WIRE News thru 5/4
Vol. 1, Issue 7
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.
Statewide

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 

A more fitting tribute needed (for looters) 

Bill approved to require insurers to more clearly disclose coverage 

States to take shelter from the storm of taxes

Homeowners Insurance Reform Packages Heading to House

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

Morgan County man accused of selling timber rights off another person's land

Huntsville City Councilman says housing officials 'ignoring the input' of residents 

Proposed Florence Walmart clears hurdle

Anti-Walmart group takes fight to Web 

City may annex site for new Walmart 

Alabama CCIM presenting Huntsville Commercial Market Symposium 

Building permits for Huntsville, Madison and Madison County listed 

Unpaid property taxes put Madison County properties on the auction block

As Huntsville's investment grows, Redstone Gateway office park marches forward

Huntsville Housing Authority seeks money for Sparkman Homes, Terry Heights 

Huntsville contractors' remodeling efforts cited at Remodeling Excellence Awards 

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

Calhoun County (Anniston) home sales in March up 57% from a year ago

Birmingham area foreclosures rise in first quarter of 2012

Calera Megasite receives EDPA's AdvantageSite designation 

Festivity boutique to open store in Homewood 

Irondale City Council to consider new regulations for rental properties 

A year after tornado devastated local course, new-look Silver Lakes reopens 

Real Estate Roundup: UAB printing press gets new home

Xceligent says Birmingham retail vacancies grew in 1Q 

Rebuilding Tuscaloosa: Life after the tornadoes  

Beltline splitting family property, or taking it altogether, in Jefferson County 

Commercial real estate on upswing for Birmingham's Graham & Co.

West Alabama Tuscaloosa, Black Belt 
Northport Holding investing $50 million in 2 Jefferson County nursing facilities
Inventure Renewables gets $5 million in funding from Wilmar International
Walter Energy's new mine in Tuscaloosa County to bring 530 jobs
Rosedale community still recovering a year later
South Central - MontgomeryAuburn, Lake Martin, Phenix City

Lake Martin residential sales in March rise 24% from prior month 

Secluded area in Pike Road close to shopping, dining 

Eclectic still healing, rebuilding one year after tornado 

New soccer stadium takes shape 

Old Sears building being demolished 

Wiregrass DothanAndalusia, Enterprise, Eufaula, Troy

Dothan commission goes into executive session

Dothan could be on hook for costly right of way judgment

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

Gulf Coast Condo Sales Hot in March - Up 38% compared to last year

Supreme Court overturns Fort Morgan annexation

Gulf Shores and Orange Beach properties to be sold 

Prichard council delays lease agreement with youth boot camp 

Orange Beach developers want BP funds for Turquoise condo project

Baldwin County Revenue Commissioner mailing property valuation notices

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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