Even as many parts of the economy shut down, people kept building new homes in Alabama last year.
According to a recent study by the property search website NeighborWho, new single-family home construction permits increased nationwide in 2020, and Alabama was no different. Nearly 17,600 such permits were issued in the state in 2020, compared to just 14,700 in 2019. That increase of 19.4% was the ninth largest increase in the nation. The U.S. as a whole saw an increase of around 14%.
But Alabama – and the nation as a whole – still hasn’t reached the levels of new home construction seen before the market collapse and great recession in 2007.
Delaware saw the nation’s highest year-over-year increase at 27.4%, significantly higher than second place Arizona, which had an increase of 24.4 percent.
The U.S. added nearly 1 million new single-family homes in 2020, according to data from
Several law enforcement agencies responded Tuesday morning to a report of a woman with a shotgun at a veterans facility in Napa County, but no suspect was found, and authorities called off the search after several hours.
The Napa County Sheriff’s Office sent out an alert at 8:20 a.m. asking people to avoid the Veterans Home of California in Yountville.
By 12:30 p.m., the property had been cleared, and there was no evidence of a shooter, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Raul Gonzalez said. There were no indications that any shots had been fired.
A report of a woman with a shotgun near the Holderman hospital building, which is near the Veterans Home, prompted a response from the CHP, the Napa County Sheriff’s Office and SWAT units,
A SUPER saver has revealed how she bought her first home at the age of 23 on a low income and with an average credit score.
Jazmin Bautista published a video on YouTube explaining how she saved money and prepared to buy the property last year.
The young woman said her credit score was between 700 and 720 – which is not very high – due to some mistakes she made with her first credit card when she was 18.
However, she wanted to improve her credit score – which is really important when purchasing a property – and aimed for 740.
Jazmin said she was also asked for two years of tax returns when applying for a mortgage.
The first time buyer had to provide two months of
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