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Alabama Real Estate Developer Pleads Guilty to Filling Protected Mississippi Wetlands

William R. “Rusty” Miller, a real estate developer from Fairhope, Ala., pleaded guilty today in federal district court in Gulfport, Miss., to the unpermitted filling of wetlands near Bay St. Louis, Miss., in violation of the Clean Water Act, announced U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi Gregory K. Davis and Acting Assistant Attorney General Robert G. Dreher of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division

ABC Member Wins Alabama Special Runoff Election for U.S Congressional Seat

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today applauded the Nov. 5 victory of ABC Alabama Chapter member and former state Sen. Bradley Byrne in a Republican special primary runoff election for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Alabama’s 1st Congressional District.


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today approved several disaster recovery plans throughout the State of Alabama totaling $54.5 million to help local communities to recover from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in 2011. These disaster plans will rely on grants provided earlier this year through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

Governor Bentley Enacts Recommendation of Affordable Homeowners Insurance Commission

Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday continued the state’s long-term efforts to address the availability and rising cost of homeowners insurance.

Governor Bentley Announces More than $900,000 Available to Eight Alabama Counties for Safer Homes

Governor Bentley on Wednesday announced some Alabama residents will have an opportunity to make their homes safer from severe weather. As a result of the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Isaac in 2012, hazard mitigation funds are now available for the following eight Alabama counties: Baldwin, Covington, Dallas, Geneva, Mobile, Monroe, Perry and Pickens

Alabama home seekers can now utilize innovative IDX enabled search page on the website...

Madison, Alabama potential buyers can now gain access to thousands of area property listings, thanks to the dynamic search page and real estate website made possible through the partnership of IDX, Inc. and Kelvin Mitchell. North Alabama MLS (NAMLS) listings are displayed with ease on the website Mitchell hosts, giving home seekers the ability to quickly and simply search for the home of their dreams. The online IDX solution Mitchell has adopted has revolutionized the website he hosts for himself and for his home-seeking clients


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that LLB&B, Inc., a real estate company based in Mobile, AL, will pay $29,000 as part of a Conciliation Agreement resolving allegations that one of its agents refused to show a condominium to a prospective homebuyer because he is African American. The homebuyer alleged that he learned of the discrimination when the real estate agent inadvertently left a message on his telephone voicemail indicating her belief that white neighbors would ‘panic’ at the prospect of an African American neighbor.

Real estate listings displayed with ease on IDX synced website hosted by Realtor Jeff...

North Alabama MLS (NALMLS) listings are now seamlessly integrated onto the website supported by IDX, Inc. and hosted by agent Jeff York. Huntsville, Alabama area properties, combining real estate listings from the surrounding states, once required a complicated and time consuming online property search. Now, potential buyers can efficiently and effectively scan NALMLS listings from the convenience of the website York hosts. Alabama property listings have never been so accessible via an online real estate search.

Two Alabama Real Estate Investors and Their Company Sentenced for Their Roles in Bid-Rigging...

Two Alabama real estate investors and their company were sentenced today in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama in Mobile, for their participation in conspiracies to rig bids and commit mail fraud at public real estate foreclosure auctions in southern Alabama, the Department of Justice announced

Alabama Supreme Court Upholds Lower Court’s Recognition of MERS’ Authority to Assign Mortgages

MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced that a five-justice panel of the Alabama Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s decision which in part validated MERS’ ability to assign mortgages as the nominee for the original lender and its successors and assigns.

Impact Realty syncs website to thousands of detailed property listings by partnering with IDX...

Potential buyers in Gadsden, Alabama can now experience the innovative IDX Broker software from the convenience of Broker Jodi Terrell’s website. The IDX, Inc. technology synchronizes with the North Alabama MLS (NALMLS) to create a comprehensive database of property listings, accessible by any home seeker at any time. Terrell’s up-to-the-minute coverage of the NALMLS on her Impact Realty search page allows buyers to explore the newest and most relevant property search available to home seekers online.

Access to thousands of Alabama real estate listings made possible by IDX, Inc. on...

Daphne, Alabama area properties just became easier to search for, thanks to the partnership of IDX, Inc. and Broker Rex Nichols Prudential Nichols Real Estate Baldwin County MLS (BCMLS) are now fully integrated onto the search page Nichols hosts, giving Alabama home seekers an easy-to-use real estate resource to utilize in their online property search. With his custom IDX solution, Nichols now hosts one of the most dynamic and informative real estate websites and searches for Alabama area buyers.

Alabama to Receive Additional Disaster Recovery Funding

Nearly $120 million in additional funding will help Alabama communities in the ongoing recovery from the spring 2011 severe weather outbreak. Governor Robert Bentley was informed of the allocation by Shaun Donovan, Secretary of U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Governor Bentley Releases Affordable Homeowners Insurance Commission Report

Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday released the Affordable Homeowners Insurance Commission Report, which includes recommendations that could be used to address the availability and rising cost of homeowners insurance


Congressman Spencer Bachus (AL-6) today said that U.S. taxpayers are being put at risk by yet another troubled federal housing finance agency.

Paul Schipansky delivers dynamic online property search to Alabama clients with custom IDX Broker...

IDX, Inc. and Paul Schipansky have revolutionized the online real estate search for Huntsville, Alabama prospective buyers. As a member of the North Alabama MLS (NALMLS), Schipansky has long had access to thousands of local property listings. Now, his clients can search with the same levels of accessibility once reserved only for real estate agents and broker, thanks to the innovative IDX Broker software Schipansky has enabled for his website. Finding a Alabama area home online has never been easier for clients of Capstone Realty.

Closing Attorney Charged with Wire Fraud in Mortgage Loan Scheme

BIRMINGHAM, AL - January 08, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Federal prosecutors have charged a Birmingham real estate lawyer with wire fraud in connection with a nearly $1 million mortgage fraud scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance.

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