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REALTORS® to Interview 2018 Primary Candidates

Governmental Affairs Committee members of both the residential and commercial associations will interview several candidates for City Council and County Commission races in the metro region. Recommendations will be submitted to the Atlanta REALTOR® Political Action Committee (ARPAC) to determine which candidates earn our support to be "2018 REALTOR® Champions."

Register Now for the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

There is still time to register for the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, DC, May 14th - 19th. This is where NAR members take an active role to advance the real estate industry, public policy and the association. REALTORS® come to Washington, DC, for special issues forums, committee meetings, legislative activities and the industry trade show.

Agencies Increase Commercial Appraisal Threshold

On April 2, 2018, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (collectively the Federal Banking Agencies) issued a final rule increasing the appraisal threshold for commercial real estate Federally Related Transactions from $250,000 to $500,000, $100,000 more than the increase in the 2017 proposed rule.

City of Atlanta Zoning Update, Phase II

Phase II of the City of Atlanta's Zoning Ordinance Update has begun. A series of public meetings to present the 2nd phase of the proposed changes and receive community input are scheduled around the City.

GAR Voter Registration Drive

To increase REALTOR® participation and influence in the political process, the Georgia REALTORS® have launched a voter registration drive.

Atlanta's Cyberattack and Permitting

At a recent Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting, the City of Atlanta’s Planning Department gave an update on the ransomware cyberattack the government suffered.

Sandy Springs Six Month Zoning Updates

At almost six months, Sandy Springs continues to update its zoning code. On March 27th, the Sandy Springs Planning Commission held a public hearing on yet more updates to the Zoning Code updated in late 2017.

Infrastructure Webcast Available for Viewing

The Trump Administration has released its long-awaited infrastructure plan, which proposes at least $1.5 trillion in new investment across infrastructure asset classes; incentivizing greater state and local funding; shortening the project permitting process to two years; investing in rural projects; and improving worker training. President Trump proposes that the government would spend $200 billion in infrastructure investment to spur states, localities and the private sector to raise the $1.3 trillion balance.

NAR provides list of Commercial Data & Listing Resources

NAR has compiled a list of commercial data and listing resources for the commercial real estate professional.

Congratulations 2018 Million Dollar Club
Held Wednesday, March 21st

On Wednesday, March 21st, the 60th Annual Million Dollar Club Banquet took place at the Ritz Carlton Buckhead to honor the 502 Members of the 2018 Million Dollar Club. This year's Club produced over $25 Billion in commercial real estate transactions and the Board was proud to honor our award winners for their outstanding achievements! The high energy and the positive atmosphere in the room were truly inspiring on such a celebratory evening.

The view the full list of 2018 Million Dollar Club recognitions, visit the 2018 Million Dollar Club page on our website.

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