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:

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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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]
brittany
Under Contract

441 13th Ave NW

$ 123.900
Monthly Rent: $965 Annual Rent: $11,580 Check out the full proforma here: 441 13th Ave NW Proforma Information cont [more]
Monthly Rent: $965 Annual Rent: $11,580 Check out the full proforma here: 441 13th Ave NW Proforma Information cont [more]
31 984 ft2full info
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1319 14th Place SW, Birmingham 35211

$ 30.000
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
Under Contract

85 Cash Dr

$ 129.900
Monthly Rent: $1,065 Annual Rent: $12,780 Check out the full proforma here: 85 Cash Dr Proforma Information contain [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,065 Annual Rent: $12,780 Check out the full proforma here: 85 Cash Dr Proforma Information contain [more]
31 1.120 ft2full info
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Under Contract

829 Fairbrook Dr

$ 139.900
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 829 Fairbrook Dr Proforma Information c [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 829 Fairbrook Dr Proforma Information c [more]
32 1.607 ft2full info
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320 Old Pine Hill Road, Fultondale

$ 27.000
320 Old Pine Hill Road, Fultondale, AL 35217 2 BR / 1 BA 870 Sq. Ft. Built 1930 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! HANDYMANR [more]
320 Old Pine Hill Road, Fultondale, AL 35217 2 BR / 1 BA 870 Sq. Ft. Built 1930 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! HANDYMANR [more]
21 870 ft2full info
kaye-smith
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2056 Self Lane, Irondale

$ 74.000
2056 Self Lane, Irondale, AL 35210 3 BR / 1 BA 1,008 Sq. Ft. Built 1959 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!! [more]
2056 Self Lane, Irondale, AL 35210 3 BR / 1 BA 1,008 Sq. Ft. Built 1959 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! GREAT OPPORTUNITY!!! [more]
31 1.008 ft2full info
kaye-smith
Under Contract

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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Under Contract

618 Rebecca Rd

$ 134.900
Monthly Rent: $1,035 Annual Rent: $12,420 Check out the full proforma here: 618 Rebecca Rd Proforma Information con [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,035 Annual Rent: $12,420 Check out the full proforma here: 618 Rebecca Rd Proforma Information con [more]
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729 Heflin Ave E

$ 157.900
Monthly Rent: $1,350 Annual Rent: $16,200 Check out the full proforma here: 729 Heflin Ave Proforma Information con [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,350 Annual Rent: $16,200 Check out the full proforma here: 729 Heflin Ave Proforma Information con [more]
32 1.482 ft2full info
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Under Contract

535 Rutherford Cir

$ 174.900
Monthly Rent: $1,450 Annual Rent: $17,400 Check out the full proforma here: 535 Rutherford Cir Proforma Information [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,450 Annual Rent: $17,400 Check out the full proforma here: 535 Rutherford Cir Proforma Information [more]
42 1.524 ft2full info
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1159 11th Ave

$ 154.900
Monthly Rent: $1,325 Annual Rent: $15,900 Check out the full proforma here: 1159 11th Ave Proforma Information cont [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,325 Annual Rent: $15,900 Check out the full proforma here: 1159 11th Ave Proforma Information cont [more]
32 1.356 ft2full info
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Under Contract

2225 1st St NW

$ 124.900
Monthly Rent: $985 Annual Rent: $11,820 Check out the full proforma here: 2225 1st St NW Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $985 Annual Rent: $11,820 Check out the full proforma here: 2225 1st St NW Proforma Information conta [more]
31 1.190 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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659 Camp Cir

$ 149.900
Monthly Rent: $1,275 Annual Rent: $15,300 Check out the full proforma here: 659 Camp Cir Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,275 Annual Rent: $15,300 Check out the full proforma here: 659 Camp Cir Proforma Information conta [more]
42 1.708 ft2full info
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Under Contract

101 14th Ct NW

$ 119.900
Monthly Rent: $945 Annual Rent: $11,340 Check out the full proforma here: 101 14th Ct NW Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $945 Annual Rent: $11,340 Check out the full proforma here: 101 14th Ct NW Proforma Information conta [more]
31 1.152 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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4778 Vise Rd

$ 164.900
Monthly Rent: $1,375 Annual Rent: $16,500 Check out the full proforma here: 4778 Vise Rd Proforma Information conta [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,375 Annual Rent: $16,500 Check out the full proforma here: 4778 Vise Rd Proforma Information conta [more]
42 1.431 ft2full info
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9024 Village Mountain Cir

$ 167.900
Monthly Rent: $1,350 Annual Rent: $16,200 Check out the full proforma here: 9024 Village Mountain Cir Proforma Info [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,350 Annual Rent: $16,200 Check out the full proforma here: 9024 Village Mountain Cir Proforma Info [more]
32 1.528 ft2full info
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1701 6th Pl NW

