Georgia Department of Banking and Finance Announces Multi-State Settlement with Taylor, Bean & Whitaker...

Atlanta, GE - June 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (Department) today announced a major agreement with Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corporation (TBW) regarding its mortgage lending practices for so-called “nontraditional” loans made in 2006. This agreement will result in a detailed review of TBW’s nontraditional loan exceptions, the adoption of the federal loan modification program to assist struggling homeowners, and the payment of $9 million to assist the states in their oversight of mortgage origination practices

HUD Approves $12.7 Million Deal to Renovate 25-Bed Hospital in Washington, Georgia

WASHINGTON, DC - May 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced a commitment to insure a mortgage loan to Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington, Georgia to renovate its 25-bed facility. The $12.7 million loan is made possible through the Federal Housing Administration's Section 242 Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program.


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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