Real Estate Matters
36: Getting Started in Real Estate Investing with Tom Norton

36: Getting Started in Real Estate Investing with Tom Norton

July 18, 2019

ACRE Leadership Council member and longtime real estate investor Tom Norton joins his son ACRE Research Coordinator Stuart Norton for a discussion on how to start investing in real estate. Topics include who to include on your team and how to find properties. 

35: Alabama Housing Finance Authority - Creating Housing Opportunities with Cathy James

35: Alabama Housing Finance Authority - Creating Housing Opportunities with Cathy James

July 11, 2019

The Alabama Housing Finance Authority (AHFA) was established by the Alabama Legislature in 1980 to serve the housing needs of low- and moderate-income Alabamians and create housing opportunities through the affordable financing of single- and multifamily housing. Since 1980 AHFA has provided funding for more than 48,000 rental housing units and helped more than 70,000 Alabamians purchase a home. AHFA Business Development Manager Cathy James joins our podcast to provide information on the AFHA's homeownership programs and home buyer resources.

35: George Washington - Real Estate Investor

35: George Washington - Real Estate Investor

July 4, 2019

Happy 4th of July from the Alabama Center for Real Estate! We are celebrating the holiday with a different take on the Real Estate Matters podcast.  Join Stuart and Cherie as they reflect on the real estate career of one of our nation's wealthiest presidents... and it's not who you think!  George Washington amassed more than 70,000 acres across seven modern states and the District of Columbia and was considered the wealthiest president to serve until Donald Trump took office in 2017.

Click here to read the article referenced in the podcast.

34: This Month in Residential Real Estate (May 2019)

34: This Month in Residential Real Estate (May 2019)

June 27, 2019

ACRE's Research Coordinator Stuart Norton shares data and insights on Alabama's residential real estate market for May 2019.

33: Built by Bama - What You Need to Know About the Culverhouse Real Estate Program with Dr. Alan Tidwell

33: Built by Bama - What You Need to Know About the Culverhouse Real Estate Program with Dr. Alan Tidwell

June 20, 2019

Dr. Alan Tidwell shares information about the new minor in real estate offered by the Culverhouse College of Business at The University of Alabama.  Previously offered as a finance specialization, the real estate minor provides a background in real estate fundamentals and decision making through different academic disciplines including economics, finance, sales, management, and law.  As the Alabama Association of Realtors® Chair of Real Estate at Culverhouse, Tidwell also discusses his vision for the future of the 80-year-old real estate program and how it is preparing workforce-ready graduates.

32: Texting in Real Estate - What You Need to Know with Matt Tompkins

32: Texting in Real Estate - What You Need to Know with Matt Tompkins

June 13, 2019

According to NAR's Real Estate in a Digital Age 2018 Report, 92% of REALTORS® prefer to communicate with their clients through text messaging. As texting boasts higher open rates and quicker response times than email, it is easy to understand why people are choosing to engage in text. 

Matt Tompkins joins ACRE's Cherie Moman to discuss how to remain compliant when texting in transactions, what to watch out for, and what is required to market through SMS messaging. 

Matt is a shareholder with Rosen Harwood, P.A, in Tuscaloosa, specializing in real estate, and the attorney for the Tuscaloosa Association of REALTORS® and the West Alabama Multiple Listing Service.

31: NAR Midyear Federal Political Coordinator Recap with Dedra Cabaniss

31: NAR Midyear Federal Political Coordinator Recap with Dedra Cabaniss

June 6, 2019

Dedra Cabaniss currently serves as NAR's federal political coordinator (FPC) for Representative Terri Sewell, Alabama 7th Congressional District. Dedra recently attended the NAR Midyear Conference in Washington, D.C. and shared information from her time there along with an explanation about what an FPC does. Dedra is a REALTOR® with Pritchett-Moore Real Estate in Tuscaloosa and has served the real estate industry in positions at the local, state and national levels.

30: Residential New Construction Report (April 2019)

30: Residential New Construction Report (April 2019)

May 31, 2019

ACRE's Research Coordinator Stuart Norton shares data and insights on Alabama's residential new construction market report for April 2019.

29: This Month in Residential Real Estate (April 2019)

29: This Month in Residential Real Estate (April 2019)

May 23, 2019

ACRE's Research Coordinator Stuart Norton shares data and insights on Alabama's residential real estate market for April 2019.

28: Priority of Mortgage Versus Materielman’s Lien with Jack Kubiszyn

28: Priority of Mortgage Versus Materielman’s Lien with Jack Kubiszyn

May 16, 2019

Jack Kubiszyn joins ACRE's Stuart Norton to discuss the Alabama Supreme Court's recent reversal on its ruling of GHB Construction and Development Company, Inc. v. West Alabama Bank and Trust.  According to Kubiszyn, "This revised opinion by the Alabama Supreme Court has provided clarity moving forward on several fronts. Legally, guidance exists as to when a future advance mortgage is created for priority purposes when compared to other liens. More importantly, the lending and the title industry have certainty that the loans being made and title policies being written are valid and enforceable, which is essential for construction matters in the future."

Kubiszyn is a partner at the Christian & Small law firm where he specializes in commercial real estate. He is also a lifetime member of ACRE's Leadership Council.