helena al: 2009 Market Statistics for Homes Sold in Helena AL (Shelby County) - 12/29/09 01:54 PM
 
 

 
2009 Market Statistics for Homes Sold in Helena AL (Shelby County) (Year To Date) ~ Single Family Residences
 
Units Sold: 244
Average List Price:  $190,848
Average Sold Price:  $184,571
Average Days on Market:  110
 
 
 
 
If you would like updated information or details for this or any community in or around Birmingham, Jefferson or Shelby Counties, please feel free to call or send me an email.  I would love to hear from you!

Courtesy of Ann Allen, e-Pro, SRES, ASP
205.902.4868
Keller Williams
One Chase Corporation Drive, Suite 150
Hoover, AL  35244
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helena al: Christmas Lights in Helena AL - 12/23/09 10:32 AM
 
 Christmas Lights in Helena AL
 
I went out a couple of nights ago with my camera to take pictures of Christmas lights, and I've decided I really don't have the equipment I need to take good photos at night.  These were taken with my Panasonic Lumix TZ4 which I got last year when my old camera died.  I enjoy it because it has a wide angle lens and takes much nicer shots than the 5 year old Canon that I had, but it has it's limitations.  Wish I had thought to put a nice camera on my wish list … (9 comments)

helena al: The Monkey Basket in Old Town Helena AL...Gift Baskets, Candles & Gourmet Food Items - 08/07/09 07:55 AM
 
 
THE MONKEY BASKET  in Old Town Helena...Gift Baskets, Candles & Gourmet Food Items
 
 

Old Town Helena has a lot of interesting shops in it's historic business district, and one of my favorites is The Monkey Basket.
 
Owned and operated by my friend Judy Ellington, the shop is filled with lots of fun gift items, but gift baskets are her specialty.  Whatever the occasion, Judy can create the perfect basket and send it anywhere you like.
 
Having a party?  The Monkey Basket can help you with party needs and gifts.
 
   
 
Judy features … (4 comments)

helena al: Family Dining on Buck Creek at THE DEPOT DELI & GRILL in Old Town Helena AL - 08/05/09 08:54 AM
 
 Family Dining on Buck Creek at THE DEPOT DELI & GRILL in Old Town Helena AL
 
 

 
 
When you drive through Old Town Helena it's easy to tell that The Depot Deli & Grill is a tremendously popular place from all the cars in their parking lot.  Serving everything from hot dogs to grilled specialty sandwiches, this is a family friendly place in the middle of the Old Town Helena business district on the banks of Buck Creek.  You can dine inside or enjoy the view of the creek and waterfall from the covered dining patio.  … (1 comments)

helena al: Family Dining South of the Border Style - San Antonio Grill in Helena AL - 08/02/09 08:46 AM
 
Family Dining South of the Border Style - San Antonio Grill in Helena AL
 

 
The San Antonio Grill is one of my family's favorite places to go in Helena for an inexpensive but fun and delicious dining experience.  Judging from the full tables, a lot of others think so too.  Even on Friday evenings when the restaurant is really busy, the staff is always smiling and the service is excellent.
 
Specializing in Mexican dishes and my favorite, Margaritas, the menu also includes items for adults and children that prefer something other than Mexican cuisine, such as … (3 comments)

helena al: The Cottages of Old Town - Helena AL - Homes For Sale - 07/24/09 05:31 AM
 
THE COTTAGES OF OLD TOWN - HELENA AL - HOMES FOR SALE
 
 


 
The Cottages of Old Town are located in the heart of Old Town Helena.  This charming neighborhood features 2 story homes that have white picket fences, lots of porches and balconies, tin roofs, gaslights and private courtyards.  A park for residents use only has a covered BBQ pit, play area for the kids, and is situated on the scenic banks of Buck Creek.  There are only 36 homes and the pride the owners have in this community shows.  Their yards are well-maintained … (3 comments)

helena al: Helena AL ~ OPEN HOUSE Sunday July 26th ~ CHARMING OLD TOWN HELENA - 07/21/09 01:00 PM
 
 
OPEN HOUSE Sunday July 26th.......Great home in THE COTTAGES OF OLD TOWN HELENA!

~ 2:00-4:00 p.m. ~
PLEASE STOP BY AND VISIT!  
 
