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By James W. Bobo II
(Bobo Real Estate Company)
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Florence Alabama homes for sale are a great investment especially when you look at what this area has to offer.  The shoals area has a combined population of 147,137 and growing.  Industry continues to visit and decide to stay.  Florence Alabama continues to offer the latest in dining trends which includes Olive Garden, Buffalo Wild Wings, Five Guys Burgers and Fries and many, many more.    Florence Alabama currently has a Publix grocery store under construction in the new development on Cox Creek Parkway.  This new development includes a new Hibbett Sporting Goods store, Books-A-Million and Joe Muggs.  Rumors are that there will be a new Panera Bread in the new Florence Alabama development.   New blue collar industries include Navistar which is establishing it’s roots in Cherokee Alaba...
By Karen Poss, Realtor - 256-366-6292 - Search Florence Al Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker Pinnacle Properties, Florence Alabama)
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Florence AL Real Estate / Homes For Sale/Pending/Sold  December 2011 Market Report     41 homes sold during the month of December 2011 in Florence AL.  Of these 41 homes, the lowest sales price was $8,750 and the highest was $650,000.  Compared to December of last year, number of sales are up, average sales price is up and average days on market is down.  Very good news for the Florence AL real estate market.   December Sales broken down by PricePoint shows us the majority of sales are still under $100,000.     December monthly sales figures have steadily risen since the 5 year low in 2008.  This is a great example that real estate is local.  You shouldn't listen to the national headlines to find out what is going on in your local market.      There are currently 250 homes for sale in F...
By Karen Poss, Realtor - 256-366-6292 - Search Florence Al Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker Pinnacle Properties, Florence Alabama)
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  Florence AL Homes For Sale/Pending/Sold - Florence AL Market Report Nov 2011   37 properties sold in Florence AL during the month of Nov 2011 (4 were foreclosures) The average list price of homes sold was $151,947 with a high of  $625,000 and a low of  $30,500. The average sold price was $138,602 with a high of $595,000 and a low of $29,900. Average number of days on market was 95 with a high of 463 and a low of 0(meaning property was sold at time of listing-there were 3 sells with 0 days on the market). Sales are up by 14 compared to November of 2010.  Average list price is up and average days on market is down. With current interest rates being the lowest in history...there has never been a better time to buy or sell a home. Homes in Florence AL are serviced by the Florence City Sch...
By Karen Poss, Realtor - 256-366-6292 - Search Florence Al Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker Pinnacle Properties, Florence Alabama)
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Foreclosures in Florence AL - Market Report for 2011 by Quarter   1st Quarter 2011 10 homes sold during the 1st quarter  The average list price was $60,436 with lowest price of $14,900 and highest price of $269,900.   The average sold price was $56,234 with lowest price of $11,500 and highest price of $250,000. On average, foreclosures in Florence AL sold for 93% of their list price.   Average number of days on market was 35 with lowest at 0 (meaning it was sold at time of listing) and the highest at 79. 2nd Quarter 13 homes sold during the 2nd quarter The average list price was $43,589 with the lowest of $10,000 and highest of $105,900. The average sold price was $38,801 with the lowest of $9,101 and highest of $105,900. On average, foreclosures in Florence AL sold for 89% of their lis...
By Karen Poss, Realtor - 256-366-6292 - Search Florence Al Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker Pinnacle Properties, Florence Alabama)
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Foreclosures For Sale In Florence AL - Market Report for November 2011           There are currently 8 foreclosures for sale and 3 under contract.  The average days on market for active listings is 42.  If you are thinking of buying a foreclosure in Florence AL this report should tell you... 1)  Find a good Realtor who will be ready to alert you of new foreclosures the minute they hit the market. 2)  Have your financing in order         a)  if you are planning to pay cash - have a copy of your bank statement showing you have the funds available               b)  if you are planning to get a loan...go ahead and get pre approved so you can provide the pre approval letter with your offer. Your Realtor should be able to refer you to a lender who will help you  3)   Be ready to move quickly ...
By Karen Poss, Realtor - 256-366-6292 - Search Florence Al Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker Pinnacle Properties, Florence Alabama)
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You Don't Have To Be A "Straight A" Student....To Qualify For A Loan? This morning my husband and I were having coffee (very rare occasion since we work such different schedules) just chit-chatting.  He asked me how things were going with a particular offer on one of my listings.  Unfortunately, my answer was...the buyers are having trouble with their financing.  His response was...that's the trouble these days, you may have plenty of potential buyers, but unless they are "Straight A" Students they can't get a loan.  His analogy made me chuckle.  But after thinking about it I realized, this a BIG misconception that a LOT of people share.  Yes, lending institutions have tightened their belt on their guidelines.  But you don't have to be a Straight A Student to qualify for a loan.  This i...
