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 in Hoover, Alabama dipped to 77 in October 2009.  This was down from 93 in September, but still a lot higher than the 58 sales we saw in October of 2008.  Prices on home sales closed in October ranged from $84,500 for a 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath condo at Four Seasons off Lorna Rd., to $800,000...
Home Sales in Pelham, Alabama remained consistent in October 2009, with 35 closed sales.  There were 35 home sales in August 09 and 34 home sales in September 09 - all up from 27 sales a year ago. Prices ranged from $30,000 for a home is Deer Springs to $359,900 for a 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath in the S...
Home Sales in Helena Alabama slowed in the month of October, with only 19 sales recorded.  This was better than the 7 that closed in November of 2008, but down from the 33 we saw in August 09, and 28 in September 09. Prices ranged from $60,000 for a foreclosure that needed a lot of work in Tocoa ...
Right now most days are still warm and the evenings are just a tad on the cool side.  Here in Hoover Alabama we can still wear shorts during the day - or at least all the High School students think so.  Today it looks like it might rain again - a sign that a cool breeze is on the way.  I'm thinki...
I Need A Down Payment To Buy A House and I just can't seem to get there!!!   So you've been hearing about the First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit; up to $8000 tax CREDIT if you haven't owned a home in the last 3 years and buy before Dec 1, 2009.  Who wouldn't want 8K in FREE MONEY? But you need to c...
When your realtor prepares to sell your home, that person will look at what homes have been selling for in the area immediately surrounding your home.  What homes are selling for is what sets the Market Value - or what you can expect to get for your home.   Prices have come down in Hoover Alabama...
When looking at Buying A Home, one of the biggest yes or no items in the buyer's mind is the BATHROOM.  You can have a great backyard, super den, and even updated kitchen with the latest bells and whistles, but that bathroom killed the deal!  Could have been wrong color tile, bathroom too small ...
Ahh, it's raining right now, temp in the 70s, and really muggy outside.  But a huge COLD FRONT is supposed to be on its way.  Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE the cold weather.  My idea of the perfect day is 40 degrees with the sun shining and no wind. It is easy to breathe and it's just exhilara...
You keep hearing about the first time home buyer's tax credit and want to take advantage of it, but can you USE the $8000 to actually BUY the house.  Well, NO. The problem is with 99.9% of the loan programs out there today, you need to have a down payment AND pay closing costs. So, how much money...
Are you thinking about Buying a Home and want to get the best mortgage payment? Want to make sure you are getting the best interest rate on your mortgage?  Well finding the best rate is not always finding the best deal. Whenever you make a big purchase, it's always a good idea to shop around. The...

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