Yearly Archives: 2010

Involve the Kids When Buying a New Home

As homebuyers are taking more and more advantage of the low rates and prices of many of the homes for sale in Birmingham, it is important to remember that a new home purchase affects and should involve the entire family.. even the children. Below is an entertaining article from Ashley Alway Braatz at Inman News […]

Birmingham – You Are Beautiful

Residents of Birmingham’s new home communities and neighborhoods may soon see some artistic love around the city as officials consider a plan to allow artists to tastefully decorate walls, structures, and other eyesores with a specific message. A recent push for a public art project inspired by the bold “You Are Beautiful” graffiti found around […]

Birmingham Home Sales and Prices See Upswing

Home sales in the Birmingham area, as reported by the Birmingham News, saw a 9% rise in November over October. 616 home sales were reported this November, compared to 563 in October. When compared to the surge of home sales earlier in the year from the federal tax credit incentive, sales now look slow. There […]

FHA Loans: Questions & Answers for Buyers

As the real estate market continues to improve and current market conditions give buyers a greater advantage, many of those who had previously been wary or downright nervous about buying new homes in Birmingham are starting to look to the near future. Average home prices in Birmingham are on the rise once again and the […]

An Essential Checklist for Moving into Your New Ross Bridge Home

“…here’s my list of those absolutely essential things you want to have on hand from Day 1 of moving into a new place.”

Thinking of moving to Ross Bridge?

Here’s some local chatter about the Ross Bridge community from a local blog… Q: [I’m] thinking of moving to Ross Bridge. Can anyone tell me more about Ross Bridge in Hoover? It seems like a really pretty place. Will we be too far from stores, etc.? Is the drive to UAB really only 20-25 minutes? […]

A New Reality for Creating Successful Residential Communities

FEATURED ARTICLE REPRINT FROM SUMMER, 2010 ISSUE OF LAND DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE There is good news on the horizon: the long-term potential for housing and residential development in the United States is excellent. Even with the recent declines in immigration resulting from the recession, demographic forecasts support new housing demand returning to 1.5 million units before […]

Alabama Home Sales Rise

Alabama home sales rose in May, despite a dip in the national numbers. Homes sold across the state totaled 4,082 last month, a 6.5 percent rise from April and a 23 percent jump from May 2009, the Alabama Center for Real Estate at the University of Alabama said today. So far this year, state home […]

Before You Buy a Home – Look at 8 Reasons to Buy a Home

If you're like most first-time home buyers, you've probably listened to friends', family's and coworkers' advice, many of whom are encouraging you to buy a home. However, you may still wonder if buying a home is the right thing to do. Relax. Having reservations is normal. The more you know about why you should buy […]

Before You Buy Your First Home – Tips for a First-time Home Buyer

It's not uncommon for a first-time home buyer to say to me, "Gosh, just last week I called you about buying a home and now I'm in escrow! How did this happen so fast?" The answer is it didn't. First-time home buyers start the search long before most even realize it. Here's what you can […]