High fives in the Mobile housing market, for a change

This just in to the M&M inbox: a market report from the University of South Alabama’s Center for Residential Studies, and it’s chock full of good news. The ailing Mobile market showed signs of life in February, with almost all categories up from January, 2010. Here’s the 411… Continue reading

Poor (wo)man’s historic home tour in Midtown tomorrow

Driving around Midtown this morning, it was obvious there’s an informal historic home tour available tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. Open House signs had sprouted like spring bulbs.  Continue reading

R.I.P. Broad Street Texaco

Okay, Oakleighians, we can all breathe a sigh of relief. We’ve run off the “big old, monstrous-looking gas station,” (as Jaime Betbeze dubbed it).

On Tuesday, the Mobile City Council voted unanimously to deny the appeal of the developers who were planning to build a Texaco station on Broad St. south of Elmira. Continue reading

Blitz tour of Downtown Mobile digs

As promised, I took the downtown home tour, aka “Open House Blitz,” last Sunday, along with Kevin and a handful of other people. Of course, the Saints were playing (although the kickoff was well after the tour ended). That, combined with the soggy weather, pretty much guaranteed the blitz would be a bomb.  Still, it was a good opportunity to get a feel for what’s on the market downtown and what’s going on with prices. Continue reading

What a difference a couple of years makes…

I’m looking forward to the tour of homes next Sunday in downtown Mobile, and seeing how it compares it to the Downtown Living Tour a couple of years ago. Continue reading

Cha-ching: Fairhope home prices just went up

Did you hear those slapping noises this morning? That was the sound of a few hundred real estate agents on the Eastern Shore high fiving when they saw today’s USA Today.   Continue reading