By JENNIFER CHEN
Capital News Service
LANSING – Appealing plazas, thriving shops and convenient transportation may play a crucial role to increase home sales, according to the Michigan Association of Realtors. The association cites Gov. Rick Snyder’s “placemaking” policy as a way to improve the housing market. Mike Nowlin, senior public relations and policy manager at Pace & Partners Inc., said, Snyder embraced placemaking as part of Michigan’s agenda to attract and retain talent, entrepreneurs and businesses. Nowlin said powerful collaborative efforts are underway to achieve the state’s placemaking objectives. Association President Beth Foley said.