Thu., March 22, 2012 7:19am
Foreclosure fraud would be a crime under a bill passed unanimously in the state Senate Wednesday. Georgia law currently criminalizes fraud during the mortgage process, but not during a foreclosure.
Mon., March 12, 2012 3:43pm
A bill headed to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature would create uniform rules for cities and counties setting up vacant property registries. The state Senate passed the bill Monday. Supporters say the measure will target owners of neglected properties that invite vandalism and lower home values.
Tue., November 1, 2011 3:49pm
Foreclosures by the nation’s 14 top mortgage services are under review. The office of the Comptroller of the Currency said Tuesday that the banks are sending notices about free reviews to four million people. It’s in response to allegations earlier this year that banks wrongly foreclosed on thousands of people.
Thu., September 15, 2011 2:56pm
Georgia now ranks fourth in the nation for home foreclosures, rising two percent in August. But over the past year, there's been a downward trend in Georgia foreclosures. New numbers from RealtyTrac show Georgia had more than 11,000 foreclosure filings in August. Most came in metro Atlanta counties.
Fri., August 19, 2011 12:00pm
Georgia foreclosures were up in July despite a national downward trend. July foreclosures across the country dropped 7% from June to a four-year low. But in Georgia, they jumped 18%. One expert says, Georgia could be on the leading edge of a forclosure ramp-up after a temporary lull.
Mon., February 28, 2011 2:37pm
The ongoing foreclosure crisis hits not only property owners hard, but takes its toll on local tax officials. And the emotional fallout can extend from the residential street to the county office.
Fri., December 31, 2010 8:44am
A new law effective beginning of next year will help with the assessment of properties in favor of homeowners.
Wed., September 22, 2010 2:43pm
A new report by the National Homebuilding Association grading industry confidence shows the South as the only region with signs of an upward trend. But that trend may be hard to find in the Georgia homebuilding industry.
Mon., November 2, 2009 9:12am
At a Congressional hearing at the Georgia State Capitol, there’s no promise