5 gems on the Birmingham home market under $250K

I’m a sucker for exterior wooden shutters. Photo via Greater Alabama MLS

I love drooling over an outrageously gorgeous home as much as the next person. However, a listing price that ends with an M isn’t exactly ideal for many of us. The good news in Birmingham is you can find some absolute gems for under $250,000. Check these out!

1. For those who want outdoor space for the pups or the kiddos

This brick home near Birmingham-Southern College has tons of updates throughout, but they did keep the gorgeous fireplace that caught my eye right off the bat. It has a huge fenced-in yard, and it’s coming on the market Sept. 15.

Check out the listing here.

  • Address: 924 7th St W, Birmingham, AL 35204
  • 3 Bed | 1 Bath
  • Square Ft: 2,481
  • Listing Price: $119,000

2. For those who want great natural light + a pool

A fenced-in yard with an in-ground pool and a deck? Sign me up. This Roebuck Springs gem has a new roof, HVAC and a remodeled master. Throw in those hardwood floors, brick fireplace and bay windows—I’m sold.

Check out the listing here.

  • Address: 825 Shadywood Ln, Birmingham, AL 35206
  • 3 Bed | 2 Bath
  • Square Ft: 2,123
  • Listing Price: $210,000

3. For those who want something as move-in-ready as they are

This 4 bed home has a unique layout with the master separated from the other 3 bedrooms. With updated finishes, a large, fenced-in backyard and a modern kitchen, this is a perfect family home in the Lake Cyrus community of Hoover.

Check out the listing here.

  • Address: 5573 Park Side Rd, Hoover, AL 35244
  • 4 Bed | 2 Bath
  • Square Ft: 1,582
  • Listing Price: $229,900

4. For those who are all about the aesthetic, without sacrificing location

This precious 3 bed 2 bath has renovated bathrooms as well as a fully updated kitchen. It’s cozy and stylish all the way through, from the front porch to the bedrooms. And talk about curb appeal!

Check out the listing here.

  • Address: 1228 Cresthill Rd, Birmingham, AL 35213
  • 3 Bed | 2 Bath
  • Square Ft: 1,241
  • Listing Price: $249,000

5. For those who want space, both indoor and out

Fireplace, vaulted ceilings, French doors, huge windows—and those shiny hardwoods? This Trussville treasure is a beauty. I know I’d be spending a whole lot of time on that screened porch deck, especially as we head into some cooler weather.

Check out the listing here.

  • Address: 7746 Dollar Rd, Trussville, AL 35173
  • 3 Bed | 2 Bath
  • Square Ft: 1,654
  • Listing Price: $249,900

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  • A Birmingham transplant who can usually be found hitting a new hiking trail or restaurant opening when she's not writing stories and snapping photos for Bham Now.