Birmingham

Birmingham Alabama skyline

Birmingham

Now is a great time to add Birmingham real estate to your investment portfolio.  Birmingham home prices are currently at historically low levels. Below are just a few of the reason why you should buy investment property in Birmingham, Alabama:

  • It is one of the most affordable cities in the U.S. to live.
  • Home prices are currently at historically low levels.
  • It is one of the most important business centers in the Southeastern U.S.
  • It ranks 54th in population among the nation’s top 268 metropolitan areas.
  • The local economy is diversified with manufacturing, higher education, medical professions, and banking being among the top employers.
  • It has three universities, four junior colleges, three technical schools, & three religious training schools.
  • 46 percent of the population are renters.
  • Rental rates vs. home values allow for excellent cash flow opportunities.
  • Rental rates are on the rise.
  • Rental unit demand is currently high.

The City of Birmingham, Alabama, is a municipal corporation under the laws of the State of Alabama. Birmingham is the largest city in the state with a population currently estimated at 242,820, and a metro population of 1,079,089.

Nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at the cross-section of two major railroads, the city was once the primary industrial center of the southern United States. At the height of the nation’s manufacturing age, the city grew so fast in population, it was called the “Magic City.” Today, Birmingham has transformed itself into a medical research, banking and service-based economy, making it one of the nation’s most livable cities with a vibrant downtown, a burgeoning loft community, a world-class culinary scene and more green space per capita than any other city in the nation!

Birmingham SkylineBirmingham also boasts 99 historic neighborhoods and is often referred to as the cradle of the American Civil Rights Movement. The average (high) temperature in the city is 65°; the average low is 51°. The city is centrally located in the southeast and easily accessible to major hubs in the region.

Birmingham Stats:

  • Ranks 13th among the largest southeastern metropolitan areas
  • Represents 24 percent of Alabama’s total population
  • Represents 31 percent of Alabama’s total payroll dollars
  • Ranks 48th in population among the nation’s top 300 metropolitan areas
  • Home to 40,680 Businesses

Some of Birmingham’s Largest Employers:

University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center
Baptist Medical Centers
BellSouth
Honda Manufacturing Plant
Mercedes – Benz Manufacturing Plant
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Protective Life Insurance Headquarters
Regions Bank, NA. Headquarters
Wells Fargo Bank
BBVA Compass Bank
Alabama Power Company Headquarters
Books-A-Million Headquarters
Energen Corporation
SONAT Corporation

Local Area Attractions:

The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is a large interpretive museum and research center in Birmingham, Alabama that depicts the struggles of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. The Institute is located in the Civil Rights District, which includes the historic 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park, Fourth Avenue Business District, and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame located in the Carver Theatre.

The Historic Alabama Theater is a movie palace in Birmingham, Alabama. It was built in 1927 by Paramount’s Publix Theatre chain as its flagship theater for the southeastern region of the United States. Seating 2,500 people at the time, it was the largest in the Birmingham Theatre district. The district was once home to a myriad of large theaters that featured vaudeville, performing arts, nickelodeons, and large first-run movie palaces. The Alabama is the only district theater still operating today. Built to show silent films, the Alabama still features its original Wurlitzer theater organ.

The Barbers Motor Sports Museum and Park iis a 740 acres multi-purpose racing facility located on the eastern fringes of Birmingham, Alabama,near Leeds. It was built by George Barber, and includes the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum. It has been the site of the IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama since 2010 season. Barber is also the home of the North American Porsche Driving School and the Kevin Schwantz Motorcycle School.

Birmingham, AL view from Railroad Park Railroad Park is a 19-acre park in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, that opened in the fall of 2010. It was designed by landscape architect Tom Leader and built by Birmingham-based Brasfield & Gorrie. The park lies immediately south of the Norfolk Southern and CSX rail lines through downtown Birmingham.

Properties In and Around Birmingham:

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4107 Highpoint Drive, Tuscaloosa

$ 85.000
4107 Highpoint Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 3 BR / 2 BA 1,876 Sq. Ft. Built 1977 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! Traditional [more]
4107 Highpoint Drive, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 3 BR / 2 BA 1,876 Sq. Ft. Built 1977 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! Traditional [more]
32 1.876 ft2full info
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6117 Court O

$ 13.900
6117 Court O, Birmingham, AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 816 Sq. Ft. Built 1945 ***PRICE REDUCTION*** SALE PRICE: $13,900 CON [more]
6117 Court O, Birmingham, AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 816 Sq. Ft. Built 1945 ***PRICE REDUCTION*** SALE PRICE: $13,900 CON [more]
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1515 13th Pl S

$ 155.000
1515 13th Place S, Birmingham, AL 35205 3 Br / 1.5 Ba 1518 Sq. Ft. Built 1935 SALE PRICE: $155,000 CONTACT STORMY T [more]
1515 13th Place S, Birmingham, AL 35205 3 Br / 1.5 Ba 1518 Sq. Ft. Built 1935 SALE PRICE: $155,000 CONTACT STORMY T [more]
31.5full info
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501 Seminole Dr

