Mobile, AL Real Estate News

By Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!
(The Cummings Company)
159 Kenan St | Open House Sunday 1/17 2-4 | Midtown Mobile, AL 159 Kenan St is a precious Midtown Mobile Cottage. This home for sale in Midtown Mobilehas curb appeal that is second to none; with the large open front porch, mature landscaping, and classic white picket fence that is the 'icing on the cake.' Upon entering you first come to the living room. This room features the beautiful hardwood floors that you would expect to find in a Midtown home as well as a gas starter fireplace. Adjacent to the living room is a bonus room. This room also has hardwood floors and can serve a number of different uses from a formal dining area to a home office to even a THIRD Bedroom. Continuing through the house we now come to a home's most popular room, the kitchen. The kitchen in this Midtown home f...
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By Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!
(The Cummings Company)
Renovated 3 Bed 3 Bath Home For Sale in Mobile, AL | 713 Magnolia Rd Situated on a large corner lot, directly across the street from Joe A. Bailey Park,  is this refurbished 3 bed 3 bath home for sale. This home is impeccable and will make you say, 'this should have been on HGTV.' Upon entering the front door you will be blown away. This home features a nice open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining. The living room features stunning hardwood floors and nice wood burning fireplace with granite accent. Moving into the house you will notice that there is recessed lighting throughout. The home is wired with a security system and cameras that can be monitored on your TV or mobile device. The kitchen is gorgeous. It is completely updated with brand new cabinets, granite counters, brea...
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By Cathy Bradley, Converting Transactions Into Relationships
(The Cummings Company)
Houses in West Mobile, AL Priced from $150,000 to $200,000 Click here to see homes for sale in West Mobile, AL priced from $150,000 to $200,000.  Currently, there are 91 homes for sale in West Mobile priced between $150,000 and $200,000 with living space ranging from 1,398 square feet to 2,673 square feet. There are 31 homes under contract in this community and of these homes, 27 are traditional sales while 4 are bank owned/REO property.West Mobile houses priced from $150K to $200K: 86 Homes – Traditional Sales – Average List Price: $178,557 No Short Sale Properties 5 Homes - Bank Owned/REO Properties - Average List Price: $168,200 A few West Mobile Neighborhoods that are in the $150,000 to $200,000 Price Range:BriargroveChampion HillsHillcrest CrossingSmithfieldSummer WoodsFor more inf...
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By Cathy Bradley, Converting Transactions Into Relationships
(The Cummings Company)
8 Surprise Hidden Expenses for First Time Home Buyers So, you have signed on the dotted line, gotten the keys for your new first home and can’t wait to move in.  You have saved and budgeted for this home purchase and you think you are ready to be first time home owners.  This is wonderful news, but have you given any thought to those sudden, surprise expenses that always seem to pop up after you have moved in?  Have you allowed enough in your budget to cover these expenses?  Here are eight hidden expenses that you may not have thought of yet, but could certainly happen. Changing the locks.  Is your new home new construction so you are the first to own the home?  Then you may not need to get the locks changed.  But if this house has been previously owned by one or more families or maybe ...
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By Cathy Bradley, Converting Transactions Into Relationships
(The Cummings Company)
 Knowing the Mobile AL RoadsMobile is one “hot” town. I don’t mean the heat and humidity type of “hot”, even though it feels like 100 degrees in the shade right now.  I mean there seems to be a lot of interest in Mobile from out of town buyers.  The Cummings Company has been sending information on current listings in the Mobile area to several families looking to move here over the next few months.  We are glad to share what our local real estate market has to offer with these interested buyers.  The Mobile Chamber of Commerce 2015 Guide states that Mobile is the largest Gulf Coast city between New Orleans and Tampa and is ranked 120th in the nation.  According to the 2013 Census, it is estimated that the city of Mobile has 194,899 citizens, Mobile County has 414,079 citizens and the Mo...
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By Cathy Bradley, Converting Transactions Into Relationships
(The Cummings Company)
Understanding Real Estate Foreclosure Terms Have you ever thought you knew the definition of a word, but then found out you were wrong?  Have you ever wondered if someone really knew what they were talking about, especially when they start using “really big” words? Each industry, whether it is the car industry, the clothing industry or sports, has their own jargon or lingo.  Words that are used within each industry that have specific meaning for that particular industry, but make the consumer feel like they really don’t understand.  Well, foreclosures have specific words that apply to the process of foreclosure as well.  Foreclosures are not an industry all by themselves, but they do fall under the real estate industry, the banking industry and the mortgage industry.  Knowing what these...
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By Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!
(The Cummings Company)
Judicial Foreclosure vs. Non-Judicial Foreclosure Does it seem like we have more foreclosures on the market these days than ever before?  At The Cummings Company, we list and sell foreclosures and we get lots of questions from our buyers regarding the types of foreclosure. In the United States, individual states follow either a judicial or non-judicial foreclosure process.  This process typically depends upon whether the state is a mortgage state or a deed of trust state.  But all states allow some sort of judicial foreclosure process.  The only difference between a Mortgage state and a Deed of Trust state is the procedures necessary to foreclose on the property.   Do you know which type is the state of Alabama? Generally, states that use mortgages conduct judicial foreclosures and stat...
