Real Estate Policies

How to combat inequality and discrimination in homeownership
How to combat inequality and discrimination in homeownership

As the divide between African American and white homeownership increases, the National Association of Realtors is working to educate Realtors on discrimination and stimulate homeownership.

Despite industry objections, qualified mortgage patch still expected to expire
Despite industry objections, qualified mortgage patch still expected to expire

Though NAR has urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to extend the rule, the agency’s director would only agree to take into account disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic in managing the transition.

How real estate agents can ensure safe home inspections during the COVID-19 crisis
How real estate agents can ensure safe home inspections during the COVID-19 crisis

One home inspector weighs in on the difficulties of doing his job during the coronavirus pandemic.

Georgia MLS and First MLS adjust to COVID-19 reality
Georgia MLS and First MLS adjust to COVID-19 reality

Multiple listing services across the country are waiving or reducing fees and offering new services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Will these innovations become permanent?

Government-backed loan program is just the beginning
Government-backed loan program is just the beginning

Small business owners could help keep their businesses running through a combination of Paycheck Protection Program loans and private loans.

State clears way for remote notarizations
State clears way for remote notarizations

Georgia joins states across the nation to allow videoconferencing in closings and notarizations.

Myriad of COVID-19 orders prompts clarification from real estate associations
Myriad of COVID-19 orders prompts clarification from real estate associations

As coronavirus advisories evolve and emerge from a number of government sources, real estate agencies are turning to their local associations for answers.

NAR letter promises more support to Realtors during COVID-19 crisis
NAR letter promises more support to Realtors during COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 outbreak has the association working overtime to bring relief and timely updates for real estate professionals.

Pocket listing rule approved by NAR
Pocket listing rule approved by NAR

While the association has moved to institute new rules around what to do about off-MLS listings, there are some who say it restricts trade and others who feel it doesn’t go far enough to force brokers to share listing data.

Hiring an assistant? Be careful when doling out tasks
Hiring an assistant? Be careful when doling out tasks

There are specific rules for what unlicensed assistants can do in Georgia. Check out our quick guide on what tasks they are precluded from performing.

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