Birmingham, AL Real Estate News

By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(eXp Realty)
The Fly Jock:  Tom Joyner is in the 'Ham for the Magic City Classic In 2006, Tom Joyned served as the Grand Master of the 65th Magic City Classic Parade and Ambassador on "Game Day" and I think he has been coming to the Magic City Classic ever since, along with his TJMS crew (J. Anthony Brown and Sybil Wilikes).  John Joyner and the crew are taping the show live this morning alongside the 1000's of tailgaters at Legion Field. NOTE TO Tailgates:  If you called in today with a sudden case of the Magic City Classic Flu...Stay away from the microphone.  Stay away from the microphone.            This year's Grand Master or should I say grand mistress of the Classic Parade is Lisa Raye-McCoy from the hit show Sinle Ladies Others expected around town for the Classic weekend are:  Comedians and...
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By Curt Warner, Kirkland, Washington. You'll love it here.
Bham Real Estate is just as susceptible to market fluctuation as the rest of the major cities in the US, but there is good news: according to data obtained from Zillow.com, Birmingham home prices are up 7.7% year-over-year as of the period ending 9/30/2011. You'll find some demographic info for Bham Real Estate here.   This has been a test of the efficacy of ActiveRain's Google Juice.
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By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(eXp Realty)
Let's Get This Party Started:  It's Finally Here....Magic City Classic Weekend Or as we used to say back in the day "It's A On Like-A Pop-A-Cone." One thing that is undeniable:  It ain't no party like a Magic City Classic Tailgate Party.  RV's have been pulling in to town all weeks and the flood gates to Legion Field RV parking swung wide open. Everybody is welcome to stop by any RV and dine like fat cats.  Get your choice of ribs, chicken, grilled corn on the cob if you fancy a little soul food delight.  Oh but dont' stop there.  If you feel like Living Lavida "Lobster" you'll find that too.  As a matter of fact, if you taste pallet desires it or craves it, you'll find it among the hundreds of parties going on at Legion Field. We've got alumni from all points north, south, east and wes...
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By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(eXp Realty)
Let's Get Ready to Rumble:  The 70th Annual Magic City Classic 2011 The Magic City Classic is the longest running competition among historically black college rivals:  Alabama State University and Alabama A & M. Every year, alumni and friends from all over the country convene on the streets of Birmingham for a fun filled week (or weekend).  Every year is like a family reunion. State Farm Insurance officially kick start the event with its press conference on Wednesday, October 26th at 10:00 (State Farm Headquarters on Lakeshore Drive). On Thursday, October 27th, it ain't nuttin' but a party beginning at 7:30pm with the Magic City Classica Alumni Pep Rally at the B & A Warehouse.  Admission is $10) Friday morning at 7:30, there's the Magic City Classic  Scholarship Breakfast at the Harber...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
September 2011 Market Statistics for Homes Sold in Town of Mt. Laurel, Shelby County AL (Single Family Residences)   Units Sold:  1 Average List Price:  $549,000 Average Sold Price: $530,000 Average Days on Market: 221     Compare September 2010: Units Sold:  0 Average List Price:   N/A Average Sold Price:  N/A Average Days on Market:  N/A   There are currently 12 homes for sale in Town of Mt. Laurel ranging from $299,900 to $899,900 (per Birmingham MLS)     Don't forget to join the Shelby County Community Page!   If you would like updated information or details for this or any community in or around Birmingham, Jefferson or Shelby Counties, please feel free to call or send me an email.  I would love to hear from you!         * * * * * *     Looking for a local expert to help with your...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
September 2011 Market Statistics for Homes Sold in Highland Lakes, Shelby County AL (Single Family Residences) Units Sold:  4 Average List Price:  $464,425 Average Sold Price: $436,250 Average Days on Market: 223   Compare September 2010: Units Sold:   5 Average List Price:   $500,240 Average Sold Price:  $479,200 Average Days on Market:  216   There are currently 62 homes for sale in Highland Lakes ranging from $249,900 to $1,350,000 (per Birmingham MLS)     Don't forget to join the Shelby County Community Page!   If you would like updated information or details for this or any community in or around Birmingham, Jefferson or Shelby Counties, please feel free to call or send me an email.  I would love to hear from you!       Looking for a local expert to help with your real estate need...
