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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
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- There are approximately 14,000 children in Michigan’s foster care system in need of a home. This November, in honor of National Adoption Day, November 23, and Month, it is important to raise awareness about the thousands of children in foster care awaiting families and also to celebrate the dedicated individuals who have adopted and who work to make adoptions a reality. Recently, Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI) introduced, voted for and co-sponsored separate pieces of legislation to help children in need of safe, loving, and permanent home
2014 NAR President Steve Brown rolled out the red carpet for Michigan and expressed his gratitude for the support of Michigan’s REALTORS®, recognizing their dedication.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The third quarter ended with housing sales continuing to reflect an increase in average selling price, reaching over $130,000 for the third month in a row. According to the MLS reports compiled by the Michigan Association of REALTORS®. Over 85% of local units reported an increase in average selling price from September 2013 compared to September 2012. Seventeen (17) locals reported an increase near/over 20+%, with Antrim Charlevoix Kalkaska, Branch County, Detroit, Greater Shiawassee, Montcalm County and Sanilac County all coming in at an impressive 30+% increase in average selling price. Statewide the average selling price increased by 14.71% at $132,408 in September 2013 compared to $115,426 in September 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- he Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering more than 100 parcels of state-owned land on Bois Blanc Island, Mackinac County, for sale by sealed-bid auction. The auction begins today, Oct. 23, and will run through Nov. 20, 2013. This is the first time the state has offered these island properties. Details about each property are available by visiting www.michigan.gov/landforsale and clicking on Fall Land Auction. See minimum bid amount, photos, map, property descriptions and conditions of sale. Instructions to submit a bid can be found on the printable bid form.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Members from the Commercial Board of REALTORS® (CAR), along with the Commercial Alliance of REALTORS® (CBOR) joined together in the first Commercial REALTOR® Day in Lansing. The packed agenda included a trip to the State Capitol, with a morning House Legislative Panel made up of elected officials from around the state, including Speaker Jase Bolger, Rep Joe Haveman, Rep Wayne Schmidt, Rep Tim Greimel, Rep Jeff Farrington and Rep David Rutledge. In addition, Mike Finney, President and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation gave a presentation to the attendees at lunch