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.

Amazing 5 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home Situated on the 6th Green at Greystone Legacy

Step into luxury in this meticulously updated, one-of-a-kind home in Greystone, just moments from the gated entrance. Every inch of this residence has been transformed, promising a lifestyle of unparalleled elegance. Refinished hardwood floors, contemporary chandeliers, high-end windows and French doors add a touch of sophistication. Admire the stunning white Carrera marble countertops in the sleek kitchen paired with custom-made furniture grade cabinets and top-of-the-line Bosch appliances. Bathrooms feature new white tile, custom vanities, marble countertops, and exquisite vanity-to-ceiling mirrors. Unwind in the spacious game room with custom-built window seats, and a…

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Five Reasons Why Now Is the Perfect Time for Empty Nesters to Downsize


Strong Seller's Market: The real estate markets in Hoover, Homewood, Mountain Brook, and Vestavia still favor sellers. With limited housing inventory and soaring demand, you can expect competitive offers for your home. Bidding wars for homes in good condition and priced appropriately are still the norm, driving up sale prices. Steady Property Values: Home values in these areas have been on a consistent upward trajectory over the years. If you've owned your home for a while, it has likely gained substantial value. Selling now allows you to capitalize on this equity, especially as experts predict a potential slowdown in price increases. Optimal Downsizing…

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Just Sold for $35,000 Over List!


Discover this All-Brick Masterpiece on the 14th Green of Inverness Golf Course – Where Elegance Meets Perfection!

  • Impeccably updated and meticulously crafted to perfection.
  • Spacious living and dining areas for memorable gatherings.
  • A cozy ambiance with a white brick surround and honed granite hearth.
  • Dream kitchen with custom cabinetry, white quartz countertops, and GE Cafe Series appliances.
  • Master bath designed as a spa-like retreat with custom cabinetry and a free-standing soaker tub.
  • Enjoy dining al fresco on the terrace or soak in the scenic 14th green view from the illuminated staircase.




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Experience Luxury: The Art of Custom Cabinetry, White Quartz Countertops, and GE Cafe Series Appliances in this Stunning Kitchen Transformation


Custom cabinetry and glass tile backsplash from counter to ceiling

GE Cafe Series appliances, including a built in microwave in the island

Uniquely beautiful light fixtures and white quartz countertops

In the Breakfast Area you'll find custom plantation shutters and beautiful wide plank hardwood floors

The Bar offers a built in ice maker and wine cooler

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Found the Perfect House? How to Write a Winning Offer and Not Regret it!

 

You've found the perfect house! There's only one problem- you're not alone! Great homes, priced right, attract crowds of buyers in this crazy market. So, what's the secret to writing a successful offer? Experience helping hundreds of buyers successfully write winning contracts has shown us that there are four critical steps to writing an offer with the best chance of winning. Deciding How Much to Offer is the decision that generally carries the most weight with sellers. The strategy we will share here is designed to help you write the appropriate offer that gives you your best chance of winning while minimizing the risk you'll suffer from buyer's remorse after the sellers…

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Stunning 5 Bedroom, 5 Bath Ross Bridge Home 

Stunning basement home offers an inviting formal dining room and a generously sized living room with a seamless flow to the well-appointed kitchen, ideal for hosting gatherings or spending time with loved ones. With stylish finishes and a large center island with seating, the kitchen offers the perfect space for meal prep while engaging in conversations. Main level features a lavish master suite with a private spa-like ensuite, complete with double vanities and an oversized walk-in shower. Upstairs, a bonus room provides additional space for relaxation or entertainment. The lower level boasts ample living space, ideal for creating a game room or hosting movie nights. The screened-in porch and multiple…

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Ross Bridge- A Classic American Town

Ross Bridge is a master planned, mixed use "resort town" situated on 2,700 acres in the western section of the City of Hoover. It features about 1,800 homes, a championship golf course, a luxury hotel, retail shops and dining, and several parks throughout the community.

A wiffle ball field in the Hamptons neighborhood of Ross Bridge.

A neighborhood pool 

One of several neighborhood parks

The Ross Bridge Real Estate Market is Healthy

During 2022, 137 homes sold in Ross Bridge with an average sales price of $564,161. Last year homes stayed on the market for only about 3 days.

Comparing the First Four Months of Last Year to This Year

Almost the same number of homes have sold in the first four…

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First 90 Days Update: Over the Mountain Volume is Down, Prices Up

The Over the Mountain real estate market is sending mixed signals, but by historical standards it's still a Seller's market. Sales volume is down 27%. Prices are up 7.8% and Days on Market increased from 3 days during the first 3 months of last year to 4 days, this year.

First 90 Days of 2022

950 homes sold with median days on the market of 3

Average list-to-sales price 101.8%

Average sold price $492,553

First 90 days of 2023

690 homes sold with median days on the market of 5

Average list-to-sales price 99.96%

Average sold price $531,084

During the first 90 days of 2022, 260 more over-the-mountain homes were sold than during the first 90 days of this year.…

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Coming Soon! 2304 Dartmouth Drive

This beautiful newly updated home offers not just a great place to live, but a wonderful lifestyle as well. You will love the abundance of natural light that fills the spacious living areas, creating a warm and inviting environment. The large primary, main-level bedroom features an ensuite bathroom and walk in closet, offering a private retreat. Additional bedrooms are equally spacious providing plenty of room for guests. All of the bathrooms have been stylishly updated with granite or marble countertops, tile floors, and tile surround. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, brushed nickel hardware, and granite countertops. Enjoy your morning coffee or your evening cocktail in the beautiful sunroom which is…

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Coming Soon! 1415 Steven Drive in Hoover

Beautifully updated 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home with spacious covered deck overlooking large, level backyard. 

Updated kitchen

Updated Master bath

Spacious deck off kitchen and den overlooks large, level backyard.

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