From the Archive
Michigan REALTORS Are Transforming Public Spaces For Residents
By HOM Editor | June 1, 2017
REALTORS® in Michigan are improving communities with their “Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper” (LQC) placemaking initiative.
Michigan REALTORS® Promote Fairness in Transfer Tax
By HOM Editorial Team | July 1, 2015
Real estate transfer taxes make buying and selling a home more expensive. Michigan REALTORS® are working to change a part of their state’s transfer tax law that is unfair to buyers and sellers. Michigan imposes a state tax of 0.75% on the sale of real …
PAST CALLS FOR ACTION
Homeownership Matters in Michigan
August 16, 2019
Residents were asked to call on state legislators to support homeownership initiatives.
Protect Property Rights and Help Michigan’s Tourism Industry
May 3, 2018
Michigan residents were asked to contact their legislators in support of SB 329 and HB 4503, a bill that protected property rights and supported Michigan’s tourism industry by allowing property owners to uniformly and fairly rent their homes to vacationers as short-term rentals across the state.
Rising home prices fallout: Greater rent burden destroying the dream of homeownership
Much like home prices, rents are also spiking, taking upwards of 53% of family income, causing stress on wallets and crushing homeownership dreams.
A secret bias against Blacks exists in mortgage approval algorithms
Closing the wealth gap made is being more difficult by mathematical equations used to determine mortgage eligibility.
Weather causing unexpected, unforeseen headaches for homeowners
An influx of severe weather in places not used to such dangerous conditions has wreaked havoc on homeowners when it comes to insurance.
Historic infrastructure bill passes, but it will merely be a good first step
American families lose, on average, about $3,300 annually due to failed infrastructure. Did you ever hit a pothole and blow out a tire? That’s failed infrastructure. Did you ever lose power long enough, or does it happen frequently enough, where you ha …
It looks fine and tastes good, but tap water is unsafe for many Americans
When you pour yourself a glass of water from the tap in your kitchen, you can hold the glass up to the light and the liquid looks crystal clear. Next, doing your best impression of a wine connoisseur, you swirl the water around in the glass and tip it …
Have You Signed The Homeowner Bill of Rights?
It’s time to stand up and be counted!
Did you know that homeowners pay between 80 and 90 percent of all federal income taxes? If you are a homeowner, show your support now for a Homeowner Bill of Rights. Sign it now!