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By Toni Bird
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Every day when I turn on the radio, or look at the news on msn, I see bad news about the economy and the housing market.  Some of this bad news is not really true - it's just stuff that sells.  Everybody I talk to has this terrible picture of the housing market right now and a lot of what they th...

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In today's Real Estate market with the use of the internet, many home buyers choose homes off the web, then go "window shopping" and drive by the houses for sale before they ever contact their realtor about making an appointment.  Will your house be crossed off the list before those prospective b...

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Have you ever tried to get a passport or been in line at the post office when some else is trying to get one.  What a nightmare.  It takes FOREVER and I awlays feel bad for the postal clerk who gets stuck trying to help the people.  I have yet to see one that runs smoothly. Help Is On The Way to ...

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Home sales in the Hoover, Alabama were up in June 2008 with 132 homes sold. This was up from 111 homes closing in the month of May and the best number since August of ‘07. In the Hoover Alabama area, the average salesprice was $267,307 with prices ranging from $61,000 for a 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath at t...

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The numbers are in for June.  Nine homes sold in Russet Woods and Southwood in the month of June 2008.  Prices range from 217,700 for a home on Top O' Tree to 410,000 for one of the new homes in Southwood Highlands.  Russet Woods is conveniently located off South Shades Crest Rd between HWY-150 a...

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The Beatlads, Birmingham's Beatles Tribute Band, will play tonight at Discovery UMC. Anyone who attends is in for a treat. Discovery UMC is located in Trace Crossings, across the street from Hoover, Alabama's Region's Park (formerly called the Hoover Met) which is the baseball stadium where the B...

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When I was between the ages of 18 and 38 I moved almost every year.  The one thing I learned is that you had to get rid of stuff.  I had it down to my clothes, furniture, 3 boxes and 3 50 gallon drums.  This included all my kitchen stuff and my Christmas decorations.  But, now that I have lived i...

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Home sales in the Hoover, Alabama ticked up slightly with 111 homes closing in the month of May - up from 100 in both April and March. In the Hoover Alabama area, the average salesprice was $285,423 with prices ranging from $56,000 for a 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath at the Four Seasons Condos off of Lorna R...

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  It is no secret I love trees.  I cried when they started cutting down the trees to widen HWY 150 in Hoover.  Do you remember how the trees used to make a canopy over the road by the Lake Crest subdivision?  It was always 5 degrees cooler when you passed under those trees - not the 100+ temps we...

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On May the 8th the homeowners at The Woods Townhomes met for their annual meeting.  The usual things were discussed such making sure everyone pays their dues and what the money goes for, people letting their pets have "accidents" in the common area where the children play, children leaving their ...

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Russet Woods and its sister neighborhood Southwood are conveniently located 3 miles off I-459 at the HWY 150 exit in Hoover, Alabama.  Just 5 miles to the Galleria, 2 miles to Hoover High and 15 miles to downtown Birmingham this neighborhood is a great place to call home. Five homes sold in Russe...

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Every year we have this fabulous Golf Tournament that takes place in Hoover Alabama.  It was originally started by the Bruno family back in 1992 as a way for the owners of the very successful Bruno's grocery store to give back to the community. For many years it was called the Brunos Memorial Cla...

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Oak Park and The Woodlands are sister neighborhoods located off HWY 93, less than a mile from Morgan Rd (HWY 52).  The Woodlands is located in Hoover Alabama and Oak Park has homes in Hoover and others in Helena, Alabama.  Many trees were left when this neighborhood was developed and several home...

By Toni Bird
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Lake Crest, a neighborhood conveniently located between Shades Crest Road and HWY 150 in Hoover is a great place to live.  Every time I drive through there, people are out walking their dog, or mowing the grass and everybody seems very friendly.  Houses range from the Lake Crest Townhomes to larg...

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Trace Crossing is a great neighborhood located in Hoover Alabama.  The neighborhood is home to the Trace Crossings Elementary School, the new Hoover 9th Grade Center and Hoover High.  The Regions Park Baseball Stadium (formerly called Hoover Met) is located within the neighborhood as well. Four h...

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The Word Is Out!! Birmingham is a great place to Buy Real Estate.  According to CNNMoney.com, Birmingham was #3 in its list of the 10 Fastest Growing Markets in the US.  Birmingham is expected to see appreciation of approximately 2.7% over the next year - as opposed to a decrease in prices as pre...

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Home sales in the Oak Mountain area - which represents North Shelby County - remain  consistent, with 74 homes closing in March AND April (up from 51 in February).  The average salesprice was $362,543 with prices ranging from a condo at Morning Star selling for $96,000 to a 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath, 2 ½...

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Home sales in the Hoover, Alabama area were down just slightly in April with 96 closed sales - There were 100 closings in March and 101 in February (up from 51 in January). In the Hoover Alabama area, the average salesprice was $283,100 with prices ranging from $83,100 for a 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath c...

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 Spring is here and as I drive around the city, I see so many beautiful sites and a lot of beautifully landscaped yards.  When you see a great yard, it makes the house look even better.  You think, Wow, I'd like to live there.  A well landscaped yard even makes you feel better.  In this time wher...

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This year the 2nd annual Preserve Jazz Festival will be June 1st at The Preserve neighborhood in Hoover, AL.  We went to this festival last year and it was FABULOUS.  We are so fortunate to have so many talented musicians here in the Birmingham Area.  Performing Artists are Gerald Albright, Jeff...

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