Governor Granholm, MSHDA Announce Over $7.5 Million for 15 Michigan Entitlement Cities Two additional...

LANSING, MI - April 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Jennifer M. Granholm together with Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Executive Director Keith Molin today announced over $7.5 million in grants to be distributed to 15 cities across the state through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). The grants are the first round of NSP funding in Michigan that could total as much as $22 million over the next six to nine months. This initial funding will support the redevelopment of 116 residential units and the demolition of 276 blighted units throughout the state.

Sen. Richardville to serve on foreclosure conference committee

LANSING, MI - April 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Sen. Randy Richardville has been appointed to serve on a joint Senate and House conference committee regarding legislation that would help Michigan homeowners who are facing foreclosure.

Time is running out to take advantage of The Principal Residence Exemption: Forms are...

April 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Last year, you may recall the Passage of Public Act 96 of 2008, which enables home sellers to retain 2 principal resident exemptions for property still on the market after the seller has moved elsewhere in the state. To obtain the exemption, home sellers need to submit the “Conditional Rescission of Principal Residence Exemption Form #4640".

Sen. Van Woerkom to participate in tree planting ceremony for Earth Week

April 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Briefing: Sen. Van Woerkom will participate in a tree planting ceremony with the Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association as part of the group’s “Plant Michigan Green Initiative.” Held during the week of Earth Day, the ceremony will promote how plants can contribute to keeping Michigan’s environment healthy.

Michigan’s Energy Future Today – DELEG’s Newest Cable Show Hits the Airwaves Statewide Keeping...

April 14, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Michigan's Energy Future Today, a new cable show designed specifically for Michigan residents, will air on cable stations statewide beginning in April, Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG) Communications Director Mario L. Morrow announced today. The new program will cover a wide range of topics including renewable energy, green jobs, advanced energy technologies, and energy efficiency

Warren Receives $250,000 Grant to Fight Effects of Foreclosures

WARREN - April 08, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Mike Cox today announced that the City of Warren will receive a $250,000 grant to help fight the devastating effects of the home foreclosure crisis. The grant comes as a result of a settlement with Countrywide Financial that also provides $6.7 million in direct payments to nearly 3,700 former Michigan Countrywide customers who lost their homes to foreclosure under certain circumstances.

Broker Summit Sessions Focus on Today’s Market

April 07, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — MAR’s seventh annual Broker Summit is only two weeks away, and has an agenda that is addressing challenges for brokers in today’s market. Being held April 22-23, at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, the Broker Summit is an event not to be missed by brokers, managers and leaders in the industry who want to stay up to date on the current industry trends, and how to increase success.

MPSC Issues Request for Proposal for up to $8.5 million in Michigan Energy Efficiency...

April 07, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for up to $8.5 million in Michigan energy efficiency grants. The grants are funded by the Low‑Income and Energy Efficiency Fund.

Property Taxes

April 07, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Homeowners, neighborhoods and communities are best served when people are able to remain in their homes. Families across our state are struggling to do just that, and I want to make sure they have a fighting chance. That’s why I am working on measures to protect homeowners from property tax increases that are out of step with their home’s actual value

Senate approves legislation to help homeowners facing foreclosure stay in their homes

LANSING, MI - April 03, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The state Senate today approved legislation that would help Michigan homeowners who are facing foreclosure, said Sen. Randy Richardville, who voted for the measures.

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm and Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth Award Federal...

April 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Jennifer M. Granholm and Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DLEG) Director Stanley "Skip" Pruss today announced that five Michigan builders have been awarded federal grants from the Energy Star Home Grant Program to construct energy-efficient houses. "As the demand for energy efficiency in home building goes up, so too, does the demand for the technologies and products that are critical to Michigan's new energy economy and the jobs that come along with it," said Granholm.

News Advisory – DELEG to Present Builders with Federal Energy Star Home Grants On...

April 01, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth Deputy Director Liesl Eichler Clark will present Energy Star Home Grants of $5,000 to five builders from across the state at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1 at Urban Options in East Lansing.

Earth Day Ceremony: New LEED Gold-Certified Building Ribbon Cutting and Groundbreaking Offer Renewable Energy...

BAY CITY, MI - March 31, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — A ribbon-cutting ceremony will welcome the Michigan Department of Environment Quality (DEQ) and the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG) to their new location at the Bay City Business Center, a building with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Murray D. Wikol - President and CEO of ProVisions, LLC, the facility's developer and owner - will host this ceremony at 2 p.m. on Earth Day, April 22, at 401 Ketchum Street.

Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood Offers Helpful Concierge Program

East Lansing, MI - March 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Coldwell Banker Hubbell BriarWood\'s Concierge Program offers homeowner services to those looking to buy and sell homes in the Lansing area.

Michigan homeowners are in desperate need of relief. Thats why recently the Michigan Senate...

March 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Michigan homeowners are in desperate need of relief. That’s why recently the Michigan Senate overwhelmingly passed a resolution designed to help homeowners with rising property taxes and declining home value.


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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