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It’s Air-Conditioner Check-Up Time

April 08, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — It seems like spring brings so many little house chores. Once we're able to throw the windows open, we get the spring cleaning bug. It starts with cleaning out the closets and goes through to moving the furniture to dust and vacuum places you haven't seen in a year. Some people even continue outside with a fresh coat of paint, minor house maintenance and finally spring planting and yard work.

Tax Credit Spurs First-Time Home Buyers, Survey Finds

April 06, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Of the households participating in a Move, Inc. telephone survey in March who said they plan to buy a home this year, 18.1% indicated that they would be doing so in order to take advantage of the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit in the stimulus package enacted in February.

Alabama Home Buyers’ Initiative Bill Passes House, Goes to Governor

April 01, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Alabama House of Representatives passed the Home Buyers Initiative Act (SB 367) on Tuesday. On a vote of 101 to 0, the measure has cleared its last legislative hurdle and now heads to Governor Riley for signature.

New Homes Getting Smaller

March 31, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — In a reversal of the “McMansion” trend of years past, new homes are being built with less square footage — but make up for it with smart design.

Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards Presented

March 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Remodelers from around the state have been honored with the 2009 Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards (AREA). The awards were presented at the 2009 AREA banquet on Saturday, March 21 at the Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill in Prattville.

Tax Credit Key to Selling Homes, Marketing Experts Say

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.

MORTGAGE AND FINANCIAL MARKETS CONTINUE TO SLOW HOUSING ACTIVITY, BUILDERS TESTIFY

March 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress that the housing sector is still being significantly affected by the upheaval in the financial and mortgage markets that started in 2007, and there is deep concern that these financial dislocations will increase the depth and length of the housing downturn

Free Construction Safety Conferences Offered

March 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — General contractors, homebuilders and construction trade contractors will have an opportunity to stay current on construction safety by attending free conferences in Montgomery and Mobile.

Remodelers to Be Honored at March 21 Banquet

March 06, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Home Builders Association of Alabama Remodelers will honor the best of the remodeling industry at the 2009 Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards banquet, taking place on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at the Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill in Prattville.

Scholarships Available for Studying the Building Trades

March 03, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — March 15 is the deadline for submitting a scholarship application to the Alabama Home Builders Foundation. The AHB Foundation, an arm of the Home Builders Association of Alabama, awards scholarships to students who desire to study the building trades at any two-year, four-year or technical school in Alabama.

Alabama Cities Among Top in U.S. for Home Price Appreciation

March 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Alabama ranked 14th in the U.S. for home price appreciation from year end 2007 to year end 2008, according to a report released this week by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).

Online Registration Now Open for Golf Classic

February 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Online registration is now available for the 15th Annual Alabama Home Builders Foundation/US Gypsum Golf Classic. The tournament takes place on Thursday, May 14 at the Robert Trent Jones-Capitol Hill Course in Prattville.

New Home Buyer Tax Credit is Bigger and Better

February 25, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — On Feb. 17, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 into law. As part of $787 billion in economic stimulus measures, the legislation created a home buyer tax credit that is bigger and better than the previous credit that was implemented in July 2008

Montgomery Home Gets “Extreme Makeover”

February 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Aronov Homes, a member of the Greater Montgomery Home Builders Association, is partnering with the Emmy award-winning television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and a host of subcontractors and volunteers to build a new home in just one week for a deserving Montgomery area family.

Scholarship Deadline Less than a Month Away

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

Barron and Waggoner Announce Home Buyer Initiative Plan

February 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — State Sen. Lowell Barron, of Fyffe, and Senator Jabo Waggoner, of Vestavia Hills, announced a new home buyer initiative on Thursday, a plan that will help more than 7,000 new home buyers in the next year and increase investments in home mortgages

Selecting and Designing a Remodeling Project

February 02, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Embarking on a remodeling project is an exciting and creative process. When considering your remodel, take time to imagine, brainstorm, and plan.

Green Products Continue their Industry Ascent, Manufacturers say

January 29, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — More and more consumers are seeking green products, especially those that focus on energy and water efficiency, and there is every indication that trend will only get stronger, according to home building industry product suppliers who spoke at a press conference during the 2009 International Builders' Show®

Home Builders Scholarship Deadline March 15

Montgomery, AL - January 28, 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.

Winter Board Room Block Drops Today

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.

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Free Rebuilding and Repair Advice Available in Lee County

As Alabamians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the March 3 tornadoes and straight-line winds, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Lee County are teaming up to provide free information and literature on making homes stronger and safer

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