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June 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Today, U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, joined Senator Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) in introducing the Disaster State Housing Recovery Act. This bill ensures that states with GO Zone or Heartland Act credits, such as Alabama, are treated as Congress intended when it provided the special allocations of credits to aid in their recovery from recent natural disasters
May 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — HBAA members can register online for the 2009 Summer Board Meeting, taking place July 23-25 at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Destin, Florida. All members and their families are invited to attend
April 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Alabama Home Builders Foundation, the charitable arm of the Home Builders Association of Alabama, recently awarded scholarships to 85 students in Alabama. The scholarships were given to students who desire to study the building trades or construction-related curricula at two-year, four-year and technical colleges throughout the state.
March 17, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Home builders may be underestimating the mileage they can derive from the recently enacted $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers and should be doing whatever they can to actively promote it with their prospective buyers, according to residential marketing experts participating in an NAHB teleconference on March 16.
February 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Students wishing to study the building trades are invited to apply for a scholarship from the Alabama Home Builders Foundation. The deadline for submitting a scholarship application is March 15, 2009
Today, Friday, January 23 is the last day to reserve your hotel room in the HBAA's room block for the 2009 Winter Board Meeting. The meeting will take place February 10-11 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa in downtown Montgomery.
January 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The deadline for submitting entries for the 2009 Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards (AREA) has been extended to Friday, January 23, 2009. The awards competition, which salutes the best of Alabama's remodeling industry, is open to all remodelers, contractors, kitchen and bath designers, architects, and other remodeling industry professionals
January 09, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — You want to change the look and feel of your house, but you also want your remodeling job to look fresh for a number of years while complementing the existing features of your home. How do you choose the right project and design for you and your family?
December 30, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Make your hotel reservations now for the 2009 HBAA Winter Board Meeting, taking place Tuesday, February 10 and Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa.
MONTGOMERY, AL - December 24, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The State Banking Department has recently seen an increase in the number of inquiries from Alabama consumers regarding mortgage loan modifications. A mortgage loan modification is a permanent change in one or more of the terms of a mortgagor’s loan
December 16, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is spearheading Fix Housing First, one of the largest coalitions of housing advocates ever assembled in the United States, to push for a housing recovery plan that will revive the economy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 14, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The following are remarks delivered by Congressman Spencer Bachus at today’s hearing by the House Financial Services Committee.
October 20, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Home automation technology is much more widespread throughout the new home industry today than one might think — and well within the reach of the average buyer.
AL, Jun 26, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — May 2008 home sales in Alabama increased 14.20 percent from the prior month. As anticipated within the industry, year—over—year sales remain below seasonal norms with total statewide home sales of 4,569 units during May, a decline of 22.81 percent representing 1,350 fewer homes sold compared to May of last year.
Homes sales around Montgomery remained well below 2007 levels in March, but the pace picked up compared to February, pointing to a seasonal shift in sales.According to the Alabama Center for Real Estate at the University of Alabama, Realtors sold 416 homes in the Montgomery area last month, more than 100 fewer than last year, but more than the 340 sold in February
MONTGOMERY, AL "Preventing and ending homelessness in Alabama will be impossible without collaboration by government agencies, the private sector, nonprofit organizations, and faith-based and community partners," stated Alabama Governor Bob Riley, who this week welcomed United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Executive Director Philip Mangano for the convening of the Alabama Governor's Statewide Interagency Council on Homelessness.
Trying to sell a house during the winter months can be difficult, but there are several things you can do to improve its marketability. By expending a bit of effort before it goes on the market, you can ensure that your home presents well, stands out from the crowd and does not turn off potential buyers so that you can sell quickly, and at the best price.
MONTGOMERY—Governor Bob Riley said he is very pleased that the U.S. Small Business Administration will open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in Vernon on Tuesday. Residents of Lamar and Pickens counties may be eligible for assistance resulting from the severe storms and tornadoes that passed through the area on January 10. These counties are eligible because they are contiguous to one or more of th e primary counties in a Mississippi Emergency Declaration
The Progressive Farmer magazine crowns Maryland's Kent County and nine other best rural places to live based on their ability to thrive-even during struggles-among other quality-of-life statistics.
A growing acceptance of technology and the ability to sell properties quickly have made RealtyBid.com an innovator within the real estate industry