Weatherly (Alabaster, AL)
By Tom Horn, Appraising The American Dream
(Thomas Horn, Real Estate Appraiser)
As everyone knows, the national real estate market has been crazy over the past 12-18 months. Because of the collapse of various national financial institutions and its effect on the economy and the real estate market, property values have taken a nose dive. An increase in foreclosure and short sale activity has also taken its toll on the value of most people’s greatest asset: their home. The Alabama real estate market, like all other areas of the country, has also been affected, with some areas being harder hit than others. I’m happy to say that our neighborhood of Weatherly is holding up better than a lot of other areas. With the exception of some minor foreclosure activity, the median sales prices of homes have held relatively steady over the past 12 months. When many other areas are...
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By David Black, Realtor for Birmingham & Shelby Co. Alabama
(Keller Williams Realty Metro South)
It's always nice to see your home turf get some positive recognition, and BusinessWeek magazine has helped drive home what we tell folks all the time:  Alabama is a great place to live.BusinessWeek has named the city of Alabaster in Shelby Co. has the state's most affordable suburb.  This is the one of the key cities we service for people buying or selling homes, and with several good reasons.Alabaster has enjoyed tremendous growth the past few years, but--unlike many communities--its tax base has been growing, as well, thanks to the Colonial Promenade Shopping Center, along with other businesses opening their doors here.  Some folks say the mall has really put what used to be a 'sleepy little town' on the map.  For years, people would drive by Alabaster on Interstate-65 all the time on...
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By Tom Horn, Appraising The American Dream
(Thomas Horn, Real Estate Appraiser)
I live in Alabaster, Alabama. It’s a great city situated in Shelby County, just south of Birmingham in the northern part of the state. Today I want to spotlight the neighborhood I live in called Weatherly. Weatherly is a modern swim and tennis club development with over 600 home sites. In addition to the swim and tennis club it offers several lakes and a clubhouse. The subdivision offers numerous home styles and home sites, including garden homes, lakefront homes, mountain top homes and estate size lots. With a neighborhood this size it is easy to get lost in the crowd and feel overwhelmed by the number of neighbors you have. This can affect your sense of belonging to a community by making you feel isolated. I’m sure everybody reading this has probably seen the old Andy Griffith series ...
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