Georgia State Government and Public Real Estate News

Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the City of Atlanta has made significant progress in its effort to move all homeless veterans into permanent supportive housing, putting the city on a path to meet President Obama’s goal of ending veteran homelessness across the country by 2015.
A Georgia real estate investor pleaded guilty today for his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Georgia, the Department of Justice announced
A Georgia real estate investor pleaded guilty today for his role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Georgia, the Department of Justice announced.
The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® (ABR), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its April 2015 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metro-Atlanta. Market Brief, now compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single family residential properties.
U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (GA 07) issued the following statement regarding his support of H.R. 1732, the “Regulatory Integrity Protection Act.” Passing the House by a vote of 261-155, the bill would preserve state and local authority over matters of water supply and prevent unprecedented expansion of federal jurisdiction in this area.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed into law consensus legislation which will make it easier and more affordable for homeowners, businesses, churches, schools, nonprofits, military facilities, and police and fire departments to install rooftop solar systems across the state.
“This forward-looking new law will help to greatly expand the use of clean, reliable and affordable solar energy across Georgia, and we applaud state legislators – especially the bill’s author, Rep. Mike Dudgeon ...
On the heels of being named the top-selling Keller Williams team in the Southeast as well as the No. 1 Expansion Team Worldwide, the Mark Spain Team has been honored by the Atlanta Business Chronicle with the Pacesetter Award. This award annually honors Atlanta’s top fastest-growing privately held companies that have a track record for taking their business to the next level
Bluerock Residential Growth REIT, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BRG) (“BRG” or “the Company”) today announced that it has approved an investment of approximately $15.0 million in a joint venture to develop a Class A, 285-unit apartment community in Atlanta, Georgia, to be known as the Cheshire Bridge Apartments (“Cheshire Bridge”).
Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), Member of the House Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after the full Appropriations Committee approved its Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. The government spending bill now goes to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for its consideration
Passco Companies, LLC is continuing its national expansion, creating an on-the-ground presence in Atlanta, Georgia with the addition of senior real estate professional and area-acquisition expert Colin Gillis as Director of Acquisitions, Southeast
Today at Liberty Plaza, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law HB 170, legislation that addresses Georgia’s critical transportation infrastructure needs. The legislation is based off recommendations from the Joint Study Committee on Critical Infrastructure Funding, which was tasked with identifying funding solutions for Georgia's transportation needs. The new law will generate almost $1 billion in new transportation funding annually
Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement today after voting in favor of the fiscal year 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations bill (H.R. 2028), which includes provisions that provide funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), prohibits implementation of the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule and prohibits funding of gun control efforts on Army Corps of Engineers land:
US Inspect, LLC., announced that it has acquired HomeSafe Atlanta, a real estate inspection services firm which operates in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The acquisition will better serve the needs of US Inspect’s customers and facilitate US Inspect’s adoption of infrared thermography.
Grace Hill, LLC, the leading provider of online education and learning management solutions for the multifamily housing industry, today announced Judy Bellack has joined the company as Vice President of Sales.
In celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day, EPA Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney will join Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Egypt Sherrod, the star of HGTV’s highly rated “Property Virgins” and author of “Keep Calm…It’s Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide to Buying a Home” at the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center Courtyard to host the 2015 Earth Day Cleanup Challenge Rally.
Atlanta City Council Passes Mayor Reed’s Public Property Vending Ordinance

New program establishes uniform set of rules and regulations related to vending in the public right of way which are fair and equitable

ATLANTA - November 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) –In an 11-2 vote, the Atlanta City Council adopted Mayor Kasim Reed’s ordinance to create a new public property vending program. Today’s vote establishes the rules and parameters for all kiosk and mobile cart vending on the city’s sidewalks. more »

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