Stabenow, Peters Announce $697,125 Federal Investment for Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced a $697,125 federal investment at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The funding will go towards installing emergency generators and a hot water system. This is in addition to a previously announced $446,875 federal investment for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans which will install an anti-wander and security system

Stabenow, Peters Applaud $446,875 Federal Investment for Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded a $446,875 federal investment in the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. The grant, which comes from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), will go towards installing an anti-wander and security system

Senator Stabenow Applauds Announcement of More Than $8 Million for Michigan Water Projects

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today applauded the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that three Michigan projects in Standish Township in Arenac County and Village of Mesick in Wexford County will receive $8,397,000 to support necessary improvements to local water and wastewater systems. This major investment is part of Sen. Stabenow's 2014 Farm Bill, which increased funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Water and Environmental programs

Peters, Stabenow Announce $34,241, $184,396, $99,691, $235,635 Investment

U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow today announced a $34,241 investment in the Upper Peninsula to provide assistance to help end veteran homelessness. The assistance is part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program

The Hampshire Companies and MCB Real Estate Sell 113,481-Square-Foot, Fully-Leased Retail Property in Plainwell,...

Plainwell, MI - August 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Hampshire Companies, a full service, private real estate investment firm with equity in assets valued at over $2.5 billion, in a joint venture with MCB Real Estate has announced the sale of a 113,481-square-foot retail property located at 1227 Michigan 89 in Plainwell, Mich. to Cole Real Estate Investments

Macomb awarded $1 million to accelerate redevelopment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development has been awarded a $1 million grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). The RLF will make low-interest loans available to help finance redevelopment projects for eligible Brownfield sites in the County.

Former Brighton Resident and Son Convicted in Real Estate Investment Fraud

WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Brighton businessman and his son were found guilty today by a federal jury of conspiracy and multiple counts of wire fraud, announced United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade.

Michigan Main Street Center Releases Annual Report Highlighting Downtown Development in Michigan

LANSING, MI - February 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Michigan Main Street Center at MSHDA has released its 2011-2012 Annual Report highlighting over $28 million in private investment in the 16 Selected and Master Level Michigan Main Street Communities for the program year 2011-2012. Since 2003, the Michigan Main Street Center has been a forerunner in placemaking by helping revitalize downtowns across the state. The Michigan Main Street Center currently has 42 communities participating in the Associate, Selected, and Master levels of the program. These communities receive training and technical assistance for community development through the Main Street Four Point Approach®, including organization, promotion, economic restructuring and design.

Local Associations to be recognized for their RPAC efforts at luncheon

January 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Michigan Association of REALTORS® would again like to thank all of the local associations who made the final push for RPAC investors at the end of 2012. With a state RPAC goal of $425,000, REALTOR® members met and exceeded it with a final total of $519,160! In addition, 29 local associations met and/or exceeded their local RPAC goal! In the end, state RPAC contributions were at 122% of state goal!

Progress for Students, Transportation and Homeowners

July 2, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Before the July 4th holiday, the Senate took several important steps in three important policy areas to move our nation forward. Our last action before the holiday was to pass a single bill that prevented a pending student-loan interest rate hike that would have made college less affordable for American students and their families; made important investments in our roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure; and reauthorizes the flood insurance program that provides security to millions of Americans.

MSU Extension offers “Home Ownership” Workshop and Online Home Ownership Education

February 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Invest in your homeownership success. Research has shown that people who attend pre-purchase housing counseling or education are more likely to make on-time payments on their mortgage and are less likely to default on their loans

Michigan Saves Home Energy Loan Program Increases Loan Cap to $20,000

May 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) today noted that the Michigan Saves Home Energy Loan program will be increasing its loan cap from $12,500 to $20,000, effective June 1. The higher loan cap will eliminate a barrier for consumers who want to invest in deep energy efficiency for their home, and will give a greater boost to those who want to purchase solar photovoltaic systems.

Why Using the Services of an Exclusive Buyer Agent is Safe for a Property...

Grand Rapids, MI - June 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- If there is one other factor, apart from the usually high price involved, that discourages an individual from buying a property is the fear of being duped. Being duped into buying a property worth less than what is the offer price, property with not too clear titles and so on. One is never sure, if they made the right purchase, if they have considered all the alternatives and if they could buy it for a lesser price. Real estate agents can’t be trusted blindly, since they act for seller of property as well and they are keen on making a sale, buyers’ interests be damned.

Governor Granholm Highlights Benefits of Home Weatherization Program for Michigan

LANSING, MI - December 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today highlighted benefits of the state's Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) in helping to reduce energy costs and improve energy efficiency in the homes of low-income families throughout the state. Michigan received more than $243 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), which will fund weatherization projects in more than 30,000 homes over the next three years.

Cox Files Charges in Massive Detroit-Area Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

LANSING, MI - December 4, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Mike Cox today announced the early morning arrest of a Grosse Ile woman accused of defrauding dozens of people in a massive real-estate Ponzi scheme. Rita Gosselin, 58, is charged with racketeering and multiple counts of obtaining money under false pretenses for orchestrating numerous fraudulent real estate investments and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from Michigan families


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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