Huntsville, AL Real Estate News

By Diane Casale, REALTOR®, ABR®, CNAS®, SNP, Selling North Alabama
(Coldwell Banker First, Huntsville, AL)
Another great ranking for Huntsville, Alabama as seen in The Wall Street Journal today (August 24th, 2010). We are now ranked #2 as the Best Market For Real Estate Investing. Congrats!!  Read on: Looking to snap up some investment properties on the cheap? You may want to consider Durham, N.C., Indianapolis and Huntsville, Ala. They are among the best places to invest now, according to a new report that ranks the best and worst markets for conservative residential-real-estate investors. Hard-hit Las Vegas and Orlando, Fla., are among the riskiest. Local Market Monitor Inc., a Cary, N.C., firm that analyzes real-estate trends for lenders, builders and investors, compiled its first Investor Suitability Report using economic data through July 31 for 315 U.S. markets. The firm is best known ...
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By Philip Winburn, Huntsville MLS Homes in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
(Rosenblum Realty Inc.)
$650 | | Huntsville, AL 35806 Presented by: Phillip Winburn Huntsville Alabama Real Estate / Philip Winburn / Rosenblum Realty Inc. (256) 797-4570 136 HARRIS ROAD , #A rental   Click here to visit www.Huntsville-Homes.com for more photos.     Property Highlights Bedrooms: 2 Full bathrooms: 2 Square footage: 1400 *MOL   Property Description   Near Oakwood College. Cute house with great layout for roommates. Located on former campus of Harris Foundation / Harris Children's Home. Owner self manages property. Call Marlin Mabry 256.527.1717Facts: All facts and schools TBV by Tenant . Pets case-by-case Small older pets only. Dir:From University Dr Turn right at Old Monrovia Rd NW 0.7 mi Take the 2nd right onto Rideout Dr NW 0.6 mi Turn right at Harris Rd NW All of our available houses are po...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Space Exploration Celebration, U.S. Space And Rocket Center Huntsville Alabama Recently I attended the Space Exploration Celebration at the U.S. Space And Rocket Center in Huntsville Alabama.  Formerly the Saturn/Apollo Reunion for those who worked in the U.S. Space Program and individuals supporting space exploration.  Many notables attended the celebration: Huntsville's Mayor Tommy Battle; Dr. George Mueller, Associate Administrator for the office of Manned Space Flight and key designer for the International Space Station also led the way for the development of the Space Shuttle; Dr. Jan Davis a former Astronaut logging 673 hours in space on three separate missions; Mr. Jim Odom who worked on the Saturn, Apollo, Shuttle and Hubble Space Telescope programs at NASA; Mr. Robert Lightfoot...
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By Diane Casale, REALTOR®, ABR®, CNAS®, SNP, Selling North Alabama
(Coldwell Banker First, Huntsville, AL)
With school getting ready to start (August 9th), I thought it would be helpful for those still looking to purchase a home if I would write about homes and subdivisions in different school districts in and around Huntsville, AL. Today I am writing about the Farley Elementary School district. I would recommend scheduling a tour of the school with the Principal, Dr. Donna White so you can see first had at all the school has to offer. Tell her that I sent you. Because these neighborhoods are growing by leaps and bounds, I wanted to tell you what the different subdivisions are and provide links for more information. Autumn Ridge, Quail Ridge, Fleer Estates and Sandhurst are all established subdivisions. They have homes from 1000 sq.ft. up to 2600 sq.ft. Sandhurst is the original development,...
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By Philip Winburn, Huntsville MLS Homes in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
(Rosenblum Realty Inc.)
$995 | | Huntsville, AL 35806 Presented by: Phillip Winburn Huntsville Alabama Real Estate / Philip Winburn / Rosenblum Realty Inc. (256) 797-4570 136 HARRIS ROAD   Click here to visit www.Huntsville-Homes.com for more photos.     Property Highlights Square footage: 2000 *MOL   Property Description   Commercial rental suitable for small church, civic or social group, possible daycare. Located on former campus of Harris Foundation / Harris Children's Home. Listing agent is acting pro bono and has limited information. Please contact MARILYN MABREY 256.527.1717 for information and showings. Square footage estimated.Dir:From University Dr Turn right at Old Monrovia Rd NW 0.7 mi Take the 2nd right onto Rideout Dr NW 0.6 mi Turn right at Harris Rd NW 136 Harris Rd will be on the left 0.3 mi ...
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By Philip Winburn, Huntsville MLS Homes in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
(Rosenblum Realty Inc.)
