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Alabama real estate outlook softens during 2Q, overall outlook remains steady

This survey projects expectations for the second quarter of 2016. The scale ranges from 0-100 with 0 being much worse, 100 being much better, and 50 indicating no change expected. Click here to view our full report. The professional real estate community’s outlook for second quarter 2016 cooled somewhat over last years’ robust expectations. All of the overall residential and commercial indicators remain quite positive, comfortably over 50 but down somewhat from last year levels. The indicators indicate positive expectations for second quarter sales activity. In the aggregate the indicators...

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10 Neat Hallway Tips to Steal From Tidy People

Too laid-back to be truly orderly? Here are some practical ideas for managing a messy entry while embracing the lived-in look Of all the potential mess magnets in the home, the entryway is one of the most common. It’s the place where we tend to dump everything as soon as we get through the door, and it can quickly gather so much stuff, it can be difficult to navigate. A messy hallway isn’t the most welcoming of scenes for unexpected guests, either. Here are some achievable ideas to help you manage your untidy tendencies without turning you into a complete neat freak. Click here for the full...

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Alabama new home sales in June up 15.9% over last year

Demand: Alabama new home sales in June increased 15.9 percent from last June. Consistent with seasonal trends, sales also increased by 82 units or 24.6 percent from the prior month. Click here for the full story on AL.com

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Huntsville Team Continues Winning Ways at Foundation Golf Classic

For the fifth year in a row, the team representing the Huntsville Madison County Builders Association captured the Foundation Cup in the Alabama Home Builders Foundation Golf Classic. The Foundation’s 21st annual tournament was held on May 7, 2015 at the Robert Trent Jones-Cambrian Ridge course in Greenville. Alabama Foundation Specialists was the title sponsor for this year’s tournament. Huntsville team members included Bryan Askew, Max Barnett, Tim Ryberg and Bret Slaton. The annual tournament is organized by the HBAA’s Past Associate Committee Presidents, led this year by Garry Cooper....

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Greater Montgomery Remodeler Takes Top Honor in Remodeling Awards

WSC Distinctive Builders LLC, a member of the Greater Montgomery Home Builders Association, took home the top honor at the 2015 Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards (AREA) banquet on April 11. Presented by the HBAA Remodelers, the AREA competition annually recognizes members of the remodeling industry from around the state outstanding work on projects in Alabama. The competition, which is open to all remodelers, architects, kitchen and bath specialists, and other remodeling industry professionals throughout the state, was created to honor outstanding craftsmanship, innovation and attention...

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