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President Kim Mangham-Barelare speaks about statistics and trends tracked by GALMLS. Remember NAR also has a significant amount of research available to you. Just click on the research & statistics tab on the NAR website.

Make sure you also look at our RPR reports. RPR has incredibly rich data, using the MLS for its sales statistics and combining that with ESRI demographic data, RPR gives tremendous insight into the market .
Silent Angels, the BAR's Charitable Organization, is hosting a fundraiser this fall to create a fund in memoriam of Tricia Hyde. This will be a concert in the park; contact us at i nfo@birminghamrealtors.com if you are interested in serving on the task force or in participating as talent in the concert.
HUD FILES DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT AGAINST FACEBOOK

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) filed its complaint against Facebook on Friday. The agency, led by Dr. Ben Carson, alleged in its complaint that Facebook marketing tools allow for potential advertisers to filter out minorities and other protected classes.

If you have never used Facebook's ad generator it allows you to target your ads to specific demographics. The Washington Examiner reported that," it (FB) offers advertisers discriminatory options such as hiding ads from Facebook users who expressed interest in particular churches or who appear to be parents- or who live in a specific zip code.

This complaint follows in the heels of several other complaints filed against Facebook for discriminatory search options. If the courts find Facebook to be an internet content provider then the social media giant would be subject to fair housing law.
Monday Rewind

The BAR YPN hosted its monthly meet-up with the topic Discovering Commercial Real Estate and featured a stellar panel to discuss the challenges and opportunities of getting into commercial.

Tim Blair of Shannon Waltchack, Lochrane Smith of Sloss Real Estate, and Chip Watts of Watts Realty spoke to attendees on asset classes, liability, residential vs. commercial, mentors, and how to refer.

Be sure to join the  YPN Facebook Group  for upcoming events!
The More You Know ...

Sit in on UAB's Edge of Chaos. This presentation will speak to the importance of independent living and visitability in real estate, featuring Darrell Christenson of Ability 360.

The event will take place at the UAB Edge of Chaos
Lister Hill Library
Wednesday, August 22 nd  at 6:00 PM.  
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This Week's Happenings

IT'S COMING!!!!
A local Bham AREAA Chapter-Contact Felicia Yonter f or details.
Registration for the 2018 REALTOR Conference & Expo is now open! Click Here to Register...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM) 3 Hrs CE

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM) 3 CE Hours

Thursday, August 23, 2018 (9:00 AM) to Friday, August 24, 2018 (6:00 PM)

Special Thanks to
Executive Affiliate Partner
LAND TITLE COMPANY
OF ALABAMA

Thanks for your support!
Kim Mangham-Barelare
2018 BAR President
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