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By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(eXp Realty)
Buyer Pays Her Own Way & It's a Wrap Last week I posted about a buyer who had contacted me about an unlisted property that she wanted to buy and wanted to know what to do next.  Luckily for me and her, she knew that the first step was to contact a competent Realtor® which just so happened to be me. She had now problem paying for the services provided and paid 1/2 of my fee upfront and yesterday we wrapped up the deal. She got the house.  A burden has been lifted off of the seller.  And everyone's a happy camper. Buyer's will pay if they see value in the services that we provide. Don't underestimate the buyer and don't devalue your worth by not offering the value option of fee based menu driven services offered to consumers. My name is Charita Cadenhead, and I'm an Accredited Constultant...
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By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(eXp Realty)
Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth:  Birmingham's Loss of an Original Foot Soldier Rev Fred Shuttlesworth, a name many may not recognize as an integral part of the Civil Rights Movement, died on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.  When we speak of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King comes prominently to mind.  But what a lot of people don't know is that had it not been for Rev. Shuttlesworth, we would probably know little about King.  You see, it's long been said that Rev. Shuttlesworth called upon King to lead the Civil Rights Movement.  Reverend Shuttlesworth was 89 years old and had suffering from ill health for the past several years.  We wish his family well and express our deepest sympathy for the loss of the man and the legend. Google search results for Fred Shuttlesworth
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By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(eXp Realty)
LOCALISM:  Get Your GREEK To Go!  39th Annual Greek Festival in Birmingham The other day I posted about the 39th Annual Greek Festival to take this weekend (September 29, 2011 - October 2, 2011).  I posted the menu as well, but what I didn't post was the menu for Take Out Orders. You can actually print the menu below adn fax your order to 716-3085 or call in your take out order to 716-3086 FOR 10 OR MORE ORDERS ONLY TAKE OUT ORDER FORM Name:  ______________________________________________  Phone: __________________________ Day and time to pick up:  _______________________________________________________________                         APPETIZERS                        Price each                          # of orders                     Total Cost 1)                     4 Pites           ...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
Fun Stuff To Do Around Birmingham!   39TH ANNUAL BIRMINGHAM GREEK FESTIVAL       Where:  Holy Trinity-Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral When:  September 29th, 30th, & October 1st, 10:30 AM - 10 PM FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING     If you love great food and fun the Birmingham Greek Festival is a must attend event!  Experience the Greek culture....from authentic homemade Greek cuisine (check out the menu) to music and dancing, it's so much fun!  The weather forecast calls for sunny skies and pleasant temperatures....couldn't be more perfect!  Can't stay for the festivities?  You can still enjoy the great food as they offer Drive Thru/Take Out service.  For 10 orders or more please phone your order to (205) 716-3086 and or fax to (205) 716-3085.     View Larger Map     * * * * * * * ...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
August 2011 Market Statistics for Homes Sold in Crestwood, Birmingham AL (Single Family Residences)   Units Sold:  13 Average List Price:  $147,258 Average Sold Price: $140,723 Average Days on Market: 135   Compare August 2010: Units Sold:   1 Average List Price:  $229,900 Average Sold Price: $215,000 Average Days on Market:   83   There are currently 84 homes for sale in Crestwood ranging from $4,000 (really!) to $369,500 (per Birmingham MLS).         If you would like updated information or details for this or any community in or around Birmingham, Jefferson or Shelby Counties, please feel free to call or send me an email.  I would love to hear from you!       Looking for a local expert to help with your real estate needs?   Google one here!     Courtesy of Ann Allen, CDPE, e-Pro, SR...
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Why is my credit score different from what the lending is seeing?There are a few misunderstandings happening recently concerning the credit rating range that usually happens when consumers pull their own credit opposed to when a lending institution pulls a credit report. I think this really is brought on by the recent introduction from the VantageScore as well as the FICO rating which we all have been accustomed to using over the years. I’ll briefly describe the primary variation between the two in order to clean up these particular misunderstandings. VantageScore range vs. FICO score range VantageScore range: 501-990 FICO range: 300-850 With viewing this, you can see the two ratings overlap. This really is exactly where, I think, the actual issues about the existence of FICO scores ove...
