Local Issues & Legislation

Atlanta Planning Chief Tim Keane to Visit REALTORS®

Tim Keane, City of Atlanta Planning Commissioner, will be the featured speaker during a discussion with REALTORS® in a seminar titled, “City Planning.”

2018 Primary Elections Update

The 2018 General Elections are over. While there were some surprises, a few races will move forward through the summer to a run-off in July. 80% of Atlanta REALTOR backed candidates either won or advanced to a run-off. Here is a review of election results.

Local REALTORS Attend NAR Legislative Meeting

Over 9,000 REALTORS® from across the country recently gathered in Washington, DC for the 2018 REALTORS® Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo. This meeting gives REALTORS® the opportunity to hear from industry leaders, exchange ideas and best practices, but more importantly to discuss pressing issues with members of Congress and key administrative offices.

Congressman Scott with REALTORS®

Gov. Deal Vetoes H.B. 410

Unfortunately, Governor Deal vetoed HB 410, legislation regarding HOA letter fees.  At this point, the law will stand at $10 for statement of account (with "statement of account" not being clearly defined).  It was an amazing effort from REALTORS across Georgia and the fight is not over.

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.

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