Mountain Brook Living offers insightful stories about the Mountain Brook real estate market drawing on Mike and Hayden Wald's three decades of experience as two of Mountain Brook's most trusted real estate experts. Get updates on the market, coming soon listings, pricing trends, recently sold listings, staging and listing techniques, marketing strategies, home buying strategies, and much more.

This handsome Mountain Brook estate is perfectly situated on a spacious lot and features a wealth of curb appeal. A two story foyer and ornamental staircase greet you as you enter this home. Main level features beautiful hardwoods, a formal sitting area, warm wood paneled office space, elegant formal dining room and spacious living area with stone fireplace and built-in shelves. You will love the extra counter space in the open kitchen that boasts a gas cooktop, center island, subway tile and opens to a large informal dining area. Oversized master suite offers a marble fireplace, walk-in closet with built-ins, and private spa like ensuite with glass shower and separate jetted tub. Lower level boasts plenty of versatile space that would be perfect for…

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Walk to Overton Park!

Situated on a spacious lot in the highly desirable Overton Road area of Mountain Brook, this charming home offers plenty of space and beautiful updates. Large living room with brick fireplace, and separate den both feature gleaming hardwoods and ample natural light. The bright white kitchen features a gas cooktop, stylish fixtures and plenty of cabinet space for storage. Spacious primary bedroom offers a large walk-in closet and private ensuite. Enjoy your morning coffee on the covered back deck that opens to a grilling area and overlooks your large fenced back yard that boasts loads of privacy from the surrounding trees and mature landscaping. Minutes away from shopping, restaurants, Overton Park and zoned for Mountain…

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Coming Soon! 3808 Buckingham Place

Situated on a spacious lot in the highly desirable Overton Road area of Mountain Brook, this charming home offers plenty of space and beautiful updates. Large living room with brick fireplace, and separate den both feature gleaming hardwoods and ample natural light. The bright white kitchen features a gas cooktop, stylish fixtures and plenty of cabinet space for storage. Spacious primary bedroom offers a large walk-in closet and private ensuite. Enjoy your morning coffee on the covered back deck that opens to a grilling area and overlooks your large fenced back yard that boasts loads of privacy from the surrounding trees and mature landscaping. Minutes away from shopping, restaurants, Overton Park and zoned for…

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If you're considering downsizing to a new home, one that better suits your lifestyle, this could be the best year yet to make it happen! Here are 6 compelling reasons the timing may never be better.

Reason #1:  Your current home is probably worth much more than you think! Over-the-mountain homes are selling at historic highs. You might be surprised how much your home is worth in today's market. While most economists don't believe we're in a housing bubble that will lead to a crash in prices, most economists predict that the rate of increase in home prices is going to slow. So, selling your home this year will likely generate some pretty impressive gains. With that in mind, this could be the perfect time to sell.

Reason #2: Unlock the profits…

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Beautiful, spacious Colonial with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, elegant features and details throughout. 

This beautiful spacious Colonial consists of 5 bedrooms, 4 baths with elegant features and details throughout. Offering a mix of formal and informal living and entertaining spaces you’ll find a large living area with 2 closets and a brick fireplace, formal dining room, and an open kitchen with all stainless-steel appliances and range hood, stone countertops, exquisite tile backsplash, ample cabinet storage, gas stove, and new refrigerator. Spacious bonus room is perfect for a gym or media room. The sizeable master suite boasts 3 walk-in closets, a generous private bath with walk-in shower, and graceful pedestal sinks. Additional bedrooms are roomy, and…

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If your search for the perfect house depends on being in a certain school zone, we've got you covered! The following is a step by step guide on how to search for listings that are zoned for a particular school.

Step 1. Here's a screenshot of our home page at www.FindThePerfectHouse.com. To start your search, click the navigation link at the top of the home page that says "SEARCH HOMES."

Step 2. You'll see a box open and you'll want to click on the link that says, "FIND THE PERFECT HOUSE." 

Step 3. Next you'll want to click the green button that says, "Filters."

Step 4. You can search by Elementary School or by High School. Just type in the name of the school you prefer. In this example, we're searching for homes zoned for Dolly…

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Clients that are concerned about the increasing price of residential real estate, often ask us if we are in the midst of a market bubble. Although the increase in home prices is exceeding the historical average, there is no indication that we are in an artificially inflated market that is on the verge of collapsing. If you want to sound really smart around your friends, or you're an economics nerd like us, we think you will really enjoy the attached article. This article will walk you through six different real estate metrics that show the 2021 real estate market is nothing like the early 2000's bubble market leading up to the crash. Remember the blockbuster movie The Big Short? Financial experts predicted and took advantage of the housing bubble,…

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Under Contract! 4245 Old Leeds Lane

This beautiful spacious Colonial consists of 5 bedrooms, 4 baths with elegant features and details throughout. Offering a mix of formal and informal living and entertaining spaces you’ll find a large living area with 2 closets and a brick fireplace, formal dining room, and an open kitchen with all stainless-steel appliances and range hood, stone countertops, exquisite tile backsplash, ample cabinet storage, gas stove, and new refrigerator. Spacious bonus room is perfect for a gym or media room. The sizeable master suite boasts 3 walk-in closets, a generous private bath with walk-in shower, and graceful pedestal sinks. Additional bedrooms are roomy, and all feature walk-in closets. Situated on a 1.3-acre lot with a…

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The following is from an article that appeared in Over the Mountain Journal on March 11, 2021

In what ways has the pandemic affected the OTM real estate market?

The biggest impact from the pandemic is that it exacerbated the problem with low inventory. More sellers have been hesitant to list. So, prices in Mountain Brook, Homewood and Vestavia have increased at a faster pace than they would have otherwise. Those markets are so competitive that listings price appropriately and in good shape are getting multiple offers. Often, winning bids are significantly above asking price and some buyers are even waiving their contingencies on financing and inspections.

Over the past 12 months, have you seen any changes in what buyers are looking for?

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