Senators: Montanans have a duty to care for those who sacrificed for us
WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 14, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester today announced a new investment to help Volunteers of America in Billings better serve homeless veterans in the region.
Volunteers of America Northern Rockies is a service organization that works to reduce veterans homelessness in Montana and Wyoming. The organization’s Montana headquarters is based at Independence Hall in Billings. more »
Helena – October 16, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Montana Department of Revenue would like to remind businesses throughout the state that the deadline for submitting an annual unclaimed property report is November 1. Montana law requires businesses to submit the report if they are holding unclaimed property. The deadline applies to all businesses except life insurance companies, whose deadline is May 1. more »
WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 27, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — When workers have needed a place to hang their hat during a Montana boom and bust cycle, transportable housing has come riding to the rescue.
On Thursday (Oct. 10) at 6:30 p.m. at the Montana Historical Society MHS Reference Historian Zoe Ann Stoltz will present a free public program, “Montana’s Booming Need for Transportable Housing,” to explore the ways manufactured housing has been used to meet those needs. more »
Grant Aims to Increase College-Going and Financial Aid Completion
Missoula, MT – September 23, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Superintendent Denise Juneau was at Big Sky High School in Missoula to announce that nonprofit Student Assistance Foundation (SAF) recently provided a $50,000 grant to support Graduation Matters Montana (GMM). This marks the second year that SAF has provided the funds to GMM, bringing the grand total to $100,000. more »
BILLINGS, MT – August 7, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Montana cabin owners today recognized Senator Jon Tester’s determined efforts to keep family cabins affordable in the face of skyrocketing land values.
Butte native and National Forest Homeowners (NFH) representative Jane Van Dyk presented Tester with the organization’s first National Leadership Award for introducing his Cabin Fee Act, a bipartisan bill that will restructure the fee system to reduce annual user fees to as low as $500. more »
U.S. SENATE – August 1, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Senator Jon Tester is backing a bipartisan bill to increase access to safe, affordable housing throughout Indian Country.
Tester’s bill reauthorizes a 1996 law that provides critical housing assistance to Native American communities. The bill increases Indian communities’ access to low-income housing tax credits and streamlines approval of affordable housing construction. more »
Helena – July 31, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Montana Department of Revenue encourages Montana property owners whose homes or forestlands are damaged or destroyed during wildfire season to apply for property tax relief. more »
U.S. SENATE – July 24, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) continue to build momentum behind their bipartisan efforts to protect taxpayers by reforming America’s housing finance market.
Tester and Johanns discussed bipartisan legislation they are cosponsoring, The Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act, at a hearing today in their Banking Subcommittee. The hearing examined how their legislation would rebuild the housing finance system to protect taxpayers and ensure that smaller mortgage originators, such as the community banks and credit unions, continue to play an important role in the lending process. more »
HELENA – June 27, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Montana Governor Steve Bullock today announced a $250,000 grant to the City of Glendive for emergency repairs that residents of a senior living facility are facing. Local officials reported that fire sprinklers at the building broke in April. Further investigation uncovered that the cause of the problem were the clay soils under the building giving way. The architect, general contractor, engineer, and hydrologist have since determined that repairs need to be made to save the building. more »
Senators: “Housing is Basic Building Block for Jobs, Economic Growth”
Washington, DC – June 13, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Montana’s U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester applauded significant housing grants for seven Native American communities in Montana. Baucus, a longtime supporter of the Indian Housing Block Grant Program, says nearly $21 million in grants will go toward building affordable housing on Montana’s reservations. more »
HELENA, Mont. – May 31, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — With spring flowers come swarming bees, and Montana beekeepers are glad to help remove them if people find swarms clinging to trees, fences or some other surface.
“A swarm is bees at their most harmless,” says Cam Lay, state entomologist with the Montana Department of Agriculture. “Bees sting only in defense of the hive, to protect their home and children, if you will. A swarm has no brood and no home, so they have no reason to sting you.” more »
Helena, MT – May 21, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The Montana Department of Labor and Industry announces an extension of a federal program that may help unemployed homeowners in Montana by providing mortgage relief and alternatives to foreclosure. The Making Home Affordable Program (MHA) application deadline has been extended until December 31, 2013. “This extension will help those Montanans struggling to find employment stay in their home until they can get back on their feet”, said Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy. more »
HELENA – May 2, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Steve Bullock on Wednesday signed into law a bill that adds a new layer of protection for private landowners in their negotiations with companies and government agencies that want to acquire their land under the state’s eminent domain laws. more »
EUGENE, OR – April 24, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — IDX, Inc. is pleased to announce Montana real estate agent Ryan Kulesza is the latest realty professional to adopt an IDX solution for his website. With the unique technology that IDX Broker supplies to agents and brokers, they can integrate their website with the Multiple Listings Service (MLS) boards they belong to. As a member of the Southwest Montana MLS (SWMMLS), Kulesza has access to thousands of detailed property listings, and now, so does his clients. IDX Broker extracts raw listing data from the SWMMLS database and seamlessly displays it on the search function Kulesza hosts. Finding a home in Big Sky, Montana has never been easier, thanks to the IDX solution Kulesza employs on his real estate search page. more »
U.S. SENATE – April 3, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Senators Jon Tester and Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) are pushing a bipartisan proposal that cuts burdensome red tape for small public housing agencies nationwide so they can more easily provide affordable housing. more »