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Market Conditions in Birmingham : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Feb 3, 2016
Tbodley asked:
1622 19th St N Birmingham, AL
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Fri Mar 27, 2015
lnvaillancourt asked:
Are there any communities, areas that have homes at the $500,000. 00 range?
Do gated communities exist?
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Wed Jul 30, 2014
manal asked:
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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Howard Whatley answered:
This home is located in the Jefferson County School District. The schools would be Gresham, Irondale & Shades Valley. This home is no longer on the market; however, there are many other homes for sale in the Cotswolds subdivision. ... more
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Thu Apr 24, 2014
Renee Hamilton answered:
You can find parks and other information on the following website.
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Wed Jan 15, 2014
Trading Earth Team answered:
Hello Ron,

As of today January 15th 2014 there are 423 active single family residences in the 35242 zip code area. Is there anything specific which you are searching for? Our Team at Trading Earth will be happy to help. Also our website is a search engine which downloads the MLS every day soo the homes you are looking at are active listings now. or just type in Trading Earth.. it will get you there. Please let me know what else I can do to help.

Yours, Rav
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Sat Sep 7, 2013
Jonathan Hyatt answered:
The last 30 days has been slower than the activity we saw from April-July, but it is tough to say how much of that is the rate increase versus the traditional slowing down of the season once school starts in August. Great time to list your home though...inventory is low and every well priced home is still getting good activity. ... more
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Sun Aug 25, 2013
Carolyn and Cliff Grimsley answered:
Would you want to lend money on a bad investment?

A lender wants to make sure their investment is protected. If a property does not meet certain standards, they view it as a bad risk. Since they are taking the risk, they get to make the rules. One of the rules is you can get a loan (with significant restrictions) to bring a property up to standards. Then you can get a FHA loan.

Talk to a local lender about an FHA 203k loan.
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Wed Apr 3, 2013
Charita H Cadenhead answered:
Mr. Bradford,
Your home is not currently listed for sale, therefore any information about the house that you are viewing on this website is a result of Trulia pulling information from the tax records. If there is information that needs to be corrected, you should contact the Jefferson County Tax Department ( ... more
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Sat Jul 14, 2012
LouAnn Newell answered:
This home sold in August 4, 2011 for $93,000. I do not see it listed in our MLS at this time.It was a foreclosure with repairs needed. I would be happy to find you a home in this area if you like or you can also go to my website at and sign up to see homes listed in the Birmingham Multiple Listing Service. (MLS). ... more
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Fri Jun 15, 2012
David Mason answered:
There was no link to the property you are inquiring about, however, it is perhaps MLS#526514. If so, this is an exceptionally updated home, across the street from a church and close to the Interstate. The owner has price it to sell quickly. If you would like to contact me for more details, check my website and give me a call. ... more
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Thu Jan 5, 2012
Andrea Quick answered:
The fair market value of this home is between $65k and $70k. This amount is based on other homes in the area combined with the tax assessed value. I am a realtor in the area with Remax and would love to help you find your new home. You can contact me on my cell at 205-229-7648 or by email at
I look forward to hearing from you soon! :)
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Wed May 4, 2011
Keith Andrews answered:

I just found this questin and answer thread from the past. Birmingham AL is full of foreclosures that fit the 3 bed 1 bath description. If you have already invested in Birmingham and found success, we would like for you to continue to grow your investments here. I have many listings through out the more distressed neighborhoods and receive phone calls every week from would be renters who see my signs. These signs are for selling the property, not renting.

Many people qualify for Section 8 benefits here and as Fabien stated below, those rental prices are common here.

Thank you.
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Thu Apr 7, 2011
Robert Kenmore answered:
Being a former renter myself in the Crestwood area, I can say that generally, depending on size, condition, etc, you can expect to find rentals in the Crestwood area anywhere from $900 to $1200. Some 2 BR bungalows will rent slightly below that if the owner wants a quit rental.

Unfortunately for renters, the rental demand is quite high right now due to the ongoing housing market crisis which has driven rental rates up some. A great place to find rentals in the Crestwood area is Craigslist as well. A lot of owners and management companies use Craigslist because it's free advertising and is becoming more and more relevant than newspaper classifieds.
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Tue Oct 5, 2010
Renee Hamilton answered:
The condo fee will always vary based on area, age of community and amenities. Be aware that these fee's can increase at any time. I recently had a situation where a homeowner lived in a community with a shared pool. The condo association voted to take away pool access but never lowered the condo fee. Just be sure you work with an experienced agent that can get you all the information you need to make an informed decision. There are a lot of condo's on the market and seller's are motivated. ... more
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