$ 139.900
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 1701 6th Pl NW Proforma Information con [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 1701 6th Pl NW Proforma Information con [more]
32 2.016 ft2full info
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413 20th Ave NE

$ 129.900
Monthly Rent: $1,095 Annual Rent: $13,140 Check out the full proforma here: 413 20th Ave NE Proforma Information co [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,095 Annual Rent: $13,140 Check out the full proforma here: 413 20th Ave NE Proforma Information co [more]
32 1.396 ft2full info
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Under Contract

1508 16th Avenue S., Birmingham 35205

$ 90.000
1508 16th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205 4 BR / 2 BA 2,131 Sq. Ft. Built 1920 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! GREAT OPPO [more]
1508 16th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205 4 BR / 2 BA 2,131 Sq. Ft. Built 1920 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! GREAT OPPO [more]
42 2.131 ft2full info
kaye-smith
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3601 Old Sylacauga Highway, Sylacauga

$ 81.999
3601 Old Sylacauga Highway, Sylacauga, AL 35150 3 BR / 2 BA 1,855 Sq. Ft. Built 1995 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! GREAT P [more]
3601 Old Sylacauga Highway, Sylacauga, AL 35150 3 BR / 2 BA 1,855 Sq. Ft. Built 1995 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! GREAT P [more]
32 1.855 ft2full info
kaye-smith
Under Contract

4107 Highpoint Drive, Tuscaloosa

$ 85.999
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
kaye-smith
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1131 Oakwood St

$ 129.900
Monthly Rent: $1,125 Annual Rent: $13,500 Check out the full proforma here: 1131 Oakwood St Proforma Information co [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,125 Annual Rent: $13,500 Check out the full proforma here: 1131 Oakwood St Proforma Information co [more]
31.5 1.308 ft2full info
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631 Basswood Dr

$ 127.900
Monthly Rent: $1,075 Annual Rent: $12,900 Check out the full proforma here: 631 Basswood Dr Proforma Information co [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,075 Annual Rent: $12,900 Check out the full proforma here: 631 Basswood Dr Proforma Information co [more]
32 1.138 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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908 12th Avenue, Midfield

$ 24.499
908 12th Avenue, Midfield, AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 1,290 Sq. Ft. Built 1938 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! Craftsman’s c [more]
908 12th Avenue, Midfield, AL 35228 2 BR / 1 BA 1,290 Sq. Ft. Built 1938 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! Craftsman’s c [more]
21 1.290 ft2full info
kaye-smith
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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]
kaye-smith
Sold

1906 Brewster Rd

$ 154.900
Monthly Rent: $1,350 Annual Rent: $16,200 Check out the full proforma here: 1906 Brewster Rd Proforma Information c [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,350 Annual Rent: $16,200 Check out the full proforma here: 1906 Brewster Rd Proforma Information c [more]
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1821 29th Ave N

$ 139.900
Monthly Rent: $1,250 Annual Rent: $15,000 Check out the full proforma here: 1821 29th Ave N Proforma Information co [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,250 Annual Rent: $15,000 Check out the full proforma here: 1821 29th Ave N Proforma Information co [more]
32 1.152 ft2full info
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937 Hickory Dr

$ 129.900
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 937 Hickory Dr Proforma Information con [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,150 Annual Rent: $13,800 Check out the full proforma here: 937 Hickory Dr Proforma Information con [more]
32 1.622 ft2full info
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11441 Bent Pine Dr

$ 139.900
Monthly Rent: $1,250 Annual Rent: $15,000 Check out the full proforma here: 11441 Bent Pine Dr Proforma Information [more]
Monthly Rent: $1,250 Annual Rent: $15,000 Check out the full proforma here: 11441 Bent Pine Dr Proforma Information [more]
32 1.039 ft2full info
sbethea
Under Contract

1645 Fulton Avenue SW, Birmingham 35211

$ 19.900
1645 Fulton Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 3 BR / 2 BA 1,440 Sq. Ft. Built 1930 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! Traditional [more]
1645 Fulton Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL 35211 3 BR / 2 BA 1,440 Sq. Ft. Built 1930 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! Traditional [more]
32 1.440 ft2full info
kaye-smith
Sold

4808 Caldwell Mill Road, Birmingham 35242

$ 229.900
4808 Caldwell Mill Road, Birmingham AL 35242 4 BR / 2 BA 2,132 Sq. Ft. Built 1970 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! Traditiona [more]
4808 Caldwell Mill Road, Birmingham AL 35242 4 BR / 2 BA 2,132 Sq. Ft. Built 1970 AS IS, Cash-Only Sale! Traditiona [more]
42 2.132 ft2full info
kaye-smith