New to Birmingham, or moving here soon? Or, maybe like a lot of folks, you've been cooped up at home for a couple years waiting for the pandemic to go away. Well, now's the time to get out and try our all-time five favorite places to eat. 

Bottega Cafe: We enjoy going there for lunch on Saturdays and having the focaccia with Bottega infused olive oil. It's so simple, but so amazing! I like to get to get a fish sandwich and Suzanne usually gets a salad or a hamburger. You can close your eyes and point at the menu.  You can't go wrong! Great architecture and atmosphere. The cafe doesn't take reservations. So, go a little early or try eating at the bar.

Bottega Cafe…

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Ten Charts that Show Why We're Not Heading for a Housing Bubble

During the pandemic, it was feared that the large number of borrowers in forbearance would eventually result in tide of foreclosures that would take the down the housing market. The following chart shows that those fears were unfounded.

Chart #2 shows that 81.6% of the borrowers in forbearance have successfully exited.

Chart #3 shows that the crazy loan products (red graph) that existed in the late 90's to the mid 2000's are no longer offered! The orange graph shows that lending standards are far stricter now than they were in the mid 2000's.

Chart #4 Shows that the level of foreclosures is historically very low.

Chart #5 shows that lenders are making nearly as…

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Forest Creek, a new 9 home neighborhood in Vestavia Hills nestled along a gentle creek and among the hardwoods at Vestavia Forest Drive

This beautiful home is planned for lot 1.

Initially, the developers are building three spec homes on lots 1, 2, and 3.

Forest Creek Neighborhood

Where convenience meets natural beauty, Forest Creek in Vestavia is an idyllic place to call home. This nature friendly neighborhood features a charming creek winding through the property and under stone bridges, expansive lots offering a sense of privacy for each home, and a common area to enjoy gatherings with the community.

Forest Creek features low impact development infrastructure and many of the mature hardwoods will be preserved. Extensive common…

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Main Level Living at its Best in the Montclaire Neighborhood of Vestavia

Front view at sunset

Updated kitchen

Open floor plan

Den with fireplace

Three large, level play areas in yard

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Coming Soon! Beautiful 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Home in Cross Bridge

This beautiful 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath home is located in Cross Bridge, a very convenient neighborhood in the heart of Vestavia! In fact, it just across the street from the new Pizitz Middle School. Showings will start on Saturday, April 30th

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Beautiful 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home in Warren's Cove

1661 Warren Lane

Prime location in the Warren Cove Subdivision of Vestavia, this all brick home with beautiful stone detail boasts 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and an ideal floor plan that provides ample space for living and entertaining. The stunning 2 story foyer allows for sun drenched living spaces and highlights the gleaming hardwood floors. The large open kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and center island with seating. Spacious primary bedroom with private ensuite complete with double vanity, glass shower and separate tub. Outside enjoy the covered stone patio that is the perfect place for relaxing after a long day or hosting gatherings with friends. Situated on…

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Beautiful 5 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath Home in Cobble Hill

2600 Cobble Hill Way

This Beautiful home was listed for $599,900 and after receiving multiple offers went under contract for $$635,000.

Located in the gated Cobble Hill Community this spacious 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home offers plenty of space for everyone inside and out. Downstairs features an open layout with living room, formal dining room, gleaming hardwoods, and beautiful kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry and island. The main level primary boasts a large private bath with double vanity and 2 walk-in closets. Upstairs find a 2nd primary, playroom and bonus room great for den or study. Plenty of windows throughout create a bright and beautiful…

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Lovely 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home in Cahaba Heights!

3036 Greenview Road

This lovely home was listed at $315,000. After receiving multiple offers, it sold for $330,000!

Location, Location, Location! One Block from Cahaba Heights Elementary School, ball fields, dog park, and Parkside at Dolly Ridge, Cahaba Heights newest restaurant and retail development. This beautifully updated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has a long list of charming features for any new homeowner. Inside, you are greeted with a spacious living room with an all brick fireplace for your enjoyment. In the kitchen you will find tile countertops and backsplash, gas stove and ample cabinet space. The spacious sun drenched bedrooms boast newly refinished hardwood floors. Outside, you…

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Just Sold! 118.8% of List Price 3133 Canterbury Place

Incredible 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home located on a highly sought after Cahaba Heights cul-de-sac. This adorable property features beautiful hardwoods and updates throughout. Kitchen boasts sparkling granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, vaulted ceilings and flows right into the living room which makes this the perfect space for relaxing or entertaining. Main level primary suite invites comfort and exudes modern elegance with shiplap accents, double vanity and large soaking tub. Additional bedrooms are spacious and light filled. Plenty of space to entertain and enjoy the outdoors on the large back deck. Full basement with 2 car garage. Just minutes away from shopping…

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Beautiful 4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home Near Vestavia High School

2232 Gay Way

Situated perfectly on a large beautiful lot, this traditional all brick home offers plenty of living space inside and out. The main level features gleaming hardwoods and a sun filled formal living and dining room perfect for entertaining or day to day living. Kitchen with stainless steel appliances and eat-in area that opens to a spacious covered back deck that makes the transition from indoor to outdoor living a breeze. 4 generous sized bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and gracious attic storage. Backyard features a patio area with plenty of privacy from the mature landscaping that surrounds the property. Just minutes away from parks, shopping and Vestavia's award winning schools.

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