Georgia State Government and Public Real Estate News

Atlanta’s top-selling Realtor Mark Spain of Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta is side-by-side with real estate magnate Barbara Corcoran in an endorsement commercial. Corcoran is Shark Tank’s resident real estate mogul and a prominent self-made multi-millionaire. She is now endorsing a select few of the best real estate minds in the country, Mark Spain included.
U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) today called on President Obama to withdraw the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) massive rule to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants.
Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia), Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas), U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD), and Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) are calling on Congress to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, which takes up to 40% of a person’s property (cash, real estate, stock, or other assets) that he or she leaves to his or her children. Also referred to as the “death tax,” it punishes success and traditional American virtues of hard work and thrift. According to the Tax Foundation, repealing the estate tax would create 39,000 new jobs and boost federal revenue
The 30th National Main Streets Conference is coming to Atlanta Monday through Wednesday, attracting approximately 1,400 city planners, community revitalization professionals, volunteers and elected officials. The conference brings together a diverse national network of groups dedicated to generating economic vitality, fostering a unique sense of place and engaging key stakeholders in planning the future of their historic downtowns
Atlanta Communities, a local real estate firm started in 2009 that has quickly grown to more than 600 agents, has recently added industry expert Howell Haunson to its executive team.
Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02), issued the following statement regarding the retirement of Ralph Paige, the Executive Director of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund (LAF)
Capital Impact Partners today announced that it has joined the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) cooperative of eligible commercial banks, credit unions, savings institutions, community development financial institutions and insurance companies. As an FHLBank Atlanta member, Capital Impact has access to the competitively priced financing, community development grants and other banking services that help the more than 900 of the Bank’s member financial institutions grow and prosper.
Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that approximately 250 seniors displaced from Trinity Towers, a Southwest Atlanta senior living facility, were transported back to their residences on MARTA buses. The residents were displaced over the weekend due to water and heating systems issues
Tracy Cousineau, Co-founder of the Tracy Cousineau Home Selling Team and Real Estate Expert Advisors, has joined a select group of business experts and entrepreneurs from around the world, along with best-selling author and business development expert Brian Tracy, to co-write the forthcoming book titled, UNcommon: Common Sense but Uncommon Knowledge from Today's Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals to Help You Lead an Extraordinary Life of Health, Wealth and Success
After a flurry of activity on Capitol Hill for the first 6 weeks of America’s new Congress, Members have returned home to hear from constituents. Having already conducted a series of telephone town hall meetings this year, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall hosted an in-person town hall meeting on Thursday evening. Offering an overview of what has happened in Washington recently, Woodall also took questions from the audience on issues including the federal budget and national security
Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that 13 Georgia cities were recently awarded for outstanding achievement in urban design, economic development, organizational projects and downtown promotions at the annual Georgia Downtown Conference Awards of Excellence ceremony. The ceremony, held Aug. 21 in Decatur, was the culmination of a week-long conference for the state’s downtown developers.
Reston, Virginia - July 23, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced two recent decisions from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, upholding MERS’ authority to assign security deeds as the grantee of record
U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-Ga.) announced today that the 5th District was granted $700,000 in affordable housing funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta), one of the 12 district banks in the Federal Home Loan Bank System.
MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that the United States District Court of the Northern District of Georgia dismissed a challenge to the validity of a MERS assignment and granted a motion to dismiss.
Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced today that there are now more ways to qualify for HomeSafe Georgia, which helps homeowners who are unemployed or underemployed through no fault of their own with up to two years of mortgage payments.
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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