LANSING - April 17, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced that his Criminal Division has charged R.O. Savage Funeral Chapel, and its owner Richard Weishuhn, 68, of Standish with multiple felony embezzlement charges for allegedly embezzling money from his customers' prepaid funerals
Calley signs remaining personal property tax reform bills aimed at ensuring stable local funding,...
GRAND RAPIDS, - April 2, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lt. Gov. Brian Calley today signed the remaining eight bills of a bipartisan package of legislation that provides more stable local government revenue for essential services, including police and fire protection, as the obsolete, job-killing personal property tax is phased out
WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 2, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) has announced an exciting new loan program for repeat homebuyers. MSHDA’s MI Next Home has been created to make down payment assistance available to repeat buyers. The program was designed specifically for those applicants who may not qualify for MSHDA’s existing MI First Home program due to their previous homeownership status
LANSING, Mich. - March 31, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed the first of a series of bipartisan bills that will provide more stable local government revenue for essential services including police and fire protection as the obsolete, job-killing personal property tax is phased out.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 4, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Under the strong leadership and vision of MAR’s Immediate Past President, Bill Milliken, and the MAR Cross-Border Task Force, REALTORS® in both Michigan and Ontario have spearheaded an effort to develop an informational dialogue for the promotion of the real estate industries in both Michigan and Ontario. Through the development of companion education pieces, REALTORS® and Consumers in Michigan and Ontario can now get an introduction to the issues involved in real estate across borders.
Michigan lenders, REALTORS, state and local officials kick off new statewide MSHDA mortgage program...
Grand Rapids, Mich. - February 26, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than 1 million Michigan homeowners could qualify for down payment assistance of up to $7,500 toward the purchase of a new or existing home through a new program launched by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 6, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Governor Snyder shared his 2015 executive budget proposal in front of legislators from both the House and Senate. In his plan, he recommends expanding the Homestead Property Tax credit as a way to provide roughly $102 million in tax relief to an estimated 1.3 million Michigan taxpayers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 4, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The February 10th, 2014 deadline for a new and potentially money-saving exemption from the Michigan Personal Property Tax is fast approaching.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 3, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Michigan Association of REALTORS® would like to thank all of the local associations who made the final push for RPAC investors at the end of 2013. With a state RPAC goal of $500,000, REALTOR® members met and exceeded it with a final total of $631,385! In addition, 29 local associations met and/or exceeded their local RPAC goal! In the end, state RPAC contributions were at 126% of state goal! Local Associations were honored on January 23rd at the Annual RPAC Appreciation Luncheon during the Achieve Conference at the Henry in Dearborn
WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 30, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin of Michigan wrote today to President Obama urging action to respond to a propane gas shortage in the Midwest that has affected thousands of Michigan homes and businesses.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 30, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senate Democrats chided a Republican proposal for a small scale income tax rollback that passed out of committee today as nothing more than a political stunt in an election year. Democrats note that Republican tax changes such as the Pension Tax and reduction of the Homestead Property Tax Credit have a much higher negative impact on taxpayers. The minor income tax change introduced by Republicans equates to 35 cents per day for the average Michigan family
LANSING, Mich. - January 24, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The State Historic Preservation Review Board today announced the nomination of five sites to the National Register of Historic Places – the nation’s list of historic sites worthy of preservation. Michigan is home to more than 1,600 sites
2014 Legal Update Video Series Contract Principles Every REALTOR® Should Know. MAR Government Affairs Vodcast – January Edition
WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Despite rising snow drifts and dropping temperatures, the Michigan House and Senate are back in Lansing kicking off the 2014 legislative year this week. While many legislators will be looking ahead to the springtime election season, work continues on many issues, including MAR priorities that are in the midst of working through the legislative process.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- This week, NAR has sent letters to legislators on Capitol Hill highlighting the three major pieces of legislation that need to get finished before the year ends