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By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
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  BLOOD DRIVE KELLER WILLIAMS METRO SOUTH     Please stop by the Keller Williams Metro South office in Alabaster to donate blood today (Monday, May 9th).  So many of you have already responded to requests for blood and may not be able to donate again this soon, but you can still help by bringing ...

By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
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  SPRING BOOK SALE Albert L. Scott Library     The Albert L. Scott Library in Alabaster is having their Spring Book Sale this weekend, offering used hardback books for $1.00, paperbacks and children's books are $0.50 and DVDs for $1.00.  It a great opportunity to add to your own personal library ...

By Tom Horn, Appraising The American Dream
(Thomas Horn, Real Estate Appraiser)
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The Birmingham Alabama Multiple Listing Service recently introduced an option allowing agents to list the gross living area (GLA) of their listings. This is a great feature that will help both Realtors and real estate appraisers. Realtors can now let potential buyers know how much living area the...

By Tom Horn, Appraising The American Dream
(Thomas Horn, Real Estate Appraiser)
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I just wanted to share with everyone the snow we had in the Birmingham, Alabama area on Christmas Day.  It may not sound very exciting to many people but this is the first snow we have had on Christmas day in around 45 years!  It was enjoyed by all.  Hope you enjoy.

By Tom Horn, Appraising The American Dream
(Thomas Horn, Real Estate Appraiser)
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To some, the phrase 'Shadow Inventory' conjures up dark images and impending doom, kind of like the Darth Vader character from Star Wars. You may not have heard of shadow inventory as it is not mentioned too much in the mainstream media. I've seen several definitions of shadow inventory, however ...

By Tom Horn, Appraising The American Dream
(Thomas Horn, Real Estate Appraiser)
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I recently did an inspection for an appraisal on an FHA refinance loan. It was an older home that had been undergoing some updates and renovations. One of the biggest problems I see on older homes, and one which this home had, is peeling and chipping paint. This is not an issue with conventional ...

By Debbie Hutchins
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Welcome to Lake Forest, Shelby County’s premier community located off of Kent Dairy Road in Alabaster close to major shopping areas, I-65 and schools.  This beautiful subdivision features a 13 Acre Private lake and park with walking trails where the homeowners along with their family and friends...

By Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL
(RE/MAX Advantage South)
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  2010 ALABASTER CITYFEST FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL! Saturday, June 5th     What better way to kick off your Summer than with a FREE day of fun for the whole family?  Alabaster's CityFest is the place to be!  There will be concerts, arts & crafts, activities for the kids, food and fun for all ages!   ...

By Toni Bird
(Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties)
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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 - in the last 10 years, Alabaster has increased its size by 60%.  What is the Real Estate market like in Alabaster, Alabama?  There were 28 closed sales in Al...

By David Black, Realtor for Birmingham & Shelby Co. Alabama
(Keller Williams Realty Metro South)
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The first phone call makes me a little uneasy. But when my cell phone rings the second time a few minutes later, I start thinking:  This does not sound good. It’s a sunny but cold day in the low 30s. The calls come while my wife, Colleen, and I are having lunch.  The first caller is a woman who l...

By Toni Bird
(Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties)
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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 minutes from the hustle-bustle of Metro Birmingham you will find a "Grande" lifestyle awaiting you in Grande View Estates, a "Grande" community offering all the comforts of home.   Your first impression is the gracious stone entrance graced with a well manicured colorful landscape that carri...

By Tom Horn, Appraising The American Dream
(Thomas Horn, Real Estate Appraiser)
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As everyone knows, the national real estate market has been crazy over the past 12-18 months. Because of the collapse of various national financial institutions and its effect on the economy and the real estate market, property values have taken a nose dive. An increase in foreclosure and short s...

By David Black, Realtor for Birmingham & Shelby Co. Alabama
(Keller Williams Realty Metro South)
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Sometimes, the people you might least expect to have an influence in your life can be the ones who really surprise you.  I'll have to hand that honor to the check-out clerk at the Wal-Mart that my wife, Colleen, and I visited over the weekend. In the interest of full disclosure, you should be awa...

By David Black, Realtor for Birmingham & Shelby Co. Alabama
(Keller Williams Realty Metro South)
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Okay, we all feel a bit blue from time to time, but how about ... yellow.  Huh? If you live in the Southeast, if it's yellow around you, it must be spring.  For example, take a look at my Ford Explorer, which has been been parked in a covered area (believe it or not): I actually do keep my Explor...

By Toni Bird
(Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties)
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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...

By David Black, Realtor for Birmingham & Shelby Co. Alabama
(Keller Williams Realty Metro South)
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It's always nice to see your home turf get some positive recognition, and BusinessWeek magazine has helped drive home what we tell folks all the time:  Alabama is a great place to live.BusinessWeek has named the city of Alabaster in Shelby Co. has the state's most affordable suburb.  This is the ...
BusinessWeek ranked the best affordable suburbs in the U.S. state by state Alabama Best affordable suburb: AlabasterNearest major city: BirminghamPopulation: 28,576Median household income: $69,443Median home price: $154,950Unemployment rate: 2.3%Violent crime index: 17       Alabaster, Alabama h...

By Toni Bird
(Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties)
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Alabaster Alabama is a great place to live and is still within commuting distance to downtown Birmingham. Home sale numbers in Alabaster remained stable in January with 28 (24 closed in November and 28 closed in December). Fifteen of the 28 sales were foreclosed properties.  Many were sold at hug...

By David Black, Realtor for Birmingham & Shelby Co. Alabama
(Keller Williams Realty Metro South)
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    Working in Shelby county real estate reminds me of walking into the surf along Alabama's Gulf Coast. Stand only a few feet from shore, and the incoming waves gently surround your feet. You feel the almost tickling sensation of sand washing away as the water recedes. Take a few more steps out,...

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