The Birmingham housing market is still HOT—how hot? We found out.

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How hot is hot? We put it to the test. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

If you’re looking to buy or sell real estate, now’s the time. With all the current uncertainty, you need a professional you can trust to help you make the best decision. Enter RealtySouth—they’ve been serving Alabama families for generations. Check out what they have to say about the Birmingham housing market!

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BeeSC is buzzing—check out their pollinator gardens + learn how to make your own

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The EcoScape at BSC is a 4-acre outdoor classroom with beneficial bug sculptures, fragrance gardens, and winding paths through a miniature Mobile Basin wetland. Photo via BSC

Wildflower season is my favorite season, and soon it’ll be in full swing. Birmingham-Southern College plays host to some fantastic pollinator gardens, and we’re taking a closer look. Bonus: learn how to make your own—it’s the perfect activity for social distancing!

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12 of the most Instagrammable places in Birmingham

One of our favorite Instagram icons—Electra in downtown Birmingham. Photo by @dyoungblood71 on Instagram.

We’re all about keepin’ a fresh feed on Insta, and Birmingham makes it so easy. With its stunning murals, award-winning restaurants and bars, historic landmarks and more, Birmingham is shaping up to be a pretty Instagrammable city. Here are 12 of the most Insta-worthy spots in the ‘Ham.

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How to get your house ready for the Birmingham market in 30 days or less

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Getting a second opinion is the first step. Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

As springtime approaches, that itch for a change is as common as the pollen. If you’re considering putting your home on the market, don’t miss these tips from an Alabama real estate expert.

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New development alert! Arden Place brings stunning homes to Vestavia

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You can throw together four walls and a roof and have a house, but well-designed, beautiful spaces for your family to grow are what truly makes a home. Photo via Slate Barganier

Looking to make a move in 2020? This gorgeous four-home development is currently under construction in Vestavia, headed up by popular Over the Mountain builders Slate Barganier. Once you see photos of their work, you’ll realize why these homes are going to sell fast.

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Birmingham’s Master Plan Was Revealed and We’ve Got the Rundown. (PHOTOS included)

New decade. New master plan for Birmingham. Photo via downtownbhamplan.com

Birmingham continues to boom and we love to see it! Big opportunities are coming to the city. Local leaders and organizations presented the master plan for the city center earlier this December. Keep reading to see what the future holds for our wonderful Magic City.

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From Bessemer to Trussville, see our snapshots of public Christmas Trees (13 photos)

Christmas tree in front of the Birmingham City Hall, December 22, 2019. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Ok, I’ve got to admits it.  I like seeing Christmas Trees.

Yep, I’m sort of like a White House or Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree geek. There is just something about visiting a Christmas Tree in front of City Hall or in a park and town center that says “community.”

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It’s a Festivus miracle! We found 2 poles. Celebrate the Seinfeld-inspired holiday on Dec. 23

Festivus pole found at inanimate Irondale neighborhood near Elder St. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Breaking news….Bham Now has discovered two Festivus poles in the Birmingham metro area – one in Homewood’s Edgewood Neighborhood and another in Irondale, Alabama.

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New business alert! Cahaba Cruisers imports international adventure vehicles to Birmingham

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Cameron Eaton (left) and Tison Barganier (right) are heading up this new company. Photo via Cahaba Cruisers

Birmingham business expands every day in this Magic City of opportunity. Two local entrepreneurs are launching their latest venture—Cahaba Cruisers is coming to Birmingham! Keep reading to check it out.

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7 gifts to buy at the Diamonds Direct earring event in Birmingham, from $232-$2025

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Get a glistening gift at the Diamonds Direct earring event! Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

Diamonds Direct is having the sale of the season this weekend, December 13-15 in Birmingham. Here are 7 gifts to buy at the earring event from $232-$2025 that will make the woman in your life sparkle.

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Birmingham Art Crawl’s Deck the ‘Ham Mural Contest Turns the City into a Winter Wonderland!

Janna Phillips making Birmingham a lot more festive! Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

If you’re driving through Birmingham this holiday season, you may see that the local businesses have windows decked out in festive murals. Birmingham Art Crawl is celebrating another amazing year in the Magic City with its 5th annual “Deck the Ham” window mural contest.

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What are native plants and why do they matter here in Birmingham?

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HICA volunteers weeded and planted in Ruffner Mountain’s bird habitat garden. Photo courtesy of Bob Farley

You might have heard talk about ’native’ plants. But, what are they and more importantly, why should you care? We’re going to take a look at these questions in this first of a three part series. I invite you to come along with me to explore.

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