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Oak Mountain State Park
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Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama is a nature lover’s dream. The Birmingham area is home to many outdoor adventures and parks, and one of my personal favorites (which also happens to be located close to home) is Oak Mountain State Park. There are so many activities to choose from, which we will cover in the sections below, and

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Tips for Spring Home Maintenance

Gone are the coldest days, and we no longer need our heaviest coats. Now we can look forward to spring flowers, breezes, baseball, and more daylight. Studies show we use 0.5% less energy for each day of daylight savings time, so we save money on our energy bills.  Since spring has sprung, here are four

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Q: What Produce Can You Find at Smiley Brothers?

Today I’m taking a break from real estate to shine a spotlight on Smiley Brothers, a specialty deli and butcher shop in Pelham. Joining me is owner Criss Smiley to talk about what they offer, how they’ve expanded their selection this summer, and what they’ve done to adapt to COVID-19. I’ve been to Smiley Brothers

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October Events in Birmingham, Alabama
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How to Celebrate October in the Birmingham Area

October is officially here! Looking for something to do this weekend in the Birmingham area to get into the fall spirit? We have a list of things you can choose from, whether you’re looking for something scary like haunted houses or a family friendly attraction like a pumpkin patch! We’ve even included a list of fall festivals that you’re going to want to put on your calendar.

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Schools in Shelby County, Alabama - The Howell Group
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Schools in Shelby County

Schools are an important part of the decision making process when you move. Whether you’re looking to live in a particular school zone when you move to Birmingham or you live in the area already and want to keep your kids in the same school district, be sure you do your research on the Shelby County schools before putting an offer on a home.

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