Linda S. Finley

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Survey Article


Given continued economic issues, it is tempting to turn any survey of Georgia real property law into a report solely about foreclosure law. The survey period of this Article-from June 1, 2011, through May 31, 2012-saw continued dire economic times for Georgia and the entire United States. As this Article was going to print, RealtyTrac, which reports national foreclosure statistics, released its mid-year 2012 foreclosure report showing that foreclosure activity had again increased in 125 of the nation's 212 metropolitan areas. Of the metropolitan areas making up the top ten on the foreclosure report, only Atlanta registered an increase in foreclosure during the first half of 2012. The courts and the Georgia General Assembly continue to address issues concerning the foreclosure process and other real property issues that arise either directly or incidentally because of the foreclosure dynamic. It appears these issues will continue to be around for some time.