You’re not the only one planning to buy a home this Spring or Summer. You will definitely have competition. So here’s my biggest tip for Birmingham buyers. If you’ll do this one thing, you’ll be better prepared than almost everyone. Excluding the other people who also read this post :)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.