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Congratulations to the 2017 Greater Alabama MLS leaders

Congratulations to the 2017 Greater Alabama MLS leaders

On Jan. 19, 2017, at The Club, the Greater Alabama MLS inaugurated its 2017 officers. It was the first standalone inaugural for the subsidiary of the Birmingham Association of REALTORS. We congratulate 2017 President Keith Kelley, his fellow officers President-elect Juhmad Hollis and Secretary Mechelle Wilder, as well as Greater Alabama MLS directors Anna-Marie Ellison, David Franklin, Kathy Gipson, Janet […]

The National Association of Realtors Announce Existing-Home Sales Regain Momentum in September

The National Association of Realtors Announce Existing-Home Sales Regain Momentum in September

WASHINGTON (October 22, 2015) — Existing–home sales rebounded strongly in September following August’s decline and have now increased year–over–year for 12 consecutive months, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. All four major regions experienced sales gains in September. Total existing–home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single–family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co–ops, increased […]

Get the ShowingTime Mobile App

Get the ShowingTime Mobile App

Do you use ShowingTime to manage showings on their listings, great news.  There is an app for that.  The ShowingTime app will connect via your smartphone or mobile device, directly to your MLS account.  Schedule and view upcoming showings directly from your mobile device.  See the attached brochure for details and instructions.

January Home Sales Increase

January Home Sales Increase

In a report from the Birmingham Business Journal and the Alabama Center for Real Estate, Birmingham area residential sales increased in January by 16 percent. The 736 units that were sold last month was 101 more than the units sold a year ago, according to the latest data from the Alabama Center for Real Estate. The numbers […]

Facts About Home Buyers From NAR Annual Report

Facts About Home Buyers From NAR Annual Report

Marketing needs direction. If you are in the business of buying or selling homes, you need to know whom you’re marketing to. So, here is what we know about home buyers in 2014. This valuable resource can help you better market your services to buyers in your area. The National Association of Realtors® recently released […]

Realtors® Provided Their Insights into Local Markets

Realtors® Provided Their Insights into Local Markets

Realtors® provided their insights into local markets and buyer home preferences within those markets for the report. Since 2003, replacement projects resulted in a higher financial return than remodeling projects. Some projects add more value and better recoup their costs than others, according to Realtors® who rated small and exterior projects as the most valuable […]

Home Sales Forecasted to Rise Nationally

Home Sales Forecasted to Rise Nationally

Existing-home sales are forecasted to rise approximately 7 percent in 2015 behind a strengthening economy, solid job gains and a healthy increase in home prices, according to National Association of Realtors® Chief Economist Lawrence Yun in a newly-released video on his 2015 housing market expectations. In the NAR-published video, Yun discusses his expectations for the […]

Millennials on the House Hunt

Millennials on the House Hunt

More Buyers in House-Hunting Mode Read More: http://realtormag.realtor.org/daily-news/2015/01/28/more-buyers-in-house-hunting-mode Low mortgage rates mixed with a friendlier lending environment are getting more home buyers to step off the sidelines in search of a new home. Several recent housing reports show a surge in buyer demand this month. As REALTOR Magazine reported last week, homebuilders are also finding […]

Why is Everyone Talking About Mortgages?

Why is Everyone Talking About Mortgages?

Borrowing costs got even cheaper for home buyers and refinancers this week, as mortgage rates continued to descend. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.66 percent this week, the lowest weekly average since May 23, 2013, Freddie Mac reports in its weekly mortgage market survey. What’s more, the 15-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped below 3 percent, also […]