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HOMEWOOD ALABAMA REAL ESTATE NEIGHBORHOODS HOMES FOR SALE MLS

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Nestled between Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills you will find the city of Homewood, Alabama,  whose real estate is made up of frequently renovated bungalows and cottages with storybook charm.

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Some of the great architectural features which can be found in Hollywood and Mayfair, two of Homewood’s most desirable neighborhoods, are:

  • Arched doorways
  • English timbers on facades
  • Chimney pots
  • Spanish tile roofs
Homewood alabama English Tudor

Homewood Alabama English Tudor

Built in the 1920′s, Hollywood boasts many stuccoed homes in the Spanish Colonial style of its California namesake, while Mayfair is more of a mix of traditional Georgians and English cottages.

The shopping district in Homewood is a mecca for the upscale and trendy followers of fashion in the Birmingham area. With many unique boutiques and restaurants, for everything from clothing to home furnishings, Homewood pulls shoppers from Mountain Brook to Vestavia and Hoover.

A great central location to the city of Birmingham, a strong sense of community involvement, and good schools make Homewood, Alabama a popular area for those in the market to buy a home.

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MOUNTAIN BROOK ALABAMA REAL ESTATE HOMES FOR SALE MLS

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

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Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, and extremely convenient to downtown Birmingham, is the beautiful city of Mountain Brook, Alabama. The planned city of Mountain Brook, Alabama, was designed by Warren H. Manning, a prominent Massachusetts architect of the roaring twenties.

Mountain Brook Traditional Georgian

Since the beginning of its development in 1929, Mountain Brook has boasted some of the finest architecture in the country, consisting of everything from English style cottages to Stone Castles in the style of English Tudor and French Normandy. Traditional Georgian and Southern Colonials are also prevalent here.

Mountain Brook French Norman Home

Mountain Brook, Alabama homes are some of the most frequently renovated homes in the country. Look up and down just about any street in Mountain Brook, and you will find major work being done to homes on a regular basis.  Since many of the homes in Mountain Brook, Alabama were designed by prominent architects and have historical significance, great care is taken with any remodeling done to homes in Mountain Brook. For this reason, each home in Mountain Brook, Alabama is a unique and charming example of the best in architecture.

Mountain Brook, Alabama Home Renovation

Mountain Brook Renovation phase 2

Mountain Brook Renovation Progresses

Mountain Brook Alabama Home Renovation Completed

Mountain Brook Alabama Home Remodeled

Not only is Mountain Brook the most affluent city in the state of Alabama, it is the 17th wealthiest in the nation, and also Alabama’s best educated.

City officials through the years have judiciously protected the many parks and green spaces that the residents enjoy so well.  When taking a morning drive down the tree-lined streets of Mountain Brook, Alabama, you will see many joggers, walkers, and bikers getting their daily exercise. 

 

The three original  villages of Mountain Brook, connected by what once were horseback riding trails are:

  • Mountain Brook Village
  • English Village
  • Crestline Village

Many of the most sought after homes for sale in Mountain Brook, Alabama surround the three area golf courses:

The convenient, upscale shopping and amenities, as well as its award-winning school system, make Mountain Brook, Alabama a very desirable city in which to live.

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LIBERTY PARK SUBDIVISION VESTAVIA ALABAMA AMENITIES

Monday, July 20th, 2009
4067 Paxton Place Vestavia Hills AL 35242 Liberty Park home for sale

4067 Paxton Place Vestavia Hills AL 35242 Liberty Park Home for Sale

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Homes for sale in the 4000 acre master-planned community of Liberty Park Subdivision in Vestavia, Alabama range in price from about the $350,000′s to $1,000,000+, and have a host of fabulous amenities to offer:

