Birmingham, AL Real Estate News

By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(eXp Realty)
Well I've recruited my very first agent at Bham WIiRE Realty.  Her name is Katrina Williams (http://activerain.com/katrinarwilliams).    Katrina and I worked together at another company when I became an agent in 2006, so she has had excellent training and she'll certainly continue training on AR and beyond.  We parted ways a couple of years ago but until now, Katrina says she just had not found the proper "fit."  In the four years that I've known her, I don't ever recall her being this excited and motivated about the business of real estate. She and I have a listing appointment this weekend and 2 others to list as well (no appointment necessary) and I've just gotten a buyer referral.  Katrina is very excited and highly motivated because of our current activity (in just this one week).  ...
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By Toni Bird
(Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties)
Beautiful Day for the Mercedes Marathon in Birmingham Alabama   Today was a beautiful day for the 9th running of the Mercedes Marathon.   Running the streets of Birmingham, Alabama for either the full or ½ marathon.  Runners had to complete the course within 6 hours (4 for the ½). Fans were on hand in 5 points, Highlands , and Boutwell to cheer the runners on.  READ what runners had to say about their experience.   The finish line, which was in front of Boutwell Auditorium, was a welcome site for the runners. The announcers called out each person as they crossed the finish line. A big after race party was held in Boutwell.   Local runner, Daniel Ellis was the winner of the Mercedes Marathon.   Last year the Mercedes Marathon raised $534,000 for local charities.  Read more about the Merc...
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By Mark A. Crain
(Keller Williams Vestavia)
Birmingham AL real estate sales & inventory trends through January, 2010 were a disappointment when viewed in relation to the perceived momentum of November and December of 2009.  As realtors, we had viewed the positive signs of increased sales and lower inventories as reason for optimism moving into the new year but January's preliminary figures continue to support the notion that this is clearly still a buyer's market with plenty of inventory to choose from in virtually all price ranges.  Take a look at this graphical depiction of months inventory over the past 15 months: Months inventory is a measure of the balance of supply and demand for housing.  It is calculated as units of inventory (# of homes on the market) divided by the units sold.  The graphic shows the raw months inventory...
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By Gusty Gulas, #1 Team in Birmingham
(Brik Realty)
2/9/10 Foreclosure list for Birmingham Alabama Homes. On today's list there are 37 homes at your choosing and they are located in the following cities/areas: Birmingham, Huffman, Center Point, Trussville, Carrington Lakes, Leeds, Odenville, Eastlake, Tarrant, Crestview Hills, Crestwood, Irondale, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Hoover, Highland Lakes, Bessemer, Hueytown, Pleasant Grove, McCalla, Ensley, Midfield and Fairfield. To schedule a showing or want more information on any of these Birmingham Alabama Foreclosures please contact Realtor Gusty Gulas with RealtySouth in Birmingham Alabama. You can call me at 205-218-7560 or email me at gusty1305@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.  20 New Listings: http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=US1197305...
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By Gusty Gulas, #1 Team in Birmingham
(Brik Realty)
2/5/10 Foreclosure list for Birmingham Alabama Homes. 40+ Homes in today's foreclosure list. These homes are located in the following cities/areas: Fultondale, Pinson, Birmingham, Center Point, Trussville, Carrington Lakes, Eastlake, Norwood, Inglenook, Tarrant, Crestwood, Avondale, Downtown, Hoover, Vincent, Bessemer, Alabaster, Hoover, Calera, Hueytown, Bessemer, West End, Fairfield, Minor and Forestdale. To schedule a showing or want more information on any of these Birmingham Alabama Foreclosures please contact Realtor Gusty Gulas with RealtySouth in Birmingham Alabama. You can call me at 205-218-7560 or email me at gusty1305@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter. New Listings:  http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=US11944834 New Price Chang...
