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Georgia's Evictions & Foreclosures

Court Strikes Down Eviction Ban - As of August 26, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court ended the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC’s) eviction moratorium Thursday night, giving much-needed relief to America’s small housing providers facing financial hardship for more than a year. 
In a 6-3 ruling, a majority of justices agreed that the stay on the lower court’s order finding the CDC’s eviction moratorium to be unlawful was no longer justified. 
In their order, the justices wrote, “The moratorium has put the applicants, along with millions of landlords across the country, at risk of irreparable harm by depriving them of rent payments with no guarantee of eventual recovery. Despite the CDC’s determination that landlords should bear a significant financial cost of the pandemic, many landlords have modest means.”
In May of this year, U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich for the District of Columbia had struck down the ban as unlawful, but she stayed her ruling pending appeal. The case wound up twice before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.

U.S. District Court Judge Dabney L. Friedrich of the District of Columbia struck down a nationwide eviction moratorium Wednesday, calling it unlawful. Friedrich's ruling applies nationwide. The eviction ban was put in place last year by the Trump administration using public health powers granted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during health emergencies. The ban was most recently extended by President Biden through the end of June.

In her 20-page ruling, Friedrich said, “It is the role of the political branches, and not the courts, to assess the merits of policy measures designed to combat the spread of disease, even during a global pandemic. The question for the Court is a narrow one: Does the Public Health Service Act grant the CDC the legal authority to impose a nationwide eviction moratorium? It does not.”

The Georgia and Alabama Association of REALTORS®, two housing providers, and their property management companies, filed the suit in defense of mom-and-pop property owners around the country struggling to pay bills without rental income for more than a year. 

Georgia Information about Evictions and Foreclosures – As of March 1, 2021

Individual States have implemented a range of policies affecting evictions and foreclosures in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Georgia had not implemented any policies related to evictions or foreclosures in response to the coronavirus.

  • Eviction Protections: No statewide eviction moratorium has been issued in Georgia. Local courts have discretion to determine whether eviction actions may move forward, whether remotely or in person.
  • Utility Shutoff Protections: No statewide policy to date. Customers can check the Georgia Public Service Commission website or contact individual providers for updates.
  • Mortgage/Foreclosure Relief: No statewide policy halting foreclosures has been issued in Georgia. Local courts have discretion to determine whether foreclosure actions may move forward, whether remotely or in person. Individual mortgage lenders may be willing to negotiate a forbearance or loan modification. 

To find out more about your protections, please call or visit the following websites:

The extra $600 CARES Act unemployment benefit has ended. Mortgage delinquencies are track closely with the U.S. job market. With unemployment rising from historical lows in early 2020 to a record 11.41 percent in July, it is inevitable that mortgage delinquencies would increase as well with signs of economic distress continuing into the third quarter, mortgage delinquencies will likely further increase.

According to CoreLogic, in April 2020, 6.1% of mortgages were delinquent by at least 30 days or more, marking the nation's highest overall delinquency rate since January 2016. In addition, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey, revealed that the total number of loans now in forbearance increased from 8.53% of servicer’s portfolio volume in the prior week to 8.55 as of June 7, 2020. According to MBA's estimate, almost 4.3 million homeowners are now in forbearance plans.

When the homeowner is experiencing a financial hardship that is unavoidable, involuntary and beyond their control and they cannot afford the mortgage payment they may consider applying for a short sale with their lender. Each lender and their mortgage servicer has very specific procedures and processes that must be met. The My HOME in GEORGIA (MHIG) team can help you understand what these procedures and processes are and will help lead and guide, both the seller or buyer client through the sales transaction smoothly.

The process of selling and purchasing a distressed property is complicated and requires great details and training to have the specialized skills needed to complete short sale transaction. The MHIG team real estate professionals are trained in these areas so you can have confidence you need to complete this type of transaction. 

If you or anyone you know are struggling with their mortgage payment, please call us 678-622-2693 to schedule a consultation to see how we can help you understand your options.

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A Word from the My HOME in GEORGIA Team Lead.


I am Terri Haklin, an Army Veteran and now a proud Real Estate Professional. I am also the Team Lead of the My HOME in GEORGIA (MHIG) Team. When I began putting the MHIG team together, I choose team members who shared the same work ethic I have and who would strive to provide our MHIG's clients with the same disciplines I practice daily. The disciplines of a soldier. Each member is responsive, communicates with purpose, provide direction through counsel, and protects the MHIG Client all the way to the end of their real estate transaction, whether it be as a seller, a buyer, a renter, or an investor.

Because of this, our MHIG Clients are surrounded by a proverbial shield of armor. With proactive counsel, we help you stay ahead of your upcoming decisions. This is a must so you can navigate around potentially harmful situations. We put your needs first by listening and taking action based on your direction. Each team member is attentive, obedient, and never failing in follow your lawful orders.

If you are in the real estate market looking to sell, buy or rent, you will need the council of a licensed professional. Someone who knows Georgia's real estate laws and someone to guide and protect you through questionable moments. You don't know what you don't know. You will need an educator to teach you processes and show you when to exercise caution. And in the end... you will need someone to be your negotiating bulldog; someone to protect every penny you intend to profit or spend.

You can trust the MHIG Team do this for you!


Whether you're a home Seller, Buyer, Renter, or Investor, working with a dedicated real estate professional can make all the difference. 

The My HOME in GEORGIA (MHIG) Team delivers unmatched customer service for all your real estate needs. Sellers take full advantage of state-of-the-art marketing tools designed to broadly promote listed properties on a variety of channels, including major real estate websites. Buyers can advantage by having multiple team members at ready to show properties and negotiate deals when the Buyer is ready. Renters and Investors enjoy the same advantages when seeking property.

The MHIG Team at Coldwell Banker Realty consist of Terri Haklin (Team Lead, Listing, Buyer & Rental Agent), Samantha Coulter (Buyer's & Rental Agent), Stacey Roundy (Operations Manager) and Brian Haklin (CFO).

If you're looking for a positive, helpful partner who cares, communicates, gives counsel, and has clout, talk to us today and get the exceptional service you deserve.

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