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


Coming Soon! 3350 Panorama Brook Drive

Enjoy front porch living in this beautiful Vestavia home. Situated on a quiet cul de sac with lush views of the woods and creek across the street this home has plenty of space for everyone inside and out. The main level features beautiful hardwoods, spacious living area with fireplace and built-ins, formal dining room, designated laundry room, and a large eat-in kitchen that offers granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a center island great for gathering and entertaining. The oversized main level master offers wainscoting, hardwoods and a spa like ensuite with beautiful tile. Upstairs features, 3 spacious bedrooms and a bonus room. Downstairs find a finished basement with plenty of space for a home…

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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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Come tour this gorgeous kitchen at 3432 Water Oak Drive on Sunday, May 16th from 2 to 4. It features custom floor-to-ceiling Shaker cabinets with soft close doors and drawers, pull-out shelves, crown molding, built in lighted China cabinet, Butler Pantry and Walk in Pantry, granite countertop with subway tile backsplash, Wolf gas cooktop, and Kitchenaid appliances.

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Just Sold! 3233 Tyrol Road

This beautiful 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home in Derby Downs recently sold in just two days, after receiving seven offers! The winning contract was $50,000 over the asking price! There are several reasons why there was so much interest in this home- great curb appeal, lots of space, great backyard and more. But, much of what makes a house a great place to call home has to do with the neighborhood where it's located. That's clearly the case with this home which is situated on the corner of Tyrol Road and Derby Drive in one of Vestavia's most popular neighborhoods- Derby Downs. There are a number of compelling reasons why Derby Downs is such a great place to live? First, and this is a common denominator among many of the most popular…

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Just Sold! 2333 Garland Drive

With a spacious floor plan featuring 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this timeless Vestavia home has plenty of room for everyone inside and out! Step into the entry with beautiful picture frame molding, from there you'll find a large great room, and formal dining room. The open kitchen with breakfast area and gleaming hardwoods lead to a spacious deck that overlooks a private backyard with mature landscaping. Sizable family room with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, stone fireplace, and the floor to ceiling windows provide serene views and will quickly become the focal point for gatherings or relaxing. Below you will find a full basement with garage and brick fireplace. This well established home is located close to Vestavia…

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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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Under Contract with Multiple Offers! The Vestavia market is continues to strengthen.

3233 Tyrol Road, in the popular Derby Downs neighborhood of Vestavia Hills, was shown over 30 times the first weekend it was on the market. Our seller received 8 offers! All but one of the offers was for more than the list price. Several offers were well over asking. We believe several factors contributed to this listings strong showing in the market. First, our seller was willing to follow our recommendations and make several modest improvements to insure the home would be well received by prospective buyers. Second, we were careful to price the home at a level that would attract the listings best prospects. And finally, it's a great house! It's situated on a great…

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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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Open House Sunday 2-4! 3233 Tyrol Road

Enjoy all the convenience of the highly sought after Derby Downs neighborhood in this beautiful Vestavia home! Featuring a vast floor plan with plenty of space for everyone, this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home offers a spacious living area, formal dining room and eat-in kitchen with ample cabinet space and pantry. The downstairs den offers additional space great for entertaining, movie or game nights. Downstairs also find the 4th bedroom, half bath and laundry area. Washer/dryer and basement fridge remain. Relax and entertain outdoors on the spacious back deck that overlooks the expansive backyard. Entire home dehumidifier installed in 2020, new roof in 2010, ring cameras, SimpliSafe alarm, and loads of extras. Zoned…

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Thank you to our awesome clients, Mike and Shannon Jones for entrusting the sale of their gorgeous home in the Longleaf neighborhood of Vestavia! They made amazing updates to the interior of the home throughout the time they enjoyed living in the home. Then just before we listed the house, we recommended painting the brick and the results were stunning!

This stunning home invites comfort & exudes modern elegance. With 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, generous living spaces, and stylish finishes, you'll enjoy the perfect setting for relaxing & entertaining. You'll be welcomed by a formal 2 story entry, beautiful hardwoods & abundance of natural light that flows throughout the main level. Enjoy gatherings in a generously sized kitchen featuring quartzite taj mahal…

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