As a REALTOR, I continuously monitor local real estate statistics in order to keep my clients informed and ahead of the real estate trends.  August sales were up in Homewood over the month of July.  While the  there were 5 more new listings and 8 fewer homes expiring during the month of August th...
Until last Thursday, I had given this question very little thought, if any.  Now, I have a different perspective.  Thursday morning, I met a client at a HUD home she had under contract to purchase, contingent upon a home inspection.  An employee of the Birmingham Water Works came out to turn the ...
Many thanks to George Tallabas for his post  Google your way into your clients minds >> Thanks to Active Rain.  After reading how George had asked a potential client to  go to Google and type in his name to learn more about him before their meeting. I decided to type in my name to see what was th...
Amidst the reports of the steepest drops in US home prices in 20 years, if you live in the Birmingham Alabama area, I have good news for you.  That drop is not so steep.  The average sales price of a home in the Birmingham Alabama metropolitan area for the second quarter of this year was down 1.6...
We need to show more sympathy for these people.       * They travel miles in the heat.      * They risk their lives crossing a border.      * They don't get paid enough wages.      * They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do.      * They live in crowded conditions among a people who s...
With all of the national reports that have made the news this week about the real estate market and declining prices, I realize there are people who are anxious to know the most recent statistics for the Birmingham area.  Just as with any other profession, sometimes real estate paperwork is not i...
Labor Day was first celebrated in 1882 with a parade honoring labor and the intention to provide a day off for the working man.    Congress made it a Federal Holiday in 1884.  Always celebrated on the first Monday of September, Labor Day remains a day of rest and has become the symbolic end of su...

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