The Farmers Markets Are Coming! One of my favorite parts of the summer in Birmingham are the farmers' markets. No matter where you live or where you may be moving to, there will be a farmers market near you. Our local farmers' markets have a great variety of items, including the famous Chilton County Peaches.View More
There are two major steps in the process of selling your home that can give the most headaches to homeowners: the home inspection and appraisal. Both of these can have a major impact on the home’s market value and how much money you can earn in the sale. While both can break the sale, you can always fix things on your home inspection but the appraised value is not something you can negotiate. This is why it is so important to work with a trusted Realtor from Birmingham, Alabama to determine the current market value of your home and to understand the processes including appraisals.View More
A real estate transaction is a transaction with many moving parts all tied together by a group of professionals. While the majority of professionals are well intended, at times inexperience or insufficient systems can make the process more stressful than it needs to be. Below is a list of professionals that make up a real estate transaction.View More
Situated south of downtown Birmingham and just over Red Mountain, Homewood has its own local feel while convenient to Southside and Downtown Birmingham. It is central to hospitals, interstates and local universities notably UAB and Samford. This is just one of the reasons Homewood's home values have maintained their stability in tough times and continues to grow in these very good times. In addition to Homewood's central location, it also is one of the most charming, walkable cities in the Birmingham metro. Families are also drawn to the impressive Homewood city school system. This attribute has continued to be enhanced as the city has grown by careful design over recent years.View More
I have seen first hand the costs of digging up sewer and water lines from the house to the main supply. Every homeowner is responsible for this section of line whether it be sewer or water. Old clay lines crack, tree roots find water and are happy to invade your water lines. It is more common than you think.View More
There are a million reasons you may be putting off buying a home. This year should be the year that you finally take that jump.
Per the Aspiring Home Buyer’s Profile. 80% of renters do not believe that home ownership is a not part of their future while 82% of those renters want to be homeowners one day. The 56% who believe that they cannot afford a home often are unaware of the programs out there today that are specifically created to help millennials purchase their first homes.View More
You know who you are. You have talked about selling your house and dreamed about a different home, neighborhood, or city. You dream about newer windows, more character, or a better layout. However, you look around your house and realize that in order to sell your house, you have a lot of work ahead of you. Well, it is a new year, why not make this your New Year’s Resolution.View More