Legal Article Archive

Please click on the links to download a PDF (where available) or Word version of each article. All articles are written by GAR General Counsel Seth Weissman, unless otherwise indicated. The dates in the parentheses are the month the article was published in Georgia REALTOR® magazine (except for white papers, which were published and distributed outside Georgia REALTOR® magazine). For articles prior to 2008, please contact Brandie Miner at bminer@garealtor.com.

GAR Legal Helpline Q&A: Extended Version (December 2015)


CONTRACT FORMS

The 2016 GAR Forms (January 2016)

The 2015 GAR Forms (January 2015)

Giving Proper Notice for Contracts (March 2013)

Big Picture on Real Estate Contracts (May 2012)


FAIR HOUSING

Fair Housing Update (March 2010)

Fair Housing Complaints (March 2007)
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Steering Away From Fair Housing Problems (April 2006)
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Trends in Housing Discrimination Lawsuits (April 2005)
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JUDICIAL UPDATES

Judicial Update 2014 (May 2014)

Judicial Update 2011 (March 2012)


MORTGAGE FRAUD

Mortgage Fraud Revisited (July 2012


SHORT SALES

A Long, Hot Summer of Short Sales (September 2012)

 

ALL OTHER TOPICS

Advertising Law
(by Charles Clark; December 2004)
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Advertising Law Update (September 2014)

Commission Disputes (November 2014)

Disclosure - What's Required in Regards to BRRETA, Code of Ethics (March 2014)

Do Not Call (June 2005)
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GREEN Homes & Sustainability (Sept. 2011)

HAFA & the Future of Real Estate (March 2011)

Is Discrimination Ever Legal? (May 2008)
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License Law Changes (July 2011)

Loan Workouts (May 2008)
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MARS (Mortgage Assistance Relief Services) (April 2011)

Multiple Offers (May 2013)

Personal Assistants - What to Consider before You Hire (July 2014)

Procuring Cause (August 2001)

Residential Leasing Tips for REALTORS® (Nov. 2011)

Right to Repair Law (December 2004)
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SAFE Act (July 2010)

Surveys (March 2015)

When Time is NOT of the Essence (May 2008)
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Which Statute of Limitations Applies
(May 2008)
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Zoning & Land Use - Part I (June 2003)
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Zoning & Land Use - Part II (August 2003)
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