Homewood, AL Real Estate News

By Toni Bird
(Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties)
Get Something Special - YOUR DREAM HOME WITH A VIEW in Birmingham Alabama     We keep hearing positive news about the economy.  A few minutes ago I picked up an article that said housing sales rose in the 4th quarter in all states except one.  AND Alabama was not the one.  We all know people are starting to buy things (because the trade deficit is increasing with China) - probably all those big screen TV's.  I have also seen 8 people in MY neighborhood alone replace their roof in the last 6 months and at least 2 have replaced their kitchen countertops.  The signs are there if you are willing to look for them. Before Real Estate Sales in Birmingham, Alabama really start to take off, it's a great time to look for property that is a good deal. This is when people make money - by buying rea...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
  URBAN COOKHOUSE HELPS OWL'S HOLLOW FARMS!   Last month when winter weather hit Alabama, Rod Palmer's hydroponic farm in Gadsden suffered the loss of six greenhouses that collapsed under the weight of snow and ice.  Owl's Hollow Farms supplies fresh and organically grown vegetables to many of Birmingham's finest restaurants and markets, including Urban Cookhouse in Homewood.  Not only did he lose an entire crop of lettuce, but the greenhouses were not covered by the insurance company.       Yesterday Urban Cookhouse donated 100% of the proceeds from that day's sales of their take-out dinners to help Mr Palmer.  I understand it was so successful they ran out of dinners to sell!    I'm having trouble imbedding the news coverage at Urban Cookhouse, so here is a link to it instead.        ...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
  January 2011 Market Statistics for Homes Sold in Homewood AL (Single Family Residences)   Units Sold:  13 Average List Price:  $286,307 Average Sold Price: $259,726 Average Days on Market: 290   Compare January 2010: Units Sold:  13 Average List Price:  $347,230 Average Sold Price: $334,369 Average Days on Market: 171   There are currently 256 homes for sale in Homewood ranging from $49,900 (that's not a typo!) to $1,395,000 (per Birmingham MLS)     If you would like updated information or details for this or any community in or around Birmingham, Jefferson or Shelby Counties, please feel free to call or send me an email.  I would love to hear from you!       Looking for a local expert to help with your real estate needs?   Google one here!         Courtesy of Ann Allen, e-Pro, SRES, ...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
  2010 Market Statistics for Homes Sold in Homewood AL (Single Family Residences)   Units Sold:  267 Average List Price:  $280,609 Average Sold Price: $267,324 Average Days on Market: 153   Compare 2009: Units Sold:  284 Average List Price:  $296,966 Average Sold Price: $280,435 Average Days on Market: 167   There are currently 230 homes for sale in Homewood (per Birmingham MLS)     If you would like updated information or details for this or any community in or around Birmingham, Jefferson or Shelby Counties, please feel free to call or send me an email.  I would love to hear from you!       Looking for a local expert for to help with your real estate needs?   Google one here!         Courtesy of Ann Allen, e-Pro, SRES, ASP 205.902.4868 Keller Williams One Chase Corporation Drive, Suit...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
  November 2010 Market Statistics for Homes Sold in Homewood AL (Single Family Residences)   Units Sold:  17 Average List Price:  $299,028 Average Sold Price: $260,170 Average Days on Market: 129   Compare November 2009: Units Sold:  20 Average List Price:  $300,704 Average Sold Price: $286,415 Average Days on Market: 224   There are currently 256 homes for sale in Homewood (per Birmingham MLS)     If you would like updated information or details for this or any community in or around Birmingham, Jefferson or Shelby Counties, please feel free to call or send me an email.  I would love to hear from you!       Looking for a local expert for to help with your real estate needs?   Google one here!         Courtesy of Ann Allen, e-Pro, SRES, ASP 205.902.4868 Keller Williams One Chase Corpora...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
  October 2010 Market Statistics for Homes Sold in Homewood AL (Single Family Residences)   Units Sold:  11 Average List Price:  $311,945 Average Sold Price: $302,809 Average Days on Market: 130   Compare October 2009: Units Sold:  29 Average List Price:  $286,851 Average Sold Price: $271,027 Average Days on Market: 202   There are currently 284 homes for sale in Homewood (per Birmingham MLS)     If you would like updated information or details for this or any community in or around Birmingham, Jefferson or Shelby Counties, please feel free to call or send me an email.  I would love to hear from you!   Looking for a local expert for to help with your real estate needs?   Google one here!       Courtesy of Ann Allen, e-Pro, SRES, ASP 205.902.4868 Keller Williams One Chase Corporation Dri...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
September 2010 Market Statistics for Homes Sold in Homewood AL (Single Family Residences)   Units Sold:  20 Average List Price:  $285,695 Average Sold Price: $266,881 Average Days on Market: 154   Compare September 2009: Units Sold:  23 Average List Price:  $256,891 Average Sold Price: $243,689 Average Days on Market: 104   There are currently 298 homes for sale in Homewood (per Birmingham MLS)     If you would like updated information or details for this or any community in or around Birmingham, Jefferson or Shelby Counties, please feel free to call or send me an email.  I would love to hear from you!   Looking for a local expert for to help with your real estate needs?   Google one here!       Courtesy of Ann Allen, e-Pro, SRES, ASP 205.902.4868 Keller Williams One Chase Corporation D...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