$ 24.000
501 Seminole Drive, Fairfield, AL 35064 4 BR / 1 BA 1856 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 SALE PRICE: $24,000 CONTACT Suzanne TOD [more]
501 Seminole Drive, Fairfield, AL 35064 4 BR / 1 BA 1856 Sq. Ft. Built 1948 SALE PRICE: $24,000 CONTACT Suzanne TOD [more]
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100 80th Street S

$ 69.900
100 80th Street S, Birmingham, Al 35206 4 BR / 3 BA 1856 Sq. Ft. Built 1903 Rented for $1,100/month SALE PRICE: $69 [more]
100 80th Street S, Birmingham, Al 35206 4 BR / 3 BA 1856 Sq. Ft. Built 1903 Rented for $1,100/month SALE PRICE: $69 [more]
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626 S Parkell Ave

$ 174.900
Monthly Rent: $1,395 Annual Rent: $16,740 Check out the full proforma here: 626 S Parkell Ave Proforma Information [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,395 Annual Rent: $16,740 Check out the full proforma here: 626 S Parkell Ave Proforma Information [more]
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95 Meadow Ln

$ 127.900
Monthly Rent: $1,050 Annual Rent: $12,600 Check out the full proforma here: 95 Meadow Ln Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,050 Annual Rent: $12,600 Check out the full proforma here: 95 Meadow Ln Proforma Information conta [more]
31 1.080 ft2full info
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656 Kenwood Dr

$ 124.900
Monthly Rent: $1,050 Annual Rent: $12,600 Check out the full proforma here: 656 Kenwood Dr Proforma Information con [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,050 Annual Rent: $12,600 Check out the full proforma here: 656 Kenwood Dr Proforma Information con [more]
31 1.252 ft2full info
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1301 5th Pl NW

$ 123.900
Monthly Rent: $985 Annual Rent: $11,820 Check out the full proforma here: 1301 5th Pl NW Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $985 Annual Rent: $11,820 Check out the full proforma here: 1301 5th Pl NW Proforma Information conta [more]
31 1.170 ft2full info
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Under Contract

1729 Huitt St

$ 124.900
Monthly Rent: $995 Annual Rent: $11940 Check out the full proforma here: 1729 Huitt St Proforma Information contain [more]
Monthly Rent: $995 Annual Rent: $11940 Check out the full proforma here: 1729 Huitt St Proforma Information contain [more]
31 1.008 ft2full info
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8513 Valley Hill Dr

$ 156.900
Monthly Rent: $1,275 Annual Rent: $15,300 Check out the full proforma here: 8513 Valley Hill Dr Proforma Informatio [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,275 Annual Rent: $15,300 Check out the full proforma here: 8513 Valley Hill Dr Proforma Informatio [more]
42 1.366 ft2full info
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Under Contract

410 Swann Dr

$ 131.900
Monthly Rent: $1,025 Annual Rent: $12,300 Check out the full proforma here: 410 Swann Dr Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,025 Annual Rent: $12,300 Check out the full proforma here: 410 Swann Dr Proforma Information conta [more]
32 1.398 ft2full info
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1157 Sherwood Forest Dr

$ 174.900
Monthly Rent: $1,395 Annual Rent: $16,740 Check out the full proforma here: 1157 Sherwood Forest Dr Proforma Inform [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,395 Annual Rent: $16,740 Check out the full proforma here: 1157 Sherwood Forest Dr Proforma Inform [more]
32 1.952 ft2full info
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4797 Vise Rd

$ 169.900
Monthly Rent: $1,350 Annual Rent: $16,200 Check out the full proforma here: 4797 Vise Rd Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,350 Annual Rent: $16,200 Check out the full proforma here: 4797 Vise Rd Proforma Information conta [more]
42 1.260 ft2full info
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605 Oakland Dr

$ 128.900
Monthly Rent: $995 Annual Rent: $11.940 Check out the full proforma here: 605 Oakland Dr Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $995 Annual Rent: $11.940 Check out the full proforma here: 605 Oakland Dr Proforma Information conta [more]
42 1.722 ft2full info
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1284 Hiawatha Dr

$ 144.900
Monthly Rent: $1,095 Annual Rent: $13,140 Check out the full proforma here: 1284 Hiawatha Dr Proforma Information c [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,095 Annual Rent: $13,140 Check out the full proforma here: 1284 Hiawatha Dr Proforma Information c [more]
31.5full info
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321 Mignon Ave

$ 132.900
Monthly Rent: $1,100 Annual Rent: $13,200 Check out the full proforma here: 321 Mignon Ave Proforma Information con [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,100 Annual Rent: $13,200 Check out the full proforma here: 321 Mignon Ave Proforma Information con [more]
31 1.302 ft2full info
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1629 6th St NW

