WIRE News thru 5/18
Vol. 2, Issue 19
Welcome to ACRE's weekly digital publication - the WIREWIRE is the acronym for "Week In Real Estate". Delivered weekly, on Saturday mornings, the WiRE is categorized geographically and is designed to help real estate professionals, affiliates and consumers follow all the major news stories that impact real estate in Alabama.  We hope this will be a convenient way to catch up on anything you may have missed during the week without interrupting your workday. The WiRE is brought to you compliments of theACRE Corporate Cabinet.
ACRE Corporate Cabinet News
Statewide & Nationwide

Interior issues new drilling rule on public land

Farmland price appreciation slows in the South 

New home construction shows signs of life for housing market

Alabama Supreme Court Upholds Lower Court's Recognition of MERS' Authority to Assign Mortgages

US housing starts slow in April

Alabama's most wanted retailers 

North Alabama-
Decatur, Florence, Gadsden, Muscle Shoals

Huntsville/Madison County YTD residential sales up 6% through April 

Athens council OKs new district allowing liquor store in strip mall; 1 councilman voices concern 

Huntsville April Real Estate Sales A Bit Soft In April

State transportation department delays 13 'critical' Huntsville road projects

More than 650 new apartments planned for Jones Valley

Huntsville real estate report shows 2012 office, retail and industrial occupancy rates

Home sales in Athens and Limestone County post 5 percent gain 

Propst Properties purchases BB&T building in downtown Huntsville

North Central Birmingham, Aniston, Bessemer, Pell City, Sylacauga

Greer Mallette Appointed to UA's ACRE Leadership Council 

In red $7M, J&E Land Co. files for bankruptcy 

Hoover to weigh Ross Bridge expansion 

Lake Crest neighborhood in Hoover seeks to replace tennis court with playground

Metro Birmingham home sales rise 9 percent in April

Home sales in Athens and Limestone County post 5 percent gain

Aliant Bank reports good deposit growth, loan demand in 1Q

Birmingham Area Real Estate Sales Strong In April 

Athens/Limestone County home sales post 5% gain in April

Athens council OKs new district allowing liquor store in strip mall

Crews continuing road construction just outside Regions Field

Regions CEO: Here's where we're seeing market strength

Birmingham area couple to be featured on TLC home buying TV show

Controversial Clairmont Walgreens sold for $7.1M

Pelham plans for vacant Moore-Handley property making progress with Summer Classics 

West Alabama Tuscaloosa, Black Belt

Two years removed from disaster, Tuscaloosa area residential sales experience significant rebound 

Lone downtown project bid still over budget  

West Alabama receive funding for bridge & road projects through match program

Tuscaloosa City Council votes to reject lone proposal for Focus building

Support development at old trailer park in Tuscaloosa, AL

Tuscaloosa's 'marriage' not enough to save historic Kilgore House

DCH Regional Medical Center to use $1.3M FEMA grant to strengthen windows

South Central - MontgomeryAuburn, Lake Martin, Phenix City

RSVP for ACRE's Education & Outreach in Montgomery - May 22 & 23

Montgomery area residential sales up 16% in April

Montgomery builder, Jimmy Rutland on New home construction showing signs of life for housing market 

Gleason & Roberds agent closes on Kings Lake Hunting Lodge in Monroe County

Wiregrass- Troy, Dothan, Enterprise

DDRA chairman grilled over abatement at Saints Apartments

Dothan's newly announced Commercial Jet facility

Gulf Coast Mobile, Baldwin CountyGulf Shores, Orange Beach

Gulf Shores continues to limit adult entertainment establishments

Alabama Coastal Real Estate Healthy in April 

Downtown Mobile Alliance revives home tour after 5-year hiatus

Airbus Mobile, aviation sector could take several cues from Hamburg, Germany

Re/Max Realty Professionals names top April performers

Is Eight Mile odor affecting real estate market?

Atmore, not Baldwin, best suited for Airbus

Baldwin County planning $2 million facility at camp for troubled teens

Alabama company fined $1 million for illegally filling Hancock County wetlands

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