5 Mistakes to Avoid as a First Time Home Buyer

January 6, 2016 Posted by: Shelby Hixen

  Buying a home is one of the biggest steps of your life, and the home you purchase is one of the biggest investments you make. As such, you’ll want to be sure you go about the whole process in the best way possible. Unfortunately, if this is your first time buying a home, it’s easy to get lost during the process. There are a lot of new terms and things to learn about buying a home, which makes it easy to make mistakes that should be easily avoided. Some […]

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5 Reasons the Holiday is The Perfect Time to Look for Your Vacation Home

December 18, 2015 Posted by: Shelby Hixen

“Shopping” and “the Holiday Season” seem to go hand in hand. Images of people fighting for Black Friday deals or desperately scrounging any leftover items just before closing on Christmas Eve are fairly common and very nearly traditional. What isn’t so traditional, though, is images of people searching for their perfect vacation home over the holidays. Why would you want to spend some of your time this holiday season house hunting? This is normally a very busy time for a lot of people as they try to get the right […]

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Must-Try, Exciting Adventures in Jasper, Alabama (and Don’t Forget the BBQ!)

November 19, 2015 Posted by: Shelby Hixen

Jasper, Alabama comes with a rich and vibrant history and was named after an American Revolutionary War hero, Sergeant William Jasper. This place has stories to tell, and it tells them through the many fun and extraordinary activities it has to offer. Jasper has it all: outdoor fun, indoor play, daytime excitement or, for those night owls, there are plenty of top-notch activities for you, too. Here is just a taste (and a delicious one) of what you might see.   If you prefer to explore the indoor side of […]

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Lewis Smith Lake, Alabama

October 6, 2015 Posted by: Shelby Hixen

Lewis Smith Lake is located in north Alabama, just 20 miles northwest of Birmingham on the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River. It was originally created back in 1961, and since then has become an extremely popular destination for recreation and comfortable living. The lake was formed when the Alabama Power Company built the Lewis Smith Dam, which is still one of the largest earthen dams in the eastern United States. It stands at over 300 feet high and 2,200 feet long. It’s also nearly a quarter of a […]

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