All communities need building codes to protect their citizens from disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse. Building codes are society's best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, stores and entertainment venues. Code officials work day ...
6 days ago
A Note From The Legal Helpdesk: Inverse Condemnation - When Private Property is Taken Without Just Compensation
Last week, the Legal Helpdesk featured an article on eminent domain, the process by which the government pays just compensation to take private property for public necessity or public use. This week, we focus on inverse condemnation, where the government passes regulation or takes some other action that devalues the property without providing compensation to the property owner.
2 months ago
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“There’s a lot more good going on in Alabama than the state gets credit for." Alabama climbed two spots this year, to No. 17, with an ever-expanding cast of automaker and suppliers, including a planned Toyota-Mazda plant in Huntsville, Alabama, where aerospace manufacturers loom large.
7 days ago
Alabama REALTORS® Announces Endorsements for 2018 Primary Elections
The Alabama REALTORS® Political Action Committee (ARPAC), the political arm of the Alabama Association of REALTORS®, has made its endorsement of candidates for the primary elections to be held on June 5, 2018.
3 months ago
Sporitng Clay Shoot Benefiting Disaster Relief
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To-do lists — as simple as they may seem — are a staple in many successful people's lives. Such is the case for Barbara Corcoran, star of ABC's "Shark Tank." However, the self-made millionaire and real estate mogul admits she does things a little differently.
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12 days ago
A Note From The Legal Helpdesk: The Power of Eminent Domain
One of the most deeply rooted American rights is the right to own property. However, this right is not absolute. The government can infringe upon this right through the Fifth Amendment, which states, in part, “. . . nor shall private property be taken, for public use, without just compensation.”
14 days ago
The NAR Code of Ethics training deadline is December 31, 2018
REALTORS® are required to complete Ethics Training for the two-year cycle by December 31, 2018.
The Alabama Association of REALTOR®; (AAR) is the largest statewide organization of real estate professionals. United by adherence to a Code of Ethics, our members work as real estate professionals in the sale, lease, appraisal and development of residential, rural, and resort properties throughout Alabama.