Explore Hoover, AL

By Toni Bird
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I drove up to the front door today and saw this wonderful butterfly drinking from the Lanatana hanging baskets.  I had never seen one like this - a swallowtail. I am not a fan of catepillars because they eat the leaves off of the rose bushes and other plants, but knowing those leaves went toward...

By Jason Secor, Birmingham Alabama Real Estate - Hoover Homes for Sale - Property MLS
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On top of the month by month Birmingham Alabama Real Estate market information that we put out on a regular basis there are those that have been asking us about year to date information. In other words, what is the big picture for the year, and not just the month? For those looking at the big pic...

By Toni Bird
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Birmingham Barons are playing for the championship.  Do you have your tickets yet?   Located in Hoover Alabama is the wonderful Regions Park stadium - home to the Birmingham Barons Baseball team.  If you have not been to a game, you NEED to go. Did you know that over 250,000 people have attended ...

By Toni Bird
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The other day, I was talking with a person who is Moving to the Birmingham Alabama area from out of town.  The topic of golf came up and they were amazed at what Birmingham had to offer. Did you know that there are over 40 golf courses in and around Birmingham?  Some are public, including the Rob...

By Toni Bird
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Hoover Alabama - A City of Parks I love trees and I love to be outdoors (except for those really hot days of summer).  Spring and Fall are incredible - clear days, moderate temperatures AND plenty of places to hike, picnic and spend time with your family outdoors. Summer mornings before 9:00 are ...

By Jason Secor, Birmingham Alabama Real Estate - Hoover Homes for Sale - Property MLS
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Located in both Jefferson and Shelby County, Hoover, Alabama sits, ever expanding as a growing community. Named after William H. Hoover, a local business owner, Hoover, Alabama was incorporated in 1967 and has grown ever since. For instance, Hoover now is home for the Birmingham Barons, Birmingha...

By Jason Secor, Birmingham Alabama Real Estate - Hoover Homes for Sale - Property MLS
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Located in both Jefferson and Shelby County, Hoover, Alabama sits, ever expanding as a growing community. Named after William H. Hoover, a local business owner, Hoover, Alabama was incorporated in 1967 and has grown ever since. For instance, Hoover now is home for the Birmingham Barons, Birmingha...

By Toni Bird
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  Over the last week, I've had a lot of people ask me about the New Tax Credit.  This was part of the housing bill that President Bush signed at the end of July.  As with any new bill, it takes a while to figure out all the kinks.   Good news is, if you are a first time home buyer (and a 1st time...

By Toni Bird
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Now that school is back in session in Hoover, Alabama our thoughts will be turning to football.  Well, not EVERYONE here is totally focused in football.  At the Shades Mountain Park the fall ball registration has just been completed - that's BASEBALL.  Fall ball games are played on Sunday afterno...

By Toni Bird
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Lake Crest, in Hoover Alabama, is conveniently located between Hwy 150 and Shades Crest Road, just 1 mile from I-459.  The community has a nice club house, pool and tennis courts.  There is also a large lake with a walking trail around it.  The homes include townhomes and carriage homes plus larg...

By Toni Bird
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Russet Woods and its sister neighborhood Southwood are conveniently located 3 miles off I-459 at the HWY 150 exit. Students attend either South Shades Crest or Deer Valley Elementary, Bumpus Middle School and Hoover High.  It is about a 18 mile drive to downtown Birmingham city center and there a...

By Toni Bird
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Home sales in Hoover, Alabama were down in July '08 to 95 closed sales. This was down from 132 in June 2008 which was a record month.  February, March and April saw 101 homes close.  In the Hoover Alabama area, the average salesprice was $265,112 with prices ranging from $66,100 for a 1 Bedroom, ...

By Toni Bird
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I have a Home for Sale in Hoover Alabama and the other day a prospective buyer was looking at it and wanted to know if she could put up a fence.  The property has a beautiful view and a wooded privacy fence would really ruin it.  Some people though, must have a fence.  Pets are a common reason fo...

By Toni Bird
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WHEN I THINK OF A LIBRARY I THINK OF BOOKS. Now I like to read, so this is not a bad thought. But when I think of the HOOVER LIBRARY, I think of much, much more. The Hoover Library is part of the Jefferson County library system, so they not only have all the books you will see on the shelves, but...

By Toni Bird
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My Husband and I went window shopping today in Hoover, Alabama.  Not the kind where you walk down the street and look at new clothes through the store window, but shopping FOR windows. My house was built in 1986 in Hoover, Alabama, and several of the windows are loosing their seals, not opening o...

By Toni Bird
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 TAX CREDIT EQUALS MONEY IN YOUR POCKET New housing bill gives First Time Home Buyers a TAX CREDIT of 10% of the purchase price for a home they purchase.  This means if you buy a home in Hoover, Alabama that costs $75,000 or more, you will receive a $7500 tax credit.   The maximum you can receive...

By Toni Bird
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Grilling Vegetables Two things are for sure in the summer here is Hoover, Alabama - Hot Muggy Days and Bar-B-Que. Grilling Out is a great way to get together with family and friends, and football season is right around the corner which is grilling out on the road (or from your tailgate).  Alabama...

By Toni Bird
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When looking at buying A Home, one of the biggest yes or no items in the buyer's mind is the BATHROOM.  I have seen people turn down great backyards, super dens and even updated kitchens with the latest bells and whistles because the bathroom is too small, or the tile is the wrong color. Buyers s...

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Next week the kids will be going back to school in Hoover, Alabama.  Many of the counties and cities in Alabama will be participating in the "Sales Tax Holiday" which starts at midnight on Friday morning, 8/1/08, and runs through midnight Sunday night.  This Tax Holiday means there is no sales ta...

By Toni Bird
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It's that time of year in Hoover, Alabama where baby birds are leaving the nest.  There is a lot of squawking and parents are stressed.  I could be talking about Back To School, but that is a topic for another day.    I looked out the window and saw a baby bird that was on the ground and could no...

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