Yearly Archives: 2013

Attorney General Olens Part of $2.1 Billion Settlement with Mortgage Servicer Ocwen

Ocwen Financial Corporation and its subsidiary, Ocwen Loan Servicing, have agreed to a $2.1 billion dollar joint state-federal settlement with Attorney General Sam Olens, 48 additional states and the District of Columbia and the federal government

Lee & Associates Names T. Richard Bryant Recipient of Leaders of Lee Award

In recognition of over 34 years of commercial brokerage experience, T. Richard Bryant, president of Lee & Associates Atlanta, was one of the recipients of the 2013 Leaders of Lee award at the Lee broker’s summit, which was held recently in Las Vegas. The award was created to give recognition to those who have made exceptional contributions to the firm and the industry, as a whole.

Georgia PSC staff recommends against utility solar fee

Georgians who install solar panels on their homes or businesses should not have to pay a special feel proposed by Georgia Power, utility regulators said Friday.

Lee & Associates Atlanta Facilitates $45 Million Sale of Office Portfolio in Northwest Atlanta

Lee & Associates, one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the country, has negotiated a $45 million purchase of a three-building, 709,603-square-foot office building portfolio located at 900, 1000 and 1100 Circle 75 Parkway, in Atlanta, Ga. Mark Hollan, executive vice president of Lee’s Atlanta office, represented the buyer Scott & Associates, Inc. The sale, by B.F. Saul Company, represents its last office asset in the Atlanta market

Atlanta City Council Passes Mayor Reed’s Public Property Vending Ordinance

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

Department Enters into Consent Order with DeWitt Mortgage Services and Property Management, LLC and...

Atlanta, GA - November 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- On November 1, 2013, the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (“Department”) entered into a Consent Order with DeWitt Mortgage Services and Property Management, LLC (“DeWitt Mortgage”), mortgage broker’s license number 22052, NMLS number 159325, located at 7 Plantation Park Dr, Suite 2-A, Bluffton , South Carolina 29910, formerly located at 219 West Bryan Street, Suite 306, Savannah, GA 31401, and its owner, Mark DeWitt, mortgage loan originator’s license number 27102, NMLS number 160478, to resolve allegations pertaining to violations of the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act.

Mayor Reed Responds to Second Misleading AJC Column On Public Property Vending

ATLANTA - October 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mr. Wingfield, you wrote today that I “can’t handle a little criticism, or the truth.”

Georgia Real Estate Investment Company and Owner Plead Guilty to Conspiracies to Rig Bids...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Georgia real estate investor and his company pleaded guilty today for their role in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in Georgia, the Department of Justice announced

The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team Continues Listing Homes In This Tough Market

Alpharetta, GA - October 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- 3720 Oakland Chase Alpharetta, GA 30004, For Sale is located in the Oakside at Hamby Subdivision. The home is available for $369,900 and offers five (5) bedrooms and five (5) baths. An added bonus is the master bedroom AND another bedroom are located on the main level. You and your family will be able to park all your cars with the three (3) car garage while also enjoying the fenced in yard perfect for young children and pets. An unfinished basement awaits for your personal design. With some much to offer, you will find this is the home for you!

Georgia Department of Banking and Finance Enters into Consent Order with David Lavar Jacobs

Atlanta, Georgia - October 8, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- On October 7, 2013, the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (“Department”) entered into a Consent Order with David Lavar Jacobs, NMLS #258503 to resolve allegations pertaining to violations of the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act

Hank helps homeowners prevent foreclosures with 2nd HomeSafe GA event in 2013

LITHONIA, GA - October 7, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Local homeowners participated in Saturday’s HomeSafe Georgia foreclosure prevention event at Salem Bible Church in Lithonia hosted by Rep. Hank Johnson along with representatives from credit counseling agency CredAbility.

Fall Festival Client Appreciation Day, Roswell, Georgia

Alpharetta, GA - October 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Come to our Fall Festival Client Appreciation Day, Roswell, Georgia and celebrate the cooler weather, changing leaves and the autumn season. Fall doesn't merely mean Halloween happenings; this time of year is also ripe for colorful festivals, focused on everything from apples to pumpkins!


WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 2, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop (GA-02) released a statement regarding the failure of Congress to pass a budget or ‘continuing resolution’ to fund the government and keep services open for all Americans:

Rep. Johnson fighting foreclosures with 2013 ‘Save the Dream’ event

LITHONIA, GA - October 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- On Saturday, Oct. 5, Congressman Hank Johnson is hosting a community event to help struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure

Hank holds HomeSafe Ga. foreclosure prevention event in Conyers

CONYERS, GA - September 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than 100 homeowners participated in Saturday’s HomeSafe Georgia foreclosure prevention event at Springfield Baptist Church in Conyers hosted by Rep. Hank Johnson, along with representatives from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and HUD-approved counseling agency D&E


Mayor Kasim Reed Advances $380 Million in New Transportation Infrastructure Spending...

Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the Atlanta City Council has voted 13 to 1 to approve a measure to put a special local option sales tax (TSPLOST) referendum on the November ballot to fund transportation related infrastructure projects throughout the City of Atlanta. The ballot referendum will ask Atlanta voters to authorize a 0.4 percent sales tax increase for a five-year period. The TSPLOST is projected to generate approximately $260 million, which will be leveraged to generate additional matching funds.


Atlanta REALTORS® Association

Atlanta REALTORS® Releases June 2018 Statistics on Housing Market

Atlanta REALTORS® (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its June 2018 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metropolitan Atlanta.