Housing Headlines

New home sales in Alabama increase 2% in July from prior month


The Alabama Center for Real Estate reports that Alabama new home sales in July increased 2.1 percent from the prior month but slipped 9.5 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Advice for First-Time Homebuyers


Are you a first-time homebuyer? RealtyTimes offers tips to help you prepare for your home purchase.

Alabama Residential Sales Improve 2% in July


The Alabama Center for Real Estate's Alabama residential sales report shows growth of 2.1 percent for July, compared to last year. July sales are now up 51 percent from its July bottom in 2010.

Fed Study: 40% of Households Still Face 'Financial Stress'


A survey by the Federal Reserve Board said five years after the onset of the Great Recession, 40 percent of U.S. households still report that they face “financial stress.”

How Weak is Housing? Five Charts Tell the Story


A big question at the beginning of the year was whether this would finally be the year housing contributed in a big way to economic growth. The answer so far: Nope.

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