Birmingham, AL Real Estate News

By Birmingham Alabama Real Estate, Stephen Wolfe
(LivingInBirmingham.com)
Birmingham Alabama, well the whole state, has been in drought conditions this summer. This week though we have had some much needed rain and I think everyone is grateful and has enjoyed it quite a bit. Some of us, like our friend over here, have just wanted to sit out in it and enjoy some time in the rain. Can you tell he is big fan. (I know a bad pun, but it works so well.) While Birmingham Alabama state totals for the year are still low, we have enjoyed more than 3 1/2 inches of rain this week (that's out of 4 3/4 inches we have had total for the month of August) and a much needed break in temperature away from the hot and steamy 100+ degree days we were having for a while. The average temperature this week in Birmingham has only been about 87 degrees while the rest of the months aver...
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By Birmingham Alabama Real Estate, Stephen Wolfe
(LivingInBirmingham.com)
University of Alabama: Birmingham Football Schedule 2007DateOpponentSept. 1at Michigan StateSept. 8at Florida StateSept. 15Alcorn StateSept. 29at Tulsa*Oct. 6at Mississippi State Oct. 13Tulane* Oct. 20Houston* Oct. 27at East Carolina* Nov. 3Southern Miss*Nov. 10UCF* Nov. 17at Memphis* Nov. 24at Marshall* Sept. 1at Michigan State*Conference USA game Football season is approaching soon. It is time to tune up those grills, clean up the man room, starting buttering up the wife, and buy a new big screen tv. Here is to all those loyal fans, and new fans, of the University of Alabama at Birmingham football team. We wish you all sucess and a winning season.
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Brook Highland, a swim and tennis community with lovely homes, garden homes, and townhomes at various price points, appeals to a wide range of buyers.  Since its conception, Brook Highlands has been, and continues to be one of North Shelby County's most sought after communities.  As a REALTOR, I continuously monitor local real estate statistics in order to keep my clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends.  Below you will find the Brook Highland real estate statistics* for the month of July, 2007.   New homes listed: 17 Number of homes entering escrow: 5 Number of homes closing escrow (sold): 7 Number of homes expiring: 0 Average Days on Market for the homes sold: 105                    If you would like to be the first to know about hot new listings in Brook Highland or anyw...
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By Birmingham Alabama Real Estate, Stephen Wolfe
(LivingInBirmingham.com)
This has become one of my favorite songs. A line from the chorus says... "And in this crazy life, and through these crazy times. It's you, it's you, you make me sing. You're every line, you're every word, you're everything."A line from the song to serve as a reminder. This home buying and home selling process can be a crazy time. Don't let it overwhelm you! In the long run it's about what's best for you and your family, and they are much more important than any home could ever be.
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By Birmingham Alabama Real Estate, Stephen Wolfe
(LivingInBirmingham.com)
I think it's important as a Real Estate Consultant, as a resident, or a future home buyer or seller in the Birmingham Area to know the stats. So for Mountain Brook in the month of July 2007 stats were:Active Properties 191 homes Average Price $805,315Price Range $225,000-$4,499,000Average Days on Market 103Sold Properties 42 homes Average Price $817,970Sold for 97.06% of List Price  Price Range $285,000-$3,495,000Average Days on Market was 91If you would like to be contacted as soon as homes become available in the Mountain Brook area just let me know, or if you would like to see statistics about other areas check my blog at Greater Birmingham Real Estate Resources. Stephen Wolfe Looking to Buy Birmingham Alabama Real Estate? If you want to buy a home in the Birmingham Alabama area- we'...
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By Renee L. Norton
Highland Lakes continues to be one of North Shelby County's most sought after communities.  June sales for Highland Lakes increased slightly in both the number of homes sold and the average sales price from the previous month.  There were 11 homes sold for an average sales price of $485,668.  The average Days on Market for the homes sold in Highland Lakes decreased from 125 in May to 116 in June.* As a Realtor, I continuously monitor local real estate statistics in order to keep my clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends.  If you would like to be the first to know about hot new listings in Highland Lakes, Shelby County or anywhere in the Birmingham area before other buyers, then give me a call at the number below: Renee L Norton, REALTOR Keller Williams Realty 205-914-0857 ...
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By Ricky Bruni
(Keller Williams Realty)
Birmingham real estate sales are still fairly robust but we have finally just tipped the scale backwards. In almost every MLS area, closed sales for the month of June, 2007 were fewer than June, 2006. Additionally, active listings are 2x -3x greater than a year ago...anyway, here is the data  
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By Deneise Fondren, The Key to Your Real Estate Needs
(AL Classic Realty)
SPECIALIZING IN RELATIONSHIPS THAT LAST A LIFETIME · I truly believe these two areas set my real estate business apart from most other Realtors. I am committed to providing you with the highest level of integrity, expertise, and service. I devote myself to serving the needs of my clients before, during, and after each transaction. It is my pleasure to serve you and your family with your real estate needs. I consider it an honor to assist you in the sell of your home or the purchase of your home. This life changing decision is critical and I want to have the relationship it takes to provide you with the service you desire. You are not just a number to me I treat each client with the highest level of respect and loyalty throughout the process. Together we form an everlasting relationship ...
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By Rob Roebuck, ABR- Birmingham, AL Real Estate
(RealtySouth)
 For you first time homebuyers and agents who aren't familiar with the book The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner pick up a copy and read it!  Author, David Bach, outlines the homebuying process well, and tells you how to make a family fortune with real estate.  You don't have to be rich or use some get-rich-quick scheme with "no down payment" to create wealth through real estate.  The old "slow and steady wins the race"  works too!  Start now and in 20 years you will be wealthy! As always, questions and comments appreciated!   
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By Gusty Gulas, #1 Team in Birmingham
(Brik Realty)
There are many foreclosures in Birmingham Alabama and the investors are snatching them up. The foreclosures that are staying on the market for more than a month are homes that are in need of major repair. They are also wanting retail prices for these homes. There are many deals out there but you have to be ready and also have a good realtor. If you are looking to buy foreclosures in the Birmingham Alabama area, please call or email me. Thanks, Gusty GulasAbana Realty205-218-7560ggulas@abanarealty.com 
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By Todd Murphy
(Fitts Agency)
For those of you who have never visited Birmingham and the beautiful state of Alabama, you may be missing out on one America's best kept secrets.  The city of Birmingham, some call it the "Magic City," is surrounded by the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, covered in plush greenery.  A friend of mine from Salt Lake City, on his first visit to Birmingham, said the area reminded him of a national forest.The Greater Birmingham area is home to over one million residents and if you want to visit gorgeous waterfalls, hiking trails, grandeur mountains and valleys, and crystal clear lakes, you're only one and a half hour drive away.  Or maybe you want to see one of the world's top ten beaches - just a four hour drive to Destin, Florida.  For you Jimmy Buffet fans, you're only four...
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