Birmingham, AL Real Estate News

By Steven Roantes, "Ensuring Your Insurance!"
(Mutual of Omaha)
ACTIVE REAL ESTATE FORECLOSURES FOR SALE IN BIRMINGHAM AL - 05/17/2011 Your ACTIVE REAL ESTATE FORECLOSURES FOR SALE Daily List has been posted. These are Single Family Homes 'Active' on the Birmingham MLS. http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=7015590547 These homes are ripe for the picking. Dont Let them pass you by. ACT NOW!! ACTIVE REAL ESTATE FORECLOSURES FOR SALE Are on the rise and will not last long. In other news, check this out: http://www.kw.com/kw/pressrelease.html?pressReleaseId=222 Keller Williams Realty and Old Republic Home Protection Align to Provide Unique Benefits to Associates’ Clients Keller Williams Realty, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Old Republic Home Protection to offer a variety of services to the compan...
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By Steven Roantes, "Ensuring Your Insurance!"
(Mutual of Omaha)
Birmingham AL Real Estate Foreclosures – 05/14/2011 Your Birmingham AL Real Estate Foreclosures Daily List has been posted. These are Single Family Homes ‘Active’ on the Birmingham MLS. http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=7015573107 These homes are ripe for the picking. Dont Let them pass you by. ACT NOW!! Birmingham AL Real Estate Foreclosures Are on the rise and will not last long. Home prices rebounded 2.2% in March with median home prices rising to $159,600. This is 5.9% below the year-ago level and keeps the median price close to 2002 levels. Continuing February’s trend, two out of every five homes sold during March, or 40% of sales, were distressed properties( Birmingham AL Real Estate Foreclosures), which typically sell at a 10%-20% discount. The decline ...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
  WHEN PIGS FLY!  KOSHER BBQ COOK-OFF & FESTIVAL "Delicious, Devine & Devoid of Swine!"     The Second Annual When Pigs Fly! Kosher BBQ Cook-Off and Festival will be this Sunday, May 15th from 11 AM til 3 PM in the parking lot of Temple Beth-El in Birmingham's southside.  Last year the event was so much fun and this year should be even better!  Come join the fun!  Everyone is invited!   There's going to be plenty of yummy food including BBQ beef and chicken, live music and fun!  Who will win the cook-off?   Check out and LIKE their Facebook page and find more information and lots of photos from last year.  Here's a little taste of what you can expect......   See you Sunday!       * * * * * *     Looking for a local expert to help with your real estate needs?   Google one here!     Court...
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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 In Birmingham! CELTIC WOMAN LIVE IN CONCERT     Where:  BJCC Concert Hall When:  Sunday, May 8th at 7:00 PM Ticket Information   I am so glad these girls will be performing in the Concert Hall!  The acoustics are wonderful no matter where you are seated and it will be the perfect place to hear these lovely ladies' incredible voices!    Celtic Woman performing "O America"           * * * * * * *     Looking for a local expert to help with your real estate needs?   Google one here!     Courtesy of Ann Allen, CDPE, e-Pro, SRES, ASP205.902.4868Keller WilliamsOne Chase Corporation Drive, Suite 150Hoover, AL  35244     © 2011 Ann Allen, All rights reserved                                                                      
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
   EASTER BREAKFAST First United Methodist Church Birmingham AL     Everyone is invited to come enjoy Easter Breakfast at First United Methodist Church in downtown Birmingham!  The 2011 Panama Mission Team will be serving pancakes with yummy toppings and a fresh fruit salad.   All proceeds from the breakfast will go to the Mission Team (a $5 donation per person is requested).   The fun and fellowship starts at 8:30 AM this Sunday, April 24th in the dining room of the Christian Learning Center.  Parking is available in the lot at the corner of 6th Avenue North and 18th Street.    Please join us!   View Larger Map        Looking for a local expert to help with your real estate needs?   Google one here!     Courtesy of Ann Allen, CDPE, e-Pro, SRES, ASP205.902.4868Keller WilliamsOne Chase C...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
  March 2011 Market Statistics for Homes Sold in Highland Lakes, Shelby County AL (Single Family Residences) Units Sold:  8 Average List Price:  $441,942 Average Sold Price: $422,281 Average Days on Market: 213   Compare March 2010: Units Sold:  4 Average List Price:   $519,475 Average Sold Price:  $458,250 Average Days on Market:  334   There are currently 59 homes for sale in Highland Lakes ranging from $264,900 to $1,700,000 (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 needs?   Goo...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
  March 2011 Market Statistics for Homes Sold in Crestwood, Birmingham AL (Single Family Residences)   Units Sold:  7 Average List Price:  $137,342 Average Sold Price: $129,714 Average Days on Market: 248   Compare March 2010: Units Sold:   9 Average List Price:  $177,122 Average Sold Price: $168,038 Average Days on Market: 217   There are currently 133 homes for sale in Crestwood (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, SRES, ASP205.902.4868Keller WilliamsOne Chase ...
