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2012 Ballot Proposal Overview
For over a decade, Michigan has increasingly been a target for groups seeking to amend the state’s constitution for the benefit of their political agenda instead of working through the open debate of the legislative process. This election year, in particular, brings select interest groups to pursue self-interested ballot initiatives disguised as citizen empowerment. ... more

Stabenow to Headline Major Investor Reception
Michigan Association of REALTORS® RPAC Chair Gary J. Reggish announced late Monday U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow will join REALTORS® gathered next week for a reception honoring major investors at the group's annual convention and expo in Dearborn. In May, Reggish announced the endorsement of Senator Stabenow, by RPAC, the political arm of the National Association of REALTORS®. ... more

Governor Rick Snyder to Speak at MAR Convention & Expo
Governor Rick Snyder will address the attending REALTOR® membership at the 2012 MAR Convention & Expo, taking place October 3rd during the Grand Assembly in the Hyatt Regency Dearborn. ... more

MAR Convention & Expo Early Registration Rates End September 18th
It’s September and time to start thinking about the 2012 MAR Convention & Expo. We know what a busy time this is so we encourage you to get online NOW to take advantage of early registration before it ends September. ... more

New Issues Surrounding State Tax Liens
REALTORS® in Ingham County have recently had closings fail at the last minute due to the discovery of numerous state tax liens against the property they are trying to close. The state tax liens are filed against the owner or a former owner of the property who received a deed for the property as a result of a foreclosure by advertisement. ... more

July Boasts Some of the Year’s Best Numbers
According to the MLS reports compiled by the Michigan Association of REALTORS®, 11,477 single-family homes were sold in July, 2012, an increase of 14% over July, 2011 while the July 2012 average sales price was $116,116, a 6.55% increase over the 2011. ... more

Take 20% OFF Enrollment at The CE Shop
MAR members can take advantage of 20% off their enrollment fee by using the promotional code: August12. This promotion ends on August 31st, 2012. ... more

Governor Signs Critical Dunes Legislation
LANSING, Mich. - On August 7th, 2012, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation clarifying the criteria for landowners building homes in privately held areas of Michigan’s lakeshore dunes. Senate Bill 1130, sponsored by Sen. Arlan Meekhof, resolves deficiencies in current law that put Michigan at risk in lawsuits. ... more

Vote REALTOR® Party: Watch for your REALTOR® Primary Election voter card in the mail!
The Michigan Association of REALTORS®, in conjunction with an extraordinary effort by many local associations, has made Primary endorsements for candidate running for the U.S. Senate, the U.S House, and the Michigan House of Representatives. ... more

Legislation on Improvements to Critical Dunes Act Passes House: Bill now heads to the Governor’s Desk for Signature
Both the House and Senate met this week to work on a few issues before heading back to the campaign trail. Yesterday, legislation aimed at applying a less subjective approach to critical dune regulation passed the House on a 63-40 vote. The bill is now on its way to the Governor’s desk for signature. ... more

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