$2,000 | | Huntsville, AL 35806 Presented by: Phillip Winburn Huntsville Alabama Real Estate / Philip Winburn / Rosenblum Realty Inc. (256) 797-4570 245 KELSEY LYNN LANE   Click here to visit www.Huntsville-Homes.com for more photos.     Property Highlights Bedrooms: 4 Full bathrooms: 3 Half bathrooms: 1 Square footage: 4228 *MOL   Property Description   PLEASE CALL OWNER DIRECTLY FOR INFORMATION AND SHOWINGS. Sharon Crenshaw 256-604-1490Elegant 2-story, custom full brick. Spacious floor plan great for entertaining. Fully insulated "energy efficient" home. Hardwood flooring and maple cabinets with walk-in pantry in kitchen, 2 master bedrooms, 2 marble glamour baths, 2 gas log fireplaces, extensive crown molding, skylights in bedrooms and master upstairs, lawn sprinkler system and tankl...
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$995 | | Huntsville, AL 35811 Presented by: Christina Winburn Huntsville Alabama Real Estate / Philip Winburn / Rosenblum Realty Inc. (256) 65-2-7354 187 HOLLINGTON DRIVE   Click here to visit www.Huntsville-Homes.com for more photos.     Property Highlights Bedrooms: 3 Full bathrooms: 2 Square footage: 1355 *MOL   Property Description   WOW! LEASE PURCHASE POSSIBLE AT $129,900 MILLION DOLLAR MOUNTAIN VIEWS.GREAT FLOOR PLAN, GREAT ROOM WIRED FOR SURROUND SOUND COVERED DECK OVERLOOKS VALLEY BELOW EVERGREENS BEHIND AND BELOW PROVIDE PRIVACY FROM NEIGHBORS. WASHER & DRYER CAN BE REMOVED. PLEASE CALL CHRISTINA 256-652-7354 FOR SHOWINGS, PHILIP FOR INFORMATION ON LEASE PURCHASE 256-797-4570Facts: All facts and schools TBV by Tenant . Pets case-by-case. smaller and or older pets only. Sorry ...
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By Daniel and Chastity Davenport
(Davenport Agents)
CHOOSING A LOAN PRODUCT THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU Owning a home can truly be a blessing, or it can be a curse. I have seen this scenario play out over an over again here in Huntsville, AL.  And, I needed to get a message out to prospective new homeowners or second timers that are thinking about buying using a 100% loan to value product anywhere in the country.  Choosing the right time to buy your dream home can actually be a dream (cue: fluffy white clouds, sheep, and harp) or turn into your worst nightmare (cue: lightning, thunder, and violent rain) later down the road.  There are several things you need to consider before jumping into that "everything you want", fully upgraded, at the top of your price range, dream home. How much money are you putting down?  Think hard about this.  We've ...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Huntsville Alabama Condos for sale Maxwell Place 35802 Homes for sale or condos for sale in southeast Huntsville Alabama are a hidden gem.  While it is an older area of Huntsville what you lack in buying new is well made up for buying in an established area with mature trees, landscaping and easy access to shopping and employment. There is a strong home owners association in Maxwell Place maintaining the common grounds, tennis, pool, and yard maintenance.  Also provided in the association fee are: Exterior building maintenance, exterior insurance and water, trash removal and pest control. Currently there are four condos for sale in Huntsville Alabama Maxwell Place priced from $150,000 to $265,000.  2 bedroom/2 bath to 3 bedroom/2 bath and 1450 to 2376 square feet.  Three condos have sol...
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By Diane Casale, REALTOR®, ABR®, CNAS®, SNP, Selling North Alabama
(Coldwell Banker First, Huntsville, AL)
Huntsville, Alabama does it again!!!!! We made the Top 10 of Entrepreneur Magazine's  Innovation Nation 50 cities and 10 lifestyles energizing businesses of all shapes and sizes By Jason Ankeny   |   Entrepreneur Magazine - August 2010 Whatever your entrepreneurial aspirations, there's a city to match your needs, accelerate your company's growth and improve your quality of life. Which is the one for you? Entrepreneur identifies 50 cities and 10 lifestyles energizing businesses of all shapes and sizes. Even in harsh economic times, America is still the land of opportunity, especially for entrepreneurs with the vision, ambition and flexibility to follow that opportunity wherever it may lead. In an increasingly connected world, no longer are businesses or their owners tethered to one spot ...
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By Philip Winburn, Huntsville MLS Homes in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
(Rosenblum Realty Inc.)
