Local Issues & Legislation

Forsyth County Issues New Moratorium
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During the Forsyth County Commission’s August 8th meeting, the Board of Commissioners voted to approve yet another moratorium on Land Disturbance Permits (LDP). The vote came after an “emergency” item was added to the agenda with no previous notice.

Updated Fulton Assessments Going Out
After a disastrous first run, Fulton County will mail updated property tax assessments beginning August 4th. The Board of Assessors approved the new values after 2017 property tax assessments spiked by more than double for some properties. Following a county-wide outcry, Fulton Commissioners voted to keep residential assessments at 2016 levels, but did not do the same for commercial properties.
A Focus on Affordable Housing This Election Year

As you have read here, the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is one of the National Association of REALTORS, NARs, top priorities for the 2017 session. If Congress does not act soon, the NFIP will expire on Sept. 30th. This potential lapse in coverage would cost 40,000 property sales per month.

Dekalb County Fights Emory Annexation

Officials in Dekalb County have made it clear, they are not happy about Emory University’s application to annex into the City of Atlanta and will go to court to stop it. By a unanimous vote, the Dekalb County Commission approved a resolution that looks to include an arbitration hearing before any annexation could occur.

Learn Why the National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization Matters…to YOU!!!!

As you have read here, the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is one of the National Association of REALTORS, NARs, top priorities for the 2017 session. If Congress does not act soon, the NFIP will expire on Sept. 30th. This potential lapse in coverage would cost 40,000 property sales per month.

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