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.



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...
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...
School will be back in session next week in Hoover Alabama.  Many people are out of town taking advantage of this last week for a vacation.  With the beach only 4 hours away, and one of several large lakes 1-2 hours up the road, it is easy to "get out of town" for some R&R. Earlier this summer, m...
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...
I went to the gas pump the other day in Hoover, Alabama, and it cost me $51 to fill up and I wasn't even on empty!  I was appalled. Now, I don't have an SUV, I have a little car.  This is absolutely outrageous.  I don't understand why congress is wasting time debating drilling for oil off the coa...
As people age it is harder for them to get up and down stairs. Ths is just a fact. It is best to find a home with all the bedrooms on the same level.  Most homes today though, have the master on the main and the other bedrooms up.  If you DO find all the bedrooms on the same level you are in a ga...
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...
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 ...
Home sales in Alabaster Alabama dropped in June 2008 to 39 closed sales from a high of 52 homes closing in both April and May of 2008. The average salesprice was $183,570 with sales ranging from $92,000 for a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhome in Applegate to $514,900 for a 4 bedroom, 3.5 home in the S...
There were 38 home sales in Pelham Alabama in June 2008.  This was down from a high of 47 in May but higher than the low of 23 in January The average salesprice was $206,523 - up from 194,523 in May with sales ranging from $86,000 for a home in Deer Springs $416,350 for a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath in E...

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