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Realtors® Applaud Final Passage of Legislation to Extend Key Real Estate Tax Provisions

Realtors® Applaud Final Passage of Legislation to Extend Key Real Estate Tax Provisions

WASHINGTON (December 17, 2014) – The following is a statement by National Association of Realtors® President Chris Polychron: “The package of tax extensions approved by the U.S. House and Senate, and headed to the President’s desk for signature, includes important provisions that will help distressed homeowners and commercial property investors with transactions made during 2014. NAR […]

Register Today for Alabama REALTORS Xpress ’15

Register Today for Alabama REALTORS Xpress ’15

As many of you are aware the Winter Conference is now REALTOR® Xpress ’15.  A ONE DAY event. Please note this event is FREE to Pre-Registered REALTOR® Members until 5:00 p.m. January 13th, 2015.  At 5:01 p.m. January 13th only the PAID registration fee of $89 will be available.  Non-Member Spouse/Guest may register in advance for $89. An all member […]

10 Steps Towards a Better You in 2015

10 Steps Towards a Better You in 2015

*original story from Fast Company – See article here. The new year is quickly approaching, and those resolutions are going to come pouring in. But how can you separate “just talk” and turn it in to action? Take a look at a great article from Fast Company about turning your business, and your outlook, around […]

RPAC By The Numbers - Get Involved!

RPAC By The Numbers – Get Involved!

  Fort Worth, Texas — “Imagine the power we’d have if we could get every member engaged in the REALTOR® Party. Let’s do more than imagine it, let’s do it!” That’s the vision 2015 NAR President Chris Polychron from Hot Springs, Ark., outlined to more than 400 REALTOR® Association volunteers and staff gathered here for […]

5 Myths About International Real Estate

5 Myths About International Real Estate

This is a great week for international real estate here at the Birmingham Association of REALTORS®. We are delighted to have 2011 NAR President Ron Phipps in town to teach the CIPS designation course to our members and members from across the southeast. International real estate is quickly proving to be the future of this industry. […]

See Photos from 2015 Inaugural

See Photos from 2015 Inaugural

On Thursday, December 4th over 300 members joined incoming BAR President James Harwell for his inaugural luncheon at The Club in Homewood. Featured Guest Speaker was Realtor® Steve Shelton, a close friend of President Harwell’s. Prior to starting his real estate career, Steve was a minister of 25 years serving churches in Alabama and Tennessee. As broker-owner […]

First Time Buyers "Myths on Mortgages"

First Time Buyers “Myths on Mortgages”

This post from Realtor® Magazine       Realtor.com® is predicting that 2015 will be the year of the first-time home buyer — because of the predicted increase in job growth next year should see a surge in Millennials getting back into the housing market.  However, Realtors® are finding that many of them have some misguided ideas […]