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REALTORS® Pursuing Atlanta Code Enforcement Reform
Local

The arrest of an Atlanta REALTOR® last month highlighted the need for reform in the methods employed by Atlanta Code Enforcement. In January the City's Department of Housing presented a "revamping" of Code Enforcement and explained proposed changes to the code enforcement system in the city of Atlanta. Along with the changes proposed, among them a transfer liens placed on a vacant or delinquent property to the Fulton county tax assessor allowing the City to eventually claim such properties as property of the City of Atlanta, the REALTORS® will pursue draft policy clarifying that a real estate professional should not be held legally liable for code violations of properties in which they hold no ownership interest.

REALTORS® Meet with National Legislators
Federal

What did the REALTORS® visit to Washington D.C. accomplish?

REALTORS® Increase Options for Real Estate Trust Accounts
State

At the request of REALTORS®, the Georgia General Assembly acted to reduce regulation of real estate trust accounts through Senate Bill 95 which expands the types of accounts permitted under law for a real estate trust account.

REALTORS® Ask Governor Deal to Veto Special Assessment Fees for Atlanta Residents
State

With the support of Atlanta Realtors, GAR will be sending a letter to Governor Deal asking that he veto legislation passed during the 2015 session the Georgia General Assembly.

Sandy Springs Considers Gas Station Restrictions
Local

Sandy Springs' Planning Commission considered an amendment to their Commercial Business District ordinance as it relates to Convenience Stores (C-stores) during their April 16th meeting.

UPDATE: Atlanta City Council Approves Commercial Energy Efficiency Measures
Local

The Commercial Building Efficiency ordinance was approved by the Atlanta City Council in hour six of their over seven hour meeting on Monday, April 20. The ordinance passed with many changes made at the request of the Realtors.

Street Cars & The King Center
YCR FREE CE: Thursday, June 18, 2015

A 3-hr Free continuing education panel discussion at the King Center. Immediately followed by a Street Car tour and Happy Hour at Krog Street Market.

Economic Forecast Overview
Education Seminar: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 | 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Land Market Overview
Education Seminar: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Law Protecting Legal Rights of REALTORS® Passes Senate
State

On Friday, March 27th the Senate unanimously passed House Bill 153, the unauthorized practice of law bill by 48-0. The passage of HB 153 is a huge success for the REALTORS®, significantly strengthening the authority of our members to advise clients.

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