WIRE News through 4/28   Volume 7, Issue 15
Alabama & the United States
It's time to go green: Study shows demand for sustainability growing with homebuyers (REAL)
Gallup: Most believe home values in the South will rise (REAL)
ACRE releases Alabama Housing Affordability Index for 1Q 2017 (REAL)
Atlanta mega agent says young Realtors can take advantage of technology (REAL)
Alabama home benefits from energy-saving enhancements (Alabama Newscenter)
Tourists spent more than $13B in Alabama last year, report states (AL.com)
20 best places to live in Alabama: 2017 edition (AL.com)
Home sales zoom to highest pace in decade
Mortgage rates drop below 4 percent
Is this the best seller's market ever?
How owners spent their mortgage savings
North Alabama - Huntsville, Florence, Gadsden, Muscle Shoals, Cullman
ACRE Report: Rocket City home sales in March up 13 percent over last year (Alabama Newscenter)
ACRE Report: Gadsden March home sales hold steady compared to last year (Alabama Newscenter)
ACRE Report: Morgan County March home sales up 9 percent over last year (Alabama Newscenter)
North Alabama Realtor Leadership Program
This unlikely Huntsville business has a bitcoin ATM (AL.com)
Dairy Queen launching new Grill & Chill restaurant in Huntsville (AL.com)
Fort Payne Main Street names Tim Harris executive director
Development approved on fourth attempt
Big plans for Cullman's little urban park
Huntsville Housing Authority encouraging residents to save money by gardening
Huntsville developer to run for state senate
RCP debuts concept video of MidCity Huntsville at old Madison Square Mall (AL.com)
North Central - Birmingham Metro, Anniston, Walker County
ACRE Report: Magic City home sales up 11 percent in March over last year (Alabama Newscenter)
Bayer Properties looks ahead at what's next after opening Pizitz in downtown Birmingham (Alabama Newscenter)
Retailer opening in shipping container at Railroad Park (BBJ)
Scenes from BBJ's Commercial Real Estate Deals of the Year (BBJ)
Merion Residential unveils The Trails at Cahaba River apartment homes after $6M renovation
Homewood OKs incentives for Wildwood project (BBJ)
In Pictures: The most expensive homes for sale in Ross Bridge (BBJ)
Manufacturer to expand operations in Birmingham, add 22 jobs (BBJ)
Bham firms partner for Hope Cottages project (BBJ)
Liberty National deal falls through, won't be part of 20 Midtown (AL.com)
Popular diner chain to replace Steak 'N Shake in Inverness (BBJ)
Ground broken on new park in Pratt City (BBJ)
Anniston's Regional Medical Center opens Oxford Mediplex (AL.com) 
Cancer center breaks ground at Grandview campus (BBJ)
Shoney's to open in Fultondale, add four more locations within five years in Birmingham area (AL.com)
AT&T will keep name in Birmingham skyline but will drop from City Center building (AL.com)
Popular Birmingham bakery to add Trussville location (BBJ)
National publication highlights Pizitz Food Hall for innovation (BBJ)
New subdivision in the works for Alabaster (BBJ)
Urban Standard reopens after fire (AL.com)
New restaurant to open in Homewood (BBJ)
More meetings on tap for Five Points South master plan process (BBJ)
AT&T moving all employees out of City Center building by March 2018 (AL.com)
Historic home restored to former glory (AL.com)
Reven Housing REIT acquires 67 SFR portfolio in Birmingham
Venture for America draws best and brightest to Birmingham (Alabama Newscenter)
South Central - Montgomery, Auburn, Lake Martin, Phenix City
ACRE Report: Phenix City home sales in March up 17 percent over prior year (Alabama Newscenter)
ACRE Report: Lake Martin waterfront home sales in March up 7 percent over last year (Alabama Newscenter)
Three-Sixty's Nonet Reese named Lee County Association of Realtors 2017 Member of the Year
Frontier Spinning Mills investing $6M in Wetumpka plant (AL.com)
New Millbrook Business Park set to open in Elmore County (Alabama Newscenter)
Montgomery's AIM Group invests $6.4M in fiber optic firm (AL.com)
West Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Alabama real estate alumna making waves in Chicago
Construction yet to begin on Tuscaloosa Whataburger
Stillman College picks new president (BBJ)
Tuscaloosa mayor considering run for governor
Wiregrass - Dothan, Troy, Andalusia
ACRE Report: Dothan March home sales on the rise compared to 2016 (Alabama Newscenter)
Plans approved for tire distribution warehouse in Dothan
Unemployment drops around Wiregrass, statewide
Gulf Coast - Mobile, Baldwin County, Gulf Shores
ACRE Report: Mobile home sales up, inventory down in March (Alabama Newscenter)
ACRE Report: Baldwin County home sales up significantly from 2017 (Alabama Newscenter)
Carnival to offer new cruises from Mobile (BBJ)
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News from Alabama's Real Estate Organizations
AAR News: 2016 Winter President's Report
CCIM  Spring Beach Meeting Scheduled for May 11-12 in Orange Beach
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