Hoover Living offers insightful stories about the Hoover real estate market drawing on the Mike Wald and Hayden Wald's three decades of experience as two of Hoover's most trusted real estate experts. Get updates on the market, coming soon listings, pricing trends, recently sold listings, staging and listing techniques, marketing strategies, home buying strategies, and much more.

Happy Clients: Cason and Tyler Daugherty

2037 Highlands Drive in Hoover.

We were first time sellers who decided to sell during a short and hectic timeframe, and it would have been overwhelming without the Wald Group.
Hayden, Mike, and Stacy are outstanding professionals who provided clear guidance and stability to us throughout the entire process. We can’t thank them enough for everything they did for us!

Cason and Tyler Daugherty

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We recently listed 2064 Cahaba Crest Drive in Altadena Woods. It's a beautiful 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with finished den down and a spacious, level backyard. The weekend it hit the market, we had 27 showings. By Monday, we had multiple offers and the listing was under contract for well over asking. We believe this level of interest is a strong indication of the neighborhood's popularity. 

Altadena Woods is a wonderful place to live for several reasons- great schools (zoned for Spain Park), convenient location (just south of Vestavia off Caldwell Mill Road), walkable neighborhood, attractively designed homes with great curb appeal, and a nice balance empty nesters and families with kids.

Altadena Woods by the numbers: There are 211 homes in the…

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This beautiful garden home in Caldwell Crossings had showings every 30 minutes all day long on the first Saturday it was listed. The next day the Open House was attended by over 30 groups. By Monday we had received six offers and the winning buyers agreed to pay $20,000 over asking price. Several factors contributed to the popularity of this listing. The home has great curb appeal, a functional and open floor plan, and a spacious level backyard. The location is convenient, too. We also believe that the home's location has the potential to make it a great investment- it's in the path of progress. Empty nesters selling their larger homes in Vestavia and Mountain Brook want their next home to be nearby to the things they've grown accustomed to- their…

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3200 Sawyer Trail. Under contract for significantly more than list price!

Homes for sale in Ross Bridge are clearly in high demand- especially for the reasonably priced listings in the Sawyer Trail neighborhood. This charming modern farmhouse style home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths hit the market this past Saturday with 15 showings! By Saturday night our sellers had received several very attractive offers. After consulting with Hayden about the offers, the sellers made their choice. Their house was under contract in less than a day! Several factors contributed to the successful marketing of Chris and Christin's beautiful home. First, Sawyer Trail is a fun, walkable neighborhood featuring a clubhouse and pool. Second, their one-level home has wonderful…

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If your search for the perfect house depends on being in a certain school zone, we've got you covered! The following is a step by step guide on how to search for listings that are zoned for a particular school.

Step 1. Here's a screenshot of our home page at www.FindThePerfectHouse.com. To start your search, click the navigation link at the top of the home page that says "SEARCH HOMES."

Step 2. You'll see a box open and you'll want to click on the link that says, "FIND THE PERFECT HOUSE." 

Step 3. Next you'll want to click the green button that says, "Filters."

Step 4. You can search by Elementary School or by High School. Just type in the name of the school you prefer. In this example, we're searching for homes zoned for Dolly…

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Clients that are concerned about the increasing price of residential real estate, often ask us if we are in the midst of a market bubble. Although the increase in home prices is exceeding the historical average, there is no indication that we are in an artificially inflated market that is on the verge of collapsing. If you want to sound really smart around your friends, or you're an economics nerd like us, we think you will really enjoy the attached article. This article will walk you through six different real estate metrics that show the 2021 real estate market is nothing like the early 2000's bubble market leading up to the crash. Remember the blockbuster movie The Big Short? Financial experts predicted and took advantage of the housing bubble,…

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Open House Sunday 2-4!  3640 Crossings Crest

Main level living in the sought after neighborhood of Caldwell Crossings, this charming all brick home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, a beautifully arched entryway, spacious sun-filled living area with soaring ceilings and open kitchen with plenty of space for entertaining. Enjoy peaceful mornings and a cup of coffee in the sunroom located off the living room. The spacious master bedroom boasts tray ceilings, a walk-in closet with built-in shelves and an ensuite with double vanity, separate tub and updated shower. Designated laundry offers laundry sink, overhead laundry cabinets and wire shelving. Enjoy outdoor living and entertaining on the covered patio leading to the grassy and private backyard. Additional…

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Coming Soon! 3640 Crossings Crest

Main level living at its best! Beautiful all brick 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home in the popular Caldwell Crossings neighborhood of Hoover. Zoned for Spain Park High School, this home is convenient to everything.

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One of the many perks of living in Kirkman Preserve is access to this beautiful private lake situated in the heart of the neighborhood. There's also a neighborhood clubhouse and pool, sidewalks, and there are planned get togethers with the neighbors several times a year.  The homes are beautifully designed inside and out. It's no surprise that Kirkman Preserve, zoned for Spain Park, is one of Hoover's most popular neighborhoods!

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