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Birmingham Home Sellers: Are You Committed to Selling Your Home?

So You've Decided to Sell Your Home This message is for home sellers everywhere, but particularly home sellers in the Metropolitan Birmingham, AL area. Have you decided that you want to sell your home this year?  Or if your previous listing has expired, are you thinking about relisting you home for sale?  If so, please keep reading. Selling a home is a big deal.  It demands a commitment … [Read More...]

Buying a Home in Birmingham-Hoover Metro Area

Duck, Duck, Duck

Oh so you've never heard of this game. Well I'm not surprised. Up until now, people have thought that Duck, Duck, Goose was the only game in town. But let me tell you, when it comes time to buying a home in Birmingham Alabama, it's no game and you've got to make sure that you have all of your ducks in a row. Don't let your goal of buying a Birmingham home be thwarted by a goose. Thinking … [Read More...]

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Where to Take Pictures With Santa in Birmingham, Alabama 2014

There's Still Time for Pictures With Santa Christmas 2014   What's Christmas without kids pictures with Santa Claus.  Heck that's almost as much fun as finding the goodies under the tree.  Here are some Birmingham, Alabama locations where you can take the kids for pics with Jolly Ole St. Nick. The Riverchase Galleria November 17 - December 24, 2014 The Alabama Theatre 1817 3rd … [Read More...]

2355 Grayson Valley Circle

New Listing: 2355 Grayson Valley Circle

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Townhome for Sale Best priced 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome in Grayson Valley.  Nothing to do here except move in.  Private fenced in backyard with covered deck.  Living room has beautiful bay window.  Separate dining room opens up to a covered deck, making the deck an extension of the dining room.  Window treatments remain.  Very private deadend street.  You'll have every … [Read More...]

Furniture for Sale in McCalla

Furniture for Sale in McCalla Alabama

Moving Sale This homeowner is preparing for a future transition and some of the furnishing must go prior to the transition.  If you are looking to furnish your home but do not want break the bank.  For $1800 OBO, here's what you get: Living room and dining room furniture including  sofa, loveseat, cocktail table, end tables, dining room table and chairs, all centerpieces, mirrors and pictures … [Read More...]

Woman on retro couch.

Getting Around to Those Much Needed Updates

You Just Never Know When You'll Want or Need to Sell Your House Who knew that just 6 short years ago, that the state of real estate would be in such turmoil.  Homeowners were happily nestled in their current homes.  Then out of nowhere (or so it seemed), they were faced with homes they couldn't afford to keep and owed too much on them to sell.  What to do? What to do? Short selling a home … [Read More...]


Which Comes First the Realtor or the Lender?

Which Comes First the Realtor or the Lender? This is a question that often runs through the minds of prospective home buyers.   I would recommend that prospective home buyers contact a Realtor® first.  I image that my answers comes as no surprise to you, but let me tell you why I say that. Throughout the entire home buying process, you will deal will many people and companies including but not … [Read More...]


SOLD: 5265 Rosemary Road, Mt. Olive AL Now Only $269,000

Highly Motivated Sellers $10,900 Price Reduction Just In Time for Christmas Overview Maps Photos Description  $269,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 1 Partial Bathroom Interior: 1,872 sqft Location 5265 Rosemary Road Mt. Olive, AL 35117 USA Charita H … [Read More...]


$89,900 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Home for Sale in Forestdale, Alabama

Looking for a Home to Purchase in the Forestdale Area Best Buy in the Forestdale Area, Hands Down Overview Maps Photos Description  $89,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Interior: 1,626 sqft Location 1627 Shady Lane Birmingham, AL 35214 USA Charita H … [Read More...]

Wooden floor

Homebuyng: What’s Important The House or the Seller’s Decorative Taste?

What's Important:  The House or the Seller's Decorative Taste? When looking for a Metropolitan Birmingham home to purchase, it's important to remember that the sellers decorative style may be vastly different from your own.  Therefore be prepared to not get caught up in cosmetic and focus on the structure and layout itself. When touring homes you'll find homes that are beautifully decorated … [Read More...]

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Pending and Contingent Sales in Gardendale Alabama

Who Wants to Live in Gardendale, Alabama? Well I don't really get that exact question, but people do ask "how are home sales in Gardendale?" so I thought I'd show rather than tell. As of today, September 4, 2013, it looks like a total of 27 people (or families) want to live in Gardendale, Alabama.  How do I know, well based on the chart below, there are currently 16 pending contracts and 11 … [Read More...]

For Sale by Owner

Dear Unrepresented Seller a.k.a. For Sale by Owner

Dear Unrepresented Seller, I can appreciate your desire to sell your home yourself in an attempt to save money.  Lord knows we could all be a little more thrifty.  I also understand that you believe that we Realtors® don't do much more than you can do yourself.  So much so that you can do it yourself right?  While you may get your home sold, it's usually not until after the fact that you … [Read More...]