Monthly Archives: August 2006

August Podcast: Buyer’s Market in Shelby County?

Our latest podcast is now up and running. In it, you’ll hear our assessment of the housing market in the Shelby county area which, by the way, shows signs of turning more into a buyer’s market.

We  discuss what this trend means for both Buyers and Sellers. Click the player below to listen in real time or click here to download!

Colleen

Slow Market? Hmmm….

I wonder if I’m wearing rose colored glasses when analyzing the housing market here in Shelby County. Or maybe Shelby County is just a “rosy” place to live and own real estate. When talking with area Realtors, I keep hearing that “things are slow” and listings are not getting the traffic we came to expect this year. Maybe the increase in the supply of homes is creating an illusion of a slow market.

The Alabama Real Estate Research and Education Center has released some interesting stats. As of April, Alabama home sales were up 3.2 % over the previous year. At a national level, existing home sales fell 5.7 % in April over the past year. So, while Alabama’s housing market is still going strong, sales vary a lot from area to area. It does seem as if Shelby County is ignoring the predicted national housing slump … and that’s a good thing!

Colleen

A Slice of Life in Birmingham: Nabeels

From time to time, we use our podcasts to give you an idea of what life is like here in the Birmingham area, and this is one of those times.

Our podcast takes you inside Nabeels, one of Birmingham’s great restaurants. Click here to download or click the player just below to listen now.

I hope you enjoy this Slice of Life in Birmingham!

Colleen