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 […]

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 counter tops in the kitchen, fenced backyard, vinyl windows, soffits, new gutters and floors (2013), […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Buying and Selling a Home in Birmingham Alabama: A Question of Affordability

Buying and Selling a Home in Birmingham Alabama: A Question of Affordability. Buying and Selling a Home in Birmingham Alabama: A Question of Affordability Two of the most often asked questions by consumers are: 1.Is now a good time to buy a home and 2.Is now a good time to sell a home Both are excellent […]

Getting the Green Light on Your Home Loan Approval

We Really Need to Know Your Qualifications Upfront It seems that nothings turns off a prospective home buyer faster than being asked the questions:  Have you spoken with a lender yet? For some reason, home buyers become defensive when asked this question which seems a bit odd since they are in the market for a home, […]

Your Buyer Will Need to Sign The Seller’s Specific Short Sale Addendum

The Short Sale Addendum Even as Birmingham, Alabama short sales continue to be a significant part of the real estate landscape, they are still a mystery to the vast majority of buyers as well as some real estate agents. Off the top, both short sale buyers and short sale sellers should know that there are […]

Always Seek Clarification of Real Estate Contracts

Ambiguity Has No Place in a Sales Contract Negotiating offers on the purchase of a home and final contracts are never about what someone told you. Rather’s it’s all about what you’ve gotten in writing. Birmingham home buyers and home sellers should seek clarification of items in writing if the existing language is ambiguous. One […]

You Have Everything Except the Home You Want to Own

So What’s Stopping You From Buying a House When I say you’ve got everything, I mean that you’ve got everything you need to purchase a home.  You’ve got good credit.  You’ve got money in the bank for earnest money, home inspection, appraisal, and sufficient down payment to purchase the home that you’ve been dreaming about. […]

Birmingham Home Buyers Should Make Competitive Offers

The days of buying a Birmingham, Alabama home at 70% of it’s value has long passed.  As a savvy home buyer you need to know that if they’ve set your sights on the home of your dreams, you’dbetter be prepared to make a competitively strong offer.   Many sellers are totally ignoring low-ball offers on a […]

Homebuyers and the Bidding War

Homebuyers Caught Off Guard by Bidding War That’s the title of an article that I read yesterday on Realtor Magazine online.   Immediately I thought surely their real estate agents have been sending this message with tremendous emphasis.   The fact is that it should not be any surprise and in my opinion “caught off guard”does not accurately […]

Short Sales and the Sound of Music

Attached is Your Short Sale Approval Letter It’s like the sound of Now getting to closing is the last hurdle. Whether you’re looking to buy real estate your sell your existing property, call or send me and email today, so we can discuss how I can best serve your Birmingham-Hoover Metro area real estate needs! Exceptional Service Because You Deserve It! Charita […]

Is a Birmingham Lease With Option to Purchase Right For You?

Lease With Option to Purchase Will the Owner Consider a Lease With an Option to Purchase? This question pops up every now and then.  The single most misunderstood factor with regard to a lease with an option to purchase revolves around the following terms:  security deposit, down payment and lease option payment.  Usually after addressing […]

All Things Considered Price, Location and Condition Will Sell a House Faster Than Anything

Price, Location and Condition The title of this post speaks for itself.  There really is no further explanation needed so this post is going to be quite brief. Birmingham-Hoover Home Sellers There isn’t much you can do about location if you are planning to sell your house .  Hopefully it’s in a prime location.  But […]

You Only Think Paying off Credit Cards Will Help When Buying a House

Paying Off Good Debts Can Work Against You Occasionally I get calls from prospective buyers that are working on their credit.  They say that they are paying off debt so they can purchase a home.  So I ask and who advised that you needed to pay off your credit cards?  With one couple in particular, […]

How Much Will You Take For This House?

Will The Seller Take $XXXXX.00 For This House? I get this a lot. Birmingham home buyers and their birmingham real estate agents will often verbally ask if a seller will accept a certain amount for a home that is listed in the Birmingham MLS. Not to be mean or discouraging, my answer is always the […]

Just Listed at $54,900 – Possible Short Sale: 1333 33rd Street, Birmingham (Ensley Highlands), AL

There Is Nothing Like Brick Some people wouldn’t live in anything other than a full brick home.  And if you are one of those people that is looking for a full brick home for sale,and if the western area of Birmingham, Alabama is your preferred side of town, then you’ll definitely want to take a […]

Selecting the Right Birmingham Real Estate Agent

Chemistry is Important When Selecting a Real Estate Agent If buying or selling a home in Birmingham Alabama is on your to do list, then it’s important that you chose a Metropolitan Birmingham-Hoover real estate agent that is knowledgeable about the process.  But it’s also important that good chemistry exist between the two of you or you AND the […]

Understanding the Nature of Home Buying and Selling Negotiations

I Couldn’t Care Less About What Your Client Thinks Birmingham real estate agents, home buyers and home sellers alike often utter these very words. And each time I hear it, I often think “Well you should.” How can you negotiate if you don’t consider the other party?” I believe that the dominant factor in good […]

Garden Home Market Report Cheshire Parc (McCalla, AL)

Cheshire Parc Garden Home Report Cheshire Parc Subdivision located in McCalla, Alabama remains an attractive option for Metropolitan Birmingham-Hooverhome buyers seeking the low maintenance lifestyles that Cheshire Parc garden homes offer. The data below reflects the Cheshire Parc Subdivision market for January 2012.  Data was compiled on 02/03/2012.  For January 2012 there were 19 active listings ranging from […]

So You’ve Decided to Buy a Home in the Birmingham-Hoover Alabama Area

Buying a home in the Birmingham-Hoover real estate market is not something to be done on a whim. Ideally, you’ve taken some time to think about: The reasons that you want to buy a home What community in the Birmingham-Hoover area do you want to purchase a home? What does it really mean to be […]

Thinking About Buying a Home in Birmingham Alabama? Should You Ask Someone to Co-sign on a Mortgage Loan?

Have You Wanted Something So Badly You Could Almost Taste It? I know that I’ve been there. And even though we want some things so bad, more often than not, we know that the timing just isn’t right for us to have that thing that we desire. If you have ever find yourself in a […]

Tips to Help Parents Choose the Best Birmingham Metro Area Day Care

Submitted by Dan Gilbert on behalf of Primrose Schools. Primrose helps students achieve success in learning and life by delivering innovative, high-quality day care services in three different Birmingham locations. Dan has written a number of articles on topics varying from bilingual learning to teaching the importance of volunteering. One of the most important decisions […]

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 […]