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Montgomery Tap Water Ranks In Top 10

by The Hat Team

Men's Health magazine conducted a study of tap water in 100 cities across America. We can be proud of Montgomery 's ranking of 9 out of  the 100 cities.

The magazine examined the most recent data on levels of arsenic, lead, halo-acetic acids and total trihalomethanes (linked to cancer), and total coliform bacteria, plus the number of EPA water-system violations from 1995 to 2005.

Denver, CO came in first, while Phoenix, AZ came in last. The report assures Phoenix their water supply is safe, just below 99 other cities.

The quality of our tap water is just another reason to live, work and own a home in Montgomery. Are you a Montgomery home buyer needing assistance? Give us a call, 800-428-5239. We'll put our Team of specialists to work for you!

Bright Outlook For Alabama Economy

by The Hat Team

The Central Alabama Business Journal reports a bright economy for Alabama in the next few years. We have lagged behind the rest of the country in the last few years, but that has changed and we are ahead of the national averages.

Alabama’s population and median family incomes are topping the country’s gains. Our median family income has been inching closer to the national median of $62,400 and now at $51,400 is 86 percent of the national median – the state’s highest reading.

The state’s overall economy is forecast to grow 2.5 percent in 2007, just ahead of the Global Insight’s 2.4 forecast for the country. But, according to University of Alabama’s Center for Economic Research, the state’s economy could easily hit 2.9 percent.

The report also states Alabama real estate is undervalued in most cities, making us a great place to invest. If you are interested in buying Montgomery real estate, visit EmailMontgomeryAlabamaHomes for an automated email home search. Or, contact us, 800-428-5239, for your Montgomery real estate needs.

Central Alabama Buniness Journal full report...

HSBC Offers 6 Percent Interest

by The Hat Team

The Montgomery Advertiser has reported HSBC Bank USA is boosting the interest rate of its online savings account to 6 percent -- topping its competitors. The increase is an effort to attract deposits from people who are getting year-end bonuses or expect tax refunds.

There are new tax laws effecting charitable contribution deductions. For your convenience, we have put information concerning these new guidelines on our website. We hope you find this helpful!

2007 Alabama Vacation Guide

by The Hat Team
The 2007 Alabama Vacation Guide is now available from the Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel at (800) ALABAMA (252-2262) or www.800Alabama.com. You can cure the winter blahs by starting to plan this summer's vacation. The 160 page guide is free of charge.

Alabama Economy Catching Up

by The Hat Team

A new report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta shows Alabama's economy in 2006 brought the state's per capita income to 86 percent of the national average...the highest reading on record.

Other good news for 2006 was a 3.6 percent unemployment rate which is the lowest in thirty years, an expanded employment base of 1.5 percent and a bright outlook for 2007 with Kia Motors building a new plant in western Georgia.

A strong economy correlates to a strong real estate market, making 2007 a great time to buy or sell a home in Montgomery! Contact us for all your Montgomery real estate needs in 2007.

 

Old Cloverdale Christmas Celebration

by The Hat Team

The Old Cloverdale Christmas Celebration is a joint effort of Sandra Nickel, REALTORS and the Cloverdale Business Coalition, Old Cloverdale Christmas has been an annual tradition since 1999. Midtowners are invited to enjoy a free family-friendly movie at the historic Capri theatre, visit with Santa and whatever help he has with him, enjoy free refreshments and exceptional buys on unique gifts.

 

Also this year, attendees brought food for the Montgomery Area Food Bank and had the opportunity to adopt a kitten or puppy from local animal shelters. One puppy and one kitten found a new home, nearly 100 adults and children enjoyed seeing "Hans Christian Andersen."

The 2006 event saw beautiful weather--a real blessing since Joy Love Bubble the Christmas Fairy joined Santa to enchant all comers and help them to appreciate the true meaning of Christmas: love and giving. A "new favorite feature" is our gingerbread house decorating contest! Cafe Louisa sells the kits; and entrants can either buy and use a kit or do their own thing. A good time was had by all!



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retail Development Booms In Montgomery

by The Hat Team

Retail development is booming in Montgomery and central Alabama. Building permits for Wal-mart, Target, and Bass Pro Shops, to name a few are in billions of dollars. Two medical center projects are also in the works – a $2.5 million building permit for the Montgomery Cancer Center and a $2.7 million building permit for the 21,000-plus square-foot Montgomery Cardiovascular facility.

Where there is building going on, there are jobs created and job creation causes home sales to increase. All good news for Montgomery residents!

Dove Tree Campaign Aids Cancer Group

by The Hat Team

The Montgomery Cancer Wellness Foundation is asking the public to pay tribute to cancer patients, caregivers and those that have lost their battle with the disease.

The Montgomery Cancer Center at 4145 Carmichael Road is taking donations for the commemorative Dove Tree. A minimum donation to the foundation of $5 allows donors to place a dove on the tree in honor or memory of that special someone.

Proceeds from the Dove Tree will benefit the Montgomery Cancer Wellness Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps cancer patients obtain necessary at-home medication they often cannot afford, assists with transportation to and from cancer treatments, and offers educational programs for cancer patients, their families, and the general public.

For information, call Susan Bruchis at 334-273-2279.

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