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By Rob Roebuck, ABR- Birmingham, AL Real Estate
(RealtySouth)
CRESTLINE PARK HOUSE FOR RENT   1224 Krin Avenue Birmingham, AL 35213 3 bedroom, 2 bath with garage and lots of storage $1200 per month Convenient to UAB, downtown, shopping and more. Home also for sale and/or lease purchase. For photos and more info click HERE
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
August 2011 Market Statistics for Homes Sold in Town of Mt. Laurel, Shelby County AL (Single Family Residences)   Units Sold:  3 Average List Price:  $411,379 Average Sold Price: $387,713 Average Days on Market: 121     Compare August 2010: Units Sold:  1 Average List Price:  $375,000 Average Sold Price: $375,000 Average Days on Market:    0   There are currently 9 homes for sale in Town of Mt. Laurel ranging from $324,900 to $899,900 (per Birmingham MLS)     Don't forget to join the Shelby County Community Page!   If you would like updated information or details for this or any community in or around Birmingham, Jefferson or Shelby Counties, please feel free to call or send me an email.  I would love to hear from you!         * * * * * *     Looking for a local expert to help with you...
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By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(eXp Realty)
Open House Sunday, September 11, 2011 4015 Glenwood Avenue 2:00 - 4:00 Don't Miss it.  You can go to church, eat just around the corner at Silvertrons or V Richards and then take your time and view this lovely 4 bedroom home in Forest Park a5 4015 Glenwood Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35222. Open House in Forest Park, Sunday September 11, 2-4pm Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood Open House $310,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 2368 sqftLot: 7,250 sqft Location 4015 Glenwood AvenueBirmingham, AL 35222USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Charita H Cadenhead Bham WIiRE Realty(205) 321-1200bhamwiire@att.nethttp://www.inandaroundbirmingham.com Listed by: Charita Cadenhead Our recen...
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By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(eXp Realty)
Market Report:  Full Brick Homes for Sale in Glen Oaks (Fairfield, AL) We know that you many home buyers like yourself are looking for nothing less than full brick homes and if you're looking for a home Fairfield's Glen Oak Subdivision, then it's like you're  just the one I'm talking about. Block after block in Glen Oaks, you'll find nothing but brick homes and current there are a quite a number of these homes on the market right now (all with either 3 or 4 bedrooms and more than one bath).  Actually, there is only one home that has 1 full and 1 half bath, all of the others have at least 2 full baths. Prices range from a low $79,900 t $139,900.  Two of the best features (other than the fact that they are brick) of these homes is that they all have garages and full or partially finished ...
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By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(eXp Realty)
Bham WIiRE Agent, Faye C. Morrow Finally Takes the AR Plunge As many of you may know, Faye Morrow joined Bham WIiRE Realty a short while back.  She has been an invaluable addition as far as I'm concerned.  Faye's strength is working with buyers so homebuyers in the Birmingham area would be lucky to have such a dedicated pro on their side. You probably also know (without my saying it) that I've been boasting relentlessly about the infinite advantages of being an ActiveRain member.  Chief among the benefits are the endless supply of lessons to be learned. By Faye's own admission, she'd much prefer to work with numbers than to write a blog post or anything else for that matter.  But she has been taking baby steps by reading some of my favorite bloggers and she's taken the big step of joini...
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By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(eXp Realty)
Living in Forest Park:  4015 Glenview Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35222   You can buy a house anywhere.  But when you’re shopping for a home in Forest Park…….well, we know you’re looking for much more than a home…….it’s about lifestyle.  When 4015 Glenwood Avenue becomes your new home, you’ll be proud to invite people into the neighborhood which is rich in history.  4015 Glenwood Avenue is filled with the rich “character” that homes in Forest Park and known for.  Every square inch (from the curb to the fence surrounding the swimming pool in back) says “I made the right move.  I’m HOME.”  The view from the street to the house that sits on high, conjures up visions of sitting on your front porch (spells at a time)  enjoying the company of family, neighbors and friends.  Just inside the front p...
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By Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)
(eXp Realty)
When the seller purchased this home several years ago, she said that one of the things searched for was a home with window seating. I'm sure there are many people desiring to have a home with window seating and if you live in the metro Birmingham area, this just may be the place for you.   Forest Park Home for Sale: 4015 Glenwood Avenue Overview Maps Photos Description Neighborhood $310,000 Single Family Home Main Features 4 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 2368 sqftLot: 7,250 sqft Location 4015 Glenwood AvenueBirmingham, AL 35222USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Charita H Cadenhead Bham WIiRE Realty(205) 321-1200bhamwiire@att.nethttp://www.inandaroundbirmingham.com Listed by: Charita Cadenhead Our recent listings 2 ...
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