Minnesota State Government and Public Real Estate News

MINNEAPOLIS – January 3, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement on learning of the apartment building and grocery store fire in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis: more »

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MINNEAPOLIS – December 30, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today as unemployment insurance expires for 1.3 million Americans:

“The longer a Minnesotan is out of work, the harder it is for her to find a job. Unemployment insurance helps the long-term unemployed buy groceries and pay the mortgage while the economy recovers and more jobs open up. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 13, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — “Since 2002, state and local property taxes have risen by 86%. Property taxes are regressive, disproportionately affecting middle-class Minnesotans, and are levied without taking into account a taxpayer’s income or ability to pay the tax. State and local leaders are working together to stop this decade-long trend. more »

St. Paul, Minn. – November 13, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Every year at this time, the Minnesota Department of Revenue releases a list of the preliminary maximum property tax levies that have been reported by local governments and have been passed by local school referenda. Local governments are required to set their preliminary levies by September 15 to provide citizens an opportunity to learn of and comment on proposed tax levels at Truth-in-Taxation hearings. more »

WASHINGTON – September 30, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging a St. Cloud, MN, apartment owner with violating the Fair Housing Act for allegedly citing a “no pets” policy after learning that a prospective resident with disabilities required an emotional support animal. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 27, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Reston, Virginia, August 27, 2013— MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. announced that the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota yesterday dismissed a lawsuit filed earlier this year by Ramsey and Hennepin Counties on behalf of themselves and all other Minnesota counties (the Counties), ruling in favor of MERSCORP Holdings, Inc., Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) and numerous other MERS® System members. more »

EUGENE, OR – July 3, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — IDX, Inc. is excited to welcome Kevin Conway with RE/MAX Advantage Plus in Prior Lake, Minnesota, to the daily expanding network of real estate agents and brokers choosing to incorporate custom IDX search tools into their websites, simplifying the property search for potential home buyers, and ultimately increasing sales. This IDX Broker software is unique in its ability to format raw data that is extracted from Conway’s local Multiple Listing Service (MLS), the NorthStar MLS(Northstar), into a custom search function displayed as a seamlessly integrated part of his site. The Northstar listing data is then updated automatically, on a daily basis, saving Conway time, in which he can use to provide each individual home seeker with a much more personalized online real estate search experience. more »

WASHINGTON, DC – July 2, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)announced today that it is charging a Jackson, Minnesota, landlord with violating the Fair Housing Act for allegedly refusing to rent an apartment to a woman and her young daughter.  HUD’s charge alleges that the owner refused to rent to the family because he preferred not to rent to families with children. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 23, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — In advance of a meeting with Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Maurice Jones, Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-05) wrote HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan calling for the expansion of the Minneapolis Multi-family housing office. HUD announced on April 30th that the Minneapolis multi-family field office staff would be relocated as part of a nationwide consolidation. In response, Rep. Ellison organized a meeting with Rep. Betty McCollum (MN-04) Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones and Marie Head, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multi-Family Housing. more »

EUGENE, OR – May 17, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — IDX, Inc. welcomes Rebecca Sandelands and Sandelands Realty to the growing network of real estate agents and brokers who have chosen to revolutionize their professional websites with the innovative IDX Broker software. As a member of Northstar MLS (Northstar), Sandelands has long had the ability to scan Northstar listings. Now, her clients have the same level of accessibility, thanks to her custom IDX solution. Finding the perfect Isle, Minnesota property online has never been easier! more »

MINNEAPOLIS – May 2, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Member of the House Financial Services Committee and Chief Deputy Whip, released the following statement after President Obama announced his intent to nominate Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which supervises Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks. more »

EUGENE, OR – April 8, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — IDX, Inc. is pleased to announce Tom Scott of REMAX Advantage Plus as the latest addition to the growing network of real estate professionals choosing to update their websites with an IDX solution. The comprehensive database of Northstar MLS is seamlessly displayed on the website Scott hosts, giving home seekers a complete online property search. With the unique IDX solution he presents online, Scott has forever changed the way potential Shakopee, Minnesota buyers search for luxury properties online. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 18, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Common Sense Housing Investment Act (H.R. 6677) will make it easier for middle class and working families to be able to stay in their homes and find affordable rental housing. The bill realigns the mortgage interest deduction to better benefit families who need it most by converting the deduction to a 15% flat rate tax credit on mortgages up to $500,000. The bill strengthens the tax benefits for homeowners, while giving working families better access to rental homes. more »

EUGENE, OR – March 15, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — With new accounts being set up each day, IDX, Inc. is pleased to welcome real estate agent Mary Adema with Competitive Edge Real Estate in Minneapolis, Missesota to the every growing list of real estate professionals customizing the search function of their website with IDX Broker software. Visitors to Adema’s site can now search the thousands of properties available on the Northstar MLS (Northstar) and create custom searches to help them narrow down their results. Using Internet Data Exchange (IDX) technology, search options and results are displayed on Adema’s website in a seamlessly integrated format. more »

Reston, Virginia – February 15, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — There is no merit to the claims against MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) made today by Ramsey and Hennepin Counties in Minnesota. All MERS mortgages are recorded in the county land records and all required fees are paid. more »

 
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