March 2023 Newsletter
(Bibb, Fayette, Green, Hale, Perry, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, & Walker Counties)
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COMMENTS FROM THE EDITOR: Happy St. Patrick's Month! Check out what's happening around town and how to enter our monthly contest! TWO WINNERS this month with 4 entries possible! GOOD LUCK!

Spring is just around the corner. Can you see it and feel it? I can and if you know me, then you know I love to cut grass and take care of our lawn, get in the pool, and entertain outdoors. This is also a busy time when people are moving into new homes, owning their own home for the first time, and scheduling vacations in between. As always, I'm staying updated on market conditions, interest rates, fair home pricing and more. My best advice right now is to talk to a local Realtor® about OUR market if you're thinking about making a move. The NATIONAL news is not accurate when it comes to our LOCAL market. In general, the message is relevant, but it's not always representative of what we see locally. If you want to know more, let's talk. There's no obligation to do anything. I want to help our friends understand what's different LOCALLY versus NATIONALLY.
Wanna get lucky???

We're giving away a $50 gift card to Black Warrior Brewing Company in Tuscaloosa to TWO lucky people, so you can celebrate St. Patrick's Day on us with green beer or your choice of wine! Black Warrior Brewing has some of the best craft beer in town, and they always have something fun going on at the brewery. Dogs and kids are welcome. It's such a great atmosphere where you feel like family!

There are 3 ways to enter with 2 chances to WIN:
  1. Like and share the contest post on Facebook and/or Instagram (1 entry per social site)
  2. Call or text Debbie (The Puckett List) for a free buyer or home value consultation (205.657.8563) (1 entry)
  3. Leave us a 5 star review on Google (CLICK HERE) (1 entry)

The winners will be announced Wednesday, March 15th on Facebook and Instagram!
Connect with us on socials for tips & giveaways!
Congratulations to Malena Fernandez, the winner of our Spooky BIG Halloween Contest! She won a gift card to DePalma's Italian Restaurant.

Malena, thank you for sharing this picture with us! We hope you enjoyed the birthday celebration!
What's Happening Around Town?
Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa will be holding mini-spring photo sessions on Sunday, March 5. They will have two backdrops to choose from, and prices range from $25-$80 depending on how many poses and backdrops you choose. All proceeds benefit Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa. To learn more about TROT, or reserve your timeslot, visit trotusa.org.

The longest distance running race in Tuscaloosa is back for its 11th year. In addition to the Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports Half-Marathon and Publix 5K, there will be live entertainment and food at Government Plaza during the festivities. If you are interested, you can sign up to race at tuscaloosahalf.com.

March 31-April 1 - Druid City Arts Festival
This year's Druid City Arts Festival will feature local artists and musicians, as well as educational demonstrations, children's art activities, and food concessions. The event runs 5-9 pm on Friday and 10 am-5 pm on Saturday. It will be held at Government Plaza and is free to attend. Learn more about the Druid City Arts Festival at druidcityartsfestival.com.
Spring Cleaning Tips
As the weather starts to warm up, it's time for a bit of spring cleaning! Try a few of these tips from goodhousekeeping.com:
  1. Clean the tops and bottoms of your rugs and doormats
  2. Clean your windows and blinds on an overcast day
  3. Wipe down the walls
  4. Freshen up your carpets with baking soda
  5. Wash curtains and shower curtains
Global Corner:
Lucky Investments in Ireland
Ireland is known for its beautiful scenery, friendly people, and rich culture. The cost of living is relatively low compared to the rest of Western Europe. Ireland also boasts low crime rates as well as excellent healthcare and education systems.

If you are looking to invest in a rental property, Ireland has among the highest rental yields in Europe, according to globalpropertyguide.com. Ireland is positioned as an attractive investment opportunity with a strong economy, business-friendly policies, and some of the lowest taxes in Europe. In addition, anyone who spends 500,000 Euros on Irish real estate is offered permanent residency, with eventual citizenship as a possibility.

If you are interested in investing in Ireland, or elsewhere, I can help you find a real estate agent who is the expert in that area!
Dressed Up Irish Coffee
Do you need a little pick-me-up for St. Patrick's Day this year? Try this Irish Coffee with a little dressed up flair from foodnetwork.com!
1 cup hot brewed coffee
1 tsp light brown sugar 
1 1/2 oz Irish cream whiskey 
1 oz Irish whiskey 
1/2 oz peppermint schnapps

Whipped Cream:
1/2 cup heavy whipping
1 tbsp confectioners' sugar 
1 tsp pure vanilla extract 

Shaved dark chocolate
  1. Pour the hot coffee into a mug and add the sugar. Stir until the sugar melts.
  2. Stir in the Irish cream, Irish whiskey and schnapps.
  3. In a large bowl, make the whipped cream topping. Add the heavy cream, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla extract and beat with a hand mixer until soft peaks appear. 
  4. Top with a nice dollop of Whipped Cream and some shaved dark chocolate if so desired.
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