House Republicans Act to End Costly, Ineffective Housing Programs

Washington, D.C. - March 11, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- House Republican Policy Committee Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives voted this week to end two expensive and ineffective government foreclosure programs. The FHA Refinance Program Termination Act (H.R. 830) and the Emergency Mortgage Relief Program Termination Act (H.R. 836) would save taxpayer dollars while rolling back irresponsible government intervention in the housing market.

Westmoreland Named to Two Subcommittees on Financial Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Lynn Westmoreland today was named to two influential subcommittees on the House Financial Services Committee: the Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee and the Insurance, Housing, and Community Opportunity Subcommittee.


WASHINGTON, DC - December 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a commitment to insure a mortgage loan to the Effingham County Hospital Authority in Springfield, Georgia. The $31 million loan is made possible through the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Section 242 Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program.

Adirondack Style Meets Lakeside Living in Georgia

Meridian, ID - October 8, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- When the McCarthys of Atlanta decided to create a lakeside retreat from their busy life in the city, they knew they wanted their new getaway to echo the rustic elegance of the Great Camps that were constructed in the Adirondacks. In the 1930s, William West Durant combined a number of design styles—including large timbers, stone and handcrafted accents—to create compounds of elegant cabins on the shores of lakes in upstate New York. Scores of New Yorkers experienced the wilderness with all the comforts of civilization for the very first time.

Public Meetings Scheduled Regarding Changes in DNR Land Operations

May 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division is considering changes relating to the marketing of recreational opportunities on lands owned and managed by the Department. These changes may include: charging fees at DNR-managed properties and facilities, classification of DNR-managed properties, and diversifying recreational opportunities on DNR-managed properties. The Department has scheduled four (4) public meetings across the state to provide the public an opportunity to offer input on these changes for consideration. Those interested are encouraged to bring these meetings to the attention of others that also may be interested in participating

Chuck Clausen Named the Top-Producing Commercial Agent in 2009 for Prudential Georgia Realty

Gainesville, GA - April 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Commercial real estate professional Chuck Clausen was named the top commercial agent of 2009 for Prudential Georgia Realty. In real estate since 1992, Chuck is consistently one of the 50 top-producing agents, commercial or residential, for Prudential.

Mortgage Assistance Programs

April 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Making Home Affordable Program has been expanded to reach more homeowners who need help with their mortgages. Many Georgians are still struggling to keep up with their payments. Congressman Scott will continue to support policies to help homeowners turn the corner.

Spring Planting is for the Birds, and Butterflies!

FORSYTH, GA - March 23, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- As spring arrives, backyard gardeners and landscapers begin the yearly task of beautifying their outdoor environments. The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division recommends that amateur and professional gardeners, regardless of their yard’s size, consider building a place for wildlife while planning for spring gardens.

Top-Producing Realtor Ronnie Hinton Makes the Switch to Prudential Georgia Realty

Atlanta, GA - February 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Prudential Georgia Realty is proud to announce the latest experienced agent team to join its sales team. Award-winning Realtor Ronnie Hinton and his team, known as Ronnie Hinton & Associates, are the latest to join Prudential Georgia Realty’s Midtown office, located on Peachtree Street a few blocks from the High Museum.


Washington, DC - October 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA/1) announced today that Economic Opportunity Authority (EOA) for Savannah-Chatham County is the recipient of two grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grants will be used to support services related to housing counseling to homebuyers, homeowners and low to moderate income renters.

Defendant Pleads Guilty to Making Bomb Threats to the Atlanta Housing Authority

ATLANTA, GA - September 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- MICHAEL EZZARD, 47, of Atlanta, Georgia, pleaded guilty today in federal district court to four counts of threatening to use a bomb to kill employees of the Atlanta Housing Authority (“AHA”) and to damage and destroy AHA buildings.


September 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA/01) announced today that the City of Hinesville is the recipient of a community development block grant (CDBG) from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Funding will be used to fund several projects within the city including the Azalea Streetscape Project.

Second Annual Real Estate Industry Day Planned for Metro Atlanta

Atlanta, GA - August 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- American Real Estate University and the nonprofit American Homebuyers Foundation are hosting the Second Annual Industry Day for Georgia real estate professionals. First held in 2008, the event drew more than 800 people. This year’s event, scheduled for Friday, September 18, 2009, from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m., is expected to draw 500 or more attendees. It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Decatur, Ga. and will offer REALTORS® the added bonus of six hours of continuing education credit. The primary focus new laws, data and forecasts to help navigate through the ever-changing economy affecting our metro Atlanta housing market

Turner Awarded Contracts Totaling $52 million by Corrections Corporation of America

Turner to Manage Expansion of Two Correctional Facilities to Accommodate Additional 1,660 Prisoners in Georgia. New York, N.Y. - August 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Turner Construction Company, the nation’s largest builder of correctional facilities, has been selected to by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) to manage the construction of two jail expansion projects in the state of Georgia that will accommodate a total of 1,660 additional inmates upon completion in June 2010.

HUD charges Atlanta Condo Association and real estate agent with discrimination for refusing to...

WASHINGTON, DC - July 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that it is charging an Atlanta condominium association, a local real estate company, and its agent with housing discrimination for refusing to sell to families with children. HUD's charge of violating the Fair Housing Act is against Georgian Manor Condominium Association, Inc., HN Real Estate Group, Jennifer Sherrouse, and the Estate of Jean Branch.


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.


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