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2016 REALTOR®/Affiliate Trade Show Sept. 7

2016 REALTOR®/Affiliate Trade Show Sept. 7

Join us for the 2016 REALTOR®/Affiliate Trade Show Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC-South Hall). Come for a visit or stay for a while. Listen and learn. Network and have fun. You rely on Affiliates every day to help you list, show and sell. The real estate […]

#RealtorDogs Trending on Twitter

#RealtorDogs Trending on Twitter

In honor of last night (and tonight’s) 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (‪#‎WKCDogShow‬), NAR Social decided to have some fun on Twitter using the hashtags ‪#‎BestInShowings‬ and ‪#‎RealtorDogs‬, encouraging REALTOR® members to share via the hashtag pics of their pooches. It was a lot of fun.   [View the story “#REALTORDOGS Trending on Twitter” […]

Just How Low Will Mortgages Go?

Just How Low Will Mortgages Go?

For the sixth consecutive week, mortgage rates were on a downward spiral as the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage hovers near its 2015-low of 3.59 percent, Freddie Mac reports. “The 30-year mortgage rate dropped another 7 basis points this week to 3.65 percent,” says Sean Becketti, Freddie Mac’s chief economist. “This week’s drop leaves the mortgage rate […]

2016 Real Estate Alabama Legislative Update

2016 Real Estate Alabama Legislative Update

2016 Real Estate Legislative Update Compiled by Andrew Sims, BAR Communications Director and Jessica Coates BAR Director of Government Affairs – Additions by Alabama REALTORS® It’s crucial to the success and future of real estate in Alabama that REALTORS® and consumers both know the issues going on statewide and nationally when it comes to real […]

See The CE Classes Coming Up

See The CE Classes Coming Up

Upcoming Education Classes:   Join Juanita here at the Association office on February 8th for day 1 of the ePRO designation. The class is $99 and counts for 6 hours of CE credit. REGISTER ONLINE TODAY On February 9th, Juanita will be teaching two 3 hour CE classes at the Region’s Ballpark downtown. These classes […]

Birmingham City Council Prepares for Legislative Session

Birmingham City Council Prepares for Legislative Session

*Release From Birmingham City Council BIRMINGHAM, AL – On the heels of the upcoming legislative session, Birmingham City Council will meet with area legislators today to discuss matters they would like to present to the Alabama State Senate and House of Representatives. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. and will take place at the […]

Birmingham REALTORS® Welcome Congressman Gary Palmer

Birmingham REALTORS® Welcome Congressman Gary Palmer

On Wednesday, REALTOR® leadership of the Birmingham Association of REALTORS® welcomed Alabama 6th Congressional District Congressman Gary Palmer to their Association to discuss his work in Washington and covered several topics concerning real estate and homeownership in Alabama. Past BAR President and Federal Political Coordinator Hal Tillman welcomed Congressman Palmer and pledged the continued support […]