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.
Getting Ready to Move? So you've got a contract on your house - now the fun begins.  You know you've got to pack but don't forget to let everyone know your new address.  Here is a list of those to notify: Provide the post office with your forwarding address two to four weeks ahead of the move. No...
It is very easy to qualify for the tax credit.  Anyone who has NOT owned a home in the last 3 years can qualify for the tax credit.  When you want to buy a home, you must qualify for a loan (unless of course you are paying cash) but if you can qualify to buy a home, the tax credit is YOURS.  Do n...
There are a lot of tax credits floating around out there these days.  One is the tax credit for 1st time home buyers.  What happens is this - if you buy a home for the first time, you get a tax credit equal to 10% of the amount you paid for the home. So, next January when you go to file your taxe...
I was showing houses to a client the other day.  This is a buyer's market as we have heard so there are literally hundreds of homes for sale in her price range. Based on most of her specific requested items and through the use of the internet (pictures really help weed out the undesirable) we bas...
Home sales in Helena (one of the top 100 places to live in America) increased to 19 in February. This doesn't sound great - but it was better than the 7 that sold in November 2008 and the 14 in January! The average salesprice was $207,886.  Eight sales were in Old Cahaba, 4 in Riverwoods and the ...
There were 15 home sales in Pelham Alabama in February 2009.  This was down from a spike to 34 in December, but closer to the 18 that sold in November.  The average salesprice was $161,895 which was down from $187,606 in January.  Prices have come down in Pelham, but part of the reason for the dr...
Home sales numbers in Alabaster remained stable in February with 31 closed sales (up from 30 in January). The average sales price was $168,175 - up from 135,867 last month when we had a glut of foreclosures being purchased out of the market. Sales ranged from $65,000 for a 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath in Mo...
Boy, has it gotten busy lately or is it my imagination!  I listed a home for sale in Helena, Alabama 3 weeks ago and we already received an offer.  The seller had fixed it up and it looked GREAT.  The person who is buying the home as never owned a home before and can take advantage of the First T...
  The Oak Mountain area for the most part, includes property between I-65 and Hwy 280 in North Shelby County. Some property is within the Hoover City limits and other is in unincorporated Shelby County. This area, which possesses many homes in the million plus category, had 40 closed sales in the...
Hoover Alabama saw 52 homes close in February 2009.  Eleven were in Ross Bridge, Six in Bluff Park, Five in Trace Crossings, and the rest throughout the city.  In the Hoover Alabama area, the average salesprice was $265,523 with prices ranging from $41,116 for a 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath condo in Four Se...

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