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By Gusty Gulas, #1 Team in Birmingham
(Brik Realty)
2/4/10 Foreclosure list for Birmingham Alabama. Today's list of foreclosures include properties in the following cities/areas: Mt Olive, Birmingham, Gardendale, Huffman, Center Point, Grayson Valley, Trussville, Carrington Lakes, Odenville, Eastlake, Inglenook, Tarrant, Hoover, Trace Crossings, Oak Mountain, Altadena, Chelsea, Pelham, Pleasant Grove, Ensley, West End and Adamsville. To schedule a showing or want more information on any of these Birmingham Alabama Foreclosures please contact Realtor Gusty Gulas with RealtySouth in Birmingham Alabama. You can call me at 205-218-7560 or email me at gusty1305@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter. 9 New Listings: http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=US11944798 24 New Price Changes: http://bhammls.ne...
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By Gusty Gulas, #1 Team in Birmingham
(Brik Realty)
2/4/10 Foreclosure list for Birmingham Alabama. Today's list of foreclosures include properties in the following cities/areas: Mt Olive, Birmingham, Gardendale, Huffman, Center Point, Grayson Valley, Trussville, Carrington Lakes, Odenville, Eastlake, Inglenook, Tarrant, Hoover, Trace Crossings, Oak Mountain, Altadena, Chelsea, Pelham, Pleasant Grove, Ensley, West End and Adamsville. To schedule a showing or want more information on any of these Birmingham Alabama Foreclosures please contact Realtor Gusty Gulas with RealtySouth in Birmingham Alabama. You can call me at 205-218-7560 or email me at gusty1305@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter. 9 New Listings: http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=US11944798 24 New Price Changes: http://bhammls.ne...
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By Mark A. Crain
(Keller Williams Vestavia)
A bank has dumped a PRISTINE, ALL-BRICK, 2- YEAR OLD foreclosure in Lake Cyrus Birmingham AL for $143,000 less (30%!) than the tax value and $63,000 less than anything similar that has been listed or sold in this PUD.  For a link to this home, including photos, go to 1822 Lake Cyrus Club Drive.  Take a look at this chart: Maybe this doesn't sound like big news to you but it is to me because it is right down the street from my home.  The foreclosing lender (seller) has listed the home with an agent whose office is 28 miles away and, according to MLS, apparently has not sold a house anywhere near this price range or in this area in the past 12 months!  The only explanation(s) for this unconscionable bank foreclosure dumping is either (1) a desire for a super quick sale, (2) the incompeten...
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By Gusty Gulas, #1 Team in Birmingham
(Brik Realty)
2/3/10 Foreclosure list for Birmingham Alabama area homes. There are 40+ foreclosures in today's list and they are in the following cities/areas: Birmingham, Fultondale, Pinson, Clay Center Point, Grayson Valley, Trussville, Branchville, Moody, Eastlake, Crestwood, Homewood, Hoover, Greystone, Harpersville, Helena, Maylene, Montevall, Bessemer, Hueytown, Central Park, Ensley, Fairfield, and Forestdale. To schedule a showing or want more information on any of these Birmingham Alabama Foreclosures please contact Realtor Gusty Gulas with RealtySouth in Birmingham Alabama. You can call me at 205-218-7560 or email me at gusty1305@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.  22 New Listings: http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=US11925432 20 New Price Chan...
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By Gusty Gulas, #1 Team in Birmingham
(Brik Realty)
1/29/10 Foreclosure list for Birmingham Alabama area homes. Good Friday morning everyone. This is the last business day of the month in January so this is typically a crazy day in real estate but lets get ramped up for February! There are 30+ properties on today's foreclosure list and they are in the following areas: Birmingham, Fultondale, Trussville, Center Point, Pinson, Odenville, Springville, Hoover, Lake Cyrus, Inverness, Highland Lakes, Pelham, Alabaster, Calera, Bessemer, Pleasant Grove, McCalla, Central Park, Ensley, Midfield and West End. To schedule a showing or want more information on any of these Birmingham Alabama Foreclosures please contact Realtor Gusty Gulas with RealtySouth in Birmingham Alabama. You can call me at 205-218-7560 or email me at gusty1305@gmail.com. You ...
