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), […]

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.

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 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 Listed by: Jean Deason/Charita Cadenhead Our […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]