives designed to improve their neighborhoods and communities and provide the groundwork for continually improving Michigan's housing market. REALTORS® have been creating and selling place for decades; and therefore are natural leaders in placemaking. But what are the best strategies for putting placemaking to work in your community?

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.

Foreclosure Prevention seminars available for homeowners

October 8, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Macomb County Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) will be holding two informational Foreclosure Prevention seminars during the month of October which will be free to all homeowners.

Lee & Associates Names Jon Savoy Advisory Board Member

Torrance, CA - September 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lee & Associates, one of the nation’s largest commercial brokerage firms, has announced the members of its 2012, 2013-2014 advisory board. Comprised of seven individuals elected from the pool of presidents and managing partners, the advisory board is responsible for setting policy and shaping Lee’s strategic direction

Herbs for the Home Garden series offered

August 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Herbs provide beauty and fragrance in the garden and can enhance the flavor and quality of foods, provide a healthy alternative to salt, and be used for medicinal purposes. Many herbs can be easily grown in the home garden or in pots in the kitchen helping to stretch our food dollars

Foreclosure Prevention seminar available for homeowners

August 10, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The seminar is being presented by MSHDA-certified housing counselors. Homeowners will also have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a housing counselor after completion of the seminar. Macomb MSUE is also a Department of Housing and Urban Development-certified agency

Foreclosure Prevention seminars offered

June 29, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Macomb County MSU Extension will be holding free informational seminars on foreclosure prevention at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 13 and at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24 at the VerKuilen Building, 21885 Dunham Road, Clinton Township, 48036, Assembly Room A -- (enter through door E.) All homeowners are welcome to attend.

Thomas A. Boutrous II Joins Lee & Associates Michigan as Principal

Torrance, CA - June 19, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lee & Associates, one of the nation’s largest broker-owned commercial real estate firms, has hired Thomas A. Boutrous II as the newest principal in its Michigan office.

Lee & Associates Michegan President Jon Savoy Appointed to Director of Economic Development Corporation

Torrance, CA - April 27, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Jon Savoy, president of Lee & Associates Michigan in Southfield, Mich., one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the country, has been appointed to director of the Economic Development Corporation of the County of Oakland (OCEDC). He will serve a term of six years to end in April 2018.

MSU Extension offers “Home Ownership” Workshop and Online Home Ownership Education

February 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Invest in your homeownership success. Research has shown that people who attend pre-purchase housing counseling or education are more likely to make on-time payments on their mortgage and are less likely to default on their loans

MSU Extension offers free “Home Ownership” series

January 16, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- MSU Extension is offering the 3-part workshop Home Ownership on three Tuesday evenings in January and February 2012.

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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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Peters, Stabenow Announce Over $680,000 for Chippewa County International Airport

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced that Chippewa County International Airport in Sault Ste. Marie will receive a $689,269 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fund the construction of replacement runway lighting systems, runway rehabilitation, an approach survey to identify existing obstructions to runway approaches, and an update to the Airports Geographic Information System data.