 

Located in the Cottages of Old Town, this neighborhood is located in the heart of Old Town Helena!  Quaint shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance, as well as the Helena Amphitheatre, which features events such as the annual Buck Creek Festival, Sundown Cinemas, Summer Concert Series, and more.  The community enjoys it's own private park on the bank of Buck Creek, which has it's own BBQ and play area.  These homes feature white … (5 comments)

helena al: Helena AL ~ Short Sales and Foreclosures - 07/20/09 12:32 PM
 
Looking for a housing bargain in Helena AL?  Consider one of these Short Sale opportunities.  A Short Sale is when a lender is willing to accept less than what a borrower owes on a property.  Many lenders will approve a Short Sale as an alternative to allowing a home to go into Foreclosure.
 
Here are the current Short Sale opportunities in Helena AL......all of these are single family residences and are subject to approval by the lender.
 

$105,000     7928 Wyndham Lane ~ 3 br/2 ba in Wyndham
$150,000     1686 Old Cahaba Court ~ 3 br/2 ba in … (1 comments)

helena al: Speechless Sunday........Garden Daydreams - 07/05/09 04:01 AM
 

 
 
 
 
© 2009 Ann Allen, All rights reserved
 
Photo taken by Ann Allen, and may not be reproduced without express written permission of Ann Allen, Keller Williams Realty, Hoover AL.  Permission usually granted if credit is given with a link back.  Thank you for your understanding.
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helena al: Wordless Wednesday.......Buck Creek Waterfall - 07/01/09 04:58 AM
 

 
 
 
 
© 2009 Ann Allen, All rights reserved
 
Photo taken by Ann Allen, and may not be reproduced without express written permission of Ann Allen, Keller Williams Realty, Hoover AL.  Permission usually granted if credit is given with a link back.  Thank you for your understanding.
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helena al: Helena AL ~ OPEN HOUSE Saturday June 27th ! CHARMING OLD TOWN HELENA! - 06/24/09 04:05 AM
 
OPEN HOUSE Saturday June 27th.......Great home in THE COTTAGES OF OLD TOWN HELENA!

~ 10:00-12:00 a.m. ~
PLEASE STOP BY AND VISIT!   Don't miss HELENA MARKET DAYS in the AMPHITHEATRE!  You can't miss it when you are entering or leaving the neighborhood......just across the bridge from the waterfall at Buck Creek.  Look for the red caboose.

Located in the Cottages of Old Town, this neighborhood is located in the heart of Old Town Helena!  Quaint shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance, as well as the Helena Amphitheatre, which features events such as the annual Buck Creek Festival, Sundown Cinemas, … (3 comments)

helena al: Fun at THE MONKEY BASKET in Helena AL! - 06/11/09 06:18 AM
 
 
Fun at The Monkey Basket in Helena AL!
 
 

 
 
Located in historic Old Town Helena, The Monkey Basket is a great little shop that is owned and operated by Judy Ellington.  She makes gift baskets for all occasions and can ship them just about anywhere.  She has some great items in the shop.......gourmet foods, candles from Tyler Candle Company and lots of other cool stuff.
 
 

 
 
One of my favorites were the Slingshot Monkeys.......here they are in their own Monkey Basket!  They have capes and masks and SCREAM when launched.  They … (8 comments)

helena al: JUST SOLD in Old Town Helena! - 06/08/09 01:41 PM
 
This beautiful home in The Cottages of Old Town Helena has a very happy new owner!  This one is gone and I'm sorry you missed it, but there is another one available and we are having an Open House this Sunday!  I hope you will visit and see why this is such a unique and special neighborhood.  I'm looking forward to seeing you Sunday!
 

 
 
 150 Lake Davidson Lane
  LARGER CORNER LOT HAS BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED SIDE YARD!
 

WHY CHOOSE HELENA?
Recognized by MONEY MAGAZINE'S 2007 list of "Best Places To Live - Top 100"
Ranked #13 … (7 comments)

helena al: Helena AL ~ OPEN HOUSE Sunday June 14th ~ CHARMING OLD TOWN HELENA - 06/08/09 01:17 PM
 
 
OPEN HOUSE Sunday June 14th.......Great home in OLD TOWN HELENA!

