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When you first start looking for homes in Birmingham Alabama you may find some “steals” on the Web. Homes that are advertised as handyman’s specials. It is very important to look at the neighborhood when looking at these houses. If the homes surrounding the house in question are well maintained and it is a nice neighborhood, then you should calculate what it will take to improve the home to a comparable standard. If the cost of the fixer-upper and the cost of the home improvements is still under the median cost of other houses in the neighborhood and you have the skills or the cash to do the repairs, then buying a fixer-upper might be a good investment. You can then make the house into your home!

However, beware of homes that are extremely cheap in neighborhoods that are in a decline. The home’s price may be not only a reflection of the condition of the house, but of the declining neighborhood. This is where a Birmingham Real Estate agent who is an expert in Relocation to Birmingham Alabama can help you evaluate whether the purchase will be a sensible investment for you. Click on the FREE “Relocation to Birmingham Alabama” real estate information package. One of our Birmingham Alabama Real Estate agents will contact you to help with your relocation to Birmingham Alabama.

Whatever you do, if you are considering buying a fixer-upper home, make sure you have it inspected by a qualified home inspector. Place a contingency clause in the contract subject to approval by you of improvement estimates. Repairs that you guess may take $10,000 may end up costing twice that! Make sure that before you close you have the necessary skills and assets to turn the house into a home within your budget! Click on the link above and our New Quest City Birmingham Real Estate agent can help you with your relocation to Birmingham Alabama by providing guidance and expert advice on every process of the purchase.

FINANCING A FIXER-UPPER. Some mortgage lenders will allow you to close on the home with a construction loan and then place permanent financing on the home as soon as the repairs are made. This gives you the freedom to put your cash down on the home to benefit from reducing or eliminating Private Mortgage Insurance without having to come up with additional cash to do the improvements. Your New Quest City Birmingham Alabama Relocation Realtor can help you find a local mortgage company that can help you with a construction loan.

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Birmingham has a strong-mayor variant mayor-council form of government, lead by a mayor and a nine-member city council. The current system replaced the previous city commission government in 1962 (primarily as a way to remove Commissioner of Public Safety Eugene "Bull" Connor from power). By Alabama law, an issue before a city council must be approved by a two-thirds majority vote (Act No. 452, Ala. Acts 1955, as supplemented by Act No. 294, Ala. Acts 1965.). Executive powers are held entirely by the mayor's office. The current mayor of Birmingham is Bernard Kincaid, who was voted into office in 1999. The Birmingham area is home to some of America's best schools. In 2005, the Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School in Irondale, an eastern suburb of Birmingham, was rated as the #1 high school in America by Newsweek, a national publication. Mountain Brook High School placed 250 on the list. -- Source:

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Census Data for Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham Alabama United States
Population 242,820 4,447,100 281,421,906
Median age 34.3 35.8 35.3
Median age for Male 31.8 34.4 34
Median age for Female 36.2 37.2 36.5
Households 98,782 1,737,080 105,480,101
Household population 233,968 4,332,380 273,643,273
Average household size 2.37 2.49 2.59
Families 59,287 1,215,968 71,787,347
Average family size 3.09 3.01 3.14
Housing units 111,927 1,963,711 115,904,641
Occupied units 98,782 1,737,080 105,480,101
Vacant units 13,145 226,631 10,424,540

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