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By Tim Barron
(Tim Barron Architect, Inc.)
Local Materials for the new Southern Home - Part 3   For those who missed the rest of this series, this is a look at Local Materials that can be used when building a new Southern Home.   These are materials that are manufactured, harvested, extracted or recovered within 100 miles of Birmingham. This time we'll look at cabinets and interior finishes. •·         There are at least 3 lines of modular cabinets that are manufactured in Alabama. Diamond Cabinets has a manufacturing facility in Auburn, Legacy Cabinets has a plant in Eastaboga, and Wellborn is located in Alexander City. •·         In addition to the modular lines, there are too many local custom cabinet makers to count! I have worked with several custom cabinet makers in several areas of Alabama - if you're interested in custom...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
  ACTON PARK TOWNHOMES Birmingham, AL       ACTON PARK is an upscale, over-the-mountain townhome community located less than 10 miles south of downtown Birmingham at the intersection of Acton Road and Camp Horner Road, with easy access to I-459, I-65 and Highway 280.  Built exclusively by Signature Homes, Acton Park is close to some of the finest entertainment and dining in the Birmingham area.  These townhomes are just minutes from The Summit, The Colonnade, Colonial Brookwood Village, Riverchase Galleria and Patton Creek shopping, offices and hotels.     Featuring Old World architecture, this elegant community has 1 and 2-level townhomes, some with garages and backyards, a clubhouse, pool, sidewalks and streetlights, as well a pet-friendly park area. Students living in Acton Park Town...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
  February 2011 Market Statistics for Homes Sold in Highland Lakes, Shelby County AL (Single Family Residences) Units Sold:  8 Average List Price:  $451,087 Average Sold Price: $432,468 Average Days on Market: 205   Compare February 2010: Units Sold:  4 Average List Price:   $452,325 Average Sold Price:  $416,625 Average Days on Market:  260   There are currently 54 homes for sale in Highland Lakes ranging from $264,900 to $1,700,000 (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 needs?...
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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! SWINE-N-WINE TWILIGHT SUPPER   The 3rd Annual Swine-N-Wine Twilight Supper will be this Sunday, March 20th from 4:30 PM til 7:30 PM at Old Car Heaven.   Ticket Information: Adults $50 at the door, $45 advance 13-20 $25 at the door, $20 advance 12 and under get in free Call 439-7213 for advance tickets or get them online. PIG ROAST!!!  WINE FEAST!!! Featuring prestigious chefs from the Birmingham area and beyond, this is going to be a blast for all ages! Lou Wamp and Swing Shift from Chattanooga TN will perform live bluegrass music. Grassroots Wines will be hosting wines featuring Lucas and Lewellen Vineyards. Good People Brewing Company and Birmingham Budweiser are bringing the beer! Proceeds from the event will benefit Jones Valley Urban Farm, a non...
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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! THIRD FRIDAYS IN FOREST PARK AND SOUTH AVONDALE   What happens on Third Fridays?  Come find out!  Great weather is expected this evening and it's the perfect time to experience Birmingham's trendy and historic Forest Park and South Avondale neighborhoods after hours!  Shops and galleries stay open until 8 PM and you will find specials at these as well as some of the popular neighborhood bars and restaurants.    * * * * * *   Here's a quick list of participating businesses and a link to more detail about Third Friday - March 18th - 5 to 8 PM   FOREST PARK Naked Art Gallery Silvertron Cafe V Richards Zoe Boutique Little Savannah   SOUTH AVONDALE Spring Street Fire House Parkside Bottletree         View Larger Map        * * * * * * Looking for a local...
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By Tim Barron
(Tim Barron Architect, Inc.)
Local Materials for the New Southern Home - Part 2 For those who missed Part 1 of this Local Materials series, this is a follow-up to a February post "Can Southern Homes be Green?"which discusses the availability of construction materials that are manufactured, harvested, extracted or recovered within 100 miles of Birmingham. Let's look at steel, wood and roofing. •·         I don't think anyone will be surprised to hear that steel is produced in Alabama, especially in and near Birmingham. In fact, almost anything you want made from steel can be produced by the 239 fabricators in Birmingham. Among the local producers, US Steel produces sheet steel and pipe, ACIPCO, McWane and many others produce steel pipe, O'Neal Steel produces structural steel, ThyssenKrupp produces stainless steel, a...
