The New and Improved BIRMINGHAM THREAD

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by wes tegg, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. ramszoolander

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    Oranjello feel free to PM me about stuff over here (N side of Crestwood Blvd). I know One Two probably would do the same for the S side of CB.

    Here, it's really what you care about. Don't like train horns? Don't like ranch houses? Don't like (insert whatever)? I've been here 5 years now, so I feel like I have a good feel for things.

    IMO I wouldn't worry about the tees in the golf course if you're able to pay that premium.
     
  2. Oranjello

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    Thanks. May reach out once I'm actually moved and living in Birmingham and actively looking to buy. It's been a while since I've lived in the Ham, and things seem to have changed a lot from last time I lived there, so this kind of input is appreciated.
     
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  3. One Two

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    I am on the north side too bruh!

    I did look at a lot of real estate in Crestwood South too.

    Oranjello If y'all are looking in Mountain Brook, Homewood and Vestavia and can comfortably afford what would be your "forever home" there knock it out. However if y'all are looking to get your feet wet in Bham real estate while you get used to the City I'd consider the other areas mentioned. I think the best part about Birmingham is that it isn't small but it also isn't huge. That being said traffic to certain areas at certain times is awful and some areas just feel isolated. There are certain nice areas and burbs near the city that I would never live in just bc of isolation and traffic headache reasons.

    I would also caution I am getting the sense the Bham real estate market is probably getting close to a bubble. Stuff is sitting longer than it used to. That could and likely will change at least at the beginning of next spring but if you feel like something is way over priced I'd be wary.
     
  4. PrinceWimbley

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    We are phasing out all the olds over here. Come join the party Oranjello.
     
  5. Barves2125

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    Also very close to Doodles which you can't really put a price on.
     
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  6. ElectricDreamMachine

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    i didn't really know shit about crestwood north until moving into a place there in june and i've loved it. so just another anecdote.

    i'll defer to One Two and ramszoolander on giving you advice tho cause they seem older and much more aware of the whole real estate process
     
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  7. ElectricDreamMachine

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    small group meeting and then a trip to doodle's

    the mbhs special
     
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  8. Barves2125

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    Maybe wander around The Summit for a couple hours and never see a movie or buy anything. You know, the usual.
     
  9. ElectricDreamMachine

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    maybe get yelled at by a guy on a segueway for loitering
     
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  10. One Two

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    I still do this
     
  11. ElectricDreamMachine

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    i would end up just buying the cheapest cd possible at coconut's so as to not feel like it was a total waste
     
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  12. PrinceWimbley

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    My annual hibernation period is about to begin. November > mid-January.

    Fuckin Summit makes me want to take a hostage.
     
  13. DaveGrohl

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    I don’t understand living in MB or Homewood city limits unless (A) you have kids or (B) you just have the money and never want to move again.
     
  14. One Two

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    I mean that's it yeah.

    Do have a feeling Homewood housing bubble burst is going to be brutal though
     
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  15. PrinceWimbley

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    You mean you don’t think those 1,500 sq ft, 3/1s are going to hold their half a mil value? :laugh:
     
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  16. wes tegg

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    There’s also value in buying somewhere that isn’t as susceptible to market trends. There will always be people wanting to be zoned for MB schools.
     
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  17. One Two

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    :mulletsmug:
     
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  18. ramszoolander

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    Crap, I thought you were on 10th Ave S or something like that. My B
     
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  19. southlick

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  20. One Two

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    I was looking at that house but they wanted wayyy more than I was going to pay for it. Ended up selling it after I passed about 6 months later for about what I had offered originally
    cc: Oranjello
     
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  21. LeVar Burton

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    RIP In peace sloss fest
     
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  22. DriveByBBQ

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    Team bring back Cask and Drum
     
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  23. mal630

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    They fluctuate prices daily. Once I was pretty determined I wanted to live there I just checked the prices and ended up stealing it. Granted my unit sucks (3rd floor not facing pool) but I got the largest 2 bedroom plan for under 1500.
     
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  24. southlick

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  25. Sammy Meatballs

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    on a 3000 square foot lot
     
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  26. Phil Connors

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    Anyone going to Anthony Jeselnik’s show tonight?
     
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  27. ElectricDreamMachine

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    i went. it was excellent.
     
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  28. Phil Connors

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    I agree. Was on the 2nd row. The wife’s crush on Jeselnik got worse.

    The abortion story...:laugh:
     
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  29. ElectricDreamMachine

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    um i was like right behind you then

    you're not bald or with a shaved head per chance?
     
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  30. Phil Connors

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    That’s me. Gray sweater
     
  31. ElectricDreamMachine

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    lol yeah we were directly behind you

    um you have a very attractive wife, friend

    ...who clearly wants you to get cucked by jeselnik
     
  32. Phil Connors

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    Thanks man...
    & yes I’m aware. :facepalm:

    Just glad he was wearing a beard or she might have mounted him on stage
     
  33. sam shakusky

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  34. wes tegg

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    :roll: that place had incredibly terrible service. This comes as no surprise.
     
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  35. Barves2125

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    Wanted to see Jeselnik but had a prior engagement I couldn't get out of. Excited to see David Cross at the Lyric this upcoming Friday though. Steve Martin and Martin Short's show is coming in November as well. Pretty good spurt of comedians coming through town this time of year. Very good to see.
     
  36. One Two

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    That location has been cursed. Rare Martini went from being a decent spot in the 2008-2011 time frame to an absolute cesspool of patrons and it's been bad ever since
     
  37. Phil Connors

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    Martin & Short are coming to Huntsville too. Pretty excited.

    Also, The Lyric Theater was pretty awesome.
     
  38. Jake Barnes

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    Pho Pho is phocking delicious

    Really need to get out more
     
  39. wes tegg

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    Where is Pho Pho?
     
  40. Jake Barnes

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    Next to Hotel Indigo in Five Points

    Have Korean and sushi as well, but all I've had is the pho.
     
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  41. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Spain Park great Nick Mullens starting for the 49ers tonight
     
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  42. Jake Barnes

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    Was talking about this with a couple other prestigious alums the other day; is he the first Jag to start at that level?
     
  43. Deuce

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    Saw's Special Tonight was the Buffalo Sweet Tea Chicken Sandwich.

    It as every bit as delicious as you'd expect to be if not more.
     
  44. PrinceWimbley

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    That sounds delicious. Must try.

    Speaking of, the buffalo super crunch at Hero is also amazing.
     
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  45. ElectricDreamMachine

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    which saw's location?
     
  46. Deuce

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    Juke Joint
     
  47. TheFreak55

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    Big Dick Energy
     
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  48. wes tegg

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    I started the Raiders D because I expected him to suck. Yikes.
     
  49. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Everyone knows that Spain Park only produces the cream of the crop
     
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  50. Barves2125

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    It's a real wonder Nick Mullens made it to the NFL but local legend Cody Wells didn't.