Offered by Christina Winburn, Huntsville Alabama Real Estate / Philip Winburn / Rosenblum Realty Inc. www.Huntsville-Homes.com WOW! Huge house at gerat price!Lease Purchase or sale at $162,000 with owner financing possible.Please call Christina at 256-652-7354 for showings / Philip at 256-797-4570 for lease purchase / owner financing details.Pets case-by-case PAINTING IN PROGRESS until 8.12.10. Super awesome house sits on two lots! 22x20 two bay garage with storage cabinets. Property sits on two lots. Foyer 7 x 11 MasterBR 13 x 14 Living 12 x 16 Bedroom2 12 x 13 Dining 9 x 12 Bedroom3 12 x 13 Bedroom4 12 x 13 Family 20 x 20 Study 12 x 17 Kitchen 8 x 15Brkfst 8 x 9 Facts: All facts and schools TBV by Tenant . Pets case-by-case Sorry no showings before 8.12.10 Dir:From University Drive, ...
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By Diane Casale, REALTOR®, ABR®, CNAS®, SNP, Selling North Alabama
(Coldwell Banker First, Huntsville, AL)
This past week the Huntsville City Council unanimously passed a texting while driving ban which will go into effect September 20th. This is the 5th Alabama city to pass this type of law, and will not be the last. The ordinance bans the use of sending or receiving a text message, viewing pictures or email while driving, or even punch in coordinates on your satellite navigation system while in Huntsville. However, a driver can not be pulled over just for the texting violation. An officer would have to see them breaking another law first such as traveling too close, weaving or speeding. Cartoon is courtesy of Mike Lukovich. The sad thing about all this is that such a law is needed in the first place. I must admit, I do look at my Blackberry when stopped at a light to see if I missed an e-m...
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By Philip Winburn, Huntsville MLS Homes in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
(Rosenblum Realty Inc.)
$1,795 | | Huntsville, AL 35801 Presented by: Christina Winburn Huntsville Alabama Real Estate / Philip Winburn / Rosenblum Realty Inc. (256) 65-2-7354 1316 SIERRA BLVD   Click here to visit www.Huntsville-Homes.com for more photos.     Property Highlights   Property Description   Property Details   Contact Christina Winburn   Presented by: Christina Winburn Huntsville Alabama Real Estate / Philip Winburn / Rosenblum Realty Inc. (256) 65-2-7354 www.Huntsville-Homes.com       We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal opportunity housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, fa...
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By Philip Winburn, Huntsville MLS Homes in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
(Rosenblum Realty Inc.)
SPRING FARM ROAD   $1,150 | | Huntsville, AL 35811 Presented by: Christina Winburn Huntsville Alabama Real Estate / Philip Winburn / Rosenblum Realty Inc. (256) 65-2-7354 138 SPRING FARM ROAD     Bedrooms: 4 Full bathrooms: 2 Square footage: 1997 *MOL         Visit us at www.Huntsville-Homes.com 138 SPRING FARM ROAD \LEASE PURCHASE POSSIBLE AT $173,000 20 Min. to Redstone Arsenal! Friendly neighborhood. Great place to raise kids. Full Brick with new roof, new vinyl, new carpet and hardwoods! Oversized great room, soaring ceilings, traditional wood burning fireplace & large bedrooms. Master suite w/glamour bath, whirlpool & large walk-in closet. Kitchen has beautiful cherry cabinets, a bar, & breakfast area. Enjoy your private yard with view of pasture, fenced yard & sprinkler sytem! Sec...
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By Philip Winburn, Huntsville MLS Homes in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
(Rosenblum Realty Inc.)
Bedrooms: 2 Full bathrooms: 1 Square footage: 900 *MOL Presented by: Christina Winburn Huntsville Alabama Real Estate / Philip Winburn / Rosenblum Realty Inc. (256) 65-2-7354   3303 Belcrest Drive     $515 | Mountain Heights | Huntsville, AL 35801 www.Huntsville-Homes.com     Sorry No Pets, No smoking.  Call Christina Winburn for Showings at (256)652-7354.Directions: E on Governors Drive (431), Left on Monte Sano Blvd., Right on Belcrest All of our available houses are posted. Properties are shown by appointment only. Weekend schedules, especially holiday weekends fill in advance. Maps and driving directions are available on links at the top of our website’s rental houses listings. The application fee is $20 per adult and is non-refundable. The application can be printed from the PDF f...
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By Philip Winburn, Huntsville MLS Homes in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
(Rosenblum Realty Inc.)
