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.
What is happening in the Real Estate Market in Helena, Alabama?  In November 2009, we saw 27 homes sell in Helena. This was UP from the 20 homes that sold in October and WAY UP from the 7 that sold in November 2009.  So far in 2009 Helena has seen 306 homes sell.  The average sales price in Novem...
The Hoover High Football Team won the State Championship on December 4th.  GO BUCS.  All this excitement with the football team didn't keep houses from selling though! In November 2009, we saw 91 homes sell in Hoover.  This was UP from 78 in October and WAYYYY Up from the 33 that sold in November...
It is December and everyone is busy getting ready for the holidays.  My husband Tim and I will be working at the Boy Scout Christmas Tree lot this afternoon and that is alway a lot of fun. People seem happier this time of year (there is always the exception but for the most part this is true).  W...
In July 2009, CNN Money magazine ranked Alabaster Alabama as #85 on the 100 best places to live in the US.  The city is also one of the fastest growing - increasing its size by 60% over the last ten years.    What is the Real Estate market like in Alabaster, Alabama?  There were only 29 closed sa...
Just Over the Mountain from Downtown Birmingham, Homewood is a thriving community just a short commute to Birmingham city center.   In Homewood you will find a wide range of properties to choose from - many dating back to the 20's-40's.  Charming neighborhoods with mature trees and nearby parks a...
I've been seeing articles lately indicating that home sales are starting to pick up.  Good News!  Still, if you are trying to sell your home, the current market remains challenging. To get the best price for your home, it has to look better than all the others out there.  I talk to people all the...
Want something different for the holidays?  Why not try a Turducken?  A Turducken is a Turkey, Duck, and Chicken cooked all together with stuffing in between.  My son and I decided to give it a try and it tasted Great!  Warning - it makes a LOT of food. How do you make one - This is what we did. ...
Wow!  Here It Is - the Final Word on the Tax Credit.  The House and Senate voted and President Obma just signed into law a bill that extends the First Time Home Buyer's TAX CREDIT.  This means if you have never owned a home before OR have not owned a home in the last 3 years, you can get a Tax Cr...
Burr!!  It is cold outside today.  Looks like the temperature is somewhere in the 40's and it is cloudy and damp.  The maple tree in my front yard has bright red leaves both on its branches and on the ground. Inside my home it's definitely warmer.  I have the thermostat set at 68 degrees, but wit...
  Fall is here and the leaves are showing their red, gold and orange colors. I was showing houses for sale in Hoover Alabama the other day and everywhere the color was amazing. When the leaves start to fall, it is time to rake - or in many places BLOW.  It always amazes me that people will blow ...

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