Birmingham Home Prices: November 2017

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Birmingham Home Prices: November 2017

What a year it has been for real estate so far! Check out this update on home prices for areas of Shelby County & Jefferson County. Most Birmingham cities have seen a big increase in home values, even better than the national average.

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The Art of Giving In Real Estate

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The Art of Giving In Real Estate

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.

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Birmingham Buyers: STOP LOSING HOUSES

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Birmingham Buyers: STOP LOSING HOUSES

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.

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4 Weekends In Calera, Alabama

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4 Weekends In Calera, Alabama

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.

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3 Closing Costs Buyers Can't Avoid

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3 Closing Costs Buyers Can't Avoid

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.

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2015 Recap: Holland Lakes in Pelham, AL

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2015 Recap: Holland Lakes in Pelham, AL

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.

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Wanderlust Weekend: Northeast Alabama

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Wanderlust Weekend: Northeast Alabama

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!

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3 Tips To Avoid Buying The Wrong House

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3 Tips To Avoid Buying The Wrong House

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.

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3 Reasons Not To Hire The "Top Agent"

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3 Reasons Not To Hire The "Top Agent"

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.

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Fall & Winter Selling

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Fall & Winter Selling

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.

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Holland Place 4th of July - Pelham, Alabama

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Holland Place 4th of July - Pelham, Alabama

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 :)

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