$895 | | Huntsville, AL 35803 Presented by: Christina Winburn Huntsville Alabama Real Estate / Philip Winburn / Rosenblum Realty Inc. (256) 65-2-7354 2514 QUAIL RIDGE LANE   Click here to visit www.Huntsville-Homes.com for more photos.     Property Highlights Bedrooms: 3 Full bathrooms: 2 Square footage: 1570 *MOL   Property Description   PLEASE CALL CHRISTINA 256-652-7354 FOR INFORMATION & SHOWINGS. Cute, Cute rental just outside Redstone Arsenal, Great schools, larger front porch large covered patio. Family Room with fireplace. Wake up and have coffee in your breakfast area with bay window. Go to your large 13x15 Master Bedroom and relax in the garden tub in your glamour bath. You have plenty of room for the kids, family or friends with 2 additional bedrooms. All this and in the Gris...
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By Diane Casale, REALTOR®, ABR®, CNAS®, SNP, Selling North Alabama
(Coldwell Banker First, Huntsville, AL)
So proud of Huntsville making #19 in Money Magazine's "Top 25 Places Where Homes Are Affordable" Residents who live in these 25 growing towns see their incomes go the furthest. Via Money Magazine:  Median home price: $140,000 Median family income (per year): $68,755 When cotton was still king in post-war Alabama, Huntsville was a sleepy Southern city of 16,000 souls. After NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center began construction in 1950s, Huntsville's growth, well, skyrocketed. It has more than 170,000 residents today. All those well-paid engineers, scientists and technicians mean Huntsville has a well-heeled demographic. That has not swelled home prices much: There are lots of like-new, four-bedroom, three-bath houses available for less than $200,000. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
Huntsville Alabama Sharon Johnston Park Community-Built Playground Project Needs Volunteers Residents of Huntsville Alabama, this is your opportunity to get involved with a project that will make a difference in the community and in the lives of the children that live here for years to come. The Sharon Johnston park community-built playground project needs your help now with donations of time, volunteer work or money.  Completion of the project is expected to be Fall of 2010 or Spring of 2012.  For more information about how you can volunteer, please contact Jenny Barrett at jbarrett@co.madison.al.us or Kristina Bass at klbass@bellsouth.net you may also contact me at  nick@nicktpappas.com Here is a little more information about the Sharon Johnston community-built playground project.   S...
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By Philip Winburn, Huntsville MLS Homes in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
(Rosenblum Realty Inc.)
Offered by Michael Rosenblum, Huntsville Alabama Real Estate / Philip Winburn / Rosenblum Realty Inc. www.Huntsville-Homes.com PLEASE CALL MICHAEL FOR INFORMATION AND SHOWINGS.LEASE PURCHASE POSSIBLE AT $234,900. CUSTOM BUILT HOME CONVENIENT TO RESEARCH PARK, BASE, SCHOOLS AND SHOPPING, HIGH AND TREY CEILINGS, 2 HOT WATER HEATERS, GAS LOG FIREPLACE, GAS RANGE/OVEN, OVERSIZED GARAGE, STUDY, LAUNDRY CHUTE, COVERED PATIO, LARGE FLAT FENCED YARD, DON'T LET THIS ONE GET AWAY!!!Foyer 9 x 8MasterBR 17 x 15 Living 12 x 11Bedroom2 12 x 12 Dining 12 x 11 Bedroom3 12 x 12 Bedroom4 12 x 12 Family 18 x 16 Study 10 x 9 Kitchen 12 x 10 Brkfst 11 x 10Facts: ALL INFO AND MEASUREMENTS TBV BY TENANT. PETS ON CASE BY CASE BASIS Dir:HWY 53 NORTH, LEFT BURWELL ROAD, RIGHT JEFF ORCHARD ESTATES, RIGHT EARLY H...
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By Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource
(Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL)
A Hidden Gem At The Bridges On The River...Where's Indiana Jones? I just did a post about The Bridges On The River subdivision in Huntsville Alabama and had I few extra photos that I want to share.  I thought I was familiar enough with this area and that nothing I found would surprise me, well, I was mistaken.  Hidden at the end of the subdivision and down a gravel road I found a private area enjoyed by and for the exclusive use of the residents of The Bridges On The River.  I remember the first thing that came to my mind when I discovered this place was..."Where's Indiana Jones"?  Support almost hidden by the Kudzu Can you see what the date is on this railroad track support?  Are you moving to Huntsville or Madison Alabama area and need an agent that knows  the area...why don't you let...
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