Real Estate Broker Hosts Equal Housing and Gentrification Seminar for Seniors along the Beltline

Empowering Seniors to understand all of their options as aggressive buyers and values grow along the Atlanta Beltline
By: Village Realty
The Senior Guard Seminar Hosted by Christian Ross of Village Realty
The Senior Guard Seminar Hosted by Christian Ross of Village Realty
ATLANTA - June 28, 2018 - PRLog -- On Saturday, June 30th, Christian Ross, Managing Broker of Village Realty at Atlanta Tech Village will host a free seminar for seniors who live in and around the bustling Atlanta Beltline. The seminar will address what the Beltline is, rising property values and how they affect attendees, how to apply for age homestead exemptions, and ways to be empowered to handle fraud, aggressive buyers that walk properties without authorization and consistently harass sellers.  It will be held at the Adams Recreation Center from 11am - 2pm at 1620 Delowe Dr. SW.

The Beltline is one of the most popular infrastructure projects to come along in Atlanta in decades. It was featured on the front page of The New York Times in 2016 and won several awards while being credited with reviving several communities along the eastside trail. However, in all of its ambition, many of its long-term residents have either been pushed out or pushed to the side as the Beltline has invigorated a growth spurt.

Ross says, "I'm thrilled about the Beltline and appreciate what it's done to revitalize the City of Atlanta, incorporating greenery, creating opportunities for small businesses and revitalizing neighborhoods that were once plagued by mortgage fraud." She continues, "However, we want to make sure that the community of people that were there before this all happened have the opportunity to remain in the places they've called home for decades."

"The Senior Guard" comprised of Ross and fellow peers that service the area, says that long-time residents have been given low offers leaving thousands on the table. Residents have also been pressured to sell their homes when they are not ready and they've also been burdened and financially shocked by increasing property taxes.

"We want to empower the legacy residents in the Beltline community and let them know they do have support and there are programs put in place to support them if their desire is to stay in their communities or if they desire to sell."

The city of Atlanta has recently partnered with the Westside Future Fund to launch the Anti-Displacement Tax Fund Program, an initiative which will pay any property tax increases for qualifying homeowners in the English Avenue, Vine City, Ashview Heights and Atlanta University Center communities.

The new program is designed to help ensure that current homeowners are not displaced due to rising property values as public and private investments are made in these neighborhoods.

The free seminar will also include food, beverages, giveaways and an attorney on site. To learn more about the event, please contact
Media are encouraged to attend and should RSVP at tmorrison at tmorrisonprdotcom or to schedule an interview with the hosts. For more information, please visit

Tamika Morrison
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