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Alabaster : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 24, 2014
Danielle Turner answered:
Some real estate companies do strictly rentals. If you want, call me and I will give you a number to rental comany. Good luck!
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Mon May 14, 2012
Momboo1023 answered:
Alabaster has no public transit such as a bus or tram system. But if your mother is a senior citizen, she can call ClasTran @ 325-8787. They charge a fee, but they'll take her pretty much wherever she wants to go.
Hope this helps.
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Sat Oct 29, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Unfortunately none of us can predict the future, and none of us really knows where the market will head tomorrow or down the road; therefore if you like the area, it suits your financials, wants, needs, lifestyle, etc., no reason not to consider the purchase.... ... more
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Mon Jul 11, 2011
Dolly asked:
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Sat Dec 4, 2010
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Thu Dec 8, 2011
Dan Tabit answered:
I don't work in your area, but in general homes are selling if they are priced right up front. 60-90 days is not unusual, but neither are 120-190 days. My general advice is to have the best looking, easiest home to show with the best marketing available in the price range.
Find a great agent who will show you the most recent sold comparables to establish a range and then the current active competition to set your price. Try to go out and see some of the competition and as much as possible be very realistic (as opposed to optimistic) about how you stack up to the competition.
If you need a referral to a good local agent, just let me know.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
Chantal Konicek answered:
Your credit score impacts your ability to get a mortgage - and, hence for most, the ability to buy a house. Without needing a mortgage, credit doesn't come into play. However, for most buyers, a mortgage is a part of the process. There are points at which qualifying for a mortgage can become difficult if credit ranges are below certain limits. However, there are numerous mortgage programs and rate options available for a variety of credit histories. Typically, the higher the credit score the lesser the interest rate is going to be for various programs. FHA offers options for those that may have difficulty qualifying for traditional loans that can be a great resource too. Hope that helps! Check out the link I have provided to a variety of information on credit history, scores, and mortgage info too. Best of luck to you. ... more
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Wed Jan 5, 2011
Chad Beasley answered:
Unfortunately, in the current market average home prices in the Alabaster are down a little in the past year. I would not expect a new appraisal to come in any higher than one last year. At best, it may come in around the same value depending on recent sales in your neighborhood. Going forward that should change as market conditions improve. The Birmingham area is predicted to have a quicker recovery from the recent downturn than other markets around the country. Don't get discouraged....things will get better, sooner rather than later in my opinion. ... more
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Sun Oct 14, 2012
Bob Pace answered:
The first thing that needs to be clarified is the "suppose to be fix" in your description.Was this problem spelled out and documented as an issue to be taken care of ? Was the home inspector an engineer and was he liscensed and insured?Did the seller fill out a property condition disclosure ?You should seek legal advice.
As far as sinking or unlevelness this could not be just occurring it must have been known by the previous owners.
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Sat Oct 13, 2007
Josh Ray answered:
I live in Alabaster and I work with RE/MAX Southern Homes. Maple Ridge should be very nice. So far they have a couple great builders. The community will put an emphasis on conserving nature and trees. In addition to helping people sell their current homes, I represent new construction BUYERS (at no fee to the buyer). I'll be happy to help when needed or wanted.
Josh Ray
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Wed Sep 16, 2015
Bruce Lynn answered:
You might check out the book on our website Home Building Pitfalls. Go to, then click on new homes and then on the banner for the book.
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