  UPDATE ON MY DAD 6 Months of Serious Illness And HE'S DOING SO WELL!!!       Six months ago I jumped into my SUV and headed to ReTechSouth in Atlanta....so excited to meet up with friends and get together for a fun learning opportunity!  Some I had met in person at REBarCamp RDU and some for the very first time.  LOVED IT!  So excited to get home and begin implementing all the many new things I learned there!   Oh, but life has a way of making changes in the best of plans.......   Just a couple of hours after returning home I got the call that my Dad was rushed to the hospital and his chances of survival were slim.  We gathered and faced scary stuff......REALLY scary first days....turning into weeks and months.  Progress but lots of setbacks over the summer, and each time a setback ca...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
   Fun Stuff To Do Around Birmingham! HOMEWOOD CENTRAL PARK     Ever since I was a little girl I have loved this park!  I grew up nearby and it was a popular spot for my parents' Sunday School social events.   It was at one of these parties that I vividly remember getting into trouble for playing on the rocks in the creek that flows through the park!  I slipped and got soaking wet and had to go home and change into some dry clothes.   Homewood Central Park was established in 1948 and underwent major renovations in 2003, yet it still maintains the charm and character that I remember as a child.  There is a large playground for the kids, an amphitheatre, walking trails, 2 tennis courts, pavilions with picnic tables and a huge play meadow (the site of Friday Night Flicks in the summer mont...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
  August 2010 Market Statistics for Homes Sold in Homewood AL (Single Family Residences)   Units Sold:  9 Average List Price:  $343,988 Average Sold Price: $335,727 Average Days on Market:  72   Compare August 2009: Units Sold:  22 Average List Price:  $315,384 Average Sold Price: $289,487 Average Days on Market:  86   There are currently 324 homes for sale in Homewood (per Birmingham MLS)     If you would like updated information or details for this or any community in or around Birmingham, Jefferson or Shelby Counties, please feel free to call or send me an email.  I would love to hear from you!   Looking for a local expert for to help with your real estate needs?   Google one here!       Courtesy of Ann Allen, e-Pro, SRES, ASP 205.902.4868 Keller Williams One Chase Corporation Drive,...
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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
  2nd Quarter 2010 Market Statistics for Homes Sold in Homewood AL (Single Family Residences)   Units Sold:  115 Average List Price:  $284,035 Average Sold Price: $272,437 Average Days on Market:   93   Year To Date: Units Sold:  165 Average List Price:  $277,386 Average Sold Price: $266,817 Average Days on Market:   98   There are currently 335 homes for sale in Homewood (per Birmingham MLS)     If you would like updated information or details for this or any community in or around Birmingham, Jefferson or Shelby Counties, please feel free to call or send me an email.  I would love to hear from you!     Public comments are disabled on this blog to prevent spam.  I would love to hear from you.....please call or email me! Courtesy of Ann Allen, e-Pro, SRES, ASP 205.902.4868 Keller Willia...
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By Greer Bisignani
(Weichert Realtors - The Home Team)
Homewood has a lot of things going for it. Great views, beautiful homes and close to just about everything. So when my new listing came up at 1636 Beckham Drive, Homewood Alabama, I got pretty excited. During my search of homes currently listed in Homewood, I came to realize a few things. Not only is there homes big enough and pricey enough to belong to Donald Trump, but there is so many reasonably priced that many can afford. I found a condo at 5537 Hampton Heights that was gorgeous inside and yet only priced at $134,900. This is absolutely a buyers market through out the Birmingham area! But with the economy making a comeback, you can bet these deals wont be out there for long. Our office has had a BOOM of real estate activity this last month. Many potential buyers have called or stop...
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By Rob Roebuck, ABR- Birmingham, AL Real Estate
(RealtySouth)
Shoefly! The Best Shoe Store in Homewood!  Homewood, AL   Now I must admit I am biased since my wife is an owner, but Shoefly is a fantastic women's shoe store in Homewood, AL!  Open for almost 7 years, Shoefly is a women's boutique shoe store right in the heart of downtown Homewood, AL a suburb of Birmingham, AL. First let me point out that "boutique" does not necessarily mean expensive.  In some cases it does, but not at Shoefly.  There is a price point for every shopper (especially when the flip flops are in during the summer).  The owners and employees are friendly and enjoy getting to know the customers on a personal level.  Something you don't always find at a large department store. The shoes are good, but the clothes and accessories are usually even better!  Next time you are in...
