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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Market Report: Metro Birmingham Foreclosure Report

Foreclosures Are Dwindling in Birmingham Area Foreclosure homes sales are declining in the Metro Birmingham Area and that’s great news for homeowners and home values. We’re not down to zero yet and we never will be.  However, the areas foreclosures are slim pickings these days.

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 […]

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 […]

SOLD: 2355 Grayson Valley Circle

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Townhome for Sale UPDATE 3/29/15:  Congratulations to my seller on the sale of this townhome.  And congrats to the lucky buyer as well. 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Cadenhead Keller Williams Realty (205) 527-1112 charita@charitacadenhead.com http://www.bhamwiire.com Listed by: Charita Cadenhead/Jean Deason […]

$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 OverviewMapsPhotos 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 Cadenhead Keller Williams Realty (205) 527-1112 charita@charitacadenhead.com http://www.bhamwiire.com Listed by: Jean Deason/Charita Cadenhead Our […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is There Such a Thing as Timing the Real Estate Market?

Can You Really Time the Market? According to a Realtor Mag online article, prospective home buyers and still at bay about stepping out a buying a home.  The article suggest that prospective home buyers are attempting to “time the market” for the perfect time to buy a home. What is Timing the Market? For clarification […]

What Did They Use This Room For?

Imagination is Imperative in the Home Buying Process What Did They Use This Room For? That is a question that we real estate agents get a lot while viewing vacant homes with home buyers.  However, the fact is that unless we had seen the home while someone was living in it, we really don’t have […]

Just Listed Huffman Home for Sale: Two Living Spaces for the Price of One

Home for Sale in Huffman:  820 Martinwood Road Just looking at this home, you wouldn’t think that it has 2 living spaces in 1. This unassuming  house in the Huffman community holds a surprise inside. Check out the photos of this great home.  The upstairs house has 3 bedrooms & 1 bath. One of the […]

Birmingham Housing Inventory on the Rise

For years, Metro Birmingham  Realtors® have been shouting the message “now is a good time to buy.”  However, of late, there has been a shortage of homes for sale in the Birmingham housing market, and our new message is “now is a good time to sell.”  But wait, even as I write, there has been […]

The Return of Home Equity: It’s a Beautiful Thing

So What’s Your Home Worth? Today, Realtor Magazine Online reports that home equity is on the rise. For Metropolitan Birmingham, Alabama home owners and sellers, that’s the best news I’m sure you’ve heard in years.  The article indicates that “the total to 1.7 million borrowers who have regained positive equity in the past year.” As the song […]

Home Sellers Turn Home Buyers On NOT Off

  According to Realtor Mag Online, there are six surefire ways that home sellers can turn off home buyers quicker than anything.  Below is the list, but be sure to check out the article.  If your home is currently on the market, you may need to take a good, long, hard look at your home […]

Prospective Home Buyers Don’t Let the Ship Pass You By Twice

Home Buyers Need to Jump on Board Realtor Mag Online reports that many potential home buyers may be feeling like they’ve missed the boat that carried the lowest interest rates in recent history.  The experts say that mortgage interest rates are inching up the chart and potential home buyers are discouraged by that bit of […]

Does HUD Have a Program for Low Income Homebuyers?

Somebody Told Me That HUD Has a Program for Low Income Homebuyers How many times have I gotten calls like this?   Unfortunately the answer is too often. A young lady recently called and said that she was on a fixed income and wanted to buy a HUD home or do a rent to own […]

Truth or Consequences in the Home Buying and Selling Process

Consequences of Decisions When Buying and Selling a Home   It’s always a shame when negotiations don’t result in a sale.  After all, you have a seller that wants to sell a home and by all appearances, a buyer interested in buying said home.  One would think that those offers would or could always result […]

Birmingham Reads: Can You Spare a Lunch Hour

Birmingham Reads: An Opportunity to Give Back On April 18, 2013, the Birmingham Reads program offers an opportunity for volunteers to read to Birmingham’s school aged children in the classroom.  I’ll be reading to children at Glen Iris Elementary and I’m looking forwards to it. Not only will volunteers read to the children, but they’ll […]

It’s Only a Lowball Offer if the Home is Priced Right

It’s Only a Lowball Offer if the Home is Price Right When offers are made and presented, the one thing that we all have to remember is that a lowball offer is only a lowball offer if the house is properly priced.  If the home is overpriced from the start, then everyone will have to prepare themselves for: Seller denial, […]

Home Sellers: Pulling a Permit is For Your Protection. It’s Not a Threat.

Pulling a Permit is For Your Protection.  It’s Not a Threat. How often have we heard a contractor say “well if we do that, we’re going to have to pull a permit?”  Or in some cases, they perform work without even mentioning the need for a permit and unsuspecting home owners have no checks and […]

This is Why Now is a Good Time to Sell Your Birmingham Home

Why Sell Now?   For the last five years, all you’ve heard is that it’s a buyer’s market.   For the past five years, the Birmingham real estate market has been flooded with homes for sale.   Home owners trying to sell their homes had so much competition that it was almost like a cattle call and […]

Birmingham Home Sellers: Your Listing Has Expired – Now What?

Just Because Your Home Didn’t Sell, Doesn’t Mean That it Won’t Sell I must mention upfront that I’m sure your Birmingham real estate agent marketed your home to the best of their abilities so this is no disrespect to them. However, it may be small things in the efforts of agents that make a big […]

Short Sales DO Sell

Short Sales DO Sell You may have heard talk of short sales before and either you didn’t get a good understanding of what a short sale really is or you simply thought that any effort to sell your home would be fruitless. First for those that are not familiar with short sales:  a short sale is […]

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 […]

Child Care in Hoover Alabama

First Impressions Child Enrichment Center (FICEC) Hoover’s Child Care Solution Conspicuously nestled in the heart of Hoover, Alabama  is the solution to many area families’ daily child care needs.  It’s a friendly place where children go to have fun and play as they learn, enjoying activities that include reading, art, music, math, and science. Happy […]