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.

Five Reasons Why Now Is the Perfect Time for Empty Nesters to Downsize


Strong Seller's Market: The real estate markets in Hoover, Homewood, Mountain Brook, and Vestavia still favor sellers. With limited housing inventory and soaring demand, you can expect competitive offers for your home. Bidding wars for homes in good condition and priced appropriately are still the norm, driving up sale prices. Steady Property Values: Home values in these areas have been on a consistent upward trajectory over the years. If you've owned your home for a while, it has likely gained substantial value. Selling now allows you to capitalize on this equity, especially as experts predict a potential slowdown in price increases. Optimal Downsizing…

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Beautiful 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home on 1.5 Acres

725 Paden Drive

Kitchen

Kitchen with staircase to bedrooms

Den

Primary Bedroom

Primary Bath

Den Down

Gazebo in Backyard

Gazebo with Lights

Rear View of House from Gazebo

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Updated 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Home in Fun Neighborhood Close to Pizitz!

Front view

Kitchen with Breakfast Bar

Kitchen with granite countertops

Keeping Room

Living and Dining

Spacious Primary Bedroom

Primary Bath

Outdoor Living Space

Patio with View of Awesome Backyard

Large Level Backyard

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Find Your Perfect Oasis: Outdoor Living in Forest Creek

So much of what makes a home a great place to live is what the house offers on the outside. It's also essential to find a home in a walkable community with common areas that facilitate neighborhood get-togethers.

Imagine having dinners with family and friends at this lovely table adjacent to the covered deck and near the kitchen.

Sliding glass doors open so the party can flow to this covered deck with a fireplace.

2717 Vestavia Forest Drive offers a spacious, level and fully fenced backyard.

A nice spot in the corner of the backyard to watch the kids.

Like other homes in Forest Creek, this beautiful house offers additional outdoor living space in front. 

Forest…

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Coming Soon! 3014 South Cove Drive

Located in the Heart of Vestavia, this all-brick estate is nestled among a picturesque landscape of towering trees, offering privacy and tranquility. Boasting a soaring entryway and formal dining room that is perfect for hosting elegant gatherings. Multiple living and entertaining areas throughout offer endless possibilities for relaxation and creating memories. Large open kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances and convenient center island with ample storage and seamlessly flows into a spacious eating area, ensuring an easy transition between cooking and dining. Inviting primary features charming brick fireplace and generously sized private ensuite. Additional bedrooms are equally spacious. Plenty of…

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Coming Soon! Lot 4 Forest Creek Vestavia

Showings will begin next week on Friday, June 9th.

Be among the first to see the masterpiece the Award-winning designers have crafted in this highly sought-after Forest Creek community. The Birmingham Home & Garden, '23 Inspiration Home, boasts impeccable craftsmanship and attention to detail. Featuring stunning marbles, custom backsplashes, and cabinetry, this home exudes elegance and sophistication. The dream kitchen is a culinary haven with a venetian plaster hood, oversized center island w/seating, large pantry complete with ample shelving and butcher block countertops. Custom oak beams and accents made from on-property trees add a touch of natural beauty. 16ft sliding door seamlessly connects indoor…

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Imagine coming home to this breathtaking view every evening!

Tucked into the gated community of Old Overton on 1.4 acres, this stunning estate offers the perfect blend of open plan living with modern elegance. Floor to ceiling windows drown the space in natural light and allow you to take in the breathtaking views. Top of the line chefs kitchen offers an oversized island, gas cooktop and so much space for gatherings with friends or family. Primary suite boasts a beautiful ensuite and private dressing room. Handsome office with wood paneling and built-ins. Fully finished basement features, full bath, wet bar and additional living spaces great for movie or game nights, entertaining or even a home gym. Sip your coffee while overlooking the Cahaba and…

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Found the Perfect House? How to Write a Winning Offer and Not Regret it!

 

You've found the perfect house! There's only one problem- you're not alone! Great homes, priced right, attract crowds of buyers in this crazy market. So, what's the secret to writing a successful offer? Experience helping hundreds of buyers successfully write winning contracts has shown us that there are four critical steps to writing an offer with the best chance of winning. Deciding How Much to Offer is the decision that generally carries the most weight with sellers. The strategy we will share here is designed to help you write the appropriate offer that gives you your best chance of winning while minimizing the risk you'll suffer from buyer's remorse after the sellers…

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Cool 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Mid Century Modern on private lot in Dolly Ridge

Enjoy a mid century mountain chalet feel in this beautiful Vestavia home, surrounded by lush trees and plenty of privacy. This sun-filled home boasts exposed brick, cathedral ceilings adorned with gorgeous beams, hardwood flooring, and a kitchen equipped with stainless steel appliances and tiled floors. You'll discover many unexpected features inside this stunning home.. All bedrooms and baths are conveniently located on the main level, while the finished basement provides versatile space for entertaining, playroom, office or even a home gym. The wraparound and screened decks are great for savoring your morning coffee or hosting friends and family. Zoned for Vestavia's award winning…

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First 90 Days Update: Over the Mountain Volume is Down, Prices Up

The Over the Mountain real estate market is sending mixed signals, but by historical standards it's still a Seller's market. Sales volume is down 27%. Prices are up 7.8% and Days on Market increased from 3 days during the first 3 months of last year to 4 days, this year.

First 90 Days of 2022

950 homes sold with median days on the market of 3

Average list-to-sales price 101.8%

Average sold price $492,553

First 90 days of 2023

690 homes sold with median days on the market of 5

Average list-to-sales price 99.96%

Average sold price $531,084

During the first 90 days of 2022, 260 more over-the-mountain homes were sold than during the first 90 days of this year.…

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