Senator Stabenow Measure to Protect Homeowners from Higher Taxes Advances in Senate

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, today praised the Committee's extension of a provision that will ensure that homeowners working with their banks to reduce their mortgage payments will not be hit with a huge tax bill. In addition, the Committee passed her amendment to provide additional certainty to homeowners who might be eligible for this tax relief. This measure, based on Senator Stabenow's Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act introduced earlier this year, was included in the Committee's tax extenders package.

U.S. Rep. Peters and local housing experts fight to help underwater homeowners stay in...

Farmington Hills, MI - June 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today U.S. Rep. Gary Peters marked National Homeownership Month by discussing his bill, the Preserving American Homeownership Act, with local housing nonprofits and realtors at a press conference. Peters’ bipartisan legislation would provide a new way for underwater homeowners to avoid foreclosure through principal reduction

Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant Program Funding Applications Available

November 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Applications are now available from the Department of Natural Resources and Environment for funding under the DNRE's fiscal year 2011 Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant Program. Property owners with abandoned scrap tires and scrap tires at collection sites are eligible for funding assistance under this program.

City of Monroe Offers Workshop on Historic Preservation Tax Credits for Residential and Commercial...

February 17, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- State Historic Preservation Office architect Bryan Lijewski will meet with Monroe property owners and developers at a free workshop on Thursday, February 18. The event is being presented by the Monroe Historic District Commission.

Macomb, Oakland Receive $7.6 Million for Weatherization Assistance

Recovery Act Funds Will Provide Weatherization Assistance for Homeowners. Washington D.C. - July 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The US Department of Energy released $288 million in weatherization assistance funds today, including $97.3 million for Michigan. Macomb County received $3.2 million and Oakland County received $4.4 million. The counties previously received funds for training and ramp-up activities, and will be eligible for additional funds ($4 million for Macomb and $5.5 million for Oakland) after the state meets reporting guidelines. The funding, to be administered by Macomb County Community Services Agency and Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency respectively, will provide home energy audits and weatherization improvements to local eligible homeowners.

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.

Sen. Kahns bill to clarify property tax assessment notices approved

LANSING, MI - May 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Legislation designed to help make property tax assessment notices easier to understand for homeowners was approved Wednesday by the Michigan Senate, said sponsor Sen. Roger Kahn, R-Saginaw Township.

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April 07, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Homeowners, neighborhoods and communities are best served when people are able to remain in their homes. Families across our state are struggling to do just that, and I want to make sure they have a fighting chance. That’s why I am working on measures to protect homeowners from property tax increases that are out of step with their home’s actual value

Senate approves legislation to help homeowners facing foreclosure stay in their homes

LANSING, MI - April 03, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The state Senate today approved legislation that would help Michigan homeowners who are facing foreclosure, said Sen. Randy Richardville, who voted for the measures.

Michigan homeowners are in desperate need of relief. Thats why recently the Michigan Senate...

March 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Michigan homeowners are in desperate need of relief. That’s why recently the Michigan Senate overwhelmingly passed a resolution designed to help homeowners with rising property taxes and declining home value.

Lawmakers sponsor property tax assessment workshop in Montcalm County

LANSING - March 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Montcalm County homeowners who believe they are being over-assessed on their property taxes are encouraged to attend a March 3 workshop sponsored by a pair of state lawmakers on how to appeal tax assessments

Federal Mortgage Report May Hurt Homeowners

LANSING, MI - February 05, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Mike Cox today announced that he and 11 state attorneys general are questioning a federal report which could cause more home foreclosures because it over-estimates how many homeowners defaulted after using the mortgage modification process.

Richardville has 18 bills signed into law while working to protect homeowners and spur...

LANSING, MI - January 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — A recently signed mortgage reform measure, sponsored by Sen. Randy Richardville, is the senator’s 18th bill to become a public act during the 2007-2008 legislative session.

HUD Announces Foreclosure Prevention Workshop to Help More Michigan Families Keep their Homes

Secretary Jackson to deliver keynote address; Lenders, counselors to be on hand to help first-time homebuyers and troubled homeowners DETROIT, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The...


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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