Hoover, AL Real Estate News

By Jason Secor, Birmingham Alabama Real Estate - Hoover Homes for Sale - Property MLS
(LivingInBirmingham.com)
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 picture, we are being asked three main questions: How many homes have sold? What are the average days on market? What is the absorption rate? So, what we want to start doing is answering these questions each month giving a year to date snapshot of Hoover Alabama Real Estate. How many homes have sold? So far this year, 922 people have made Hoover Alabama home. This is an average of 115.25 Hoover homes sold per month with an average price of $313,710. What are the average days on market? For 2008, th...
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By Toni Bird
(Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties)
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 Barons games this year?  The Barons have drawn record crowds (over 250,000) for 21 years straight. Why is that?  1. The games are a great place to take the family.  The tickets are reasonably priced - general admission tickets (first come, first served seating) are only $6.00 each and all the seats have good views.  Reserved seats (also a bit more comfortable) are $8-$12. And by the way, Military personal get a $1 discount.  There is a play park, so if the kids get bored, they have something to ...
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By Toni Bird
(Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties)
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 Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley and others are private.  To get a shapshot of the courses available click here. When I was growing up in Massachusetts, my Dad, who loved to play golf, used to play with orange golf balls several months out of the years because there was snow on the ground and it was hard to find that little white ball in the snow. The weather here, though, is perfect for golf most of the year. If you like to golf, I'd say you could plan to play everyday.  Yesterday it...
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By Birmingham Alabama Real Estate, Stephen Wolfe
(LivingInBirmingham.com)
Here is how the month of July looked for Birmingham Alabama Real Estate. As we have always stated that as a homeowner, potential resident, potential seller, or as a real estate consultant, we think it is always important to know the stats about what is happening with Hoover AL Real Estate. July 2008 Listed Properties For the month of July there were 304 Newly Listed Hoover Homes for Sale. The Average Price was $306,351. The Median Price was $250000. July 2008 Sold Properties For the month of July there were 118 Sold homes in Hoover AL Real Estate. The Average Price was $299,293. The Median Price was $259,000, with 69 Average Days on Market at 97% of list price Currently active as of 6/8/08 Currently there are 1213 Active Hoover Homes For Sale with an Average Price of $381,687. The Medi...
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By Birmingham Alabama Real Estate, Stephen Wolfe
(LivingInBirmingham.com)
Here is how the month of June looked for Birmingham Alabama Real Estate. As we have always stated that as a homeowner, potential resident, potential seller, or as a real estate consultant, we think it is always important to know the stats about what is happening with Hoover AL Real Estate. For this report we wanted to focus in on Greystone Real Estate in Hoover, Alabama. June 2008 Listed Properties For June there were 27 Newly Listed Greystone Homes for Sale. The Average Price was $522,670. The Median Price was $449,900. June 2008 Sold Properties For June there were 15 Sold homes in Greystone AL Real Estate in Hoover, Alabama. The Average Price was $501,100. The Median Price was $485,000 with 106 Average Days on Market, at 92% of list price. Currently active as of 8/1/08 Currently ther...
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By Birmingham Alabama Real Estate, Stephen Wolfe
(LivingInBirmingham.com)
  Here is how the month of June looked for Birmingham Alabama Real Estate. As we have always stated that as a homeowner, potential resident, potential seller, or as a real estate consultant, we think it is always important to know the stats about what is happening with Hoover AL Real Estate. For this report we wanted to focus in on Bluff Park Real Estate in Hoover, Alabama.   June 2008 Listed Properties For June there were 18 Newly Listed Bluff Park Homes for Sale. The Average Price was $215,383 and The Median Price was $219,900 June 2008 Sold Properties For June there were 13 Sold homes in Bluff Park AL Real Estate in Hoover, Alabama. The Average Price was $214,553. The Median Price was $206,000 with 54 Average Days on Market, at 95% of list price. Currently active as of 8/1/08 Current...
