Local Issues & Legislation

REALTORS® Ascend on the State Capitol

One February 14th, over 800 REALTORS® from every corner of Georgia participated in the 2017 GAR Legislative Day at the Capitol. Members spent the day at the Capitol learning about how the Georgia General Assembly works and interacting with their legislators.

REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

The National Associaiton of REALTORS® is hosting the 2017 REALTORS® Legislative Meeting and Trade Expo is set for May 15 - 20, in Washington DC. This is your opportunity to join REALTORS® from across the country in discussing issues affecting the real estate industry on Capitol Hill.

HOA Letter Fee Abuse

We are working with GAR and a few interested parties to address the issue of HOA letters and accompanying fees (primarily expediting fees). Currently, the law permits a $10 fee for an HOA to produce a closing letter. It has been brought to our attention that there are apparently many instances of HOA’s not adhering to the law.

FHA Suspends Mortgage Insurance Premium Reduction

On Friday Jan. 20, 2017 the Trump Administration ordered a freeze on new and pending regulations. The recent 25 basis point reduction to the Federal Housing Administration Annual Mortgage Insurance Premiums was included under this freeze. It has been suspended and is currently under review.

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