Real Estate Matters
80: UNDERWATER: How Our American Dream of Homeownership Became a Nightmare with Ryan Dezember

80: UNDERWATER: How Our American Dream of Homeownership Became a Nightmare with Ryan Dezember

September 18, 2020

Most young people aspire to buy their first home. Wall Street Journal reporter Ryan Dezember spent a decade trying to get rid of his. In UNDERWATER: How Our American Dream of Homeownership Became a Nightmare, Dezember provides a powerful, incisive story that chronicles the 2008 housing crash and its aftermath from a fresh perspective—the forgotten, middle-class homeowner.

Dezember joins ACRE Data Analytics Coordinator Stuart Norton on the podcast to discuss how decisions on Wall Street and in Washington played out on his street in a corner of the Sunbelt that was convulsed by the foreclosure crisis.

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RYAN DEZEMBER is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, writing about financial markets and investors. He previously wrote about the oil industry from the Journal’s Houston bureau. Before that he worked as a reporter for the Mobile Register, reporting on the real-estate boom and bust for coastal Alabama’s daily newspaper. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

79: New Construction (July 2020)

79: New Construction (July 2020)

September 4, 2020

ACRE's Research Coordinator Stuart Norton shares data and insights on Alabama's residential new construction for July 2020. View all ACRE's commercial and residential data research at acre.culverhouse.ua.edu.

78: New Construction, Starts & Building Permits (June 2020)

78: New Construction, Starts & Building Permits (June 2020)

August 7, 2020

ACRE's Research Coordinator Stuart Norton shares data and insights on Alabama's residential new construction, starts and building permits for June 2020. View all ACRE's commercial and residential data research at acre.culverhouse.ua.edu.

77: Crowdsourcing the CRE Leasing and Sales Data Marketplace with Compstak’s Lucy Burt

77: Crowdsourcing the CRE Leasing and Sales Data Marketplace with Compstak’s Lucy Burt

July 30, 2020

CompStak Senior Market Development Manager Lucy Burt joins ACRE Data Analytics Coordinator Stuart Norton to discuss CompStak's leading crowdsourced commercial real estate data platform that handles millions of data points each week to create a comprehensive, robust CRE data set and what she's been seeing happen on the platform during COVID-19.

 

For more information about CompStak, email Lucy at lucy@compstak.com

76: AHFA “Hardest Hit Alabama” Mortgage Payment Assistance Program with Cathy James

76: AHFA “Hardest Hit Alabama” Mortgage Payment Assistance Program with Cathy James

July 9, 2020

The Alabama Housing Finance Authority (AFHA) Business Development Manager Cathy James joins our podcast to provide information on their foreclosure prevention program Hardest Hit Alabama. The program provides up to $30,000 in short-term mortgage payment assistance to eligible homeowners who have lost employment or income due to COVID-19.

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. 

75: New Construction (May 2020)

75: New Construction (May 2020)

July 3, 2020

ACRE's Research Coordinator Stuart Norton shares data and insights on Alabama's residential new construction for May 2020. View all ACRE's commercial and residential data research at acre.culverhouse.ua.edu.

74: This Month in Residential Real Estate (May 2020)

74: This Month in Residential Real Estate (May 2020)

June 26, 2020

ACRE's Research Coordinator Stuart Norton discusses data and insights about Alabama's residential real estate market for May 2020. For more information, view the corresponding webinar.

73: Alabama Real Estate Commission Education Update with Ryan Adair

73: Alabama Real Estate Commission Education Update with Ryan Adair

June 18, 2020

Alabama Real Estate Commission (AREC) Education Director Ryan Adair joins ACRE's Director of Education, Marketing & Communications Cherie Moman to share a brief update on how coronavirus has affected CE deadlines, content delivery and testing along with information on how the CE requirements will be changing for the next renewal cycle.

 

72: Buying and Selling a Home during COVID

72: Buying and Selling a Home during COVID

June 4, 2020

ACRE Research Coordinator Stuart Norton shares his personal experience buying and selling a home during COVID, and offers some insight on what to expect with the Alabama housing market moving forward into the fall.

71: Revitalizing Downtown Birmingham Through Adaptive Reuse with Mike Mouron

71: Revitalizing Downtown Birmingham Through Adaptive Reuse with Mike Mouron

May 28, 2020

ACRE Director of Research KC Conway speaks with real estate developer and Capstone Real Estate Investments, LLC, Chairman Mike Mouron about his downtown Birmingham Federal Reserve building and Greyhound bus terminal adaptive reuse projects and his thoughts on changes to CRE post-coronavirus.

Mike Mouron is a graduate of the University of Alabama and a CPA. In 1990, he founded Capstone Development Corporation and led it to its position of leadership within the student housing market niche until January 1, 2012, when the company was divided into four separate but synergistic companies. Mike remains involved with all the successive companies in a variety of roles. Mike and his wife Kathy are also involved in several philanthropic endeavors, including leading the fundraising campaign for the Stran-Hardin Arena for adapted student athletes at The University of Alabama.

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