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:

Free Property Management

2640 1st St NE

$ 161.900
Monthly Rent: $1,365 Annual Rent: $16,380 Check out the first year proforma here: 2640 1st St NE Proforma Check out [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,365 Annual Rent: $16,380 Check out the first year proforma here: 2640 1st St NE Proforma Check out [more]
42 1.340 ft2full info
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Free Property Management

1442 4th Way NW

$ 159.900
Monthly Rent: $1,350 Annual Rent: $16,200 Check out the first year proforma here: 1442 4th Way Proforma Check out t [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,350 Annual Rent: $16,200 Check out the first year proforma here: 1442 4th Way Proforma Check out t [more]
32 1.109 ft2full info
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Free Property Management

1015 T St

$ 147.900
Monthly Rent: $1,265 Annual Rent: $15,180 Check out the proforma here: 1015 T St Proforma Check out the buy and hol [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,265 Annual Rent: $15,180 Check out the proforma here: 1015 T St Proforma Check out the buy and hol [more]
32 1.008 ft2full info
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Free Property Management

1642 6th St NW

$ 159.900
Monthly Rent: $1,365 Annual Rent: $16,380 Check out the first year proforma here: 1642 6th St NW Proforma Check out [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,365 Annual Rent: $16,380 Check out the first year proforma here: 1642 6th St NW Proforma Check out [more]
32 1.304 ft2full info
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14 5th Avenue S., Birmingham 35205

$ 27.500
**AMAZING OPPORTUNITY** 14 5th Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35205 3 BR / 1 BA 1277 Sq. Ft. Built 1920 AS IS, Cash-Only [more]
**AMAZING OPPORTUNITY** 14 5th Avenue S, Birmingham, AL 35205 3 BR / 1 BA 1277 Sq. Ft. Built 1920 AS IS, Cash-Only [more]
31 1.277 ft2full info
kaye-smith
Free Property Management

2349 2nd Pl NE

$ 119.900
Monthly Rent: $1,025 Annual Rent: $12,300 Check out the first year proforma here: 2349 2nd Pl NE Proforma Check out [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,025 Annual Rent: $12,300 Check out the first year proforma here: 2349 2nd Pl NE Proforma Check out [more]
31 890 ft2full info
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New

202 Front Street, Adamsville 35005

$ 69.900
**REDUCED** | **RENTED** GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!! 2 BR / 1 BA 862 Sq. Ft. Built 1930 Cash-Only Sale! Rented for $850 / [more]
**REDUCED** | **RENTED** GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!! 2 BR / 1 BA 862 Sq. Ft. Built 1930 Cash-Only Sale! Rented for $850 / [more]
21 862 ft2full info
kaye-smith
Free Property Management

2420 4th St NW

$ 121.900
Monthly Rent: $1,015 Annual Rent: $12,180 Check out the first year proforma here: 2420 4th St NW Proforma Check out [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,015 Annual Rent: $12,180 Check out the first year proforma here: 2420 4th St NW Proforma Check out [more]
31 1.128 ft2full info
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Free Property Management

820 Wear Dr

$ 144.900
Monthly Rent: $1,250 Annual Rent: $15,000 Check out the proforma here: 820 Wear Dr Proforma Check out the buy and h [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,250 Annual Rent: $15,000 Check out the proforma here: 820 Wear Dr Proforma Check out the buy and h [more]
32 1.251 ft2full info
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Free Property Management

2312 Stonewood Dr

$ 152.900
Monthly Rent: $1,325 Annual Rent: $15,900 Check out the first year proforma here: 2312 Stonewood Dr Proforma Check [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,325 Annual Rent: $15,900 Check out the first year proforma here: 2312 Stonewood Dr Proforma Check [more]
32 1.058 ft2full info
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Free Property Management

315 Lawson Rd

$ 167.900
Monthly Rent: $1,425 Annual Rent: $17,100 Check out the first year proforma here: 315 Lawson Rd Proforma Check out [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,425 Annual Rent: $17,100 Check out the first year proforma here: 315 Lawson Rd Proforma Check out [more]
52 1.260 ft2full info
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New

4400 43rd Street N, Birmingham 35217

$ 57.500
**REDUCED** | **MOVE-IN READY** 4400 43rd Street N, Birmingham, AL 35217 2 BR / 1 BA 1376 Sq. Ft. Built 1935 AS IS, [more]
**REDUCED** | **MOVE-IN READY** 4400 43rd Street N, Birmingham, AL 35217 2 BR / 1 BA 1376 Sq. Ft. Built 1935 AS IS, [more]
21 1.376 ft2full info
kaye-smith