  • Liberty Park Community Pool
  • Lakes with Fishing
  • Parks
  • Sidewalks
  • Playground
  • Vestavia Sports Complex
  • Trails
  • Green Spaces
  • Two onsite neighborhood schools – Liberty Park Elementary and the new Liberty Park Middle School (Homes for sale in Liberty Park are also zoned for Vestavia Hills High School.)
  • Old Overton Club
  • new construction homes in the Provence sector just opening
  • Homes for sale in gated area of Old Overton in Liberty Park
  • Homes for sale with view lots
  • Homes for sale with golf course views
  • Hotel
  • Commercial Offices
  • Retail Space in the Prominence Shops at Liberty Park with a Bank, Dry Cleaners, etc.
  • Community Activities such as “Art in the Park”, a Pumpkin Patch, and a Christmas Party, sponsored by the Ladies of Liberty Park organizaton
  • Easy access to I-459, Highway 280, I-65, & Highway 31
  • Close to shopping at The Summit, Brookwood Mall, and the numerous shopping choices that the Highway 280 Corridor has to offer
  • Convenient to most of the wonderful amenities that Birmingham, Alabama, (the largest city in the state) has to offer.  For more information on activities and amenities in the Birmingham area, please refer to FUN & ENTERTAINMENT LINKS WHEN MOVING TO BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA”.

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SHANNON HOLMES, REALTOR® (205) 706-3975

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109 Inverness Plaza, Birmingham, Alabama 35242

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SHANNON HOLMES is a Birmingham, Alabama native who attended Vestavia Schools as a child.  Her vast knowledge of the area could prove a valuable asset to the home buyer or seller.  Always happy to answer questions, please contact Shannon for any real estate information about Liberty Park Subdivision, Vestavia, Alabama or its amenities.

LIBERTY PARK SUBDIVISION HOMES FOR SALE VESTAVIA ALABAMA MLS

Sunday, July 19th, 2009
7401 Ridgecrest Court Rd Vestavia Hills AL 35242 Liberty Park home for sale image

7401 Ridgecrest Court Rd Vestavia Hills AL 35242 Liberty Park home for sale

Liberty Park Subdivision, Vestavia,  Alabama has many beautiful homes for sale. Preserving the natural environment along the Cahaba River, yet still providing residents with all the modern conveniences they might need, the master-planned community of Liberty Park is a place any home buyer would be proud to call home.

Each neighborhood in Liberty Park Subdivision, Vestavia, Alabama has a distinct yet cohesive feel, with pricing starting in the $350,000′s to well over one million dollars. The following is a list of neighborhoods with homes for sale in Liberty Park:

  • Alston Crest
  • Hampden Place
  • Boulder Lake
  • Vestlake Hills
  • Heritage Hills
  • Vestlake Cove
  • Vestlake Ridge
  • King’s Mountain Ridge
  • Old Overton
  • Provence (new construction homes)

Award-winning plans in the neighborhoods of Liberty Park are designed for ease of entertaining, and contain many luxury features. Many of the homes for sale in Liberty Park have high quality features such as granite countertops, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, beautiful crown mouldings, and more.

Some of Birmingham’s top builders for the beautiful, livable homes for sale in Liberty Park, Vestavia, Alabama include:

  • Cross Construction LLC
  • Cross Custom Homes, Inc.
  • Cross Development LLC
  • Darden Construction Co., Inc.
  • Dorsett Construction Co. Inc.
  • Indianwood Building Co., Inc.
  • Lifescape Builders LLC
  • R & J Building Co. Inc.
  • Rusert Homes LLC
  • Signature Homes

Standing sentinel over the beautiful 4000 acre master-planned community of Liberty Park Subdivision in Vestavia, Alabama is one of the world’s largest replicas of Lady Liberty.  After years atop the Liberty National Building in downtown Birmingham, the 36 foot tall Statue of Liberty was moved to her present location off of I-459, and close to Highway 280, in 1989. With her torch blazing, this well-recognized statue dominates the skyline at the exit to the subdivision. It is fitting that she lends a bit of history to her Liberty Park home.

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CHACE LAKE SUBDIVISION HOMES FOR SALE HOOVER ALABAMA

Saturday, July 11th, 2009
Chace Lake Hoover AL

Chace Lake Hoover AL

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Situated on the former site of Chace Lake Country Club is the new Hoover, Alabama subdivision of Chace Lake. The great “heart of Hoover” location of this neighborhood means that nearly every amenity is only minutes away:

  • Entrance off of Highway 31, a main shopping and business district
  • Close to the Hoover Municipal Complex – Library, Senior Center, Recreation Center
  • About 2 minutes to Highway 150, and the shopping meccas of the Riverchase Galleria, Patton Creek, Colonial Promenade, and the newly opened “The Grove” shopping center
  • Convenient access to I-459 and I-65

With the classic “hometown” feel of a 1920′s neighborhood, homes for sale in Chace Lake feature a variety of building materials, such as brick, concrete siding, and shakes. The architectural firm of Dungan & Nequette designed the charming Craftsman and English Cottage facades of the homes for sale in this neighborhood. The work of this talented design firm has been featured in many of the best shelter magazines, including Southern Accents and Veranda.

