Bird's Eye View on Real Estate

Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties
Toni Bird Sells Real Estate in Hoover and the Greater Birmingham Alabama Area.
Home Sales Hoover Alabama January 2010   What was the real estate market like in Hoover Alabama in January 2010?  Well, Home sales were better in Hoover than they were in other parts of Birmingham.   We saw 57 home sales in Hoover, Alabama in January.  This was down from the 63 that sold in Decem...
Home Sales Vestavia Alabama January 2010   The numbers are in for January and we see that Home Sales in Vestavia Alabama were down from December 2009.  In January we had 21 homes close - down from 43 in December.  This was UP, however, from January of 2009 when there were 19 sales. The average sa...
Sold Homes Helena Alabama January 2010   What is the real estate market like in Helena Alabama?   We saw that 15 homes sold in Helena during January.  This was down slightly from the 18 that sold in December and up one from the 14 that sold in January '09.  Prices ranged from $65,225 for a 3 Bedr...
Create Your Own RED BOX for Moving Day.   So, you've decided to buy a house. You've worked through all the closing activities and the home is YOURS.  Now the WORK begins, THE MOVE. If you are using movers to pack you, they will typically take 2 days to pack, and one day to load.  You need to be r...
Can You Buy A Foreclosure AND Use the Homebuyer Tax Credit?   You hear all about the great deals people are getting on foreclosed homes lately.  There are several on the market.  The home on the left is for sale in Pelham, Alabama.  THIS ONE is a Great Buy at $299,900. Some are good deals and oth...
On Tuesday I posted about removing Pop Corn Ceiling to make your house look more up to date.  I received some comments warning that pop corn ceiling could have asbestos in it. So, I thought I'd find some helpful info dealing with the subject. Here is a site about asbestos ceilings you should read...
OK, I have had three conversations about popcorn ceilings in the last week.  It is a SIGN that I should post about Pop Corn Ceilings. Here in Hoover, Alabama, Pop Corn ceilings were really popular in the 70's and 80's.  The texture hid a LOT of sins.  If the ceilings get wet - from a roof leak, o...
Selling A House in Birmingham Alabama, take your pictures on a Blue Sky Day. Pictures are key when selling a house in Birmingham Alabama.  How the pictures look will determine if the prospective buyer wants to take that next step and get INSDIE the property that is For Sale. Yesterday was one of ...
Home Buyer Tax Credit - Income Limits   I was talking to a client the other day.  She lives in what we in Hoover, Alabama would call an "upper bracket" neighborhood.  Now I realize what is considered Upper Bracket in California or NYC or Washington D.C., pricewise is not the same as the greater B...
Home Buyer Tax Credit - Who Can Qualify   I've spoken to several people lately about the Home Buyer Tax Credit.  Most people think it is ONLY for first time home buyers, and that WAS the case up until 11/6/2009 when they expanded it to include people who currently own a house and want a new one. ...

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