$ 144.900
Monthly Rent: $1,165 Annual Rent: $13,980 Check out the full proforma here: 1629 6th St NW Proforma Information con [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,165 Annual Rent: $13,980 Check out the full proforma here: 1629 6th St NW Proforma Information con [more]
32.5 1.276 ft2full info
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816 Alden Ave

$ 114.900
Monthly Rent: $895 Annual Rent: $10,740 Check out the full proforma here: 816 Alden Ave Proforma Information contai [more]
Monthly Rent: $895 Annual Rent: $10,740 Check out the full proforma here: 816 Alden Ave Proforma Information contai [more]
31 1.101 ft2full info
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960 Minor Dr

$ 134.900
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 960 Minor Dr Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 960 Minor Dr Proforma Information conta [more]
32 1.129 ft2full info
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1533 6th Pl NW

$ 134.900
Monthly Rent: $1,125 Annual Rent: $13,500 Check out the full proforma here: 1533 6th Pl Proforma Information contai [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,125 Annual Rent: $13,500 Check out the full proforma here: 1533 6th Pl Proforma Information contai [more]
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940 Reedwood Ln

$ 138.900
Monthly Rent: $1,175 Annual Rent: $14,100 Check out the full proforma here: 940 Reedwood Ln Proforma Information co [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,175 Annual Rent: $14,100 Check out the full proforma here: 940 Reedwood Ln Proforma Information co [more]
32 1.378 ft2full info
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4959 Valleyview Ter

$ 148.900
Monthly Rent: $1,250 Annual Rent: $15,000 Check out the full proforma here: 4959 Valleyview Ter Proforma Informatio [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,250 Annual Rent: $15,000 Check out the full proforma here: 4959 Valleyview Ter Proforma Informatio [more]
32 1.098 ft2full info
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213 Closhire Dr

$ 154.900
Monthly Rent: $1,325 Annual Rent: $15,900 Check out the full proforma here: 213 Closhire Dr Proforma Information co [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,325 Annual Rent: $15,900 Check out the full proforma here: 213 Closhire Dr Proforma Information co [more]
32 1.162 ft2full info
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1319 14th Place SW, Birmingham 35211

$ 25.500
1319 14th Place SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 2 BR / 1 BA 844 Sq. Ft. Built 1920 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! GREAT OPPORTUNIT [more]
1319 14th Place SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 2 BR / 1 BA 844 Sq. Ft. Built 1920 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! GREAT OPPORTUNIT [more]
21 844 ft2full info
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1852 3rd Pl NE

$ 148.900
Monthly Rent: $1,275 Annual Rent: $15,300 Check out the full proforma here: 1852 3rd Pl NE Proforma Information con [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,275 Annual Rent: $15,300 Check out the full proforma here: 1852 3rd Pl NE Proforma Information con [more]
32 1.400 ft2full info
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4725 Woodvale Dr

$ 163.900
Monthly Rent: $1,350 Annual Rent: $16,200 Check out the full proforma here: 4725 Woodvale Dr Proforma Information c [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,350 Annual Rent: $16,200 Check out the full proforma here: 4725 Woodvale Dr Proforma Information c [more]
32 1.602 ft2full info
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111 Avalon Ave

$ 147.900
Monthly Rent: $1,250 Annual Rent: $15,000 Check out the full proforma here: 111 Avalon Ave Proforma Information con [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,250 Annual Rent: $15,000 Check out the full proforma here: 111 Avalon Ave Proforma Information con [more]
31 1.660 ft2full info
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1120 8th Ave

$ 139.900
Monthly Rent: $1,225 Annual Rent: $14,700 Check out the full proforma here: 1120 8th Ave Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,225 Annual Rent: $14,700 Check out the full proforma here: 1120 8th Ave Proforma Information conta [more]
41 1.742 ft2full info
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LAND – Bama Rock Garden Road, 35490

$ 208.000
LAND on Bama Rock Garden Road, 83 Acres +/- Near the Mercedes Plant, Road Frontage, Timber & Mineral Rights Ava [more]
LAND on Bama Rock Garden Road, 83 Acres +/- Near the Mercedes Plant, Road Frontage, Timber & Mineral Rights Ava [more]
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5373 Shady Grove Rd

$ 138.900
Monthly Rent: $1,250 Annual Rent: $15,000 Check out the full proforma here: 5373 Shady Grove Rd Proforma Informatio [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,250 Annual Rent: $15,000 Check out the full proforma here: 5373 Shady Grove Rd Proforma Informatio [more]
32 1.188 ft2full info
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2620 6th St NE

$ 123.900
Monthly Rent: $1,175 Annual Rent: $14,100 Check out the full proforma here: 2620 6th St Proforma Information contai [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,175 Annual Rent: $14,100 Check out the full proforma here: 2620 6th St Proforma Information contai [more]
43 1.974 ft2full info
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