WIRE News through 3/11   Volume 7, Issue 10
Alabama & the United States
Special Report: ACRE announces date and speakers for upcoming residential real estate conference, ACREres (Alabama Newscenter)
AAR's Capitol News & Notes for March 7
Alabama Week in Real Estate (WiRE) 3/4/17 (REAL)
Alabama homes post equity gain in 4Q compared to 2015 (REAL)
Alabama still among the lowest for property taxes (REAL)
Two things that could change Alabama's previous historic tax credit program (REAL)
Historic tax credit takes a step forward, but with significant changes (BBJ)
Expectations for Alabama's real estate market in 2017 (REAL)
All-cash sales fall in Alabama (REAL)
Shoney's plans big push in Alabama (BBJ)
Global power: Alabama engine operations fill key role for automakers (Alabama Newscenter)
Airbnb stays in Alabama grow 252 percent year-over-year (AL.com)
Dunkin' Donuts eyes more growth in Alabama (BBJ)
Bill Hyatt, CCIM, Landel Realty announce new transactions
North Alabama - Huntsville, Florence, Gadsden, Muscle Shoals, Cullman
ACRE Report: January home sales in Gadsden up from 2016 (Alabama Newscenter)
ACRE Report: Shoals home prices up, inventory down in January compared to last year (Alabama Newscenter)
Something exciting is coming to Constellation in downtown Huntsville (AL.com)
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices welcomes Rise Real Estate to real estate brokerage network
WBCNA expands business focus with rebranding, new website (AL.com)
Office renovation and addition give new life to a section of Huntsville
Big changes coming this year at Monaco Pictures in Huntsville (AL.com)
Subdivision plans approved despite opposition
Huge tract of Alabama land set for auction (BBJ)
Acquire Commercial Real Estate lands in Huntsville
Italian restaurant, rooftop bar coming to new project in downtown Huntsville (AL.com)
Cullman earns No. 2 national ranking among Micropolitans
Weichert Realtors, Carter and Company welcome new team members
North Central - Birmingham Metro, Anniston, Walker County
Birmingham January real estate sales robust
Betting on Birmingham: What's fueling the downtown apartment boom? (AL.com)
Anniston's Regional Medical Center buys Stringfellow Memorial (AL.com)
Suburb to double lodging tax (BBJ)
Local cities among best suburbs to raise families
Redevelopment underway at Crestwood strip mall
Three Hueytown properties sell for combined $4M (AL.com)
GCP inks more than 800,000 square feet in industrial deals (BBJ)
Pelham housing market up over past years
Ponder Properties adds local industry veteran (BBJ)
Birmingham CRE leader weighs in on future of retail (BBJ)
Birmingham's Robins & Morton celebrates Women in Construction week
Shipt expanding to Michigan, Indiana through partnership with Meijer (AL.com)
Pelham 'taking the bull by the horns' to host pro hockey's return to Birmingham (Alabama Newscenter)
Coca-Cola to donate property for city of Birmingham project (BBJ)
UAB to start work on new Arts & Sciences building this summer (BBJ)
Ethiopian restaurant debuts in Pizitz Food Hall (BBJ)
Local architectural firm adds new division for commercial design (BBJ)
Plans move forward to ease traffic congestion in Hoover (BBJ)
South Central - Montgomery, Auburn, Lake Martin, Phenix City
ACRE Report: Lake Martin home sales up significantly in January compared to 2016 (Alabama Newscenter)
ACRE Report: Montgomery home sales begin 2017 with faster pace than 2016 (Alabama Newscenter)
ACRE Report: Lee County January home sales up 10 percent over prior January (Alabama Newscenter)
ACRE Report: Lake Martin waterfront home sales rise in January compared to prior year (Alabama Newscenter)
Real Estate Southeast announces new transactions
Auburn turning 'big energy' into 'small energy' for an affordable future (AL.com)
Major home decor retailer adds Montgomery location (BBJ)
West Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Maddox re-elected as mayor of Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa Realtor a finalist for NAR's Top 30 Under 30 for second consecutive year (REAL)
UA to open room and library named for Bham exec (BBJ)
New Tuscaloosa restaurant looking to hire 100 people
New $16M 911 center under construction
Wiregrass - Dothan, Troy, Andalusia
ACRE Report: Wiregrass January home sales off to fast start in 2017, compared to 2016 (Alabama Newscenter)
Partnership approved for $22M public safety training center in Dothan
SAMC opens physical therapy practice in west Dothan
CAE gives peek inside new Dothan training center
Gulf Coast - Mobile, Baldwin County, Gulf Shores
January Coastal Alabama real estate off to a robust start
Zea closes last Alabama restaurant in Mobile (AL.com)
Foley company helps Braves new home near completion (BBJ)
Southern Rentals and Real Estate acquires Our Gulf Coast
Sam Winter & Co. announces new agent
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