922 18th Street, Ensley 35218

$ 15.500
**REDUCED** 922 18th Street, Ensley, AL 35218 2 BR / 1 BA 700 Sq. Ft. Built 1930 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! GREAT OPPOR [more]
**REDUCED** 922 18th Street, Ensley, AL 35218 2 BR / 1 BA 700 Sq. Ft. Built 1930 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! GREAT OPPOR [more]
21 700 ft2full info
kaye-smith
Free Property Management

1140 Tribe Trl

$ 224.900
Monthly Rent: $1,675 Annual Rent: $20,100 Check out the first year proforma here: 1140 Tribe Trl Proforma Chek out [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,675 Annual Rent: $20,100 Check out the first year proforma here: 1140 Tribe Trl Proforma Chek out [more]
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Under Contract

1421 7th St NW

$ 147.900
Monthly Rent: $1,265 Annual Rent: $15,180 Check out the first year proforma here: 1421 7th St NW Proforma Check out [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,265 Annual Rent: $15,180 Check out the first year proforma here: 1421 7th St NW Proforma Check out [more]
32 1.240 ft2full info
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New

1020 Amy Drive, Birmingham 35215

$ 34.500
**REDUCED** | **HANDYMAN’S  SPECIAL** 1020 Amy Drive, Birmingham, AL 35215 4 BR / 1 BA 1325 Sq. Ft. Built 196 [more]
**REDUCED** | **HANDYMAN’S  SPECIAL** 1020 Amy Drive, Birmingham, AL 35215 4 BR / 1 BA 1325 Sq. Ft. Built 196 [more]
41 1.325 ft2full info
kaye-smith
Under Contract

216 Pine Tree Ln

$ 159.900
Monthly Rent: $1,365 Annual Rent: $16,380 Check out the first year proforma here: 216 Pine Tree Proforma Check out [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,365 Annual Rent: $16,380 Check out the first year proforma here: 216 Pine Tree Proforma Check out [more]
32 1.185 ft2full info
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Under Contract

730 Gene Reed Rd *Duplex*

$ 195.900
Monthly Rent: $1,740 Annual Rent: $20,880 Check out the proforma here: 730 Gene Reed Rd Proforma Check out the buy [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,740 Annual Rent: $20,880 Check out the proforma here: 730 Gene Reed Rd Proforma Check out the buy [more]
53 2.354 ft2full info
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Sold

512 Sandbrook Lane, Tuscaloosa 35405

$ 155.000
GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!! 3 BR / 2 BA 1907 Sq. Ft. Built 1988 Cash-Only Sale! This traditional brick home has 3 bedrooms [more]
GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!! 3 BR / 2 BA 1907 Sq. Ft. Built 1988 Cash-Only Sale! This traditional brick home has 3 bedrooms [more]
32 1.907 ft2full info
kaye-smith

1217 Avenue G, Birmingham 35218

$ 29.500
**REDUCED** GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!! 1 BR / 1 BA 980 Sq. Ft. Built 1945 Cash-Only Sale! This Craftsman’s Cottage [more]
**REDUCED** GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!! 1 BR / 1 BA 980 Sq. Ft. Built 1945 Cash-Only Sale! This Craftsman’s Cottage [more]
11 980 ft2full info
kaye-smith
Sold

212 Woodward Dr

$ 121.900
Monthly Rent: $1,025 Annual Rent: $12,300 Check out the proforma here: 212 Woodward Dr Proforma Check out the buy a [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,025 Annual Rent: $12,300 Check out the proforma here: 212 Woodward Dr Proforma Check out the buy a [more]
31 897 ft2full info
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Sold

944 Cagle Rd

$ 154.900
Monthly Rent: $1,350 Annual Rent: $16,200 Check out the proforma here: 944 Cagle Rd Proforma Check out the buy and [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,350 Annual Rent: $16,200 Check out the proforma here: 944 Cagle Rd Proforma Check out the buy and [more]
32 1.174 ft2full info
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Sold

1721 5th Way NW

$ 143.900
Monthly Rent: $1,250 Annual Rent: $15,000 Check out the proforma here: 1721 5th Way Proforma Check out the buy and [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,250 Annual Rent: $15,000 Check out the proforma here: 1721 5th Way Proforma Check out the buy and [more]
32 1.584 ft2full info
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Sold

4240 Harden St

$ 132.900
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the first year proforma here: 4240 Harden St Proforma Check out [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the first year proforma here: 4240 Harden St Proforma Check out [more]
32 960 ft2full info
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Sold

