LANSING, MI - June 4, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Southwestern Michigan College is one step closer to renovating its Kairis Technology Building today after the Joint Capital Outlay Subcommittee approved the planning documents, announced Sen. Ron Jelinek and Reps. Sharon Tyler and Matt Lori.
LANSING, MI - May 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Sen. Cameron S. Brown, chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Emerging Technologies Committee, and five fellow Senate committee chairs are encouraging the rehabilitation - rather than the demolition - of Detroit's historic Michigan Central Depot property.
LANSING, MI - May 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Senate today unanimously approved conference committee reports to help save more homes in Michigan from foreclosure by encouraging greater communication between lenders and homeowners, said Randy Richardville, the Senate’s lead member of the conference committee.
LANSING, MI - April 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Sen. Randy Richardville’s monthly cable show, The Richardville Report, will premiere on Monday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. with tips for residents on how to avoid foreclosure.
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.
LANSING, MI - April 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation (OFIR) today announced that it is holding quarterly free seminars for the state's first and second mortgage licensees and registrants as well as for consumer financial services licensees. The next seminar takes place on May 6, 2009 at Western Michigan University's Grand Rapids Graduate Center.
LANSING, MI - April 07, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation (OFIR) announced today that all new rate filings by homeowners insurance companies that rely on insurance credit scoring as a factor in determining their discounts are being challenged by the agency. The expansion to all home rate filings using insurance credit scoring is based on the fact that insurance credit scoring is unfairly discriminatory and also does not result in reasonably anticipated reductions in losses or expenses and therefore does not meet the requirements Michigan's Insurance Code.
LANSING, MI - March 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — State Sen. Alan Sanborn on the Senate floor today denounced the Macomb County Board of Commissioners’ Wednesday vote to raise residents’ property taxes.
LANSING, MI - March 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation (OFIR) has ordered an entity claiming to be a Southfield-based mortgage company called “Capita Management Group” to cease and desist from doing business. OFIR believes that Capita, through its website, www.capitamanagementgroup.com, is posing as a legitimate mortgage company in an attempt to steal consumers’ money and identity. The fraudulent company is encouraging customers to apply for loans by providing personal information including social security and financial account numbers
LANSING - March 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Senate today approved legislation to help ensure that all mortgage loan officers conducting business in Michigan will be registered with the state, said Sen. Gerald Van Woerkom, one of the sponsors of the package.
LANSING - March 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Sen. Bill Hardiman today announced that West Michigan will receive $30 million more in federal stimulus funds than was first announced by the governor earlier this year.
LANSING, MI - March 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Legislation expanding the Brownfield act to assist major redevelopment projects such as The Pavilions of Troy was approved by the Senate Thursday, said sponsor Sen. John Pappageorge, R-Troy.
LANSING, MI - March 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — With property taxes across the state continuing to rise even as home values plummet, Senate Democrats refused today to support a constitutional amendment designed to provide desperately needed relief to homeowners, said Sen. Cameron S. Brown
LANSING - March 18, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — With home values across the state plummeting while property taxes increase, Senate Democrats failed to approve a constitutional amendment designed to help homeowners facing property tax increases out of step with their home’s actual value, said sponsor Sen. John Pappageorge, R-Troy
LANSING, MI - March 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Senate Finance Committee approved three measures Thursday that will reduce the tax burden on Michigan consumers, homeowners and small businesses. The cornerstone of the three bills is state Sen. Nancy Cassis’ legislation to provide business tax relief to small and growing businesses.
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