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By Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!
(The Cummings Company)
Heron Lakes in Mobile AL - Homes For Sale - Market Report May 2015 Heron Lakes is conveniently located in Mobile off of Highway 90 in between Azalea Road and Lakeside Drive. With Heron Lakes being developed around a Country Club it is a very active community. Heron Lakes Country Club members can enjoy amenities like golf, tennis, swimming, and of course fine dining. Residents of Heron Lakes get to enjoy the beauty of the golf course and the peace and quite it provides.  If you’re looking for homes in the Mobile area or know someone who’s searching, we strongly recommend you to visit this community. The homes are just so inviting to look at and the yards look so tidy and well-kept!  Interested in finding homes for sale in and around Heron Lakes? Click that link to find all the currently ...
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By Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!
(The Cummings Company)
Sugar Creek in Mobile AL | Homes For Sale | Market Report May 2015 Sugar Creek in Mobile AL is one of the most charming neighborhoods West Mobile has to offer. If you're looking for homes in the West Mobile area or know someone who's searching for great deals, we strongly recommend you to visit this community. The homes are just so inviting to look at and the yards look so tidy and well-kept! This delightful West Mobile neighborhood has served as the home of countless residents for over 40 years. It is located at the southwest corner of Grelot Rd and Hillcrest Rd.  Interested in finding homes for sale in West Mobile in and around Sugar Creek? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in this area of West Mobile.  Sugar Creek Neighborhood has approximately 300 homes that ...
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By Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!
(The Cummings Company)
Regency in Mobile AL | Homes For Sale | Market Report May 2015 Market Report for May 2015 There are currently 5 homes for sale in Regency in Mobile AL with living space ranging from 2,197 square feet to 2,786 square feet. As for the price range, it varies from $177,000 to up to $274,500. There is 1 home under contract in this community and it is a Short Sale.  Regency Homes For Sale in Mobile AL:  5 Homes - Traditional Sales - Average List Price: $ 201,837 No Short Sale Properties No Bank Owned/REO Properties  There was 1 home sold in the community of Regency in Mobile AL during May 2015. The home was listed for $245,000. After staying on the market for 1 day, it then sold at the sales price of $245,000. During the same period the previous year there were 3 homes sold in the community. ...
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By Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!
(The Cummings Company)
Regency Neighborhood in Mobile AL | Homes For Sale | Market Report April 2015Market Report for April 2015There are currently 4 homes for sale in the Regency Neighborhood in Mobile AL with living space ranging from 2,209 square feet to 2,637 square feet. As for the price range, it varies from $179,000 to up to $189,900. There is 1 home under contract in this community and it is a Short Sale.Regency Neighborhood Homes For Sale in Mobile AL: 4 Homes - Traditional Sales - Average List Price: $184,422 No Short Sale Properties No Bank Owned/REO Properties There was 1 home sold in the community of Regency in Mobile AL during April 2015. The home was listed for $195,000. After staying on the market for 68 days, it then sold at the sales price of $180,000. During the same period the previous yea...
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By Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!
(The Cummings Company)
 Mobile, AL Raleigh Neighborhood Info & Homes For SaleWhy Do People Live Here?Raleigh is a beautiful neighborhood of single family homes that is conveniently located off of Sollie Road in West Mobile. It’s not uncommon to see neighborhood kids playing in the streets of this quaint little oasis. The Homeowners Association (dues are $500/year) that serves Raleigh takes pride in keeping the neighborhood in pristine condition. There are sidewalks throughout the neighborhood for you to walk your dog on, or to just take a leisurely walk in the afternoon to enjoy the beauty of the community you call home.Looking for a home in West Mobile?Interested in finding homes for sale in the Raleigh Subdivision of Mobile AL? Click that link to find all the currently available homes in this area of West M...
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By Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!
(The Cummings Company)
3 Bed 2 Bath Home Sold in West Mobile OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescription $100,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,252 sqft Location 1345 Baker CourtMobile, AL 36695USA Kelly & Ryan The Cummings Team(251) 602-1941kelly@ccllc.cohttp://www.thecummingscompany.com           Listed by: The Cummings Team Our recent listings ForeclosureForeclosure in Chickasaw1405 Roderick Rd - Foreclosure For Sale in Mobile7126 Raleigh Blvd - Luxury Home For Sale in West MobileForeclosure at 2013 Forest Oaks Dr W in Mobile Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Jason Will, Jason Will Real Estate
(Jason Will Real Estate)
Great Value in Mobile's Crestview Woods Subdivision!     Great Value toward the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and in super convenient area, close to the interchange of Interstate 10 and 65, as well as the ever expanding shopping and dining establishments off Government Boulevard. Home features updated soffit and fascia boards and the HVAC system is approximately 4 years old - per seller. There is a nice open rear patio with a spacious fenced in backyard.   OverviewMapsPhotos $79,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,280 sqft Location 4359 Fathbrook LaneMobile, AL 36693USA Jason M. Will (251) 583-9728jasonwill@southalabamaliving.comhttp://www.southalabamaliving.com   Listed by: Jason Will Real Estate Our recent listings Deeded Bay Access in Lillian's Emanuel ...
