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.