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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.

Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards Entry Deadline Extended

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

Builders Testify Before Congress On Use Of TARP Funds

January 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — As Congress considers releasing the second half of the Treasury's $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today urged lawmakers to use a portion of the funds to stem the rising tide of foreclosures and increase the flow of credit for housing production. NAHB also urged passage of legislation to stimulate housing demand

Builders Converge On Capitol Hill To Urge Housing Stimulus

January 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Less than 24 hours after members of the 111th Congress were sworn into office, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) launched an all-out effort to make housing a centerpiece of the massive economic stimulus package that lawmakers are expected to complete by mid-February.

Finding Design Ideas for Your Remodeling Project

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?

Winter Board Room Block Drops January 16

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.

State Banking Department Outlines Steps to Help Those Facing Mortgage Loan Problems

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

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