Property, Rentals, Transactions

Property, Rentals, Transactions

Sen. Kahn announces property tax forums

LANSING, MI - February 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Sen. Roger Kahn, R-Saginaw Township, announced Monday that he will host two forums open to the public on how to appeal property tax bills.

Expanded Trade Adjustment Assistance Will Help American Workers in Economic Recovery Bill

Bi-partisan expansion based on House-passed legislation covers more workers and provides more training funds to States

Sen. Pappageorge sponsors property tax town hall forum

February 09, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Briefing: Property owners across the state and country have seen their property values decrease while their property taxes have increased. According to news reports, the average residential assessment in Birmingham has dropped by almost 15 percent.

Richardville has 18 bills signed into law while working to protect homeowners and spur...

LANSING, MI - January 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — A recently signed mortgage reform measure, sponsored by Sen. Randy Richardville, is the senator’s 18th bill to become a public act during the 2007-2008 legislative session.

Testing Michigan Homes for Radon is Easier Than Ever

January 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Department of Environmental Quality Director Steven E. Chester reminded Michigan homeowners today to start the new year off right by testing their home for radon. Governor Jennifer M. Granholm has proclaimed January to be Radon Action Month in Michigan, noting that radon is believed to be the second leading cause of lung cancer and the leading cause among nonsmokers

Volunteer Hosts Needed at Michigan State Parks and State Forest Campgrounds

MI - January 08, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Department of Natural Resources is offering free camping this summer for outdoor lovers who volunteer as campground hosts at Michigan state parks or state forest campgrounds.

DNR Director Authorizes Acquisition of Property Near Bay City State Recreation Area

August 18, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — A 6.5 acre parcel of land on the Lake Huron shore adjacent to the south part of the...

Moratorium Now: Sen. Clarke Announces New Foreclosure Legislation

Two-year ‘foreclosure freeze’ will help struggling consumers get back on their feet, keep their homes LANSING—Senator Hansen Clarke (D-Detroit) was joined today by Rep. Shanelle...

Detroit Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick and Northern Group, Inc. Hold News Conference to Announce...

DETROIT -- Detroit Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick and Alex Dembitzer, principal and managing partner of the New York City-based real estate development firm Northern...

Can You Get Evicted Because of Your LandLord’s Foreclosure? — Tips for Renters

67-year old Sharron Shagonaby was looking forward to a quiet Christmas at home - a home she has rented for more than a year,...

Housing bust takes big toll on Realtors

3,500 left real estate industry in Michigan in the last year alone. STERLING HEIGHTS -- Thousands of Michigan real estate agents -- some with decades...

Nastas III: Time to provide relief for overtaxed Michigan families

Why should we punish people for buying a house? Many Michigan families pay far more in income, sales, and property taxes than the value of...

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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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Justice Department Obtains $150,000 Settlement in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Owner...

The Justice Department today announced that Frank D. Tjoelker, an owner and manager of rental properties in and around Grand Rapids, Michigan, will pay $150,000 to resolve allegations that he sexually harassed multiple women who have lived in or inquired about his rental properties. Since January of this year, the Civil Rights Division has filed or settled five cases alleging unlawful sexual harassment of women in housing and recovered over $1 million for victims such harassment.