Homes for sale in Chace Lake Subdivision, Hoover, Alabama range in price from the $230,000′s to about the middle $350,000′s, depending on the choice of home plan, and the options the home buyer chooses. Signature Homes, which has been featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, is the builder for this neighborhood.

Chace Lake Entrance

Chace Lake Entrance View

Subdivision amenities for Chace Lake include:

  • Clubhouse
  • Swimming Pool
  • 40 Acre Park
  • 9 Acre Lake
  • Sidewalks
  • Streetlights
  • Distance Measured Fitness Trails
  • Open Air Pavilions
  • Green Spaces
  • Hoover Schools

Homes for sale in Chace Lake Subdivision are zoned for Riverchase Elementary, Berry Middle School, and Spain Park High School.

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If you would like to view homes for sale in Chace Lake, or any other homes for sale in the Birmingham, Alabama area, REALTOR® SHANNON HOLMES would be happy to work with you.  You may contact her at (205) 706-3975, or by email on the contact form below:

CHAPEL CREEK SUBDIVISION HOMES FOR SALE HOOVER ALABAMA

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

CHAPEL CREEK SUBDIVISION HOMES FOR SALE HOOVER ALABAMA LISTINGS

 

552 Twin Creek Road Hoover AL 35226 home for sale

Just listed!!! Chapel Creek Home for Sale - 552 Twin Creek Road

 

Chapel Creek Subdivision in Hoover, Alabama is a lovely neighborhood of one and two-level traditional homes being built by the award-winning Signature Homes.  When Extreme Makeover: Home Edition came to town, Signature Homes was the building group chosen to build a home in less than a week for a deserving young family, because they are known for their great floor plans and high quality of building.

There are 106 homes planned for the neighborhood, designed in classic Birmingham architectural styles that one might find in areas such as Redmont. One-level cottages have between 2300 and 2600 square feet, and two-level homes up to 3500 square feet.  Larger homes in the subdivision have 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, plus a big bonus room that can be used as a fifth bedroom, if needed. Featuring main level master bedrooms and garages, there are several styles of homes for sale in Chapel Creek:

  • Georgian
  • French
  • English Cottage
  • Tudor
  • Craftsman

Homes for sale in the neighborhood of Chapel Creek, Hoover, Alabama range in price from about $322,000 to $499,900+.

Chapel Creek Subdivision in Hoover,  Alabama is located in the “heart of Hoover”, just off of Patton Chapel Road in the Bluff Park area.  Two entrances provide access to Patton Chapel Road, which intersects with Highway 31. This incredibly convenient location is close to a variety of amenities:

Please refer to the post “FUN & ENTERTAINMENT LINKS WHEN MOVING TO BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA”on this website for more valuable information about things to see and do in the Birmingham, Alabama area.

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Please contact Shannon Holmes at (205) 706-3975 for more information on Chapel Creek Subdivision homes for sale in Hoover, Alabama.

THE PRESERVE HOOVER ALABAMA HOMES FOR SALE SUBDIVISION AMENITIES

Monday, June 29th, 2009
The Preserve Pool and Town hall

The Preserve Pool and Town Hall

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The Preserve Subdivision, Hoover, Alabama has homes for sale with amenities that will make you feel as though you have stepped back in time to a simpler lifestyle, when waving to your neighbor on their front porch as you strolled to the park for a picnic, was a relaxed way of living.  With its “Norman Rockwell” presence, The Preserve in Hoover, Alabama surrounds you with the amenities of a classic American town:

