Has anyone invested in long term rentals in Forestdale/Adamsville? What about Hueytown? I know most of West Birmingham is very rough like Fairfield and Midfield but what about past those? Crime rates seem comparatively low but I would like opinions from people with rentals in those areas. Any other areas that aren't high crime but still inexpensive?
I live in Birmingham I'm about to buy a house in Crestwood North I am available almost any weekend to meet up or be boots on the ground for an out of state investor. Looking forward to the discussion.
JOBS are in west Jefferson county. All you have to do is ride by the new Amazon warehouse of
8500000 sq ft. Lots of $12-15 hour jobs there. These nice folks need good places to live. I like Hueytown. Hueytown has better schools than Bessemer.
Good luck JP
In agreement with the above post. I think West Birmingham, and those neighborhoods you noted, will present solid price/rent ratios as long as you do you're homework and know the street/neighborhood you're buying in.
I was in Hueytown this morning and stopped at a quick mart and I spoke with a postal worker about the neighborhood, He said no problems at all compared to Bessemer next door were he worked previously and I will just leave it there on that.
When you are looking at areas to buy drive around and talk to people that are working these streets everyday such as postal workers and utility workers. They know what is going on just like the police and the fireman.
I have come to the conclusion that stay away from:
B&B neighborhoods ( Boarded up and burned out).
S&S neighborhoods ( Shooting & Stealing)
Good luck JP
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I have had some luck with properties in Centerpoint and I have one an Helena but that's more of a A class place.
Stay away from ensley.
Sorry to hijack the thread but any opinions on Roebuck Springs area?
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