Yearly Archives: 2013

The Birmingham Housing Market Continues to Improve

The results are in: Birmingham Realtors have something to smile about! That is, if improving Alabama and Birmingham home sales make you smile! Month to month numbers fluctuated slightly, but the incredible year over year improvements in the Birmingham housing market are indisputable.  According to the Birmingham Association of Realtors (BAR) and the Alabama Center […]

The Resurgence of Downtown Birmingham

The future of downtown Birmingham has been looking especially bright recently, as efforts in the downtown district have led to its resurgence as a prime destination for residents, tourists and investors alike. The revival of downtown Birmingham is an interesting mix of the old and the new, as older, historic buildings are being renovated and […]

Holiday Events in Birmingham

The holiday season is here!  Birmingham is especially fun during this time of year and there are endless activities and events to go to. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite holiday happenings in the Birmingham metro area and encourage all of our Ross Bridge residents to enjoy the season!   Santa vs. the […]

Home Builder Confidence Remains Positive

Even more good news from the housing market! Homebuilder confidence remained positive across the country in November, according to a new report by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Builder confidence in the newly built and single-family homes market maintained a level above 50, at a revised 54. This number was found using the NAHB/Wells […]

Hoover Approves $130 Million City Budget

Last month, the Hoover City Council approved a $130 million budget for the 2014 fiscal year, including funding for a new fire station in our very own Ross Bridge community! The budget allocates $2.3 million for the new fire station, making it the largest capital project included in the budget. Hoover Fire Station No. 6 […]

Little Known Facts About Birmingham

We already know Birmingham is a great city – after all, we chose this metropolitan area to develop our community, Ross Bridge! And, it’s no secret that Birmingham is the up-and-coming city everyone wants to live in either.  According to Southern Living, Birmingham “has never been hotter” and “the Magic City is proving she still […]

Housing’s Contribution to the Economy in Q3

Recent reports have shown Alabama’s perseverance during the recession.  In the Birmingham-Hoover region, homes prices managed to hold up through the recession.  From 2010-2012, the median home price was $144,700, compared to $141,700 during the 2007-2009 time period.  Not many states can say they pulled through the housing crisis so successfully! And, not many people […]

Current Real Estate Trends

Here at Ross Bridge, we love to follow trends – especially trends in real estate! With the incredible and continuous recovery of the economy this year, it’s been our favorite saga to follow. Luckily for us, it’s been all good news! Here are some of our favorite high points currently driving the housing market: Home […]

Birmingham-area Home Sales Rise 12% in October

Birmingham area home sales continue to show year-over-year improvements in October as home sales increased 12 percent, according to data from the Greater Alabama Multiple Listing Service and the Birmingham Association of Realtors. This is great news for all of the the Birmingham metro area, including the Ross Bridge community. Ross Bridge lies in Jefferson […]

Birmingham Metro Area Sales Continue to Increase

Summer 2013 was a strong set of months for Birmingham and the rest of Alabama! The Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE) is reporting positive residential sales in the Birmingham metro area yet again.  According to The Greater Alabama Multi-Listing Service, these sales increased 10.8 percent this year through September. That adds up to a […]