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Christina Rickey, of Birmingham Home Search, is an exclusive buyer agent with 28 years of experience, offers insight into Birmingham, Alabama real estate, news, events, and market updates.
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Introducing Christina Rickey's Birmingham Home Search website.  Visit www.homesearchbham.com for easy access to available listings in Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Hoover, Southside, and  surrounding metro areas.  New to Birmingham?  Keep up with the market by reading the Birmingham M...
07/23/2015
 ► Total residential sales in June 2015 were 1411 compared to 1272 in June a year ago (11% increase)► Average price in June 2015 was $236,272 compared to $220,469 in June 2014 (7% increase)► Median price in June 2015 was $192,000 compared to $177,500 in June 2014 (8% increase)► Inventory totaled ...
07/23/2015
The average American household is changing.  Along with these changes come changes in how and where we live. Talk to your parents or look at old pictures from grade school and the neighborhood where you grew up. As for myself, I grew up in an ethnic neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio.  I can remembe...
03/11/2014
  Luxury home owners and buyers place a high value on real estate.  A survey conducted by a leading real estate company finds that 75 percent of luxury home buyers believe home ownership is a sounder investment than the stock market. What’s more, 57 percent of luxury home owners say home ownershi...
09/11/2013
  The number of residents downtown has increased 32% since 2000, with 737 planned units in the construction pipeline. A stadium for the minor-league baseball team the Birmingham Barons has been built at Railroad Park, a green space created on a former industrial site next to a rail corridor. Offi...
05/02/2013
Four Birmingham-Hoover high schools have made the Washington Post's list of "America's most challenging high schools this year.  The Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School was ranked 19th in the nation.  Other Alabama schools on this year's list are Mountain Brook (No. 435), Homewood...
04/19/2013
With home values falling over the past few years, some buyers are seeing a great opportunity to buy their retirement home now instead of waiting until they retire years later. Some retirement communities are seeing the average age of a new home buyer drop from the mid-70s to the low 60s in the la...
04/02/2013
Located just a short 20 minute drive from downtown Birmingham, this bedroom community has everything you could possibly want in your town. With small town living at its best located so close to the big city, what more could you ask for? Indian Springs Village has a few great schools for you to c...
03/09/2012
According to a recent article posted on Kiplinger.com, Birmingham, Alabama was mentioned as one of 10 Great Retirement Cities in the U.S. They call Alabama “sweet home” for a reason: Kiplinger states, living costs are low, sunny days are abundant, and taxes per capita fall $700 below the national...
03/08/2012
Helena located just south of Birmingham has one of the lowest crime rates per capita in the Southeast. Helena provides excellent opportunities for business growth in retail, wholesale, and manufacturing. Helena's prime location has also been steadily attracting many professionals. The building o...
03/02/2012
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