  • Community Clubhouse with kitchen, known as The Preserve Town Hall
  • Community Pool for the enjoyment of the residents
  • Village Green Park adjacent to the Pool
  • Founder’s Park with a gazebo and picnic table
  • Heritage Park with its pond and gazebo
  • The Preserve Market Retail Shops
  • Ponds and trails
  • Extra-wide sidewalks on both sides of the street
  • Charming front yard fences on cottages and townhouses
  • Architectural attention to detail
  • Award-winning builders
  • Classic American Home Styles (Please refer to the post, THE PRESERVE HOOVER ALABAMA HOMES FOR SALE” on this site.)
  • Great home choices – Flats (above retail center), townhouses, cottages, manors
  • Homes for sale in The Preserve have upscale home features such as hardwood flooring, beautiful mouldings, and granite counter tops
  • Wood windows, and front or side porches
  • Community “Market Days”
  • Outdoor movies in the park
  • Moss Rock Festival (music, food, art & design exhibits)
  • The Preserve Jazz Festival
  • Adjacent to Moss Rock Preserve
  • Hoover Schools
  • Convenient to numerous shopping districts, including Patton Creek and the Riverchase Galleria
  • Regions Park is nearby
  • Much to see and do in the Birmingham area (Please refer to the post “FUN & ENTERTAINMENT LINKS WHEN MOVING TO BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA” on this site.)

Homes for sale in The Preserve, Hoover, Alabama are zoned for Gwin Elementary and Simmons Middle School (both located just outside the entrance to the Preserve), and Hoover High School

If you would like to watch a video tour of The Preserve subdivision, please refer to the post “BEAUTIFUL HOOVER ALABAMA IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE!” on this site.                                                                                                                               

SHANNON HOLMES, REALTOR® (205) 706-3975

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Please contact Shannon Holmes for information on Birmingham, Alabama real estate and the amenities that homes for sale in The Preserve Subdivision in Hoover, Alabama have to offer.

THE PRESERVE HOOVER ALABAMA HOMES FOR SALE

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

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A stroll down the sidewalks of The Preserve in Hoover, Alabama brings to mind the nostalgia of the old Doris Day movie “By the Light of the Silvery Moon” – picket fences and a wonderful mix of architectural styles that make up a classic American town. Homes for sale in The Preserve feature some of the most popular building styles:

  • Craftsman Bungalow
  • Southern Bungalow
  • Classical Vernacular
  • Victorian
  • Italianate
  • Jeffersonian
  • Beaux-Arts
  • Georgian
  • Federal
  • Greek Revival

Homes for sale in The Preserve in Hoover, Alabama that have been built by some of the top builders in Birmingham are:

Detail View of Butler's Pantry in The Preserve

Detail of Butler's Pantry in Marty Byrom Built Home

With great attention to architectural detail, such as porches, columns, and authentic shutters, homes for sale in The Preserve offer a sense of permanence and charm that one might find in the Garden District of New Orleans, or along the Battery in Charleston. To see a video of this neighborhood, please refer to the post “BEAUTIFUL HOOVER ALABAMA IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE!, which is on this site.

The Preserve Hoover Alabama Outdoor Fireplace

Covered Porch View to Outdoor Fireplace

From flats above the retail center, reminiscent of the French Quarter, to luxury manor homes lining Founder’s Park, homes for sale in The Preserve provide a variety of choices for the home buyer.

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109 Inverness Plaza, Birmingham, Alabama 35242

Contact Shannon Holmes for all your Birmingham real estate questions, and to learn more about The Preserve, Hoover, Alabama homes for sale.

ROSS BRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS HOOVER ALABAMA HOMES FOR SALE MLS

Saturday, June 27th, 2009
1474 Haddon Cove, Hoover, Alabama 35244 in Ross Bridge

1474 Haddon Cove, Hoover, Alabama 35244 in Ross Bridge

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As winner of the prestigious MAME award 2007 for “Best All-Around Community”, the beautifully executed master plan for the neighborhoods of Ross Bridge, Hoover, Alabama, has a wonderful “small town” feel. In January 2011, Ross Bridge subdivision won the Best Community in America award from the National Homebuilder’s Association. The neighborhoods of Ross Bridge Village Center, Grand Avenue, Chalybe, Abbeyglen, Freestone Ridge, Butler Springs, Bellevue, Glasscott, Haddon, and James Hill each have a distinctive look, but blend well together. From townhouses to luxury homes, a variety of homes for sale can be found in Ross Bridge Subdivision.