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By Jason Will, Jason Will Real Estate
(Jason Will Real Estate)
Former Model Home in West Mobile's Essex Place Subdivision!     Former Model Home Loaded with Upgrades, to include: Granite Countertops throughout, Oil Rubbed Bronze Fixtures throughout, Stainless Steel Appliances, Pendant Lighting over the Breakfast Bar, Rounded Sheetrock Corners, Ceramic Tile in the Wet Areas, Security System & 9 Foot Ceilings.  The Open Floor Plan features a spacious Great Room with Raised Ceiling and Wood Burning Fireplace and expansive Formal Areas.  The Master Suite features a Tray Ceiling, His/Her Walk-in Closets, Dual Master Bath Vanities & Garden Tub with separate shower. The Garage has been converted to a Professional Office Space, with Private Access, 1 Private Office, as well as Reception Space - adding an additional 452 square feet to the original 2084 squ...
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By Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!
(The Cummings Company)
                                           By Alabama Center for Real Estate (ACRE) Click here to view or print the entire January report compliments of the ACRE Corporate Cabinet. Mobile Area residential sales totaling 262 units in January represent an increase in sales growth of 12.0 percent or 28 units above the same period last year. In addition, total sales represent a 52.3 percent improvement for the month's bottom experienced in 2009.  Forecast: Sales were 3 units or 1.2 percent about of our monthly forecast.The Center's 2014 sales forecast projected 3,936 closed transactions - while actual closings were 3,779 units representing a 3.9 percent cumulative variance. View full sizeMobile Area residential sales improved 12% in January from last year. Housing Inventory has been favora...
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By Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!
(The Cummings Company)
Mobile, AL Foreclosure Market - February 2015 Currently Foreclosures make up 7% of Homes currently For Sale in Mobile, AL. This is a very consistent number of Foreclosures available in Mobile. Active Listings Total # of Listings 115 Lowest Price Listing $9,500 Highest Price Listing $319,000 Average Price $90,651 Avg. Price/SqFt $49.78 Avg. Days on Market 82 See Foreclosures For Sale in Mobile, AL  Currently Foreclosures make up 16.33% of Homes currently Pending in Mobile, AL. Pending Listings   Total # of Listings 64 Lowest Price Listing $7,500 Highest Price Listing $249,900 Average Price $84,553 Avg. Price/SqFt $47.36 Avg. Days on Market 51   So far this year Foreclosure Sales have totaled 22.8% of all Home Sales in Mobile, AL. Sold Lisitngs Total # of Listings 55 Lowest Price Listing ...
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By Kelly Cummings and Ryan Cummings, Your Real Estate Consultants For Life!!!
(The Cummings Company)
Buy or Sell? What to do First? Should You Sell Your Home Before You Buy—or Wait? If you are a current homeowner that wants to purchase a new home, you're most likely asking yourself a question common to folks in your situation: Should I sell before I buy? The answer to that question depends on several factors. Your Personality Just the thought of having two mortgage payments—even for a short period of time—can cause massive anxiety for some people. Even if your lender has assured you of a simultaneous close on the two homes, uncertainty may linger. Then, there is the pressure to accept an unattractive offer just to ensure that the home sells in time. If you wait to buy, you'll have the luxury of being able to negotiate offers as they come in. If you crave certainty, you should probably ...
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By Jason Will, Jason Will Real Estate
(Jason Will Real Estate)
Great Buy in Mobile's Spyglass Pointe Subdivision!     Impeccably Maintained from the Curb to the Closets, this 3 Bedroom + Office has the open floor plan, the square footage and the low maintenance yard you have been searching for! Interior Wow Factors include: Vaulted Ceilings in the Spacious Great Room, Wood Burning Fireplace, Formal Dining Room, Split Bedroom Plan and Super Functional Master Bath with His and Her Vanities and Jetted Tub and Separate Shower. Outside you will find Beautiful Palm Trees, a Private Backyard with Wooden Deck and Storage Building.   OverviewMapsPhotos Video $150,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1,892 sqft Location 5832 Spyglass DriveMobile, AL 36618USA Jason M. Will (251) 583-9728jasonwill@southalabamaliving.comhttp://ww...
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By Jason Will, Jason Will Real Estate
(Jason Will Real Estate)
Elegant Custom Home in West Mobile!     Picture perfect appeal from the curb to the closets on a corner lot in one of West Mobile's most desirable subdivisions, known for its convenient location, friendly neighbors and sought after school district.  Home was purchased as a new construction spec in 1994 and the owners invested in extensive updates in 2007, to include the addition of Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors, travertine tile,  stainless steel appliances, trash compactor, antiqued kitchen cabinets, tile kitchen back-splash, custom kitchen island, California closets,  tankless hot water heater, professional landscaping, spacious rear patio with brick pavers, sprinkler system and a new roof.  There are literally wow factors at every turn, from plantation shutters to the 3-car side-e...
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