Birmingham Real Estate and Community News

Feb. 2, 2018

Looking for some Valentine's Activity Ideas

Valentine's--Drinks on the Links

February 14th

5:30 to 7:00

$30--Reservation needed

1111 24th St. N

Birmingham

@ TopGolf

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Jan. 30, 2018

New Year’s Resolutions for Selling Your House in 2018

New Year’s Resolutions for Selling Your House in 2018

Repaint those walls and touch up your trim paint

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.

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Posted in Selling Your Home
Jan. 25, 2018

Neighborhood Spotlight: Hollywood

neighborhood spotlight hollywood

Neighborhood Spotlight:  Hollywood

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.

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Jan. 18, 2018

Critical Winter Home Staging Tips For Selling Your Home

 selling your house in the winter

When most people think about winter they think shorter days, cold temperatures and a blanket of dead leaves. Not ideal for selling a house, is it? While spring, summer and early fall do offer the best conditions for selling in Birmingham, there is still a demand for housing in the winter. So, if selling your home is a priority for you now, you can rest assured there are buyers who need to buy now.

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Jan. 16, 2018

Websites That Will Help You When You Are Buying a House in Birmingham : Part II Getting Right to Business

Websites That Will Help You When You Are Buying a House in Birmingham : Part II Getting Right to Business

One of the biggest investments we make in our life is our home. At each phase of our life, if we buy it right, that investment should serve our personal and financial wellbeing. Each home fundamentally should serve as a stepping stone for the next investment. Getting it right at each phase of your life is essential.

In Part I, I discussed websites to help you pick the area or areas you would like to focus your home search, now we need to get into the business of getting the home search started. 

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Posted in Buying a Home
Jan. 11, 2018

Get to Know the Professionals Involved in Selling and Buying a House

Get to Know the Professionals Involved in Selling and Buying a House

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.

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Jan. 9, 2018

Websites That Will Help You When You Are Buying a House in Birmingham Part I: Location

Buying a home in birmingham

Buying a home is one of the largest investments you make in your life. Before you take that leap, consider the importance of location. Location can have the largest influence on the value of your home years down the road than any improvement you can make.  

 

You may have your eyes on an area or a neighborhood that you would like to move to but you should consider all the factors about that location before getting your heart set on the area. Buying a home can be stressful but with the right information and a knowledgeable real estate agent, finding the right location to start your home search does not have to be.  

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Jan. 4, 2018

What You Need to Know About Financing a When Buying a Luxury Home in Birmingham

What You Need to Know About Financing a When Buying a Luxury Home in Birmingham

Buying a luxury home is a different process from purchasing a conventional or tract home. There is more money involved in the transaction, so naturally, the risk is greater. Also, you must trust only the best realtors from Birmingham, Alabama to help you find an ideal luxury home.

The process can be slower and if you plan on buying a luxury home and not paying cash, you will most likely need to obtain what is referred to as a jumbo loan.

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Jan. 2, 2018

Selling Your Home in Birmingham? Make Sure It Appraises For Maximum Value

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.

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.

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Dec. 12, 2017

Holiday Events in Birmingham, AL

Wacky Tacky Christmas Light Tour

December 13th and 14th

Buses run every 20 minutes from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Dreamland Bar-B-Que food available. This event helps raise funds for the Fresh Air Family.

$30 for adults, $20 for children under 12.

@ Avondale Brewing Company

201 41st St. S

Birmingham, AL

freshairfamily.org/wacky-tacky-light-tour

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