WIRE News thru 5/18
Vol. 1, Issue 9
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.

Home insurance bills go to governor

Advocates for insurance reform disagree about need for special session

Even in Alabama it's tough to get a home loan

Alabama lawsuits challenge electronic mortgage system

Fifth insurance bill passes legislature

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

Huntsville-area home sales rise sharply in April, more optimism forecast for second quarter

Huntsville Area home sales up in April

Big wave of apartment development for Huntsville

Non-Profit housing planned

Leaders await TVA plans

Alabama slave graves are a Wal-Mart's hidden hurdle

Building Permits for Huntsville, Madison, and Madison County

Toyota plans to expand Huntsville plant

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

Birmingham metro area home sales in April up 11.5% from prior month  

Railroad Square development to open this summer

Boys & Girls Club plans $3M expansion near Hueytown HQ

Bessemer Council authorizes Mayor to explore purchasing church 

Irondale City Council approves new regulations for rental properties

Clearview Investments buys High Point Town Center retail development 

BBVA Compass expanding mortgage operations in Birmingham

Foreclosure sales in Birmingham metro area on the rise

What's holding up the Five Points Waffle House?

Real estate roundup: A tale of two office markets 

Southpace Properties brokers wrap up commercial deals 

West Alabama Tuscaloosa, Black Belt 
Tuscaloosa area home sales in April up 25% from a year ago; Inventory down 8%
Hard-hit Juanita Drive area focus of redevelopment effort   

Homeowners sue insurers over tornado settlements
Two new student housing developments being built downtown
Tuscaloosa train station renovations
South Central - MontgomeryAuburn, Lake Martin, Phenix City

Montgomery home sales up 7.5% in April from a year ago

Groundbreaking planned for capital project

Celebrations for new affordable housing community

Summit Housing Partners LLC announces merger

The Plaza at Centennial Hill groundbreaking 

High Point gets new owner

Wiregrass DothanAndalusia, Enterprise, Eufaula, Troy

Dothan homes sales in April retreat from prior month 

Dothan real estate transfers

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

Judge rules housing selection evidence can be used

Bob Marley restaurant may be headed back to Orange Beach

Fifth real estate investor pleads guilty to rigging foreclosures

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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