Click below to search Ross Bridge Subdivision neighborhoods, Hoover, Alabama homes for sale in the MLS:

Homes in Ross Bridge are zoned for Deer Valley Elementary (about 5 minutes from the entrance to Ross Bridge), Simmons Middle School, and Hoover High School.

For a video tour of this neighborhood, please refer to the post “BEAUTIFUL HOOVER ALABAMA IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE!”, which can be found on this site.

 

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109 INVERNESS PLAZA, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA 35242

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Please enjoy the MLS search found above. You may contact Shannon Holmes for more information about homes for sale in the neighborhoods of Ross Bridge, Hoover, Alabama.

ROSS BRIDGE SUBDIVISION HOOVER ALABAMA AMENITIES

Saturday, June 27th, 2009
Ross Bridge home for sale 3745 James Hill Cir. Hoover AL 35226 image

Ross Bridge - 3745 James Hill Circle Hoover Alabama 35226

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Ross Bridge subdivision in Hoover, Alabama is made up of so much more than its neighborhoods of The Village Center, Grand Avenue, Greenside, Chalybe, Abbeyglen, Freestone Ridge, Butler Springs, Bellevue, Glasscott, Haddon, and James Hill.  This is a “resort town” with over 1700 acres of master-planned amenities:

  • Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort & Spa - the $100 million, 259 room luxury hotel and spa, with casual and fine dining, a pool, tennis courts, meeting and event space, wifi, and views of the golf course
  • Ross Bridge Golf Course – 8191 yards long, and named the #5 Best Course You Can Play in the State” by Golfweek magazine in 2009
  • Oxmoor Valley Golf Course - 54 hole course on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, which is only about a 5 minute drive from Ross Bridge
  • Parks, Ponds, and Jogging Trails
  • Ross Bridge Community Pool
  • Ross Bridge Town Center Retail Shops
  • Award – winning home plans
  • Architectural controls for a pleasing look
  • Variety of housing and pricing levels
  • Hoover Schools – Deer Valley Elementary, Simmons Middle, Hoover High
  • Convenient to several large shopping areas, including The Riverchase Galleria and Patton Creek
  • Easy access to I-459 and Birmingham.

As you leave the lovely Ross Bridge at night, be sure to glance across the fairway at the spectacular castle-like hotel.  Lit up at night, it is a wonder to behold!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CURRENT LISTINGS IN ROSS BRIDGE!

If you would like to view a video tour of this sudivision, please refer to the post “BEAUTIFUL HOOVER ALABAMA IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE!” , which can be found on this site.

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REALTOR® SHANNON HOLMES is a Birmingham native and 25 year resident of Hoover, Alabama. Her expert advice could be very beneficial to those who wish to buy a home or relocate.

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TRACE CROSSINGS NEIGHBORHOODS HOOVER ALABAMA HOMES FOR SALE MLS

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

shannon-holmes-011_ppac6Situated on 1500 acres in south Jefferson County, Hoover, Alabama, are the seven neighborhoods of Trace Crossings: Lake Trace, Chestnut Ridge, Scout Creek, Creekside, the Cottages of Scout Creek, Park Trace, and Willow Trace.

Search the MLS for Trace Crossings Subdivision by clicking here.

  • LAKE TRACE at Trace Crossings is a gated community of luxury homes, some of which are located on a beautiful 25 acre stocked lake.  The home styles in the neighborhood of Lake Trace, Hoover, Alabama tend to be traditional or European. Lake Trace homes have a starting price point in the $600,000′s.
  • CHESTNUT RIDGE at Trace Crossings is the other gated neighborhood in Trace Crossings, Hoover, Alabama. As its name implies, some of the homes in Chestnut Ridge have views. The overall look of Chestnut Ridge, Hoover, Alabama is European.
  • SCOUT CREEK at Trace Crossings, Hoover, Alabama, has a Clubhouse and swimming pool located near its entrance. Great for entertaining, the Brock’s Gap Clubhouse has a kitchen, and is spacious enough for parties. The homes of Scout Creek are traditional in feeling, with a starting price in the $400,000′s.
  • CREEKSIDE at Trace Crossings has a beginning price point in the $250,000′s range.  As with all of the other neighborhoods in Trace Crossings community, these homes in Creekside have underground utilities. Creekside homes also offer convenient access to shopping and schools.
  • THE COTTAGES OF SCOUT CREEK at Trace Crossings start in the $280,000′s. Fitting in with the overall theme of a traditional look, the Cottages of Scout Creek offer a simplified lifestyle with smaller lots for less yard work.
  • PARK TRACE at Trace Crossings neighborhood is directly across the street from Trace Crossings Elementary, and one block from the Hoover High School campus.  Park Trace also has its own Swim Club.
  • WILLOW TRACE at Trace Crossings neighborhood has many lovely homes in a variety of traditional styles.  Willow Trace also has a wonderful Swim Club, and direct access to Highway 150.

