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

American Real Estate University Surpasses 10,000 Agent Mark for its REO Specialist Designation

Atlanta, GA - July 31, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- American Real Estate University, the exclusive school for the Real Estate Owned Specialist (REOS) and Real Estate Short Sale Specialist (RESS) designations, has recently surpassed the 10,000-graduate mark for real estate professionals earning these designations. To date, AREU has had more than 25,000 real estate agents enrolled in its classes over the last two years. These courses are all designed to either teach a new area in which an agent can diversify and specialize or to keep agents up to speed on changes and developments in the industry.


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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