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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 and lots … [Read More...]

Sell Your House Fast for the Right Price!

Sell Your House Fast for the Right Price!   For home sellers everywhere, particularly home sellers in the Metropolitan Birmingham, AL area, "Sell Your House Fast for the Right Price!" contains some of the most widely used and successful strategies to do just what the title suggest.  It takes a highly motivated seller to get their home sold in today's real estate market.  Home sellers … [Read More...]

Duck, Duck, Duck

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 … [Read More...]

Annual Property Tax Valuations

Well it's that time of year again. By now property owners have received those pesky little yellow property tax valuation cards in the mail. Hey I don't blame you for being excited about your $50,000 house being worth $150,000. Heck who wouldn't be excited? Good Question I'm so glad you asked. The people who know full well that their home is not worth $150,000 are the people that … [Read More...]

Home for Sale in Beautiful Chapel Hills Community

Check out the low-maintenance requirements of this 1612-SF brick home in Fultondale's ethestically pleasing Chapel Hills Community. It's convenient to dining, shopping, minutes from freeway. Great features include 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, master suite with dual sinks, his-and-her closets, walk-in closet for lots of clothes, separate shower, welcoming great room with hardwood floors, fireplace … [Read More...]

October 2018 Market Report for Fairfield Alabama

October 2018 Home Sales for Fairfield, Alabama PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BIRMINGHAM MLS GIVES AGENTS UNTIL THE 5TH OF THE MONTH TO POST THE PREVIOUS MONTH'S SALES SO THIS NUMBER MAY INCREASE. Fairfield homes sale are still consistent with what we've seen in the past several months.  In this report I did combine foreclosure and non-foreclosure sales.  Of the 5 properties sold, there were only 2 … [Read More...]

Is Your House Pretending to Be For Sale

Don't Be a Pretend Homeseller There are many ways that a house can be disguised as being for sale, such as: Grossly overpriced Lack of creativity in descriptions or no description at all Not enough info about the home itself in the description Lack of home features (where specific fields are available in the MLS), contact info of agents that never answer or return calls Incorrect … [Read More...]

Fresh Start, New City: The Birmingham Job Search Edition

Fresh Start, New City: The Birmingham Job Search Edition By Sydney Frazer This article was originally posted on the Renew Refresh Reset Your Life blog, but has been slightly modified for posting here.  I want to thank Sydney Frazer for providing all of the useful information below. ~ Charita H. Cadenhead I have rounded up some of the most relevant information - from the Birmingham labor … [Read More...]

Investment Property in 35228 for $15,000 (SOLD – $17,500)

6101 Owen Street Birmingham AL 35228 This investment property is well priced at just $15,000 based on size, location, condition and recent sales of similar properties.  You won't find a better bargain in the area for a property in this condition. Don't take my word for it, contact me or your agent to set up a showing.     … [Read More...]

Tips From RE Investor Brian Trippe

5 Things an investor looks for when buying residential properties Everyone wants to be an investor, right? We are living in the golden age of real estate investing. Just look at the most popular shows on television right now. Everyone wants to Flip This House. I don’t know about you, but Pinterest has become a staple in our household, looking at trendy granite, tile and fixtures. Checking … [Read More...]

You’re Pre-qualified to Buy a Home

How do You Know If You Don't Inquire? I meet so many homebuyers and potential homebuyers that don't believe that they can qualify to buy a house.  In some cases, they absolutely are in no position to purchase.  However, you have those potential buyers that are making assumptions that just aren't true.  Some examples are: I can't afford to buy a home.  That may be based on a … [Read More...]

The Myth: Selling During the Holiday Season

Why List Your Home During the Holiday? The number 1 reason to list and keep your house on the market during the holiday season is because there is likely to be less competition.  You see people have believed the myth that having a home on the market during the holidays is a bad time of the year to sell. They reason that few people are looking for homes during the holiday.  Where they got that … [Read More...]

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...]