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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...]

Me and Mrs. Harris

Congrats to My First Time Homebuyer

First Time Homebuyer I want to thank my client, Mrs. Harris so much for her determination, decisiveness and cooperation. She was an absolute a dream client. She knew from the very beginning which house she wanted and even though we looked at a few, she refused to keep looking because as I said, she knew which house she wanted and two weeks later we closed.  How awesome is that and how … [Read More...]

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Homebuying 101: Where to Start

Home Buying:  What do I do First One of the first things that first-time home buyers often say to me is "I've been thinking about buying a home for a while but I didn't know where to start."  I feel like I'm the luckiest person in the world when I hear those words.  Not because it may mean a commission for me, but because I feel fortunate that I'll have the opportunity to guide someone … [Read More...]

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Have You Spoken With a Lender Yet? It’s Not a Trick Question.

Connection With a Lender is a Key First Step Have You Spoken With a Lender Yet?  It's Not a Trick Question. It seems that nothing turns off a prospective home buyer faster than being asked the question:  Have you spoken with a lender yet? For some reason, home buyers become defensive when real estate agents ask this question which seems a bit odd since the prospective buyer is in … [Read More...]

May 2015 Foreclosure Sales

Foreclosure Sales Then and Now

2013 vs 2015 Foreclosure Sales What a difference 2 years makes.  In 2013 both owner occupant homebuyers and real estate investors had the cream of the foreclosure sales crop to choose from. The foreclosure landscape has seen a dramatic decrease since 2013. Today not only are foreclosure prices listed closer to market value, homebuyers are realizing that they aren't that great deal that … [Read More...]

Paint for the buyer, not the seller.

Staging for the Sale of Your Home

Staging for the Buyer Not the Seller One of the biggest mistakes that a seller can make when it comes to staging their home for sell is to stage it for their own personal taste instead of staging the house for potential buyers.  In order to help frame this concept, here are two things that may aid in putting this into perspective: Homeowners decorate their homes to their taste for their … [Read More...]

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Price Reduced: Hueytown Alabama

3000 Virginia Drive, Hueytown, AL $138,400 The seller is motivated.  This house has the space of a traditional home that many of you may remember. While some people want nothing other than an open floor plan, this home boast of a traditional formal living room, separate formal dining room, an eat-in-kitchen, a magnificent size den (I'm not talking about a converted bedroom either). It has 3 … [Read More...]

8519 Scenic Ridge Drive, Pinson, AL 35126.

2.91 Acre Lot for Sale in Pinson’s Shadow Ridge

8519 Scenic Ridge Drive $17,000 Highly Motivated Seller. 3+- beautiful acres located on private cul-de-sac. This lot is perfect for someone that cherishes privacy and appreciates nature. You can sit high and look low. If you dread the thought of being 3 feet from your neighbor's door, you're going to love this parcel of land.  Also lot #683980. Buy both lots and Save. Buyer will need to … [Read More...]

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3.01 Acre Lot for Sale in Pinson’s Shadow Ridge

3.01 Acre Lot at 8515 Scenic Ridge Drive Highly Motivated Seller. 3+- beautiful acres located on private cul-de-sac. This lot is perfect for someone that cherishes privacy and appreciates nature. You can sit high and look low. If you dread the thought of being 3 feet from your neighbor's door, you're going to love this parcel of land.  Also lot #683983. Buy both lots and Save. Buyer will … [Read More...]

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Every Home Has Its Price

Pricing is Key If you have a home that you want to sell and I mean really sell it and not just list it for sale, then you have to price it right. A fabulous home on the market will just languish if it is overpriced.  Sure people will be banging down the door to look at your lovely house but not one offer will roll in if you price it out of the market. You'll be thrilled when your listing … [Read More...]

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SOLD: Glen Oaks Home in Fairfield, AL

Great Starter Home for Sale in Glen Oaks This is what you get: Wonderful 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath starter home located on a cul-de-sac at 917 Glen Oaks Circle.  This home dons beautiful hardwood flooring throughout, nice new cabinetry and countertops in the kitchen, fenced backyard, vinyl windows, soffits, new gutters and floors (2013), electric stove, dishwasher, microwave, new roof ventilation, … [Read More...]