Property, Rentals, Transactions

Property, Rentals, Transactions

HUD charges Alabama landlords with discrimination

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.

Home Builders Applaud New IRS Regulations on Utility Allowances for LIHTC Properties

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.

Alabama Governor Highlights Expansive Partnership as State Council Releases New Data-Driven Report

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.

Tips for Speeding Up the Sale of Your Home

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.

Disaster Assistance Available for Lamar and Pickens Counties

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

Influx of students makes rental property hard to find

With the influx of students returning to Troy this week, housing in the city has nearly reached its capacity. “Right now we are almost 100 percent rented,” said Earl Ellis of Landmark Realty. “We've had kind of a low availability for quite some time, but it really has become acute in the last 30 days.”

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City of Mobile to Unveil New Future Land Use and Major...

As directed by the Map for Mobile, the City of Mobile is unveiling the new Future Land Use Map and Major Street Plan on Thursday, April 6, at 6 pm in the gymnasium of Government Street Baptist Church, located at 3401 Government Boulevard. The City is also hosting a zoning workshop to gain further feedback from citizens on the zoning framework.