Each of these neighborhoods is zoned for the Hoover Schools of Trace Crossings Elementary, Bumpus Middle School, Hoover High Freshman Campus, and Hoover High.

Sidewalks, street lights, green spaces, walking trails, and convenience make the seven neighborhoods of Trace Crossings an area you may want to consider when moving to Hoover.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW CURRENT TRACE CROSSINGS LISTINGS!

Birmingham REALTOR® Shannon Holmes would like to make your home buying experience a pleasure, so please contact her when you are ready to purchase a home. Her experienced knowledge of the area can provide you with the facts to make an informed decision when ready to buy a home.

If you would like to view homes for sale in other communities in the Birmingham, Alabama area, just click below: 

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SHANNON HOLMES (205) 706 – 3975

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HOW TO SELL YOUR HOME IN BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

shannon-holmes-011_ppac7Birmingham, Alabama REALTOR® Shannon Holmes has the expertise to give you the success you need to get your home sold in the current real estate markets of Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Mountain Brook, Inverness and the Highway 280 Corridor to Chelsea. Always striving to be the best Realtor® Birmingham has to offer, and backed by RealtySouth, the top real estate company in Birmingham, which controls the inventory and the home sales market, you may rest assured that these forces make a powerful team to get your home sold.

Anyone can place your home in the MLS, put out a sign, and hold an open house, but I can offer the most effective marketing strategy of all – High Visibility Internet Marketing. I am consistently on the first page of Google’s search results for the most searched phrases pertaining to my market, and my website gets thousands of visitors each month.

Did you know that according to the National Association of Realtors 94% of ALL residential transactions begin online?  What should be abundantly clear then, is that the higher the rank of the website for the specific phrasesthat are actually being searched, the more chance that your property will be exposed to the right buyer. This website is a top ranked real estate website for the over the mountain market, and growing each month.  On just this one site think of how many more times your listing could be viewed. In addition, RealtySouth.com is the top corporate website in this market.

When listing with me I will:

  • Take numerous photos of your home and present them with the artistic eye of a former interior decorator. Also a $200,000 home will be treated with the same care as a $600,000 home. (Special luxury properties will have professional services and tours.)
  • Place your listing on numerous highly rated websites.
  • Place your home on Social Networking sites.
  • Prominently feature your home on my personal websites, including greathomesalabama.com, with page 1 rankings for many of the most searched phrases.
  • Allow you to benefit from the hundreds of hours of time, money and research that I have personally put into my sites in order to get these top search engine rankings.
  • Provide PERSONAL ATTENTION to your home’s presentation, because I believe that a REAL UNDERSTANDING of the internet marketing process makes me ahead of the curve.
  • Be able to design the best possible marketing strategy for your home based on the current market conditions, and have the knowledge and flexibility to change it at any time should the need arise.

We could list your home on hundreds of sites, but we have chosen the most successful buyer sites.

Accuracy of information is important to us, so we have chosen our sites carefully.

The following is a list of websites on which your listing will appear should you list with me:

As an added bonus for listing with RealtySouth, a complimentary AHS Home Warranty is provided for each home during the listing period. This gives homeowners peace of mind concerning most repairs that might occur while marketing their home. Please see an example below of the latest letter of thanks for offering this service, and what it meant to my listing clients:

Hi Shannon,

Just to let you know- the warranty people scheduled us for a service call. They showed up on time, and rectified the issue. Granted, it was nothing like losing an HVAC, but we are VERY pleased with how this was handled. You should be proud to offer this special warranty to your clients.
Sincerely,
Cheryl  B.
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With RealtySouth, our home sales volume leads our next twenty competitors combined! Exposure is the key to getting your home sold if you are selling in Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Mountain Brook, Inverness and the Highway 280 Corridor to Chelsea. The best of the best Realtors listen to your needs, and demonstrate tangible ways to market your home for maximum exposure. Don’t let your home get lost in the crowd!

