Tag Archives: building codes

Due Diligence in the Design Process

As the City of Atlanta has grown and matured, its zoning ordinances have become more complicated. Throughout my career, I’ve seen first-hand how these ordinances have shifted projects, especially when the owner does not know what can be done with the lot. Surprisingly, these ordinances are often unknown. The simple act of expanding a house…

Housing Appraisal Reform

Industries provide more information to assess their products than potential home buyers have at their disposal. It is crazy if you think that most people’s largest investment is their house. It’s not just the mortgage system that needs help, but the appraisals that mortgages are based on that need fixing. If we had a better…