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By Gusty Gulas, #1 Team in Birmingham
(Brik Realty)
1/28/10 Foreclosure list for Birmingham Alabama area Homes. There are 30+ homes in today's foreclosure list and these properties are located in the following cities/areas: Gardendale, Birmingham, Center Point, Pinson, Grayson Valley, Leeds, Woodlawn, East Lake, Inglenook, Southside, Mountain Brook, Hoover, Ross Bridge, Oak Mountain, Heatherwood, Sterrett, Columbiana, Alabaster, Calera, Bessemer, Hueytown, Pleasant Grove, Ensley and Fairfield. To schedule a showing or want more information on any of these Birmingham Alabama Foreclosures please contact Realtor Gusty Gulas with RealtySouth in Birmingham Alabama. You can call me at 205-218-7560 or email me at gusty1305@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.  20 New Listings: http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/ListitLib/show_re...
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By Mark A. Crain
(Keller Williams Vestavia)
Despite my recent blog posts, Birmingham area foreclosure rates are rising as published in the Money section of today's Birmingham News.  Click here for a direct link to the article METRO FC'S RISING.  While this is certainly not good news for sellers in the area, it could represent a buying opportunity for investors and owner-occupants alike.   Given that Birmingham area foreclosure rates have performed strong relatively on the national level over the past 2 years, it is a little surprising at first glance that foreclosures are continuing to rise even now.  But with the unemployment picture, it should come as no surprise.  For detailed information regarding foreclosures in a particular area, you may email me at sold@markcrain.com or visit www.markcrain.com and click on one of the more ...
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By Gusty Gulas, #1 Team in Birmingham
(Brik Realty)
1/27/10 Foreclosure List for Birmingham Alabama area Homes. Good Wednesday Morning. I have one two HUD Foreclosure bids this week so I am on a roll! Let me know when you are ready for your first house or to start investing in these killer deals! Today's list of foreclosures are located in the following cities/areas: Birmingham, Pinson, Center Point, Eastlake, Trussville, Tarrant, Inglenook, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Oak Montain, Columbiana, Pelham, Helena, Calera, Bessemer, Hueytown, Wylam, Fairfield, Midfield and West End. To schedule a showing or want more information on any of these Birmingham Alabama Foreclosures please contact Realtor Gusty Gulas with RealtySouth in Birmingham Alabama. You can call me at 205-218-7560 or email me at gusty1305@gmail.com. You can also find me on Faceb...
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By Gusty Gulas, #1 Team in Birmingham
(Brik Realty)
1/26/10 Foreclosure list for Birmingham Alabama area homes. Today we have 20+ properties available in the following cities/areas: Birmingham, Pinson, Center Point, Odenville, Eastlake, Inglenook, Tarrant, Rosedale, Homewood, Vincent, Pelham, Helena, Calera, Pleasant Grove, Ensley and Fairfield. To schedule a showing or want more information on any of these Birmingham Alabama Foreclosures please contact Realtor Gusty Gulas with RealtySouth in Birmingham Alabama. You can call me at 205-218-7560 or email me at gusty1305@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.  12 New Listings: http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=US11867649 10 New Price Changes: http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=US11867650 Attention Asset Managers: Looking...
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By Gusty Gulas, #1 Team in Birmingham
(Brik Realty)
1/25/10 Foreclosure update for Birmingham Alabama Homes. Good Monday Morning everyone. I hope you had a fantastic weekend and I hope that this week will be very successful! We have 50+ foreclosures to show you today and they are located in the following cities/areas: Birmingham, Center Point, Crestwood, Vestavia Hills, Montreat, Hueytown, West End, Ensley, Pinson, Leeds, Odenville, Tarrant, Eastlake, Woodlawn, Inglenook, Southside, Altadena, Homewood, Hoover, Lake Crest, Sterrett, Greystone, Highland Lakes, Pelham, Helena, Calera, Bessemer, Pleasant Grove and Oak Grove. To schedule a showing or want more information on any of these Birmingham Alabama Foreclosures please contact Realtor Gusty Gulas with RealtySouth in Birmingham Alabama. You can call me at 205-218-7560 or email me at gus...