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Shannon Holmes   (205) 706-3975

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BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA REAL ESTATE MARKET NAMED to “STRONGEST” and “FASTEST GROWING” LISTS

Friday, May 1st, 2009

shannon-holmes-011_ppac2In May of 2008 Money Magazine named Birmingham, Alabama to the #3 spot on its list of “10 Fastest Growing Real Estate Markets”. For those moving to Birmingham,  the lowest property taxes in the nation (according to The Land Report 10/27/08), and the amenities and lifestyle offered versus what you get for the money in many other markets,  may come as a very pleasant surprise.

On January 9, 2009, Forbes named Birmingham one of the “25 Strongest Housing Markets”.  In the November 2008 issue of SmartMoney magazine, Birmingham’s real estate market was listed in the #2 spot of the top 25 cities “ready to rebound”.   To buy a home now,  in what is one of the nation’s more stable markets, could be a real opportunity.

Individually, the suburbs of Birmingham continue to draw national attention by making several of the “best places to live” and best places to retire” lists. Hoover, Helena, and Vestavia Hills, Alabama  have all  been named.  Most recently, Vestavia Hills was named to Relocate-America’s Top 100 List for 2009. 

From Aldridge Gardens to the Birmingham Zoo, the Birmingham area literally offers every amenity from A to Z.  Investors and homebuyers should take notice of all the recent buzz about the Birmingham Real Estate Market.

According to the Alabama Center for Real Estate monthly report, residential home sales have gone up significantly.  The Center’s latest report stated that the Alabama Housing Affordability Index was at its highest level in years.

Birmingham, Alabama was named eighth out of the top ten real estate markets nationally for having the shortest supply of homes available in April of 2012. We are now beginning to see multiple offers on properties priced competively.

There is pent up demand for houses as the public perception has been to wait for lower prices, and still lower interest rates. Rental rates are up, and in most markets it is still cheaper to buy than rent. However, home affordability has increased significantly, and has made many rethink trying to predict the “bottom” of the market.  With these factors in place, buying a home now may be a sound decision.

Birmingham, Alabama and its many suburbs currently have wonderful inventory from which to choose.  For those who have managed their credit well,  great opportunities exist.  Whether investing, “moving up”, or purchasing a first home,  the “cost to own”  is down, and the chance to get that “dream home” may be more within reach than ever before.

 

 

Shannon Holmes
109 Inverness Plaza
 Birmingham, Alabama 35242
205-706-3975

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BEAUTIFUL HOOVER ALABAMA IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

 

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Amazing affordability and a wealth of options and amenities in real estate make Hoover, Alabama one of America’s best places to liveMoney Magazine named Hoover to its “Top 100 Best Places to Live” for 2006. Forbes just ranked Birmingham #28 on its list of “Most Affordable Cities” for 2009, which draws national attention to the surrounding market when homeowners are considering a move. No matter what needs or price range you may have, Hoover has it all!

One popular choice is the tree-lined, traditional neighborhood of Green Valley. This charming area surrounds the lovely Star Lake and Hoover Country Club. Improvements to the 6,776 yards long golf course at Hoover Country Club began on March 15th , 2010. Three holes have been redesigned, new lakes have been put in, and numerous other upgrades made to make this area even more beautiful. Situated on large lots, the homes in this community are nearby to schools, shopping, and entertainment.  You may want to put your guests up at the impressive Wynfrey Hotel,  then take them out on the town.  Whether spending an afternoon at the library, an evening at the local movie cineplex, or dining out, this area is just minutes away from it all!

If a new home is what you seek, then The Preserve may appeal to you with its Town Center retail area, Clubhouse, and neighborhood pool. Homes in this area range from cottages to manors. Each year a Jazz Festival is hosted here.  Immediately adjacent to this community is the Moss Rock Preserve, a favorite place for hiking and nature watching.