By Karen Poss, Realtor - 256-366-6292 - Search Florence Al Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker Pinnacle Properties, Florence Alabama)
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Florence AL Market Reports/Florence AL Homes For Sale/Pending/Sold - October 2011   There were 31 homes sold in Florence Al for the month of October.  This is down slightly from October of last year, but even with last month.  This is a good indication that our market is stable and hopefully on an upward move. New listings are almost double compared to October of 2010.  This is a good indication that consumer confidence is up as they are seeing that our market is on the rebound and homes in Florence Al are selling.      Our Real Estate Market in Florence AL is "alive and well".  If you are interested in buying a home in Florence AL give me a call at 256-366-6292 or visit my website.    If you are interested in selling a home in Florence AL and want an internet savvy agent who knows the ...
By Karen Poss, Realtor - 256-366-6292 - Search Florence Al Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker Pinnacle Properties, Florence Alabama)
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Stay up to date with our local Florence AL Real Estate Market with my monthly Florence AL Market Reports including Homes for Sale, Pending and Sold Stats.   We are definitely seeing an improvement in our Florence Real Estate Market which is good news we can all use.      Homes Sales as well as Pending sales are up from the previous month.      After a 4 year decrease we are also showing an increase in sales compared to  September 2010.  This is really a great indicator that our market is on an upward swing.   If you have been thinking of selling, NOW is a great time!  Interest rates are at an all time low and sales are up!  Call me today(256-366-6292) and lets get your home on the market.   If you are interested in seeing homes available for sale in Florence Al, I can help you with that...
By Karen Poss, Realtor - 256-366-6292 - Search Florence Al Homes For Sale
(Coldwell Banker Pinnacle Properties, Florence Alabama)
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   You might find that horse farm you are looking for right here in The Shoals Area.                                                There are PLENTY of listings in our MLS claiming to be Horse Farms For Sale.  After looking at some of them it got me thinking...what exactly does it require to be called a "Horse Farm"?      Does it require the huge beautiful farm house, with miles and miles of white fencing surrounding the property?  Does it require acres and acres of flat to gently rolling land?  Or is it the fabulous barn with stall after stall to house those beautiful animals?  Well I guess that all depends on which part of the country your from, your financial position and how many horses you have.      I have learned a few things in showing horse properties that I find very interesti...
By Amanda Perry
(Cypress Realty Group)
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Tuesday, August 09, 2011 Sooo….there doesn’t look to be a whole lot going on right now. However, that ma be because one of my main sources hasn’t updated their event list since last Friday. Since most of the places that feature live music are not open early, I am desperately trying to find out what is going on before I post this blog in the mornings. If you know of another source, please let me know! Jack’o’Lantern Farms is open today from 3-7 pm. JoLF is a local famer’s market that features hydroponically grown vegetables, gourmet products, domestic cheeses and products from the Shoals Culinary Center. They are located on Garage Road, across from the old Holiday Inn in Sheffield. If you are interested in getting involved with local government (or just want to sit back and watch the fir...
By Amanda Perry
(Cypress Realty Group)
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Saturday, August 6, 2011 Hmmm….one of my main sources, especially for live music, doesn’t appear to have updated their caldendar for this week, so if you know of an event that I am missing, please, please, please post it in the comments! Underwood-Petersville Community Center All You Can Eat First Saturday Breakfast. Scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, grits, biscuits, pancakes, chocolate gravy, sausage gravy, orange juice, regular and de-caf coffee. Adult plates are $5. Children age 12 and under $3. All proceeds are for center expenses. We serve from 6-9am. The Muscle Shoals Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting meets the first Saturday of the month (which is today!) at the Florence Harbor Marina Restaurant at 9am. A regular program of interest follows a short business meeting, and is open t...
By Amanda Perry
(Cypress Realty Group)
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Friday, August 05, 2011 Well, it looks like everyone has recovered from Handy Week and is ready to go again, based on the list of events for today! First, general event information: The Shoals Culinary Complex has partnered with Professional Chef Kevin Kilburn to offer a wide range of cooking classes.  Chef Kilburn is a graduate of the International Culinary Schools at The Art Institute in Nashville, Tennessee.  Chef Kilburn’s classes will allow you to develop efficiency and confidence in the kitchen. A complete list of classes is available at www.shoalsec.com.  Pre-registration is recommended as class sizes are limited and will fill up quickly.  For more information, or to register, contact the Shoals Culinary Complex at 256-764-0044 or 256-760-9014 At lunchtime today, Hugh and Caleb B...
By Amanda Perry
(Cypress Realty Group)
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Thursday, August 4, 2011 If you are interested in getting involved in community service, the Tuscumbia Civitan Club meets every Thursday at noon at the Helen Keller Public Library. They have lunch and a guest speaker each week.  Throughout the year, they do fundraisers to contribute to a variety of service organizations. If you would like to find out more about this club, contact Dewayne Crumley at 256-762-3808. The Florence Library is hosting a book signing by Bob Whetstone, author of Cotton Mary, today at noon. The book is set in 1930s Alabama at a cotton mill. Whetson is a Professor Emeritus at Birmingham-Southern College and was born and raised in a cotton mill village near Alexander City. He has published four historical novels and served as Chair of the Alabama Humanities Foundati...
