Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointment to Residential Builders’ and Maintenance and Alteration Contractors’ Board

Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Bradley Laackman, of Grand Rapids, to the Residential Builders' and Maintenance and Alteration Contractors' Board. The nine-member board assists the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs with licensing and regulating the construction, alteration or improvement of residential structures.

Governor Rauner Outlines Plan for Transformation at Annual Affordable Housing Conference

Governor Bruce Rauner spoke today at the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Affordable Housing where he discussed the need to build a new Illinois and issued a call to action for smarter financial strategies that invest in the future of the state. Addressing an audience of more than 600 housing industry leaders and elected officials, the Governor touched on the major goals of his agenda to transform Illinois, calling for accountability and collaboration between the state and its private sector partners.

Schuette Praises Governor And Legislature On $97.2 Million Fund To Help Troubled Homeowners

LANSING - July 19, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Bill Schuette today praised Governor Rick Snyder and GOP legislative leaders for passing legislation that largely follows his recommendations to strengthen Michigan's economy and bring relief to countless residents struggling with foreclosure. The legislation now heads to Snyder's desk for final approval.

Appointments made to Board of Real Estate Appraisers

LANSING, MI - July 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Lisa Burroughs, of St. Clair, Diana Meyer, of Grand Rapids, and Karen Myers, of West Branch, to the Board of Real Estate Appraisers.

Governor makes appointments to Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons

LANSING, MI - July 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Rick Snyder has announced the appointment of Robert Craig, of St. Johns, and the reappointment of Shawn Huston, of Lewiston, to the Michigan Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons.

Governor Signs Legislation Creating Tougher Mortgage Fraud Penalties

November 2, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Legislation providing tougher penalties to those who knowingly engage in mortgage fraud has been passed through the legislature and recently signed into law by Governor Snyder. These new Public Acts seek to address the increased amounts of mortgage fraud in Michigan.

Appointments made to residential builders and contractors board

LANSING, MI - April 8, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Rick Snyder today announced appointments to the Residential Builders and Maintenance Alteration Contractors Board. The board licenses and regulates individuals engaged in the construction of residential structures or the combination of residential and commercial structures

Appointments made to residential builders and contractors board

LANSING, MI - April 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Rick Snyder today announced appointments to the Residential Builders and Maintenance Alteration Contractors Board

Governor Granholm Calls on Big Banks to Help Families Facing Foreclosure

LANSING, MI - September 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today continued her effort to push the nation's largest banks to join other lending institutions and take part in the Helping Hardest Hit Homeowners Fund. Since announcing the availability of an additional $128.4 million in federal dollars for the fund earlier this month, Granholm has reached out to executives at Bank of America, Chase, Citigroup, PNC Bank and Wells Fargo, asking them directly to help prevent additional home foreclosures

Governor Granholm Celebrates Harbor Habitat’s 100th New Home in Benton Harbor Community

LANSING, MI - July 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today visited Harbor Habitat's 100th build in the Benton Harbor community and said volunteering to help build a home for others offers a rewarding opportunity.

Governor Granholm, MSHDA Announce Helping Hardest-Hit Homeowners Fund to Combat Foreclosure

LANSING, MI - July 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced that the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), along with banks, credit unions and nonprofit counseling agencies, will launch a statewide program to help eligible Michigan homeowners avoid foreclosure by participating in the state's new $154.5 million Helping Hardest-Hit Homeowners Fund.

Granholm Highlights Recovery Act Housing Help for Families

People across the state will get help to stay in homes, find new housing. LANSING, MI - December 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today met in Kalamazoo with residents struggling to stay in their homes who are finding help through a federal program designed to keep families from becoming homeless and to help the newly-homeless find stable housing.

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.

Governor Signs Foreclosure Package: Bills would give additional time for homeowners facing foreclosure to...

May 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Legislation to give homeowners on who are on the brink of losing their home a 90-day period to work out a payment plan with their lending institution has been signed by the Governor. House Bills 4453-4455, now Public Acts 29, 30, and 31 of 2009, would allow consumers who are on the brink of foreclosure a 90-day period to attempt a loan modification plan.

Governor Signs Legislation to Help Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Stay in Their Homes

Homeowners, lenders will have extra time to work out new deal. LANSING, MI - May 21, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Jennifer M. Granholm has signed legislation that helps protect homeowners from foreclosure by providing an extra 90 days for them to work with their lender on modifying their mortgage loan.


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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