Monthly Archives: May 2009

Late May Alabaster Area Home Sales Update

Thought we’d take a quick spin through some of the statistics about the Alabaster, Maylene and Saginaw areas of Shelby County, courtesy of the Birmingham Multiple Listing System.

The great deals for Shelby Co. and Birmingham area homes continue...

Can you say motivated sellers? The great deals for Shelby Co. and Birmingham area homes for sale continue...

It’s still a great time to buy, thanks to some tremendous deals out there (like a 4 Bedroom brick home in Lake Forest, originally $209K, knocked down to $180K, not a foreclosure)…

Single family homes with 3 or more Bedrooms for sale: 345

Number of homes for sale by price:

$100,000-$150,000:  62
$150,000-$200,000:  129
$200,000-$250,000:  58
$250,000-$300,000:  35
$350,000-$400,000:  17
$400,000-$450,000:  5
$450,000-$500,000:  4
$500,000+:   7

Current homes for sale by neighborhood:

Alabaster Highlands:  3
Ammersee Lakes:  0
Apache Ridge:  6
Applegate:  5
Autumn Ridge:  6
Bermuda Lake:  2
Buck Creek:  2
Cambridge Point:  7
Carriage Hill:  2
Cedar Grove:  4
Cedar Meadows:  2
Cross Creek:  6
Dogwood Forest:  1
Grande View:  32
Green Valley:  2
Ironwood:  2
Kentwood:  6
Lake Forest:  29
Lake Lane:  2
Meadow Green:   0
Meadowview:   3
Mission Hills:  1
Navajo Hills:  7
Oakwood Village:  3
Park Forest: 7
Park Place:  3
Portsouth:  5
Saddle Lake Farms: 10
Scottsdale:  2
Shalimar Point:  1
Shelby Farms:  2
Southwind:  2
Stagecoach Trace:  9
Sterling Gate: 29
Stoney Meadow:  4
Sugar Hill:  2
Summer Brook:  6
Tanglewood By The Creek:  3
The Meadows:  4
Weatherly:  21
Willow Point:  1
Windy Oaks:  2
Wynlake:  6

Highest priced property:
$1.3 million, 4BR, 20+ acre estate on Hwy 119

Single Family Home Sales from 4/24/09-5/24/09:  29
Average sales price:  $ 139,470

Thinking about buying or selling in Shelby County?  Give us a call at 205.356.5412 or click here to contact us by e-mail.

We’re ready to help!

Colleen and David

Dave Jenks: Optimism For ’09 Home Sales Market

With all the economic uncertainty our nation has faced lately, lots of folks wonder what lies ahead for the real estate market.  Are things looking up in 2009?

National Real Estate Expert Dave Jenks

National Real Estate Expert Dave Jenks is a Vice President with Keller Williams Realty.

Dave Jenks, a best selling author and Vice President of Research and Development with Keller Williams Realty, thinks so.

We spoke with Dave last year (click here to listen to the 2008 interview) and just couldn’t get enough of his fascinating insight into the real estate market.  So … we tracked him down again to give us his assessment of how 2009 is unfolding and what he thinks lies ahead.

Check out Dave’s comments in our latest Netcast by clicking the play button just below:

If you prefer to download and listen to our netcast on your portable player, click here.

We hope you enjoy our interview with Dave, and that you’ll find the information useful…

David and Colleen

Homes For Sale in Birmingham & Shelby Co. Area

As we start off May, here’s a look at current inventory for the Shelby County and Birmingham areas, as indicated by the Birmingham Multiple Listing Service:

Number of homes available:

Helena & Pelham area (Shelby Co.): 518
Helena & Pelham area (Jefferson Co.): 58
North Shelby/Hoover area (Shelby Co.): 776
Chelsea: 279
Altadena/Cahaba Heights area: 72
Liberty Park/Vestavia area: 492
Alabaster, Maylene & Saginaw area:  382

Calera, Montevallo & Wilton area:  346
Columbiana, Westover & Wilsonville area: 93

Number of homes with 3 or more bedrooms for sale:

Alabaster/Maylene/Saginaw area: 362
Chelsea area:  24

Number of homes with swimming pool for sale:

Alabaster/Maylene/Saginaw area: 116
Chelsea:  24

Bottom line:  There continues to be an excellent supply of homes in a wide variety of styles and price ranges.  The good time to buy rolls on!