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), […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Trusted Advisors in the Home Buying Process

Introducing Your Confidantes Into the Process? It is not uncommon for Birmingham Alabama home buyers to want to have trusted advisers to accompany them on showings.   However, it’s up to the real estate professional do discuss with buyers how this affects the process and what is considered acceptable and customary.  I have definitely experienced […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Birmingham Real Estate Investors Better Bring Your A-Game

Flipping Houses in Birmingham, Alabama If you are planning to flip houses in Birmingham, Alabama you would be well advised to bring your A-Game.  I would highly recommend that you take a look at the work that your competition is doing if you truly plan to compete in today’s market.  The Birmingham real estate investor […]

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 […]

Birmingham Alabama Investment Properties Under $10,000

Birmingham Real Estate Investors Deals Under $10,000 Homes in Birmingham, Alabama priced $10,000 often attract Birmingham Alabama real estate investors as well as non-local investors.  You can sort the following Birmingham Alabamam investment properties by most recent, days on market, price (low to high or high to low), price change and more. Birmingham Alabama Investment […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ready, Willing and Able Applies to Both Birmingham Home Buyers and Sellers

“Ready, willing AND able”: we hear it all of the time. But what does it mean and how is it relevant to you as a Birmingham Alabama home buyer or seller. In real estate, the term is mostly used with buyers, but in addition to being ready and willing, Birmingham homes sellers must also be ABLE […]

Buyers It’s Okay to Make a Full Price Offer

What’s Wrong with A Full Price Offer? Where do buyers get the notion that there is something wrong with making a full price offer? If a property is priced right (and agents know when a property is priced right), it’s okay to make a full price offer instead of just pulling a number out of your […]

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 […]