We got the inside scoop on how homebuying in Birmingham is different now

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Michael Murphree of ARC Realty in front of a house for sale
Michael Murphree of ARC Realty. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Buying a home in the Greater Birmingham area in the time of COVID has changed a lot. We reached out to Michael Murphree and Scott Heath, both Realtors at ARC Realty’s Vestavia office in Cahaba Heights, to get the inside scoop on what you need to know if you’re in the market for some new digs. 

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How strong is Birmingham’s housing market right now?

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Home sweet home? Photo via ARC Realty’s website

Before COVID-19 hit the Birmingham area, the local housing market was blazing hot. Then things shifted, and by the end of May, closings were down 31.3% from the previous year. We talked to ARC Realty’s Beau Bevis and John Perry to get the latest on Birmingham’s surprisingly resilient housing market. Keep reading to discover what we learned or reach out to ARC directly if you know you’re ready to sell, buy or look.

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4 Birmingham Realtors weigh in on housing market

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Charming in white and blue. Photo via RealtySouth

Homes are a huge part of our lives and livelihoods.  To find out what’s happening in Birmingham’s residential real estate market, we reached out to four Birmingham real estate agencies to get input on their current market activity and how they’re doing business now. Here’s some of what they said.

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H2 + ARC are bringing good things to Birmingham real estate

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(l-r) Beau Bevis, ARC CEO and Partner, Lynlee Hughes, REALTOR, Lynlee Hughes Team, Carter Hughes, President and Owner H2. Photo courtesy of Alex Kiker

Imagine having access to almost 300 realtors who know all about what’s happening in both the downtown Birmingham area and surrounding suburbs to help you make your big decision. A merger between ARC Realty and H2 Real Estate’s residential brokerage division will make that happen. Read on for all the details, or contact Lynlee Hughes to find out more.

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Barbara Wheeler reveals her No.1 tip to selling your home and shares her experience joining ARC Realty’s Gallery Brokers office

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Barbara Wheeler of ARC Realty's Gallery Brokers
Barbara Wheeler at the ARC Realty Gallery Brokers Office. Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now

We caught up with local real estate expert, Barbara Wheeler, to discuss working at ARC Realty’s Gallery Brokers Office. With nearly 40 years of experience helping families buy and sell homes in Birmingham, Barbara offers her advice on impressing potential homebuyers and how to know when a house is ‘the one’.

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8 things you need to know about living on Smith Lake, including where to find a Sunrise Margarita

Paddle boarding on Smith Lake. Rentals at Smith Lake Paddle Boards.
Smith Lake Paddle Boards offer a unique way of getting across the Smith Lake. Photo via Smith Lake Paddleboards on Facebook

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You’ve probably been to a friend’s weekend home on Smith Lake just north of Birmingham.  Have you thought about getting your own place? Never fear. Bham Now has pulled together this handy, dandy guide to give you a glimpse of what it’s really like.  Find out where the locals eat, shop and hangout. Check out local properties for sale.

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Here’s your update on Stadium Trace Village in Hoover. Culver’s Restaurant opens. Big Whiskey and others coming soon

Culver's Restaurant at Stadium Trace Village, Hoover, AL.
Culver’s Restaurant at Stadium Trace Village (Photo by Jon Eastwood for Bham Now)

Hoover’s Stadium Trace Parkway continues to add more businesses. This week saw the grand opening of Culver’s, a Wisconsin based family-favorite restaurant chain, opposite the recently opened ALDI grocery store. More businesses are on the way as Stadium Trace Village takes shape.  Find out what one local resident had to say.

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Vulcan is turning 114! Get your tickets for the Birthday Bash on June 3

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Photo courtesy of Vulcan Park and Museum
Photo courtesy of Vulcan Park and Museum

It’s the event of the year for family fun at Vulcan Park and Museum! Help Vulcan blow out his candles at his 114th Birthday Bash, along with “V” (Vulcan’s six-foot plush mascot), Birmingham City Mayor Randall Woodfin and City Council President Valerie A. Abbott as well as other city officials. Ice Cream from Piggly Wiggly and Bud’s Best Cookies will be handed out after V blows out his candles!

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