At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27th, 2008, various Atlanta housing industry groups, including the Atlanta Board of Realtors and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association will host a press conference and rally at the State Capitol to celebrate and analyze the landmark housing bill passed last month and the potential positive impact it will have on metro Atlanta, the state and nation. U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson and Mercer University Economics Professor Roger Tutterow, PhD will be the two key speakers on hand to provide brief remarks.

    Who: U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson

    Mercer University Economics Professor Roger Tutterow, PhD

    Steve Palmer – President, Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association

    Scott Simpson – President, Atlanta Board of Realtors

    What: Press conference and rally to be held at the State Capitol concerning the comprehensive housing legislation signed into law by President Bush last month. The HBA, ABR and Sen. Isakson were all strong proponents of the package.

    When: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, 10 a.m.

    Where: Washington Street Plaza at the Georgia State Capitol Building (214 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334)

    About Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association: The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (HBA) is a 3,700-member, not-for-profit trade association affiliated with the Home Builders Association of Georgia and the National Association of Home Builders. The HBA is the second largest local homebuilders association in the nation and is dedicated to promoting, protecting and preserving home ownership by maintaining the housing industry as a viable economic force in the Atlanta area. The official charity of the HBA is HomeAid Atlanta, a non-profit organization that builds and renovates transitional housing for metro Atlanta homeless children, women and men.

    About the Atlanta Board of REALTORS®: The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® (ABR) is one of the most successful REALTOR® associations in the country with more than 8,000 members. The Atlanta Board has been influential in the community through strong involvement with several charities. The organization has also had significant impact on Georgia License Law and in the creation of the Georgia Real Estate Commission. Its members enjoy a competitive and educational advantage which distinguishes them as professionals in the industry. For more information on the Atlanta Board of REALTORS®, please visit www.abr.org or call 404-250-0051.

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