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HUD Sec. Fudge: ‘We will enforce U.S. Fair Housing Act’
HUD Sec. Fudge: ‘We will enforce U.S. Fair Housing Act’

Housing secretary reaffirms U.S. commitment to closing the racial homeownership gap at a forum with NAR president and top housing officials.

Tech Watch: Zenlist offers peace of mind and robust collaboration
Tech Watch: Zenlist offers peace of mind and robust collaboration

SPONSORED: Zenlist was formed to provide a new kind of search experience that allows agents to invite clients to use the private app and connect early in the homebuying process, enabling them to search and discuss without the client turning into a lead for other agents.

Atlanta startup seeks to streamline utilities setup for new moves
Atlanta startup seeks to streamline utilities setup for new moves

Cottage provides a one-stop shop for setting up or transferring gas, water and electricity services to people recently moved in to new residences.

Redfin closes $608 million takeover of Atlanta-based RentPath early
Redfin closes $608 million takeover of Atlanta-based RentPath early

RentPath’s sites, which include ApartmentGuide.com, Lovely, Rent.com and Rentals.com, will continue to operate as normal while their listings are integrated with Redfin.com, a process that is expected to wrap up in 2022.

NAR: ‘Don’t panic, keep contracting’
NAR: ‘Don’t panic, keep contracting’

The National Association of Realtors sends a message to members that it is working to ensure that the proposed Protecting the Right to Organize Act will not hurt their status as independent contractors.

Ending 1031s hurts land conservation, farmers
Ending 1031s hurts land conservation, farmers

The land conservation and farming communities need to come together and let Congress know how vital the like-kind exchange is to the future of our land and that it must continue.

Atlanta City Council approves affordable-housing requirement on Westside Park developments
Atlanta City Council approves affordable-housing requirement on Westside Park developments

Atlanta’s City Council on Monday approved a measure to require for-sale residential developments near the new Westside Park to include affordable units, as city leaders seek to temper looming gentrification on the Westside.

Realogy brings RealSure home-selling program to Atlanta
Realogy brings RealSure home-selling program to Atlanta

Besides Atlanta, RealSure is available in Chicago; Dallas, Houston and Austin, Texas; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Ft. Myers, Sarasota, Tampa and Orlando, Fla.;  and Sacramento, Calif.

Guaranteed Rate launches tech company
Guaranteed Rate launches tech company

The new technology streamlines workflow in the mortgage industry.

Fathom Holdings acquires Red Barn Real Estate
Fathom Holdings acquires Red Barn Real Estate

The deal will add approximately 230 agents to the Atlanta footprint of Fathom’s cloud-based brokerage, Fathom Realty LLC.

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