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By Toni Bird
(Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties)
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 also quite a treat. Hoover is home to the Moss Rock Preserve and Aldredge Botanical Gardens.  These are world class parks that attract visitors from all over the state.  Aside from these, Hoover supports 5 Community Parks and 3 Neighborhood Parks. Today I was at the Howard Lake Park.  This Community Park is located right next to the Hoover Municipal Building and across the street from the Hoover Library and the Hoover Recreation Center. I guess this would be called Hoover's downtown park.  There...
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By Jason Secor, Birmingham Alabama Real Estate - Hoover Homes for Sale - Property MLS
(LivingInBirmingham.com)
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, Birmingham Alabama's minor league Baseball team at Region's Park and The Hoover Galleria, one of the largest shopping centers and multi-use complexes in the South East at over 2 million square feet. Friday nights in Hoover, in the fall, become an exciting time like many other places. It's Football season, and in Alabama, football ranks high in importance. The Hoover City School system has two high schools, one of these schools is Spain Park High School. Spain Park High School is looking to follow up last...
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By Jason Secor, Birmingham Alabama Real Estate - Hoover Homes for Sale - Property MLS
(LivingInBirmingham.com)
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, Birmingham Alabama's minor league Baseball team at Region's Park and The Hoover Galleria, one of the largest shopping centers and multi-use complexes in the South East at over 2 million square feet. Friday nights in Hoover, in the fall, become an exciting time like many other places. It's Football season, and in Alabama, football ranks high in importance. The Hoover City School system has two high schools, one of these schools is Hoover High School. Hoover High School is starting this season, 2008-2009, ...
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By Toni Bird
(Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties)
  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 home buyer is defined as someone who hasn't owned a home in the last 3 years), then you can qualify for a $7,500 TAX CREDIT on your 2008 or 2009 taxes.  I tax credit is better than a deduction because it is subtracted directly from the amount of tax you owe. The credit works on a primary residence that you purchase between April 10, 2008 and June 30, 2009.  The tax credit is actually 10% of the purchase price, so if the house only cost $65,000, you would only receive $6,500.   There is nothing ...
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By Toni Bird
(Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties)
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 afternoons at Shades Mountain Park.  Games will begin after Labor Day and run through the end of October.  Fall Ball is not as competitive as the spring season and is a great time for kids who have never played before to learn some skills.  OF course there are those who can't LIVE without baseball and this is a wonderful time for them to keep up their skills. Both my sons have played ball at Shades Mountain - the adult volunteers care about the kids and the fields are well maintained.  When my oldest w...
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By Birmingham Alabama Real Estate, Stephen Wolfe
(LivingInBirmingham.com)
  Here is how the month of June looked for real estate Birmingham Al. As we have always stated that as a homeowner, potential resident, potential seller, or as a real estate consultant, we think it is always important to know the stats about what is happening with Hoover AL Real Estate. For this report we wanted to focus in on Green Valley Real Estate in Hoover, Alabama.   June 2008 Listed Properties For June there were 3 Newly Listed Green Valley Homes for Sale. The Average Price was $264,600 and The Median Price was $264,900. June 2008 Sold Properties For June there were 4 Sold homes in Green Valley AL Real Estate in Hoover, Alabama. The Average Price was $273,250. The Median Price was $290,000 with 57 Average Days on Market, at 95% of list price. Currently active as of 8/1/08 Current...
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By Birmingham Alabama Real Estate, Stephen Wolfe
(LivingInBirmingham.com)
Here is what the month of June looked like for Birmingham Alabama Real Estate. As we have always stated that as a homeowner, potential resident, potential seller, or as a real estate consultant, we think it is always important to know the stats about what is happening with Hoover AL Real Estate. For this report we wanted to focus in on Trace Crossings Real Estate in Hoover, Alabama. June 2008 Listed Properties For the June there were 9 Newly Listed Trace Crossings Homes for Sale. The Average Price was $417,367. The Median Price was $399,900. June 2008 Sold Properties For the June there were 9 Sold homes in Trace Crossings AL Real Estate in Hoover, Alabama. The Average Price was $407,420. The Median Price was $385000, with 82 Average Days on Market, at 98% of list price. Currently activ...
