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REALTOR® Networks Grow Your Global Reach

REALTOR® Networks Grow Your Global Reach

Last year (March 2013 – March 2014), international home buyers purchased $92.2 billion in U.S. residential real estate─ a 35% increase from the previous year.  Economists predict that this trend will continue to grow. The National Association of Realtors focused greatly on this stat in New Orleans as they told members that no matter where they […]

Realtors® Donate 30 Red Wagons for Children’s Alabama

Realtors® Donate 30 Red Wagons for Children’s Alabama

  Members of the Birmingham Association of Realtors® reached into their pocketbooks to fund the purchase of 30 Red Wagons to donate to Children’s of Alabama today, as well as a generous monetary donation.  “Children’s of Alabama has met the medical needs of families in our community for years,” said Chip Watts, President of the […]

Call to Action: Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Tax

Call to Action: Mortgage Debt Forgiveness Tax

NAR urgently needs your help to push Congress to extend the “Mortgage Forgiveness Tax Relief Act.”   Our Friends and Family Shouldn’t Suffer. If Congress does not step in before the end of the year, these homeowners will face an inflated tax bill based on “phantom income” they did not actually receive. And if they can’t […]

Truck Load of Warmth Delivered to Birmingham

Truck Load of Warmth Delivered to Birmingham

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Concludes Truckload of Warmth Drive to Benefit Families This Winter Community-Supported Program Donates Winter Clothing to People in Need To support families living in shelters during the winter season, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Birmingham recently hosted its Truckload of Warmth collection drive to provide essential winter clothing to families living in […]

NAR: Tell Congress to Renew TRIA

NAR: Tell Congress to Renew TRIA

Urge Congress to Extend TRIA -Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002 Commercial REALTORS MUST ACT NOW! Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, insurers backed out of the terrorism insurance market place prompting Congress to create a federal reinsurance risk-sharing program the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002″ (TRIA), which also mandated that insurers […]

Birmingham is Offering CIPS Class in December

Birmingham is Offering CIPS Class in December

International real estate opportunities are everywhere. New people move to the U.S. from other countries every day and foreign-born individuals residing in the U.S. move to new markets. Americans in your current market invest in property overseas. No matter which international audience you cater to, the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Designation will provide you […]

REALTORS Win Big in November Elections

REALTORS Win Big in November Elections

In the November elections for Governor of Alabama and state legislature, REALTOR supported candidates faired well and are making their way into leadership with the issues and concerns facing your industry and homeowners on their mind. Your RPAC donations went a long way to making sure candidates supported were interviewed and asked how they will directly […]

REALTOR Safety Fact Sheet

REALTOR Safety Fact Sheet

FACT SHEET Share the Message of REALTOR® Safety with NAR’s REALTOR® Safety Program For more than a decade, the REALTOR® Safety Program has provided Associations, brokerages and members resources, tips and tools to stay safe both in and out of the office. This program helps members understand the risks they face while on the job through knowledge, awareness […]

Conference Live: Birmingham Members Share Insights

Conference Live: Birmingham Members Share Insights

NAR’s Annual Conference in the wonderful city of New Orleans has come to an end, but the lessons, the connections, the networking, and the feelings are just starting to solidify and strengthen. For my last NAR Conference Live post I wanted to get outside of my own thoughts and words, and get some feedback from […]

Birmingham Brings Home Honors from NOLA

Birmingham Brings Home Honors from NOLA

Last week, members and leadership of the Birmingham Association of REALTORS® joined nearly 17,000 REALTORS® and industry experts from across the country at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo held in New Orleans, November 6-10. This year’s conference theme, “REALTORS® in Full Swing,” encouraged REALTORS® to take full advantage of new technology, tips from top industry […]