Huntsville, AL Real Estate News

By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Why Use A Buyer Agent In Huntsville Alabama?A perfect real life example of why you need your own buyer agent.When purchasing a home in Huntsville, Alabama particularly new construction you may ask why you should use a buyer agent and not the on-site builders agent. Your logic may be that you can save money by going directly to the builder...after all there's one less Realtor involved...right? Well if your goal is to purchase a home under the best terms and conditions, save money by not overpaying and have an advocate in your corner...someone representing your best interests through every step of the home buying process and not the sellers or builders best interest then you might want to consider your own buyer agent. Look at it this way; the listing agent or builders on-site agent's job...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
When Buying A Home 10 Things Not To DoIf you're considering buying a home in Huntsville, Madison Alabama or the surrounding area try searching my real estate website. If you want to help ensure a successful closing then please read the list of things below that you should not do before purchasing a home. I was talking with Frankie Wooten of iFreedom Direct recently about details of a recent transaction and our conversation turned to buyers and why at the last minute a loan falls apart. There can, of course, be many reasons a loan approval might be denied last minute, but often it's the buyer who sabotages the success of a mortgage.Many times the buyer will do something that changes their financial picture or well being and when the prospective home owner is battling a border line credit...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Lake Forest Homes For Sale Huntsville Alabama Under $200,000There are actually some 44 available homes and lots for sale in Lake Forest and all can be viewed by clicking here on Lake Forest Homes For Sale.  Original content published at....http://nicktpappas.com/?p=3734Lake Forest StatisticsAt the writing of this post there were a total of 9 properties listed for sale in Lake Forest priced under $200,000.  5 were lots priced from $79,900 to $149,900, 2 were town homes priced at $171,900 & $177,900. There was 1 proposed construction single family home listed at $192,900 and 1 new construction priced at $197,720.  The remaining 35 properties are mostly new single family homes priced from $202,900 up to $825,000About Lake Forest Lake Forest is a larger neighborhood made of made up of small...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Panoply Friday 24-26, 2015 Huntsville AlabamaContent originally published at.....http://nicktpappas.com/?p=3690The question now on peoples mind is; will it rain this Panoply weekend? I think the running joke is that because it's Panoply weekend it will, therefore rain! However if you look at a few photos below from last years event I don't see any rain clouds!  Never the less it's only water and certainly no reason to miss out on one of Huntsville's most fun and well attended events.Click BUY TICKETS  if you want to purchase in advance. When you've come to a decision about relocating to a new area, some consideration should be given to community involvement, attractions, recreation, employment and the over all livability of that community.  Ask yourself what the city or area you are mov...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Magnolia Village Huntsville Alabama New Homes For SaleThe following link is updated daily to begin your Magnolia Village home search: Magnolia Village Huntsville Alabama Homes For Sale. Content originally published at:   http://nicktpappas.com/?p=3666Magnolia Village is located about one minute west of the Redstone Arsenal and 10 minutes south of I-565 in Huntsville, Alabama making for an easy commute to just about anywhere in the general Huntsville or Madison area. The Huntsville Internationa Airport is only minutes away and for recreation it's just a short ride to Joe Wheeler and Monte Sano State Parks, Hampton Cove for championship golf, Ditto landing on the Tennessee River or Downtown Huntsville for nightlife. Magnolia Village is a combination of Townhomes, Patio Homes  and larger s...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
You Simply Can't Make This Stuff UpThere's really nothing typical about real estate, although the process is routine every transaction is a story cut out of someone's life, each transaction is different and presents its own challanges....here is one of those stories.This is just too good to let it fade away as just another Huntsville, Alabama real estate transaction...Another agent in the office...we'll call her "Rico" since that's what we call her, has a client with land for sale; we'll call her Betty - (probably not her real name) and another client, Jim, (odds are high that's not his real name either) wanting to buy Betty's land. It started out as a pretty normal transaction with an offer made; counter offer, waiting in limbo, both Betty and Jim sticking to their respective offers.  ...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Huntsville Alabama Village Of Providence 35806 Original content published at.....http://nicktpappas.com/?p=3642 The following link will provide daily updated information of homes for sale in:  THE VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCE By now you know that I like the Village of Providence a lot! Working and living in the Village of Providence has many advantages for residents. Providence is very walk-able to the community pool, clubhouse, fitness center, walking trails and local businesses. The Village of Providence is well known for its upscale homes, diverse architecture and great community atmosphere.   