By Amanda Perry
(Cypress Realty Group)
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Wednesday, August 03, 2011 Everyone is gearing up to go back to school, so things are quieting down a little! There is a Community Emergency Preparedness Event from 6-8pm, with free demonstrations and samples. Learn how to store food and water, first aid, tend a garden, be more self-reliant - canning, wheat usage and much more. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1828 Broadway Blvd Florence. Contact: 480-307-5736 Live music tonight: Live Music – Acoustic , 5-7 p.m., Swamper’s – Inside Marriott Shoals   Live Music –Acoustic, 8-11 p.m., Swamper’s – Inside Marriott Live Music – DJ, 9 p.m., On the Rocks – Admission: TBA (Wine-Down Wednesday)
By Amanda Perry
(Cypress Realty Group)
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011 There are a couple of interesting things going on today… At 5:30 this evening, the library is hosting the First Tuesday Book Club.  Tonight they will discuss In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer Fleming. The club is open to anyone who is interested.  For more information, call Melissa at 256-764-6564, ext. 12. NATIONAL NIGHT OUT, A Going Away Party for Crime, will be at Fairground Park, corner of Fairground Rd. & Chisholm, from 6-9pm. There will be food and games and it is free to the public, sponsored by Target and the Florence Police Dept. To register, call V. Gillette at 256-768-1342. At Edgemont Methodist, The B.L.E.S.S.E.D ladies group will be hosting a “We Clip To Save” coupon class (and fundraiser) at 6:00 p.m. in the Real World Sunday School classroom....
By Amanda Perry
(Cypress Realty Group)
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Monday, August 1, 2011 The Handy Festival may be over, but you can still catch a couple of exhibits if you were too busy to get by to see them last week. Kenneday-Douglass Center for the Arts still has the Mostly Blues Art Exhibit through Friday. To set the mood for the W.C. Handy Music Festival, area artists create paintings, drawings and sculptures with a musical flair. The Center’s hours are  9 a.m. – 4 p.m. There is no admission charge. Art Works, an annual exhibition of work by the Tennessee Valley Art Association artist members is open from 9-5 p.m. at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art in Tuscumbia all week.  Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.  Live music tonight: Live Music – Acoustic, 5-7 p.m., Swamper’s   Karaoke, 7-10 p.m.,Sideline’s Sports Grille  Live Music – A...
By Amanda Perry
(Cypress Realty Group)
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Sunday, July 31, 2011 Another year of the W.C. Handy Music Festival is winding down. Here is a link to today’s schedule, but it is fairly light.  According to one source I’ve seen, On the Rocks is scheduled to have live music tonight, but I don’t know who is supposed to be playing. I think most people today are at home trying to recover from the week-long area-wide party that just happened! BUT, if you are still trying to find something to do, there are still plenty of other interesting things that don’t require a schedule or planning. Beat the heat at the Splash Pad in River Heritage Park next to the Marriott. Grab a frozen yogurt downtown at Makadoo’s or in Seven Points at Frostbite. (Like both of these businesses on Facebook to find out the daily flavors.) Take a short ride down Hwy ...
By Amanda Perry
(Cypress Realty Group)
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Saturday, July 30, 2011 Handy Fest is almost over for another year, but today is still a big day! The Street Strut is always fun to watch, and if you like being on the river, there’s a concert with boat access only this afternoon. Here’s a link to today’s full schedule. Don’t forget about the headliner concert tonight at Norton Auditorium, featuring the hometown boys The Drive-by Truckers for the first time at the festival. Other events today that aren’t on the schedule… 2011 Shoals Walk to CureDiabetes, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals, Registration 7am, Walk 8am. Contact Karen Morris, 256-885-4404 orkmmorris@jdrf.org. The Florence-Lauderdale County Farmer’s Market is from 6 a.m. - 12 p.m., at the intersection of Chisholm Road and Cox Creek Parkway. Only a couple more weeks ...
By Amanda Perry
(Cypress Realty Group)
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Ok, I know its probably wrong, but I have been overcome by the Handy Festival now myself! As the event coordinator for Handy on the Plaza, I just spent my day (starting before 8 am) outside on the Plaza, getting the event set up and making sure the first day ran smooth. I am a little sunburned and a LOT tired! Things went well, though, once it was up and running...looking forward to tomorrow's event (the second day is always easier!). That being said, I am wayyyy past looking for anything else to do today besides Handy events! If you know of something that isn't on the Handy schedule, feel free to post it in the comments. I'll try to get something up for tomorrow, but no guarantees, since I'm going to be out on the Plaza again all day!                                          
By Amanda Perry
(Cypress Realty Group)
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 It seems that Handy Fest has truly taken over the Shoals! I could hardly find any events that aren’t part of the Handy festival. Here’s a link to today’s events. Billy Reid in downtown Florence is having Jay Burgess from 11:30 am – 1 pm today at his downtown store. They also have a display of never before seen photographs by Dick Cooper of various recording artists at FAME and SOUND studios. Pretty cool, huh? Hannah Aldridge is playing at The Trojan House from 7-9 pm in Muscle Shoals.

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