Another new home community is the fabulous Ross Bridge, with home prices between the $200,000′s to over $1 million. Ross Bridge has the great honor of having been named, “Best Community in America” for 2010. Within this development you will find a shopping area, the incredible castle-like Renaissance Ross Bridge Resort and Spa, and the Robert Trent Jones golf course which each year is host to the Regions Charity Golf Classic ranked as the #1 Champions Tour event by Sports Illustrated.

Two of Hoover’s newest communities are the highly popular Chace Lake in the Riverchase area, and Water’s Edge at Bent River. Both offer great amenities such as a community clubhouse or cabana, and pool.

Just off of  Highway 150, and convenient to shopping and schools, is the beautiful Trace Crossings. Whether you desire a view lot or a lake home,  this community can accommodate your needs.  Homes in this area surround Trace Crossings Elementary,  Hoover High Freshman Campus, and Hoover High School (recently featured on MTV’s Two A Days for its outstanding football program).

Another wonderful area is Greystone, a sprawling community of magnificent homes encompassing two world class golf courses.  The Greystone Founders Golf Course was formerly home to what is now the Regions Charity Golf Championship.  Located off the Highway 280 Corridor, and close to nearly every amenity,  these neighborhoods are sure to delight.  From garden home to golf course mansion,  this highly popular area has much to offer.

All this and more can be found in the beautiful city of Hoover, whose motto is “Hoover’s Happening!” 

 

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SHANNON HOLMES, REALTOR®

(205) 706-3975                                                              

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109 Inverness Plaza

Birmingham, Alabama 35242

SEARCH THE BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA MLS HERE

(To search by School District click MLS button above and then the School Search tab at the top of box)

Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent HomeServices South’s positions, strategies or opinions.

Please contact Shannon Holmes for more information on Birmingham Alabama real estate and let her show you why beautiful Hoover, Alabama is a great place to live.

BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO LIVE

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

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Recently TV’s Craig Ferguson performed at The Comedy Club in Hoover,  a large suburb of Birmingham, Alabama.   “I have NEVER seen a place more MISREPRESENTED  in my LIFE “ ,  he said.   “It’s all MODERN and everything.  The people are SO FRIENDLY,  and I had the BEST Philly cheesesteak sandwich I have EVER had in my life!  I’M MOVING HERE!” ,  he exclaimed.

As I sat in that Saturday night audience enjoying his show,  I wondered how many others HAD NO IDEA  what  WORLD CLASS AMENITIES  Birmingham,  and its outlying areas,  have to offer.  From Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa to the five star Highlands Bar and Grill Restaurant;  from the boutiques of Homewood and the Villages of Mountain Brook,  to the fabulous shopping of  The Summit,  Riverchase Galleria,  and Brookwood Mall;  from SOUTHERN LIVING and SOUTHERN ACCENTS magazines toPepper Place design centerBirmingham Jefferson Civic Center to Regions Park; from the incredible estates of Mountain Brook to the explosion of new home communities , such as Greystone, along the 280 corridor;  from top doctors to UAB Medical CenterBirmingham is one of the nation’s best kept secrets for amenities versus affordability.

More good news for the Birmingham real estate market is that Birmingham, Alabama now ranks #4 on the nation’s list of places for a home price rebound, according to the Birmingham Business Journal.

Birmingham was just named #46 on the list of the country’s largest metropolitan areas for quality of life, based on “well-rounded markets with healthy economies, moderate costs of living, light traffic, impressive housing stocks and high-powered educational systems” ( Birmingham ranks No. 46 for quality of life – Birmingham Business Journal).

Birmingham, and its surrounding communities have it all: great homes,  fine dining and entertainment,  incomparable sports,  amazing shopping,  terrific schools,  world-renowned  medical facilities,  breathtaking scenery,  and unbelievable weather, in a city that mixes trendy with traditional.

Friendly and sophisticated,  Birmingham has all the amenities of Atlanta or LA ,  without the never-ending traffic congestion,  or exorbitant cost of living.   Whether your style is “English Cottage“,  or “Tudor Castle”,  you will find that Birmingham truly is a “Magic City”.

Quick MLS Links to some of Brmingham’s most popular areas include:

 

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Contact: SHANNON HOLMES, REALTOR®   (205) 706-3975

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109 Inverness Plaza 

Birmingham, Alabama 35242

Please contact Shannon Holmes for more information on real estate in Birmingham, Alabama, one of the best places to live.