Strong community involvement and Home Owners Association make this a well maintained and dynamic neighborhood. Amenities Children like the local parks and the Little Gym offering programs for youngste...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Happy PI Day From Huntsville Alabama National PI Day March 14, 2015 Huntsville, Alabama boasts that it is the Rocket City...NASA's Marshal Space Flight Center located here might have a little to do with that! And I'm guessing that more than a few of the thousands of engineers who call Huntsville home and work for NASA or one of the many high tech NASA contractors are familiar with and celebrate National PI Day.     Mathematicians around the globe are celebrating National PI Day March 14, 2013...no, not Blueberry or Apple...the mathematical constant variety, 3.141592653589732384.............and on............and on............!  I read about one website that posted the value of PI out to one million places...poor little website crashed.  Another website displays a more manageable ten tho...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
What's Wrong With This Photo? Can you guess why the police officer pulled this car over?  I've seen this car a few times over the last two days and just have to shake my head! You have to wonder what the driver was thinking. Granted, Alabama doesn't get much snow and people aren't used to dealing with it and the dangers, but come on...there's still something called common sense!  If you need a knowledgeable real estate professional in Madison or Huntsville Alabama area, why don't you let me Google that for you or you could just call, email or visit me Your Huntsville Real Estate Resource. I also know outstanding agents in all states and Canada should you need help relocating to a new area.     Serving: Anslee Farms, Bell Tower, Bishop Farms, Bradford Farms, Bridgefield, Canebrake, Chase...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
It's A Northern Thing It's another ice day in Huntsville, Alabama and that usually means schools and businesses will have a delayed start or declared closed for the day. After assessing the roads in my neighborhood and chopping through a thick layer of ice on my car windows I decided there would be few other cars on the road and the drive would be fairly easy...it was, but mostly for the lack of cars. I called the manager at the Starbucks where I stop asking if the shop was open...yes one dedicated employee was stuck there in his words....so off I went. The ride was uneventful and I couldn't resist stopping for donuts on the way in...well...the parking lot kind of donuts! Growing up in Kansas City, Missouri and Chicago, Il...I'm used to this kind of donut! It's a Northern thing.   So if...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Which Should You Buy A House Or Condo? A decision when purchasing a home here in Huntsville and Madison, Alabama especially for the first time home buyer is whether to buy a house or a condo or possibly a town home. The difference between them can be huge; with a house the home owner is responsible for all maintenance and insurance. With condominium living the home owner owns air rights , not the land and pays into an association that covers a variety of things such as; building maintenance, yard maintenance, common areas, exterior insurance, etc.  With a town home the owner typically owns the the land under the town home and the interest in common areas is different from condos as well. Risk Buyers may think that there is less risk involved owning a condominium or town home, but that i...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Snow And Ice Storm Hits Huntsville AL Huntsville, Alabama was hit with a little snow and an ice storm on Friday that pretty much brought the city and most of Northern Alabama to a stand still. Streets in entire towns and counties were proclaimed impassable. In fact I didn't heed the warning and couldn't get out of the Village of Providence Friday night, the roads were terrible...cars couldn't climb very small inclines without tires spinning...cars going nowhere, except where you didn't want them to go like sliding sideways off the side of the road. So, I made the best of it by working a little more at the office, then going to Grille 29 for dinner and booking a room at the Spring Hill Suites in Providence...all three places within walking or skating distance! The photo below is outside ...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Why You Should List Your Home With A Realtor For your consideration here are a few important reasons why a home seller should list their home with a Realtor, but more specifically, why you should consider using the cutting edge services provided by Nick T Pappas and my office @Homes Realty Group. Not all real estate agents are created equally...not all real estate agents are Realtors! A Realtor is a real estate agent held to a higher standard and level of required education. Realtors must belong to the National Association of Realtors and adhere to a strict Code of Ethics established in 1913. While Realtors are mandated to treat all parties fairly and with honesty, as a Realtor, my job, first and foremost, is to protect and always work in the best interest of my client....always!Your ho...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Tips Listing Your Huntsville Alabama Home For Sale  Now that we are past the holidays and the spring selling season is starting to ramp up, this is a great time to list your home for sale.  