Should you do it?! Buying a house with your boyfriend or girlfriend is BIG. Like really big. Here are a few thoughts and tips to help you decide if this is right for you and your snuggle bunny.
Sellers tend to skip this one piece of advice making it take longer to sell their home and leaving money on the table. Learn from their mistake, beat your competition and get that baby sold for top dollar!
Give and take when buying and selling houses is normal, right? Wrong actually. Not everybody got that memo. Here are my thoughts on the GIVING part. If you read this post and this mindset is new to you, adapt it IMMEDIATELY and I promise it will change your life.
Here are two of my favorite things to do during the holiday season around the Birmingham area. Whether you're new to The Ham or born and raised, you're bound to enjoy these little adventures. Make some memories!
Excellent curb appeal is a must if your house is about to hit the market. Here's my list of exterior items that will help ensure you get top dollar.
Is buying a new construction home a terrible idea? Can you save money buying an older home? Here's a list of The Good and The Bad of new construction so you can decide if brand new is right for you.
It is a seller's market and it shows with houses receiving multiple offers and/or selling within only days on the market. If you want to be one of those lucky homebuyers, you have to get serious and intentional about the process. Don't worry though because I've got all the tips you need to get your new home train on the right track and arriving at it's destination in a jiffy.
Thinking about moving to Calera? Already live there? Need something to do next weekend? Take a look at this list full of fun! You're bound to fall in love with one of these weekend activities.
Did you know closing costs actually start before closing? Yep, costs start adding up as soon as your offer is accepted by the seller. Here are three expenses buyers must pay before closing day.
I continue to see more and more accent ceilings and I love them! My favorite thing is just how easy it can be done. Take a look at these 14 examples of easy accent ceilings for inspiration.
If selling your home this Spring is on the agenda but you haven't even started to prepare, you may already be too late! Here's three reasons you might want to get started... yesterday.
Market activity for Holland Lakes is looking pretty good for 2015. This infographic sheds some light on the number of homes listed, homes sold and prices. Plus check out the change in average price from 2014 to 2015.
Well do they work or not? Some people say open houses are a waste of time while others still believe it's a must do. Find out my professional opinion plus I've got a killer tip for you too!
Allowing our wanderlust to take over, we spent an autumn weekend exploring Northeast Alabama. We visited places like Noccalula Falls and Little River Canyon. Our adventure lead us to sights all within 2 hours of the Birmingham, Alabama area. Check out my recap and photos. I know what you'll be doing next weekend!
Shopping for a new home can be fun! And exhausting. And stressful. It’s like going on lots of dates with hope that you’ll find The One. Except you only get to go on one date with the house and you have to trust that everything the house’s last partner tells you about it is accurate. No pressure. But once you find The One, how do you make sure you’re not making a mistake? Follow these three steps and avoid marrying the wrong house.
Choosing a real estate agent to help you buy a home or sell your home is an important decision. Although it is tempting, let me tell you three good reasons why you shouldn't hire a Top Agent. And my definition of "Top Agent" here is an agent with a very high sales volume. This is typically the agent whose name you see on lots of signs around your community or billboards around town.
You hear it all the time... Spring and Summer are selling season in the real estate world. And the rumors are true. Much of this is due to the school calendar. But I'm going to let you in on a little secret here... selling your home in the Fall and Winter has it's advantages too! Yep, true story. Not only can you sell your Pelham, Alabaster, Helena or Chelsea home during the holidays but you can sell it FASTER. Check this out.
I just had to share this photo of the Holland Place entrance in Pelham, Alabama. You see lots of Birmingham area subdivisions come together to decorate their entrance. But have you ever seen one go so big for the 4th of July? I've never been more proud to be a resident of this charming community. If you're searching for a place to hang your hat, keep searching because Holland Lakes and Holland Place are so much more than that. This is a Pelham community you can grow old in... three lakes, walking trails and friendly neighbors come with every home sold :)
So after working in property management for years and being a long-time renter, I'm here to say that renting in Birmingham, Alabama is not all it's cracked up to be. As a typical millennial, I've always been of the opinion that owning your own home is overrated. I believed it would lock me into one location on this great big planet and it would ultimately cost me just as much as renting. But I'm here to tell you... boy was I wrong. Now the decision of renting versus buying is for each person to make himself but today I'll share a few points that helped sway me to the dark side.
So this is our new Saturday ritual... grab Beemer (my dog), grab our reusable shopping bag and head over to Pepper Place Market in the Lakeview District of Birmingham. This place is the best! Every Saturday from 9am-noon until about mid-December. They have tent after tent of fresh veggies and fruit from our local farmers plus handmade jewelry, soaps, doggy treats and lots of other things you didn't even know you need.