Government Affairs

House District 58 candidate and BAR member Rolanda Hollis receives AAR endorsement

House District 58 candidate and BAR member Rolanda Hollis receives AAR endorsement

Rolanda Hollis, a member of the Birmingham Association of REALTORS®, has been officially endorsed by the Alabama Association of REALTORS® for the Alabama House of Representatives, District 58, seat. Shown from left, BAR Executive Officers David Lucas (Secretary) and Faith Harper (President) joined RPAC Trustee Margi Ingram (far right) as she presented the ARPAC contribution check from […]

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 […]

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 […]

BREAKING: AAR Legislative Update

BREAKING: AAR Legislative Update

SB24 Passes Both Houses and Headed to the Governor Legislative Update Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 Alabama lawmakers pass bill to tighten rules on tax-exempt groups With a vote on the last day of the special session, state lawmakers gave final approval today to a bill that would require organizations that are exempt from paying state […]

NAR President Speaks on Patent Trolls

NAR President Speaks on Patent Trolls

Statement on the House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing Examining Patent Demand Letters WASHINGTON — The following statement can be attributed to Chris Polychron, President of the National Association of REALTORS®:  “We are pleased to see the House Energy and Commerce Committee considering the important issue of demand letters. Patent trolls send these threatening letters to […]

Obama: FHA Premium Cut Helps Middle Class

Obama: FHA Premium Cut Helps Middle Class

ORIGINAL ARTICLE POSTED ON REALTOR MAGAZINE In his sixth State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama last night pointed to the cut in the annual FHA insurance premium that takes effect later this month as the kind of “middle-class economics” initiative he wants to focus on to help build on the country’s improving economic […]

Alabama Congressional Reports 2015

Alabama Congressional Reports 2015

Alabama State Report Alabama Congressional District Reports 01 Honorable Bradley Byrne (R) 02 Honorable Martha Roby (R) 03 Honorable Michael Rogers (R) 04 Honorable Robert Aderholt (R) 05 Honorable Mo Brooks (R) 06 Honorable Gary Palmer (R) 07 Honorable Terri A. Sewell (D) All reports are in PDF format.