An inside look at Birmingham’s great new student living, Lumen Above Railroad Park

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The ideal apartment setup for hosting. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Birmingham has new student living on the block, and apartments are now available to lease. With options from stylish studios to 4-bedroom apartments, Lumen offers a fantastic location and the amenities you need for great everyday living. Whether you’re a UAB student or a young professional, you’ll love life in Parkside District.

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41 new home listings await you across Birmingham, June 11-13

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 41 fresh, new listings for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

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2959 SHOOK HILL PARKWAY MOUNTAIN BROOK,AL 35223 (RealtySouth)


2959 SHOOK HILL PARKWAY
MOUNTAIN BROOK,AL 35223
sq. ft.
7 bedrooms 8 full/2 half baths
$2795000
For more info, contact Stephanie Robinson at 205-229-6247 or email srobinson@realtysouth.com


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Is the Greater Birmingham Area housing market in a bubble right now? Local experts speak up

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Everybody wants room to entertain outside now. Photo via LAH Real Estate

June 1 kicked off National Homeownership Month, and the US housing market is as hot as an Alabama summer. You can’t look at the news without hearing talk about whether we’re in a housing market bubble, and if so, when the bubble will burst. To learn about the current state of our local housing market, we reached out to four Realtors and three experts. Here’s what they told us. 

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11 things these 2 love about Huntsville, their new home town, incl. Straight to Ale

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Jay and Ashlee in their new home town of Huntsville. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bama Buzz

We’ve been hearing for a while now how fast Huntsville is growing, so we wanted to talk to some people who moved there recently to find out more about the hip and happening parts of the city. Meet Ashley and Jay, who moved to Rocket City in December 2020 and find out how they found their new home and why they love it.

Here are just a few of their favorites:

  1. Honest Coffee
  2. Stovehouse
  3. Straight to Ale
  4. Rocket City Trash Pandas
  5. Hays Nature Preserve

For the complete list, plus the low-down on how RealtySouth’s Relocation Services made getting settled into their new home a breeze, read the full story.

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34 new home listings this Memorial Day Weekend, May 28-31

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 34 fresh, new listings for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

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305 KRADLE KOVE TALLADEGA,AL 35160 (RealtySouth)


305 KRADLE KOVE
TALLADEGA,AL 35160
sq. ft.
7 bedrooms 6 full/1 half baths
$2300000
For more info, contact Allison Cheka at 205-862-0773 or email acheka@realtysouth.com


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7 of the oldest congregations in Birmingham, across 6 major religions

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“My house shall be a house of prayer for all people.” Photo via Sharron Swain for Bham Now

Continuing Bham Now’s series of “Birmingham’s oldest” in celebration of the Magic City’s 150th birthday, we’re talking about the oldest houses of worship across six major world religions. Keep reading to learn more about Birmingham’s oldest faith centers and as part of it, the area’s religious history.

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COMING SOON: Construction begins on The Frank in Downtown Birmingham

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The Frank will be a great new living space in downtown. Rendering via Orchestra Partners

This June, the Frank Nelson Building in downtown Birmingham is getting a makeover. The office campus will transform into The Frank as part of Orchestra Partners’ newest project. Keep reading to get the scoop on the latest downtown Birmingham renovation.

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5 mistakes you’re making when it comes to housing stability + how to fix them

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Register for UWCA’s free 2021 Housing and Financial Empowerment Webinar Series to build your knowledge of housing. Photo via Unsplash

Whether owning, renting or considering a new investment, there are many questions surrounding housing stability and best practices. Approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA)‘s Housing Alliance can help answer them. Register for their free 2021 Housing and Financial Empowerment Webinar Series to build your knowledge of housing.

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These 3 outdoor luxuries at The Hill at Eastbury are an entertainer’s dream

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Spend an afternoon among friends and fresh air at The Hill at Eastbury. Photo via Riley Campbell for Bham Now

Summertime is here and everyone is heading outside with their friends to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. For entertainers, The Hill at Eastbury is a dream with wonderful outdoor amenities to enjoy by yourself or with your crew. See how my friend Jessica and I spent our afternoon poolside there.

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COMING SOON: Little London brings British flavor to Birmingham + now Netflix

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Little London is hard to miss. Photo via Claire Hancock for Bham Now

“A living room away from home.” That’s the goal of the forthcoming The Little London pub, which you probably know better right now as the Little London Kitchen food truck. The charming red double-decker bus will soon be rolling into your living room as part of a new Netflix series.

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39 new home listings in Birmingham, May 21-23—find yours now

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Are you looking for a new home in Birmingham? We’ve got 39 fresh, new listings for you to check out this weekend – you’re sure to find the perfect home for you. Enjoy!

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1404 SUTHERLAND PLACE HOMEWOOD,AL 35209 (RealtySouth)


1404 SUTHERLAND PLACE
HOMEWOOD,AL 35209
sq. ft.
4 bedrooms 2 full/1 half baths
$749900
For more info, contact Angela Stevens at 205-907-8915 or email astevens@realtysouth.com


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Exploring Birmingham’s volunteer opportunities with Elizabeth Dunn

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Elizabeth Dunn, an agent with LAH Real Estate, is a prolific volunteer in the Birmingham area. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

To her friends and family, Elizabeth Dunn has played many roles in life—wife, mother, church council leader, real estate agent and more. But one of her favorite parts is that of a volunteer. In fact, Elizabeth Dunn has volunteered with several Birmingham organizations, from the Junior League of Birmingham to Heart Gallery Alabama and everywhere in-between. We spoke with Elizabeth to learn more about her volunteer work—here’s what we found out.

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