Parent Engagement Month – November

November is Parent Engagement Month in Georgia and November 18, 2010 is National Parent Involvement Day and that is something to get excited about! What a fantastic way to recognize the importance of the role parents and families play in a child’s education. I know many of you have already begun planning your own school … Continue reading

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Foundation for Excellence in Education

We raise money in order to award grants to teachers in the Rockdale County Public School system. Below is a flyer for one of our largest fund raisers. Tuesday November 2nd we will host an Outback Luncheon. The food is delicious and you can’t beat the price. It is a buffet style lunch that includes … Continue reading

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Get involved! Engage in Education

My daily adventures put me in a position to speak first hand to people considering a move to our community.  Weather they are families with school age children, retirees or single individuals they all have the same question. How are schools in this area? They are determined to meet their immediate housing need with the … Continue reading

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FHA Launches Short Refi Opportunity for “Underwater” Homeowners

“We’re throwing a life line out to those families who are current on their mortgage and are experiencing financial hardships because property values in their community have declined,” said FHA Commissioner David H. Stevens. “This is another tool to help overcome the negative equity problem facing many responsible homeowners who are looking to refinance into a safer, more secure mortgage product.”

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Home Based Business Seminar

The Home Based Business SEMINAR Presented by The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce JUNE 8, 2010 – 8:30 am to 10:00 am Conducted by: Cal Rueping, PC, C.P.A. Dave & Anita Smith, Custom Engraving & Signs, Inc. Tom & Lorraine Harrison, About Conyers Magazine Those conducting this seminar are successfully engaged in differing business types, and … Continue reading

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FDIC Offers Money-Saving Tips in the New World of Credit Cards

Press Release FDIC Offers Money-Saving Tips in the New World of Credit Cards Other topics in the latest FDIC Consumer News include depositing money through an agent or broker and understanding the risks and costs of a reverse mortgage FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 25, 2010 Media Contact: Greg Hernandez (202) 898-6984 Email: ghernandez A new … Continue reading

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Seminars – Short Sale & New GFE/HUD from BARLAY LAW GROUP LLC

    We are already seeing how the new (April 5th) rules to the Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives (HAFA) program have affected short sales by causing the approval process to be a little more predictable and quicker. Also, to qualify for the homebuyers’ credit, there has been a push by consumers to get under contract … Continue reading

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State Regulators Announce Launch of “NMLS Consumer Access”

The Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry (NMLS)—a mortgage licensing system operated by state financial regulators, including Georgia—is launching “NMLS Consumer Access.”  NMLS Consumer Access is a fully searchable website that allows the public to view information concerning state-licensed mortgage companies, branches, and individuals currently licensed through NMLS. The goal of NMLS Consumer Access is … Continue reading

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Q & A on Complying with SAFE Act

This information provided by the Georgia Department of Banking. Q:  Does the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act (GRMA), which includes certain provisions to implement the federal SAFE Act of 2008, prohibit a real estate broker or salesperson from participating in a Short Sale?  A:  No, GRMA specifically exempts licensed real estate brokers and salespersons who are conducting … Continue reading

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