4405 46th Street N., Birmingham 35217

$ 37.000
4405 46th Street N., Birmingham 35217 3 BR / 1 BA 816 Sq. Ft. Built 1980 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! GREAT OPPORTUNITY!! [more]
4405 46th Street N., Birmingham 35217 3 BR / 1 BA 816 Sq. Ft. Built 1980 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! GREAT OPPORTUNITY!! [more]
31 816 ft2full info
kaye-smith
Sold

4408 43rd Street N, Birmingham 35217

$ 35.000
4408 43rd Street N, Birmingham, AL 35217 2 BR / 1 BA 1261 Sq. Ft. Built 1935 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! GREAT OPPORTUNI [more]
4408 43rd Street N, Birmingham, AL 35217 2 BR / 1 BA 1261 Sq. Ft. Built 1935 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! GREAT OPPORTUNI [more]
21 1.261 ft2full info
kaye-smith
Sold

204 Hart Ave

$ 144.900
Monthly Rent: $1,275 Annual Rent: $15,300 Check out the first year proforma here: 204 Hart Ave Proforma Chek out th [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,275 Annual Rent: $15,300 Check out the first year proforma here: 204 Hart Ave Proforma Chek out th [more]
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Sold

3012 Brandice Cir

$ 164.900
Monthly Rent: $1,395 Annual Rent: $16,740 Check out the first year proforma here: 3012 Brandice Cir Proforma Check [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,395 Annual Rent: $16,740 Check out the first year proforma here: 3012 Brandice Cir Proforma Check [more]
42 1.160 ft2full info
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Sold

5105 Wilson Circle

$ 134.900
Monthly Rent: $1,165 Annual Rent: $13,980 Check out the first year proforma here: 5105 Wilson Cir Proforma Check ou [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,165 Annual Rent: $13,980 Check out the first year proforma here: 5105 Wilson Cir Proforma Check ou [more]
31.5 1.100 ft2full info
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Sold

1623 White Dr

$ 164.900
Monthly Rent: $1,450 Annual Rent: $17,400 Check out the first year proforma here: 1623 White Dr Proforma Check out [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,450 Annual Rent: $17,400 Check out the first year proforma here: 1623 White Dr Proforma Check out [more]
32 1.467 ft2full info
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Sold

610 42nd Ave E

$ 147.900
Monthly Rent: $1,275 Annual Rent: $15,300 Check out the full proforma here: 610 42nd Ave Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,275 Annual Rent: $15,300 Check out the full proforma here: 610 42nd Ave Proforma Information conta [more]
32 1.144 ft2full info
sbethea
Sold

5400 Valleyview Trl

$ 149.900
Monthly Rent: $1,295 Annual Rent: $15,540 Check out the full proforma here: 5400 Valleyview Proforma Information co [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,295 Annual Rent: $15,540 Check out the full proforma here: 5400 Valleyview Proforma Information co [more]
42 2.024 ft2full info
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Sold

9721 Bryant Ave

$ 142.900
Monthly Rent: $1,195 Annual Rent: $14,340 Check out the full proforma here: 9721 Bryant Proforma Information contai [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,195 Annual Rent: $14,340 Check out the full proforma here: 9721 Bryant Proforma Information contai [more]
42 1.316 ft2full info
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5329 Baggett Dr

$ 149.900
Monthly Rent: $1,275 Annual Rent: $15,300 Check out the full proforma here: 5329 Baggett Dr Proforma Information co [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,275 Annual Rent: $15,300 Check out the full proforma here: 5329 Baggett Dr Proforma Information co [more]
41.5 1.056 ft2full info
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Sold

1404 30th Street, Ensley 35218

$ 66.000
1404 30th Street, Ensley, AL 35218 3 BR / 1 BA 1,268 Sq. Ft. Built 1949 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! Craftsman’s co [more]
1404 30th Street, Ensley, AL 35218 3 BR / 1 BA 1,268 Sq. Ft. Built 1949 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! Craftsman’s co [more]
31 1.268 ft2full info
kaye-smith
Sold

1300 Haven Dr

$ 139.900
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 1300 Haven Dr Proforma Information cont [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 1300 Haven Dr Proforma Information cont [more]
31.5 1.400 ft2full info
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Sold

2712 Novel Dr

$ 169.900
Monthly Rent: $1,395 Annual Rent: $16,740 Check out the full proforma here: 2712 Novel Dr Proforma Information cont [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,395 Annual Rent: $16,740 Check out the full proforma here: 2712 Novel Dr Proforma Information cont [more]
32 1.853 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
kaye-smith
Sold

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]
kaye-smith
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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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