Broker Spotlight: Kimberly Benefield

Broker Spotlight: Kimberly Benefield

REALTOR® Kimberly Benefield leads with her heart and follows her dreams. A native of Gardendale, Alabama, Benefield is now fully invested in Oneonta, the home base for her real estate brokerage, ...
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Capitol News and Notes: Week 2 – REALTOR® Bill and Special Session

Capitol News and Notes: Week 2 – REALTOR® Bill and Special Session

The week began with the regular session and ended during a special session. On Tuesday, the Legislature used a third legislative day, passing one bill out of the House and adjourning ...
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AREC Holds First Meeting of Year

AREC Holds First Meeting of Year

The Alabama Real Estate Commission (AREC) held its January meeting last week. Real estate industry growth, rule changes, and pre-license changes were among the topics discussed. Here are the highlights from ...
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United Van Lines 45th Annual National Movers Study Reveals the Top States People Moved To and From

United Van Lines 45th Annual National Movers Study Reveals the Top States People Moved To and From

United Van Lines released the company’s 45th Annual National Movers Study today, which indicates Americans were on the move to lower-density areas and to be closer to their families throughout last year. ...
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Buyers Have Never Viewed Fewer Homes Before Purchasing

Buyers Have Never Viewed Fewer Homes Before Purchasing

Last year, home buyers viewed a median of eight homes before purchasing—the lowest number on record, according to new research from the National Association of REALTORS®. 
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Capitol News and Notes: Week 1 – Budgets and Special Session

Capitol News and Notes: Week 1 – Budgets and Special Session

Like the sporadic gusts that herald a storm, week one of the 2022 legislative session began in fits and starts. After kicking off to the fanfare of Governor Ivey’s State of ...
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Tax Credits To Help Homeowners Survive Alabama Storms

Tax Credits To Help Homeowners Survive Alabama Storms

You know the joke: Alabama has only two seasons – tornado and hurricane. But it’s not funny when your family and property are in imminent danger from either. Now, there is a ...
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Home Features Prompting More Americans To Move

Home Features Prompting More Americans To Move

About 40% of 2,100 Americans recently surveyed say they are considering a move in 2022. Gen Z and millennials, remote workers, renters, and parents with young children are all planning a ...
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Mortgage Rates Are Surging, Hitting Highest Point Since March 2020. Will Home Prices Have To Fall?

Mortgage Rates Are Surging, Hitting Highest Point Since March 2020. Will Home Prices Have To Fall?

Buying a home just became a lot more expensive—and it’s expected to only get worse in the coming months.
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Why Inflation Shouldn’t Stop You From Buying a Home in 2022

Why Inflation Shouldn’t Stop You From Buying a Home in 2022

While home prices aren’t immune from this increase, here’s why inflation shouldn’t stop you from buying a home in 2022.
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