PLEASE STOP BY AND VISIT!
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Located in the Cottages of Old Town, this neighborhood is located in the heart of Old Town Helena!  Quaint shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance, as well as the Helena Amphitheatre, which features events such as the annual Buck Creek Festival, Sundown Cinemas, Summer Concert Series, and more.  The community enjoys it's own private park on the bank of Buck Creek, which has it's own BBQ and play area.  This home features a white picket fence, porches, courtyards and gaslights......truly a … (2 comments)

helena al: Wordless Wednesday......."Quacking Up" At Joe Tucker Park in Helena AL - 04/22/09 08:45 AM
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
© 2009 Ann Allen, All rights reserved
 
Photos taken by Ann Allen, and may not be reproduced without express written permission of Ann Allen, Keller Williams Realty, Hoover AL.   Permission usually granted if credit is given with a link back.  Thank you for your understanding.
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helena al: Helena AL ~ OPEN HOUSES Sunday April 19th ~ CHARMING OLD TOWN HELENA - 04/16/09 03:34 AM
 
 
OPEN HOUSES Sunday April 19th.......TWO great homes in OLD TOWN HELENA!

PLEASE STOP BY AND VISIT!
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Located in the Cottages of Old Town, this neighborhood is located in the heart of Old Town Helena!  Quaint shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance, as well as the Helena Amphitheatre, which features events such as the annual Buck Creek Festival, Sundown Cinemas, Summer Concert Series, and more.  The community enjoys it's own private park on the bank of Buck Creek, which has it's own BBQ and play area.  The homes feature white picket fences, porches, courtyards and gaslights......truly a … (10 comments)

helena al: Helena Florist Offers A Fun New Class......Create A Floral Design You Can Take Home at SIPS AND SNIPS - 03/26/09 12:02 AM
 
How would you like to learn to create a beautiful floral arrangement?  Helena Florist offers a fun class called Sips and Snips where talented designers give hands-on instruction in the techniques of floral design.  Bring your friends and your favorite beverage and spend a couple of hours creating an arrangement that you will be proud to take home at the end of class. 

Classes are held at the studio on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 p.m.  There are some Sunday afternoon classes planned as well.  If you would like to make a special request call Phillip … (6 comments)

helena al: Helena AL ~ OPEN HOUSE Sunday March 15th ~ CHARMING OLD TOWN HELENA - 03/11/09 01:10 PM
 
OPEN HOUSES Sunday March 15th.......TWO great homes in OLD TOWN HELENA!

PLEASE STOP BY AND VISIT!
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Located in the Cottages of Old Town, this neighborhood is located in the heart of Old Town Helena!  Quaint shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance, as well as the Helena Amphitheatre, which features events such as the annual Buck Creek Festival, Sundown Cinemas, Summer Concert Series, and more.  The community enjoys it's own private park on the bank of Buck Creek, which has it's own BBQ and play area.  The homes feature white picket fences, porches, courtyards and gaslights......truly a unique … (10 comments)

helena al: 144 LAKE DAVIDSON LANE...HELENA AL 35080...$10,000 PRICE REDUCTION.....NOW $199,900 - 03/08/09 11:44 AM
 
JUST REDUCED $10,000
 
144 Lake Davidson Lane...Helena AL....$199,900
SHOWCASE WINNER - 1999 PARADE OF HOMES
3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths
SELLER IS PROVIDING 1 YEAR HOME WARRANTY
 

 
This home features gorgeous hardwoods and elegant double crown molding!  Spacious Living/Dining Room, Kitchen with eating area, Laundry, Master Bedroom and Master Bath all on lower level.  Upstairs are 2 more spacious Bedrooms, one opens to the covered front balcony, the other to an open deck.  They share a Jack & Jill Bath.  There is a 2 car Garage is on the main level.  Side courtyard is private and blooms … (5 comments)

helena al: Helena AL ~ OPEN HOUSE Sunday February 15th ~ CHARMING OLD TOWN HELENA - 02/12/09 04:41 AM
 
OPEN HOUSES Sunday February 15th.......TWO great homes in OLD TOWN HELENA!

PLEASE STOP BY AND VISIT!
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Located in the Cottages of Old Town, this neighborhood is located in the heart of Old Town Helena!  Quaint shops and restaurants are within easy walking distance, as well as the Helena Amphitheatre, which features events such as the annual Buck Creek Festival, Sundown Cinemas, Summer Concert Series, and more.  The community enjoys it's own private park on the bank of Buck Creek, which has it's own BBQ and play area.  The homes feature white picket fences, porches, courtyards and gaslights......truly a unique … (1 comments)

 
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