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December 23, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today expressed strong support for a plan put forth by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Sheila Bair to reduce foreclosures, noting that it would help to keep people in their homes and avoid further surges in the inventory of unsold homes.
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.
WASHINGTON - October 07, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it has charged two Tallassee, Alabama landlords with violating the Fair Housing Act for allegedly forcing white tenants to move out of their house after the owners saw the couple talking with black neighbors in their front yard.
AL - September 5, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Housing affordability improved from April to June of this year for the third consecutive quarter, according to the most recent survey results of the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index HOI), which were released on Aug. 19.
Montgomery, AL - July 30, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Calling it a victory for affordable housing, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) applauded new regulations issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that give Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) property owners more flexibility in the way they calculate utility allowances for their low-income residents.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Jun 27, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it has charged Pina and Arthur Witherington, joint owners, agents and managers of Pina's Mobile Home Park in Daphne, Alabama, with discriminating against families by charging additional rental fees to families with children, and limiting the number of children allowed to occupy a mobile home.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Jun 9, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today called on Congress to create a temporary home buyer tax credit along with other important tax measures to boost the faltering housing market and economy.
Montgomery, AL - May, 5 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Synovus Mortgage Corp. (Synovus) and Freddie Mac (NYSE: FRE) announce a new first-time homebuyer campaign in conjunction with two regional Alabama organizations. The new Initiative provides a grassroots campaign to demystify the homeownership process for families in four of the 12 counties that make up Central Alabama.
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
WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 22, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — With today marking Earth Day, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) encourages home owners everywhere to take simple steps to reduce energy use—? and to think green when they buy a new home.
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
In the aftermath of the recent storms that tore through central Alabama, home repair work is often necessary. Unfortunately, unscrupulous remodelers can take advantage of homeowners in need. There are several important factors to consider in hiring someone to perform repair or remodeling work on your home.Following are some tips for finding qualified, reputable remodelers:
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
NEWPORT BEACH, CA– LFC Online, an Internet real estate auction marketing firm and part of the LFC Group of Companies, has announced that it will auction over 22 acres of prime development property located on the Fort Morgan Peninsula, in Gulf Shores, Alabama.The 22.5-acre parcel of residential development land, just north of Highway 180, is zoned R1-FM/PUD and is a proposed 45-lot subdivision