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By Tim Barron
(Tim Barron Architect, Inc.)
Local Materials for the New Southern Home - Part 1 In February I posted "Can Southern Homes be Green?", and it got me thinking about the availability of local materials today. So I did a little research... To recap my earlier post, LEED gives points in Materials and Resources if 20% of the materials used are manufactured - and if 50% are - within 500 miles. I stated that very little of the old Southern Home came from over 50 miles away! I decided to open my circle a bit from 50 miles, but stay well below LEED's 500 mile allowance. So I looked for construction materials that are manufactured, harvested, extracted or recovered within 100 miles of Birmingham (where 45% of my work has been built). This circle includes most of mid-Alabama. I will also include some interesting local materials...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
  February 2011 Market Statistics for Homes Sold in Crestwood, Birmingham AL (Single Family Residences)   Units Sold:  5 Average List Price:  $157,259 Average Sold Price: $149,200 Average Days on Market: 132   Compare February 2010: Units Sold:   5 Average List Price:  $141,120 Average Sold Price: $133,900 Average Days on Market: 174   There are currently 119 homes for sale in Crestwood (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, e-Pro, SRES, ASP205.902.4868Keller WilliamsOne Chas...
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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! BIRMINGHAM HOME & GARDEN SHOW     Where:  Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex When:  March 10th - 13th, 2011 Tickets:  Adults $10 ($7 online), ages 6-12 $3   If you are looking for the latest in products and services for your home you will not want to miss Birmingham's 37th Annual Home & Garden Show this weekend.  This is the area's largest event of this kind featuring over 500 exhibits......from kitchens to swimming pools and everything in between.   A special guest this year will be Chris Wade of HGTV's "Curb Appeal: The Block".  The times you can hear Chris speak are 2 PM and 7 PM on Saturday, then on Sunday at 1 PM and 4 PM.  He will be discussing ways to spruce up your home's exterior, and may even be able to address some of your own project...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
  Things To Do In & Around Birmingham This Weekend - March 4-6     PERFORMING ARTS EVENTS    * * * * * * *   The First Stage Players are performing NUNSENSE this weekend at First United Methodist Church in downtown Birmingham.  Friday was opening night and it was a scream!  Tickets are still available for Saturday night at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinee at 2:30 PM.   * * * * * * *   The Birmingham Music Club presents BRAVO BIRMINGHAM Saturday evening at 7:30 PM at Samford University's Wright Center.  This will be a showcase of some of Birmingham's best known talent....Three On A String, Yakov Kasman, Birmingham Sunlights and Junior League Choral Group.   * * * * * * *   FREE CONCERT at Cathedral Church of the Advent!   New Trinity Baroque and the Georgia Tech Chamber Choir will perform J.S....
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By Barry (Lynn) Miller Jr.
I have started working on my page for Birmingham Commercial Real Estate within my Alabama Homes and Condos website.  I hope to have if finished out by the weekend but not sure if I will have the time.  I am hoping for good results but I am keeping my expectations low.  As of yet Google has not found the page but I am sure after this post and with the power of my Activerain Blog I am expecting the page to be indexed within the hour. Both my Oxford Alabama Commercial Real Estate page and my Pell City Alabama Commercial Real Estate page show up on the first page and I can only wish for the same for the new Birmingham Alabama Commercial Real Estate page.  So good luck to me and be sure to check the new page out or better yet google Birmingham Commercial Real Estate or Birmingham Commercial ...
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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! Bravo Birmingham Spotlight On Local Talent   Where:  Wright Center, Samford University When:  Saturday, March 5th at 7:30 PM Tickets:  $22-$32-$42     The Birmingham Music Club has brought great music for many years to The Magic City, and this Saturday evening they are hosting some of our very own local talent!  You can expect a wonderful mix of bluegrass, choral, classical, comedy, dance and gospel music. Directed by Carl Dean, this will be an unforgettable night with Bobby Horton as the Master of Ceremonies.   Featuring: Three On A String Junior League Choral Group Birmingham Sunlights Yakov Kasman             * * * * * * *     Looking for a local expert to help with your real estate needs?   Google one here!         Courtesy of Ann Allen, e-Pro, S...
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