I’ve written several blog posts about what you the seller need to do to sell your home for the most money and in the quickest time. The following links will help you along the way to making your home stand out to buyers and be the best value on the block spending the least time on the market. "Organizing To Sell Your Home" is a great place to start whether you are preparing your home for sale or just want to bring a little more order into you life and home. "Home Tips You Can Use To Add Value To Your Home For Sale Part 1," provides you with a common sense approach to getting your home ready to be sho...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Organizing To Sell Your Home Sell Your Home Living in your home for a long time you tend to collect "Stuff", getting your home ready to sell can seem overwhelming at times, but you can do it! The real estate market in Madison and Huntsville Alabama and the surrounding areas are already heating up, so if you are considering selling your home this year, now is the time. Make i your New Year's resolution to get started early. That way, whether you decide to sell your home or not, your home is organized and easier to maintain. This link; SELLING YOUR HOME provides more information about selling your home for the most money in the least time. Tips To Sell Your Home 6 Ideas to help you get organized not! 1.) Remove the clutter and stop adding to it. If your routine is to purchase multiples of...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
When Client/Friends Stop By  Recently I started working with clients, the Allens, from Illinois which is always special for me since as most of you know I am also from Illinois. I've really grown attached to this family...great kids and parents. During our search for their new home here in Huntsville I happened to mention how much I miss Chicago and that I'd love to have something from one of the sports teams: Cubs, Bears, etc. Well, the Allens called me yesterday saying they had something for me and would I be in the office? I was and this is what they delivered   So, to the Allens...I thank you all and I very much appreciate your thoughtfulness. It has been my pleasure getting to know and working with you (even if you weren't from Illinois)! If you need a knowledgeable real estate pro...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Who Says I Don't Have The Christmas Spirit?  This should dispel any rumors that I don't have the Christmas Spirit this year or that I don't like to decorate. What you see in the photo was actually several years in the making - a lot of blood, sweat and tears went into it.  I saved and nurtured the tree that is an outgrowth of the original tree that once stood there, but was destroyed by the April 27, 2011 tornadoes. I negotiated like a pro when purchasing that ornament (This is good since I negotiate for a living). The store wanted $2.96, but I talked them down to $1! Also, the bird bath came from my home in Woodstock, Illinois several years ago...this is appropriate because I'm expecting Charlie Brown's friend of the same name, "Woodstock" to show up anytime. If there's still any doubt...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
VA Funding Fees Things You Should Know What and why is there a VA Funding Fee?  Simply put, the VA Funding Fee helps to defer or offset administration costs of a VA loan, further insuring 100% financing and 0% monthly mortgage insurance. In some cases the Funding Fee is waived depending on a Veterans specific situation, specifically disability. As of the writing of this post, the VA Funding Fee is the only closing cost that a Veteran can roll into the loan or finance, it can also be paid for in cash at the closing table. In some cases, if you've already paid a Funding Fee you may be entitled to a refund because of a timing issue regarding a disability and how that is refunded depends on how you paid the Fee. As a Realtor I can certainly answer many questions you have about obtaining a V...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Huntsville AL Magnolia Village Proposed Construction   Magnolia Village Huntsville Alabama The following link is updated daily to begin your Magnolia Village home search: Magnolia Village Huntsville Alabama Homes For Sale.   If you waited to buy in a new home in Magnolia Village the wait will be a little longer now as the only available home sites are proposed construction.  Magnolia Village is located about one minute west of the Redstone Arsenal making for an easy commute, many buyers realize this and didn't wait seeing the value in the neighborhood located so close to Redstone Arsenal.   Magnolia Village is a combination of  Townhomes, Patio Homes  and larger single family detached homes across from the desirable and much sought after Lake Forest community with pool, clubhouse, tenni...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Veterans Day Honoring Those Who Served And Currently Serve  @Homes Realty Agents  Originally called Armistice Day, Veterans Day finally came into being in 1954. A day honoring those who served in the various branches of the military. As a point of distinction - Memorial Day is a day of remembrance - remembering those who died while in the service of their country. We at @Homes Realty Group proudly support, admire and respect our service men and women.  Original content published at....http://nicktpappas.com/?p=2486    Visit Your Huntsville Real Estate Resource   Serving: Anslee Farms, Bell Tower, Bishop Farms, Bradford Farms, Bridgefield, Canebrake, Chase Shadow, Cherokee Ridge, Clifts Cove, Edgewater, Emerald Forest Condo, Foxfield, Greystone Estates, Hampton Cove, Harvest, Highland La...
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