Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Lasting Neighborhood Benefit of Blighted Property Litigation May Surprise You

The City of Atlanta has taken a real estate investor to court over his failure to clean-up blighted properties. The lasting benefit of this litigation for neighborhoods may surprise you.… Read more

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Federal Mortgage Insurance Threatened in 14 States

The 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) will be the new baseline for FHA/HUD insured financing. That threatens federal mortgage insurance in 14 states.… Read more

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What the Phase Out of R-22 Refrigerant Means for Homeowners

The U.S. Federal Government is phasing out the R-22 refrigerant used in many residential air conditioners. What does that mean for home owners?… Read more

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Notes from “How + Why: The Details of Sustainable Homes”

Ryan Taylor and Mike Barcik of the Southface Energy Institute are looking forward to presenting, “How + Why: The Details of Sustainable Homes” at the 2015 AIA National Convention.… Read more

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Georgia’s HB 255 Outlaws LEED Green Building Standard for State Properties

RTAblog_2013_0211_GeorgiaCapitolHouse Bill (HB) 255 passed through the Georgia General Assembly’s 2015 legislative session. Though HB 255 is probably unknown to most citizens, the precedent it creates deserves our attention.… Read more

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Are You Ready for Carpenter Bees?

They’re back! Warm weather brings carpenter bees. Get ready for battle with these simple steps to protect your property…… Read more

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