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What, No Granite Countertops?
The National Association of Homebuilders just released its 2019 "What Home Buyers Really Want" Report and granite countertops did not make the top ten list of high priority home features. #1 - A real laundry room, not just a tucked away closet or small space. #2 - Energy Star Windows. Energy Star appliances or energy saving features also topped the list.
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re A L News You Can Use
Student Loan Debt Delays But Does Not Stop Homebuyers.

According to REALTOR.com® millennials now account for 43% of all new mortgages. While studies show that student loan debt delays home purchases, the millennials have purchased more homes than previous generations.
Zillow CEO, Spencer Rascoff, Replaced After Two Years Of Poor Performance.

Inman News reports that " the company revealed Thursday that in the next three to five years it expects the Zillow Offers program to buy an average of 5,000 homes per month around the country and take in $20 billion per year in revenue. Zillow consequently  expects the program to eclipse  its current top revenue driver, Premier Agent, its paid online advertising program for real estate professionals." Rich Barton, co-founder of Zillow, will resume his prior role as the tech company's CEO.
Capitol Conference

This year's AAR REALTOR® Day & Capitol Conference is being held at the Renaissance Hotel & Spa, in Downtown Montgomery.

MONDAY, MARCH 11-12 REGISTER NOW
Monday Rewind
We welcomed 43 new members into the BAR family on Thursday at the New Member Orientation. We're excited to see what all they accomplish!
GUILTY! Fannie Mae Employee May Receive Up To 40 Years Prison Time.

A Fannie Mae employee undersold properties to herself, family members, and brokers who would agree to a kickback.

Another Attempt To Scam REALTORS®

NAR has issued this warning: If you receive an email with the Subject Line: "*PLEASE READ** Important Updates & Changes to 2019 Member Roster ", it is NOT from NAR. Please Delete It.
re A L Member Perks
This Week's Happenings
March 6
RPAC Education Breakfast- FREE to members. Network over breakfast and learn what RPAC is all about. Register here...

March 8
Bowl for Kids' Sake- Register Here...

March 14
Member Luncheon
Featuring Dr. Kevin Elko
At The Club- Register Here...
Thursday, March 7, 2019
(8:30 AM to 12:00 PM)

Friday, March 8, 2019
(9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

Thursday, March 14, 2019
(9:00 AM to 4:30 PM)

Thursday, March 21, 2019
(9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
3 CE Hours

Brokers' Workshop: Arbitration Myths & Procuring Cause Explained
Monday, March 25th, 2019
(9:00 AM- 10:30 AM)
FREE to brokers & agents
Thanks for your support!
Gusty Gulas
2019 BAR President 
TECH TIP THE WEEK

Skitch is a free app that allows you to mark up pictures easily. Need to point out a problem to a repairman? What about showing a client where to park at a property? Snap a picture, mark it up and send!


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