Bird's Eye View on Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties
Toni Bird Sells Real Estate in Hoover and the Greater Birmingham Alabama Area.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
  What Can We Do With Our Homes ? We keep hearing about Global Warming and the fact that we need to do things to help the environment. We can cut down on the number of miles we drive on I-459 every week, and buy a more fuel efficient car. We can turn the thermostat up (in summer) and run a fan to...
09/28/2008
My mother was taken to the hospital a week ago Saturday.  She lives in an assisted living facility in Florida (I live in Alabama).  The nurse at the assisted living called to say they were taking her, but after that I heard nothing.  After many calls I tracked her down and knew she was "safe" and...
09/25/2008
I had someone call me the other day about one of my listings.  She said she didn't like her landlord and wanted to buy a house instead.  She told me all the promises the landlord had made that never came to reality and I really wanted to help her find a house.  In talking to her though, I learned...
09/24/2008
  Try an Island Before you Buy.   The other day, a client and I were looking at Homes for Sale in Hoover Alabama.  She was very interested in having a kitchen with a LOT of counter space.  Because I like to prepare meals with lots of ingredients, I want lots of space in MY Hoover, Alabama kitchen...
09/22/2008
When getting your home ready to sell in Hoover Alabama, you want it to look warm and inviting.  Just like curb appeal on the outside - you want your home to appeal to the buyer on an emotional level on the inside.  Now I'm not talking about putting out tons of stuff so the house looks cluttered,...
09/15/2008
Interest Rates are really low right now, and we've been talking about 30 and 15 year Fixed Rate Loans. If you look at the different loan programs that lenders are offering, you will also hear about Adjustable Rate Loans.  Adjustable Rate Loans typically have a lower rate than the fixed rate initi...
09/14/2008
  I woke up this morning and heard an incredible amount of chatter in the back yard.  There was so much noise I had to look.  There, on top of the shed were two cardinals and one was feeding the other.  They were both good sized birds, but on closer examination, one was a baby - just a little sma...
09/11/2008
Yesterday the government decided to help out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac which allowed the financial markets to feel "more secure", thus causing interest rates to go down.  With interest rates going lower, Now is a Great Time to Buy A Home in Hoover Alabama or anywhere for that matter! Well you ma...
09/09/2008
Wow, Interest Rates are Great Today. There is a lender in town who sends me the interest rates on a daily basis.  I really like this becasue it keeps me up to date with what is going on in case someone wants to know.  Well, today the rates dropped BELOW 6%.  His company was showing 5.875 with NO ...
09/08/2008
The High School football games are finally here.  All that practice for the football team, band, cheerleaders and mascotts is finally paying off.  Parents and students from all over the county gather to watch their local team fight for victory. To read what the Birmingham News had to say about th...
09/06/2008
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