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Fat Man's Bar-B-Que ~ Local Tradition For 40 Years Has A New Home     Located south of Pell City in Cropwell at 10179 Hwy 231 you will find, in my opinion, the best Bar-B-Que in the south.  What a real treat it was to dine at Fat Man's Bar-B-Que the other night in their brand new restaurant built...

By Diane Williams
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Pell City's Relay For Life 50's Sock Hop Come enjoy the evening with your neighbors to help celebrate life at the Pell City's Relay For Life Sock Hop. Communities around the world are joining forces in order to raise money to help find the cure for cancer.                                         ...
Preparing Your Home To Sell ~ A Few Helpful Hints You would never dream of having guest come to your home without having it clean.  With that in mind, don't open your home to potential buyers without taking the necessary steps to sell.    If you're like most sellers, you want to get the best poss...

By Diane Williams
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Tips For When a Buyer Wants To See Your Home After selling Real Estate for 14 years, in the Logan Martin Lake area, these are my top 5 tips for when a buyer wants to see your home.  Tip #1 LEAVE                                                                                                       ...
I have been asked by homeowners thinking of selling their home, how a Realtor® determines a price on a home?   In determining the correct asking price for your property, you will need to have your REALTOR® do a Competitive Market Analysis. The Competitive Market Analysis is done in two parts:    ...

By Diane Williams
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 When it comes to selling your home, the most important factor in getting it sold is proper pricing. The number one thing that can keep your home from selling is overpricing. You have to ask yourself, do you want to list your home or do you want to sell your home? Let me tell you what problems ca...

By Diane Williams
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  The weather forecast of snow in the Pell City area was a rare forecast that had all the children excited with anticipation. The band of snow predicted, blew through the area quicker than anticipated and left very little snow.  During this time the temperature remained a few degrees above freezi...
  Life has been extremely uncertain for many of us during the economic downturn that has taken place in the last couple of years.  Stability is a rare concept not many of us can remember anymore. These difficult times have taken it toll on us in one way or the other.   When the housing market bub...
What A Wonderful World This Would Be If We Lived By This Christmas Quote                 I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.                                                                       -Charles Dickens                                                     ...
Every year in my home I display my Christmas cards that I receive.  It's my own special way of remembering my wonderful friends who thought enough of me to send  a card.  When I received another one yesterday, I was putting it in its rightful place among the others when I realized that on all the...

By Diane Williams
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Logan Martin Lake is centrally located off of I-20 about 30 miles east of Birmingham in St. Clair County on the Coosa River. The nearest town is Pell City, Alabama.  Logan Martin Lake borders St. Clair County and Talladega County. The lake has been nicknamed "Lake of a Thousand Coves" by locals,...
  On February 14, 2008 I was driving to check on one of the houses that I had listed and out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw fire.  I circled around the block and I couldn't believe what I saw, it was Avondale Miles on fire.  I called 911 and she told me the fire department was already in...
  I was reading the Birmingham Business Journal yesterday and ran across an article that I wanted to share with you.  It's exciting for all the folks that have been left jobless due the current recession. Finally we are starting to see a ray of hope that the economy is turning around.  According ...

By Nicole Anderson, YOUR Community and Lake Expert
(Lake Homes Realty )
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Just a little something out of the ordinary for my posts.  A classical video for you to enjoy!  Merry Christmas to Activerain peeps! http://www.hulu.com/watch/115462/a-charlie-brown-christmas  

By Barry (Lynn) Miller Jr.
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  Fannie Mae changed requirements for mortgage applicants this past weekend.  Getting approved for a home loan just got tougher.   In its official announcement, Fannie Mae says the updates will minimize long-term lending concerns.  If that's the case, this won't be the last guideline change Fanni...
  The Pell City Christmas Parade was a huge success as the streets were lined with a large turn out of folks waiting for the festivities to begin.   As we were standing on the street in the crisp winter air you could hear the excitement of the children as the Christmas Parade was starting to move...
Update from the St. Clair Association of Realtors Auction Benefiting the St. Clair Co. Children's Advocacy Center The numbers are in from the St. Clair Association of Realtors / St. Clair Co. Children's Advocacy Center fundraiser.  The 14th annual benefit auction raised $10,000 for the children's...
St. Clair Association of Realtors 14th Annual Benefit Auction For the St. Clair Co. Children's Advocacy Center. The St. Clair Association of Realtors 14th Annual Benefit Auction for the St. Clair Co. Children's Advocacy Center was held tonight at the First Baptist Church in Pell City. Much attent...

By Barry (Lynn) Miller Jr.
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The Best Investment As a fairly general rule, homes appreciate about five percent a year. Some years will be more, some less. The figure will vary from neighborhood to neighborhood, and region to region.   Five percent may not seem like that much at first. Stocks (at times) appreciate much more,...
I found a Great website that explains the tax credit indepth http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/faq2.php   The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 has established a tax credit of up to $6,500 for qualified move-up/repeat home buyers (existing home owners) purchasing a ...

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