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By Mark A. Crain
(Keller Williams Vestavia)
As noted in several of my previous blog posts, the Birmingham housing market for 2010 is well positioned for a nice rebound this year, especially for the first six months.  In case you missed it in this morning's The Birmingham News, there is a nice article about some of the most recent trends and expectations from others in and around the real estate marketplace with their own specialized take on where we've come and where we are headed.  For the complete article, just go to hopes on rise for housing.     As the National Association of Realtors consistently says in its public service messages, "every market is different."  The Birmingham housing market is actually made up of literally dozens of individual markets, each with its own set of strengths and weaknesses as defined by quality ...
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By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
Price: $269,900 FIZBER.com ID 13898630 Single Family with 3 bed, 2.0 bath, in 3088 Whispering Pines Circle Birmingham, AL, 35226 http://www.fizber.com/13898630/ 3088 Whispering Pines Circle - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Single Family Address: 3088 Whispering Pines Circle, Birmingham, AL, 35226 Sq footage: 2100.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 2.0 Bedrooms: 3 Year built: 1958 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more Alabama homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: Fabulously maintained and updated mid-century modern gem. Located in charming Green Valley area of Hoover. Walk to Star Lake, Hoover Country Club, the new Publix and Starbucks. Well-known architect Gene Jones custom built this post and beam, passive-solar design for his own family in 1958....
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By Gusty Gulas, #1 Team in Birmingham
(Brik Realty)
1/14/10 Foreclosure list for Birmingham Alabama homes. Good Thursday to you. There are 35 updates on today's foreclosure list and there are properties in the following cities/areas: Pinson, Center Point, Trussville, Leeds, Moody, Eastlake, Inglenook, Homewood, Inverness, Shelby, Columbiana, Helena, Pelham, Maylene, Hueytown, Concord, McCalla, Ensley and Pratt City. To schedule a showing or want more information on any of these Birmingham Alabama Foreclosures please contact Realtor Gusty Gulas with RealtySouth in Birmingham Alabama. You can call me at 205-218-7560 or email me at gusty1305@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter. 22 New Listings: http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=US11761500 13 New Price Changes: http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/Lis...
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By Gusty Gulas, #1 Team in Birmingham
(Brik Realty)
1/13/2010 Foreclosure list for Birmingham Alabama area Homes. Good Wednesday to you. I hope you enjoy this list of 40+ foreclosures in Birmingham with homes in the following cities/areas: Pinson, Birmingham, Chalkville, Center Point, Huffman, Grayson Valley, Leeds, Woodlawn, Highland Park, Hoover, Sterrett, Chelsea, Pelham, Alabaster, Montevallo, Bessemer, Hueytown, Adger, McCalla, Ensley, Adamsville and Forestdale. To schedule a showing or want more information on any of these Birmingham Alabama Foreclosures please contact Realtor Gusty Gulas with RealtySouth in Birmingham Alabama. You can call me at 205-218-7560 or email me at gusty1305@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter. 27 New Listings: http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=US11752058 22 N...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
  ** UPDATE **   DOG MISSING IN CRESTWOOD HAS BEEN FOUND!     Buck, the male Golden Retriever that went missing Saturday, January 9th from the Crestline/Crestwood area is home!    The below freezing temperatures we have been experiencing had given his owners even more reason than usual to be concerned for his health and safety, but I am happy to report that Buck is safe and sound, reunited with his family again!   Many thanks to everyone who spread the word that Buck was missing and helped bring him home!         BUCK  
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