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By Birmingham Alabama Real Estate, Stephen Wolfe
(LivingInBirmingham.com)
Here is how the month of June looked for Birmingham Alabama Real Estate. As we have always stated that as a homeowner, potential resident, potential seller, or as a real estate consultant, we think it is always important to know the stats about what is happening with Hoover AL Real Estate. For this report we wanted to focus in on The Preserve Real Estate in Hoover, Alabama. Third QuarterTh June 2008 Listed Properties For the month of June there were 6 Newly Listed The Preserve Homes for Sale. The Average Price was $639,717 and The Median Price was $625000. June 2008 Sold Properties For the month of June there was 1 Sold homes in The Preserve AL Real Estate in Hoover, Alabama. The Average Price was $617,500. The Median Price was $617500with 0 Average Days on Market, at 100% of list price...
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By Birmingham Alabama Real Estate, Stephen Wolfe
(LivingInBirmingham.com)
Here is how the Second quarter looked for Birmingham Alabama Real Estate. As we have always stated that as a homeowner, potential resident, potential seller, or as a real estate consultant, we think it is always important to know the stats about what is happening with Hoover AL Real Estate. For this report we wanted to focus in on The Preserve Real Estate in Hoover, Alabama. Third QuarterThSecond quarter 2008 Listed Properties For the Second quarter there were 14 Newly Listed The Preserve Homes for Sale. The Average Price was $569,943 and The Median Price was $579,900. Second Quarter 2008 Sold Properties For the Second quarter there were 3 Sold homes in The Preserve AL Real Estate in Hoover, Alabama. The Average Price was $581,333. The Median Price was $576,500 with 103 Average Days on...
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By Birmingham Alabama Real Estate, Stephen Wolfe
(LivingInBirmingham.com)
Here is how the first quarter looked for Birmingham Alabama Real Estate. As we have always stated that as a homeowner, potential resident, potential seller, or as a real estate consultant, we think it is always important to know the stats about what is happening with Hoover AL Real Estate. For this report we wanted to focus in on Brook Highland Real Estate in Hoover, Alabama. Third QuarterTh June 2008 Listed Properties For the month of June there were 14 Newly Listed Homes for Sale. The Average Price was $405,975 and The Median Price was $388500. June 2008 Sold Properties For the month of June there were 4 Sold homes in Brook Highland AL Real Estate in Hoover, Alabama. The Average Price was $386,944. The Median Price was $388,500 with 81 Average Days on Market, at 95% of list price. Cu...
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By Toni Bird
(Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties)
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 large homes with and without basements.   Students attend Gwin Elementary, Simmons Middle and Hoover High.  The Price of Peace Catholic School is also located within the neighborhood.   So far in 2008, 12 homes have sold and closed in Lake Crest.  Four are townhomes, 2 from the Arbirs section and 6 basement homes.  5 homes have been new construction.  To view details of thee homes click here.
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By Toni Bird
(Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties)
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 are several ways to get there - so if the interstate is backed up, you are not trapped. The numbers are in for July 2008.  Three homes sold and closed in this neighborhood.  Click here to view details (double click on the photo for inside shots).  If you would like information about YOUR neighborhood, let me know at www.ToniBird.com 
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By Toni Bird
(Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties)
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, 1 Bath at the Four Seasons Condos off of Lorna Rd., to $759,000 for a 4 bedroom 3.5 Bath on Grand Avenue in Ross Bridge.  The median price was $285,000. Inventory of Homes for Sale in Hoover has steadily increased in 2008 and is now at 1057 homes on the market which represents an 11.12 month supply. Hoover is a great place to live and Buy A Home. If you would like any specific information about YOUR neighborhood, or to sign up for Hot Breaking News on New Listings, contact me at www.ToniBird.com.
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By Toni Bird
(Coldwell Banker Preferred Properties)
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 for erecting a fence and the new electric fences have been a great addition to the fencing world. In this case the family has two dogs that they say WILL NOT stay in one of those electric fences. The first thing to do before putting up a fence is to check with the restrictions of the subdivision.  If the subdivision has restrictions, chances are they will address the fence issue.  Many subdivisions require the placement and materials of the fence be approved by the architectural control committee....
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