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Tue Mar 7, 2017
Sandraragland answered:
Hi I'm Sandra I live in la I am looking to relocate in May to the bham area an I would like a section8 , 2or 3 bedroom house
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Tue Jan 10, 2017
Chanel answered:
Hello. Try google earth. I do not know how to enable street view.
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Mon Sep 19, 2016
Avbidwell answered:
Tenant is responsible for all utilities, No pets
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Thu Jul 7, 2016
Tkarrsmustang asked:
My home was built in 1978 I have remodel the whole house. I own 113 on it but should I sell it for a lot smaller one such as a garden home that will cost me more even though it will be built…
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Mon Jun 13, 2016
Barbarabennett asked:
3692 Cedar Creek Circle, Trussville, AL 35173
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Fri Mar 25, 2016
Wgreenenteprises answered:
where can I get a list of vacant properties in chicago
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Tue Jan 13, 2015
donotlivehere answered:
Do not move to Southern Trace. Residents to not care about speeding. The neighborhood is treated like a drag strip. Bad area for families with kids.
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Tue Oct 28, 2014
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Thu Oct 23, 2014
MARY GOREE asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental/3164943738-1138-Carnation-Dr-Birmingham-AL-35215
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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Jsznelms answered:
I know your question is from several months back but I'm just seeing it. Homewood is a very nice community and we have lived there for 18 years. We moved from Pelham just because we want to raise our kids in Homewood. The neighborhoods are great and the schools are perfect for us. It's a very sought after real estate market and school system. As far as safe, it's as safe as you make it. You have to be active in the community and keep an eye out for neighbors regardless. All of the elementary schools are top performing academically. Our High School Band starts training kids in the 6th grade and has been invited to perform in the Macy's parade and Rose Bowl multiple times. There's a niche for everyone in Homewood even if you don't have kids! I hope this helps! ... more
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Fri May 9, 2014
Lisa.boyd36 asked:
Intent: to provide low density open space & privacy for single family housing. Also neighbor has built a 2 story garage apt and had 2 meters placed to have a renter overlook my patio
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Thu Apr 24, 2014
Renee Hamilton answered:
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Thu Apr 24, 2014
Renee Hamilton answered:
If you haven't already, try this website. I do not work with section 8 but this is a resource that may help you find a home.
http://www.habd.org/
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Fri Apr 4, 2014
idonthaveone asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/homes/Alabama/Birmingham/sold/106539-332-Martin-Dr-Birmingham-AL-35215
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Wed Apr 2, 2014
smh.jwh answered:
I live in Mc Calla and love it here!! The McAdory school system is exceptional and safe and there are always sheriff deputy around. In our neighborhood of meadowridge we have a neighborhood watch program and all are very active in it. In fact, we have two law enforcement officers with units in their driveways that live here. I feel totally safe!!! Hope that helps you. ... more
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Tue Nov 19, 2013
Naomi Anderegg answered:
Well, I'm just going to pipe up as a proud citizen of Birmingham and encourage you to consider living in the city itself. It's true that Birmingham City School system struggles, in part because most students fall into categories that traditionally struggle, but if your children are smart and academically oriented, they could probably get into some of Birmingham's magnet schools (WJ Christian, Phillips Academy, Princeton, EPIC, Ramsay, Alabama School of Fine Arts, JCIB), and Birmingham's magnet schools are on par with the best suburban schools. There are also some great private schools -- Alabama Waldorf School, Red Mountain Community School, Advent, Altamont--in the city of Birmingham.

Where I live in Crestwood North, I can drive my daughter to her private school (Red Mountain Community) in less than 5 minutes, we can bike or walk or take public transit if we're up to it, I'm less than 10 minutes from the airport without having to deal with the interstate at all, but most of the houses are a bit smaller than what you're looking for. (There are a few lots available, though, if you want to go the build-what-I-want route.) That said, you could easily find a house that size in Avondale or Forest Park or Highland Park or even Norwood--all in the city. You can check out some of these Birmingham neighborhoods, and others, at http://livbirmingham.org/index.php . Good luck!
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Fri Nov 1, 2013
Anniemariethomas asked:
This question was asked from http://www.trulia.com/rental-community/9000002752/Turtle-Lake-1-Turtle-Lake-Dr-Birmingham-AL-35242/
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Mon Oct 28, 2013
Charita H Cadenhead answered:
There may be a number of streets named Pine Street so you probably need to provide more complete information for us point you in the right direction. In any case, real estate agents are not allowed to answer those types of questions as they violate Fair Housing rules and guidelines. Your best bet is to contact the police precinct in that area.

Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty
www.charitacadenhead.com
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Mon Sep 23, 2013
Rodney Mason answered:
Real Estate Agents are not allowed to comment on a variety of topics. The Fair Housing Act restricts the information that can be provided by a Real Estate Agent. Visiting the area and making your own determinations about what is best for you is the way to go.

Off Limit Topics Include:
• Crime Statistic (including questions about whether a neighborhood is good or bad or safe)
• Demographics
• Environmental Concerns
• Household Income
• Religion
• Schools (including questions about how good or bad the school is)

Determining to the answers to questions on any of the topics listed above is something that you would need to do on your own. It is up to the individual to make their own determination about a specific area. If a Real Estate Agent were to comment on such a thing, it could be steering which is a prohibited act.

Some websites to try include:

http://www.trulia.com/crime/

www.crimereports.com

www.familywatchdog.us/

www.neighborhoodscout.com

www.greatschools.org/

www.schoolmatters.com

Reasons Why A Real Estate Agent Cannot Comment
http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=20748062
http://www.fairhousing.com/index.cfm?method=page.display&pageid=3657
http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2010/12/06/what-a-real-estate-agent-cant-tell-you

These links should be able to provide some of the answers you are seeking.
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Sun Aug 25, 2013
Carolyn and Cliff Grimsley answered:
The points made by Rodney Mason are correct.

However the fact they shouldn’t does not keep some agents offering opinions where they should not. Questions like yours are thoughtful reminders of that responsibility.

Any realtor who answers the question should immediately go to the back of the line.
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