WIRE News thru 4/27
Vol. 1, Issue 6
Welcome to ACRE's newest initiative- The Alabama Real Estate News WIRE. WIRE is the acronym for "Week In Real Estate" and this product is intended to help real estate professionals, affiliates and consumers follow all the major news stories that impact real estate in Alabama and will come to you just once a week, on Saturday mornings, categorized geographically. We hope this will be a convenient way to catch up on anything you may have missed during the week without interrupting your workday. Best of all, it's free.

Alabama home sales in March up 9% from a year ago; 72% of local associations report sales increase compared to last year 

Alabama insurance industry has settled 95% of $2.5 billion in claims

Colonial Properties Trust reports improved first-quarter results

Insurance Rates In Tornado-Hit Areas Expected To Rise

Alabama home prices rise for the 1st time in six months

April storms are 10th costliest disaster in US history

HBAA Legislative Alert 4-27-2012
Gallup Survey: 70% of Americans surveyed said it's a good time to buy a house; much more positive about the direction of housing prices

North Alabama - Huntsville, Decatur, Florence, Gadsden, Muscle Shoals

Hundreds expected to attend Huntsville Real Estate Networking Reception 

Etowah school board approves land agreement with Southside

Tiny Alabama town rebuilds after 2011 tornado

North Alabama recovering after April 27 tornadoes 

Huntsville Housing Authority calls meeting, considers grant application

HHA notification bill dies in House committee, still alive in Senate

Zoe's Kitchen location to open in Village of Whitesburg

Auto supplier Newman Technology coming to Albertville

Huntsville foreclosure filings in first quarter down compared to year ago  

North Central - Birmingham, Anniston, Bessemer, Pell City, Sylacauga

Recovery continues in northeast Jefferson County

Alabama tornadoes: Cahaba Heights bounces back

Foreclosure activity declines in Birmingham metro area

Hoover board gives approval for more homes in Preserve neighborhood 

Real Estate Roundup: UAB printing press gets new home 

West Alabama Tuscaloosa, Black Belt 

Rebuilding Tuscaloosa: Life after the tornadoes

The day Rosedale fell

Rebuilding begins at Tuscaloosa's Rosedale Park  

South Central - MontgomeryAuburn, Lake Martin, Phenix City

Hundreds expected to attend Montgomery Real Estate Networking Reception 

Montgomery home sales in March up 16% from a year ago; Inventory down 12%  

New high school has higher price tag

Lee County home sales in March up 7% from a year ago

Real estate investor renovating Highland Village Apartments 

Wiregrass DothanAndalusia, Enterprise, Eufaula, Troy

Dothan residential sales in March rise 22% from prior month 

Gulf Coast - Mobile, Baldwin County, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach

Baldwin County residential sales in March up 24% from last month 

USA board approves construction of new dormitory 

Escambia County, Poarch Creeks in battle over property taxes

Baldwin County Realtor gets more than 3 years, has to pay almost $5.2 million 

Vulcan announces multi-million dollar expansion in Foley 

RV park nixed in Gulf Shores, but developers buy land 

Foreclosures fall in Mobile, but trouble may be on the way  

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The WIRE compiled by ACRE Interns
  Brent Douglas JD/MA Economics Class of 2013 
  Meagan McCollum MS Finance Class of 2012
  John Miele BS Economics/Finance Class of 2012