Blogging Blacks are Back

We’re back.

If you’re visiting our site for the first time, you may be thinking we’ve just now decided to jump on the blog band wagon.  Not quite.

We’ve had a blog on our website for several years, but fell victim to a server attack last week.  Whether several years worth of interviews, comments and real estate information will be able to restored is uncertain at present.  We’re hoping the content can be recovered, but we’re not counting on it.

To confess, I was pretty upset upon first realizing how much information may have been lost.  But the morning walks I take with Fisbo, our spoiled six pound poodle, helpFisbo, The Black Team's Marketing Manager bring me to a new understanding.

Looking at the pre-dawn sky and enjoying the spectacular display of stars our crisp, clear autumn weather has made available, you’re reminded pretty quickly about how big our universe really is, and what size we are, in it.  As I look at light that has traveled thousands of years just to get here, the potential loss of a blog in that huge, big world…well, it doesn’t seem quite as significant.

One of my favorite sayings is that every day is an opportunity.  We have the opportunity to create all sorts of new content we hope will be informative and entertaining.  And one thing is for sure:  The real estate market is always changing.  So, fresh, new ideas and perspectives are needed, anyway.

The Birmingham and Shelby Co. area real estate market continues to be active.  Lately, we have seen more Buyers jumping at low priced opportunities, including Foreclosures.  Some Buyers are going for these as investments they plan to rent out, while others are seeing them as good opportunities to live in a home at never before available prices.

We continue to see significant drops in the number of homes for sale in the Shelby Co. and Birmingham area, too.  This is encouraging news for folks thinking about selling their homes, because it means there’s a little less competition out there, compared to previous months.

Right now remains a fabulous time if you’re thinking about buying a home, too, whether it’s your first place, or a repeat purchase.  No matter what part of the Birmingham or Shelby Co. area you’re considering, choices and price ranges are varied.

Finally, if you don’t quite have all the money in your pocket needed to buy a home, you may be thinking of getting a loan, and this continues to be a great time for that, as well.
Assuming you qualify, you can get a 30-year conventional loan for well under 4%, or a 15-year conventional loan in the low 3% range.

Got questions about buying or selling?  We’re here to help.  Call us at 205.356.5412.

It’s that old  ‘Every day is an opportunity’ thing.


About David Black

Colleen and David Black love what they do, and that's helping people who want to buy or sell homes in the Birmingham and Shelby Co. area achieve their dreams...

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