Yearly Archives: 2011

MSU Extension offers a free class, Are You Ready to Buy a Home?, September...

September 5, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- MSU Extension is offering a class, Are You Ready to Buy a Home? on September 8, 2011 from 6:30 – 8:30 at the Warren City Hall, 1 City Square, in Warren. It is free of cost and open to the public. For more information or to register, please call 586-469-7614.

Help for Homeowners

August 29, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Macomb Urban County Housing Rehabilitation Program, administered by the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development, is accepting applications for deferred, no interest loans to help eligible owners make necessary repairs to their homes.


August 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- LANSING The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) announced today that it has issued bonds in the aggregate principal amount of $70,000,000 on July 26, 2011, and will use the proceeds of such bonds to make mortgage loans to eligible low and moderate income applicants to finance single family homes. Reservations are now being accepted for the loans to be made from the proceeds of the bonds

Enrollment Surge in Michigan’s Hardest Hit Fund Helps Reduce Foreclosures

Lansing, MI - August 15, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Michigan State Housing Development Authority announced today it has received nearly 9,000 applications for foreclosure prevention assistance during the past five months since the launch of a new "Step Forward" publicity campaign. The "Step Forward" awareness effort has helped contribute to a 16 percent decline in Michigan's foreclosure activity in July from the previous month and a 42 percent decrease in foreclosure activity from July 2010, MSHDA officials said.

OFIR Releases PSAs Helping Consumers Shop for Auto, Home Insurance

LANSING, MI - August 9, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Office of Financial and Insurance Regulation (OFIR) announced today that it has released radio public service announcements (PSAs) aimed at helping Michigan consumers shop around for more affordable automobile and homeowners insurance rates. The PSAs, which can be heard on radio stations throughout the state, advise Michigan drivers and homeowners to use OFIR resources to help them stretch their insurance dollar.

Snyder appoints member to Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons

LANSING, MI - August 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed Lauren Eisbrenner to the Michigan Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons.

MSU Extension offers free “Home Ownership” series on August 11, 18 & 25.

Clinton Township, MI - August 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- MSU Extension is offering a 3-part workshop on Home Ownership on August 11, 18 & 25, 2011 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Verkuilen Building, 21885 Dunham Rd., Suite 12, Clinton Township.

Federal Court in Michigan Continues to Decline To Reconsider MERS-Related Foreclosures

Reston, VA - July 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Another ruling from the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division declined to reconsider a non-judicial foreclosure initiated by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS), as mortgagee, underscoring former borrowers’ lack of standing under Michigan law to challenge a foreclosure after the statutory redemption period has expired, further limiting the applicability of the Michigan Court of Appeals’ decision in Residential Funding v. Saurman/Bank of New York Trust v. Messner (“Saurman”).

Appointments made to Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons

LANSING, MI - July 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Rick Snyder today appointed Matt Davis and James Lance to the Michigan Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons. The board licenses and regulates the practice of real estate brokers and salespersons in Michigan.

DNR Encourages Visitors to ‘Camp Green’ at Michigan State Parks

July 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Department of Natural Resources is asking campers to "go green" this season by participating in the department's Camp Green pilot program. The Camp Green program encourages park guests to follow environmentally friendly and energy-efficient practices while visiting Michigan state parks and recreation areas. There are 10 locations participating in this pilot program: Aloha, Cheboygan, Clear Lake, Onaway, Port Crescent, Seven Lakes, Tawas Point, Traverse City and Wilson state parks, plus Bay City State Recreation Area

DHS Summarily Suspends the Adult Foster Care Small Group Home License of Carlee Nelson

June 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Michigan Department of Human Services (DHS), Bureau of Children and Adult Licensing (BCAL), issued an order of summary suspension and notice of intent to revoke the license of a Newaygo County adult foster care small group home licensee, Carlee Nelson, #AM620009247, 2490 Twelve Street, White Cloud, Mich. This action resulted from recent investigations of complaints of the adult foster care small group home.

Snyder appoints member to Manufactured Housing Commission

LANSING, MI - June 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Creighton Weber to the Michigan Manufactured Housing Commission.

Schuette Issues Subpoenas in Criminal Probe of Mortgage Processors

LANSING, MI - June 16, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced that he has issued criminal investigative subpoenas against national mortgage servicing support providers in an expansion of his office's investigation into questionable mortgage documentation filed with Michigan's Register of Deeds offices during the current foreclosure crisis.

Gary Peters Leads Fight to Protect Homeownership

Royal Oak, MI - June 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- For more than a generation, millions of American families have been able to purchase their own homes thanks to the availability of the thirty-year, fixed rate mortgage. But in the aftermath of the housing collapse and the financial crisis, the thirty-year mortgage is in danger of disappearing altogether as banks and government regulators consider making major reforms to the housing market.

Schuette Encourages Southeast Michigan Homeowners with Foreclosure Concerns to Attend Free Counseling Event June...

LANSING, MI - June 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today encouraged Southeast Michigan homeowners struggling with foreclosure to attend a June 15th homeowner counseling and lending meeting organized by the United Way for Southeastern Michigan and the Foreclosure Intervention and Neighborhood Stabilization Collaborative (FINSC). The event will provide free counseling services and facilitate lender meetings for homeowners from Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties who may be struggling with foreclosure


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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