WIRE News through 1/7   Volume 7, Issue 13
Alabama & the United States
ACRE releases 2Q Real Estate Confidence Index (REAL)
Fannie Mae study sheds light on homeownership education (REAL)
Alabama Week in Real Estate (WiRE) 4/1/17 (REAL)
Alabama Small Business Development Center has big impact (Alabama Newscenter)
Labor demand drives prices higher
Why sellers are so stressed in a seller's market
Townhomes are having a moment again
New homes have gotten pricer
VA appraisers few and far between in some rural areas
Consumers interested in sustainability
North Alabama - Huntsville, Florence, Gadsden, Muscle Shoals, Cullman
ACRE Report: Gadsden February home sales slip compared to sales a year ago (Alabama Newscenter)
ACRE Report: Marshall County February home sales up from January and last year (Alabama Newscenter)
Early 2017 housing sales spring forward
Downtown Huntsville has strong, unmet retail demand, study finds (AL.com)
Huntsville Botanical Gardens unveils $16M facility (AL.com)
Officials: Gadsden's I-759 fast tracked for extension (AL.com)
Escape Cullman coming soon
Nation's longest indoor firing range coming to Cullman
Buffalo Wild Wings in Athens holds grand opening
North Central - Birmingham Metro, Anniston, Walker County
ACRE Report: Calhoun County February home sales unchanged from prior month, year (Alabama Newscenter)
Birmingham Crane Watch: An interactive map of major Birmingham projects (BBJ)
Developer plans $4.8M apartment project for Birmingham (BBJ)
New downtown Birmingham food truck attraction to open soon (BBJ)
ALDOT plans project near large retail site on 31 (BBJ)
Birmingham contractor Robins & Morton takes home construction awards
Are nine hotels enough for this suburb? (AL.com)
Topgolf begins to take shape at Uptown (BBJ)
Auto supplier Gupo Antolin to open Alabama facility with 150 jobs (Alabama Newscenter)
Samford University growing at 175
Demolition to begin on Anniston's Model City Center ahead of $10M development (AL.com)
Downtown Anniston hotel will be Best Western Plus (AL.com)
Childersburg company creating 80 jobs (BBJ)
Little Rock insurance company opens Birmingham office in Wells Fargo Tower (AL.com)
Warby Parker store opens this week at Pizitz (BBJ)
Saban Real Estate, Campus Advantage buy UAB student housing property (BBJ)
New subdivision, commercial project eyed for Hoover (BBJ)
South Central - Montgomery, Auburn, Lake Martin, Phenix City
ACRE Report: Montgomery February home sales prices up slightly compared to 2016 (Alabama Newscenter)
ACRE Report: Lee County February home sales up from January (Alabama Newscenter)
ACRE Report: Phenix City February home sales rise from a year ago (Alabama Newscenter)
ACRE Report: Lake Martin residential home sales rose over last year (Alabama Newscenter)
Hampton Inn & Suites in Opelika under new ownership, getting makeover (AL.com)
Auburn breaks ground on major new project (BBJ)
Auburn releases renderings of $28M football facility (AL.com)
Apartment rates rising at faster pace in Birmingham than Southeastern peers (BBJ)
SVN adds brokerage firm in Montgomery
West Alabama - Tuscaloosa
ACRE Report: Tuscaloosa home sales rose in February, inventory continues to fall (Alabama Newscenter)
Popular restaurant opening first Alabama location in Tuscaloosa (BBJ)
Metro Diner to open in Tuscaloosa on Tuesday
Verizon doubles size of local store (BBJ)
UA administration shares upcoming construction plans for University
UA solar project is a teaching tool for future engineers (Alabama Newscenter)
Tuscaloosa looking at impact fees for new developments
Wiregrass - Dothan, Troy, Andalusia
ACRE Report: Wiregrass area February home sales rose over 2016 (Alabama Newscenter)
New real estate brokerage owner started her career during housing collapse
Glenn Franklin relied on teamwork during 41 years at Dothan Housing Authority
Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts opens at Wiregrass Commons Mall
Business travelers are key demographic for new TownePlace Suites
Gulf Coast - Mobile, Baldwin County, Gulf Shores
Condos continue strength in early 2017 (REAL)
Mobile Threshold re-engineered
Mobile breweries moving forward; one aims for July opening (AL.com)
Mobile's The Mariner restaurant still open, despite upcoming auction (AL.com)
Port City legend builds countrywide
Urber may return to Alabama coast (BBJ)
Mobile's Crescent Theater to close (AL.com)
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