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By Toni Bird
(Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties)
Home Buyer Tax Credit - Income Limits   I was talking to a client the other day.  She lives in what we in Hoover, Alabama would call an "upper bracket" neighborhood.  Now I realize what is considered Upper Bracket in California or NYC or Washington D.C., pricewise is not the same as the greater Birmingham, Alabama area, but this neighborhood and her house are VERY NICE.  She's been thinking about downsizing, part because she doesn't need quite so much space and part because she wants to reduce her monthly payments.  We were discussing if this would be a good time to list HER HOME for Sale. As part of the overall picture, I mentioned the Home Buyer Tax credit that was put in place in November to help stimulate the economy. This Home Buyer Tax Credit will be ending on April 30, 2010. Shou...
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By Toni Bird
(Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties)
Welcome to Homewood - a thriving community in itself and just a short commute to Birmingham city center.   In Homewood you will find a wide range of properties to choose from - well liked for its cottages and old world influence many homes date back to the 20's-40's.  Charming neighborhoods with mature trees and nearby parks are the keystone to Homewood's popularity.  What is the Real Estate Market like in Homewood, Alabama? Twenty Five homes SOLD in Homewood both in November AND again in December 2009 - MUCH higher than the 15 sales in November and 16 sales in December of 2008.  Sales ranged from $86,900 for a 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath condo at Foxcroft (that was a foreclosure), to $740,000 for a vintage 2000 home in the Browns section of Mayfair.  The average sales price in Homewood, Alabama ...
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By Toni Bird
(Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties)
Just Over the Mountain from Downtown Birmingham, Homewood is a thriving community just a short commute to Birmingham city center.   In Homewood you will find a wide range of properties to choose from - many dating back to the 20's-40's.  Charming neighborhoods with mature trees and nearby parks are the keystone to Homewood's popularity.  For those who like "new" you can find new condo communities such as Soho, Hallman Hill or Broadway, to name a few.  What is the Real Estate Market like in Homewood, Alabama? We saw 25 homes SELL in the month of November.  This was down from the stronger numbers we saw in the summer, however, MUCH higher than the 15 sales in November of 2008.  Sales ranged from $119,000 for a 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath condo at the Hermitage to $595,000 for a 5 Bedroom 4.5 Bath o...
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By Gusty Gulas, #1 Team in Birmingham
(Brik Realty)
Homewood Alabama Homes for sale update for the last few weeks. The talk of the town is Hallman Hill and condo units are being finished everyday. I am planning to tour the units soon and you should to...with Me!! I have been out on vacation but back to reality so here is a new blog on Homewood Homes for sale and sold. There has been a lot of activity over the last few weeks with 34 new listings and 23 homes and condos sold. We are still on a slower pace than last year but the market is continuing to adjust. Are you looking for a home in Homewood Alabama? Are you looking to sell your home in Homewood Alabama and need a Realtor? I am here to help!! 34 New Listings: http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=US10672392 45 New Price Changes: http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/L...
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By Gusty Gulas, #1 Team in Birmingham
(Brik Realty)
I just hit my first goal that I had made for myself on ActiveRain of 10,000 points. It only took two years...okay well a little over a month of actually trying to accomplish this! I remember when I first signed up for ActiveRain and started out strong for like a week and then lost interest. I now know how important this site to real estate professionals is and I am loking forward to adding content on a daily basis. Next goal is 25k....Here I come!!! Baby steps!
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By Gusty Gulas, #1 Team in Birmingham
(Brik Realty)
35 updates on Homewood Alabama Real Estate For Sale for 8/3/09. Good Monday Morning Homewood! I hope it doesn't rain everyday this week like it did last week. I also will have a blog update this week on Homewood homes that sold in July so be looking out for that. Are you looking for that perfect first home in Homewood? Contact me for a free consultation on buying your first home and a tour of Homewood!! 13 New Listings: http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=US10557702 22 New Price Changes: http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=US10557706 For all of your Homewood Alabama Real Estate needs contact Gusty Gulas with RealtySouth at 205.218.7560 or gusty1305@gmail.com
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By Gusty Gulas, #1 Team in Birmingham
(Brik Realty)
8 new updates on Homewood Alabama Homes For Sale for 7/27/09. Good Monday Morning Homewood. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. It was nice to be out and about this weekend. I spent some time at a wedding in Homewood and went to Vulcan for the reception. I am looking towards the end of the month to get an indication of how sales are shaping up for this month. I will be reporting month end numbers soon. Take a look at the new listings and price changes. Do any of these catch your eye? 6 New Listings: http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=US10498721 2 New Price Changes: http://bhammls.net/BAARReports/ListitLib/show_report.aspx?ID=US10498723 For all of your Homewood Alabama Real Estate needs contact Gusty Gulas with RealtySouth at 205.218.7560 or email me at gusty130...
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