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)
Fog On The Ride In To Huntsville Alabama The real estate market here in Huntsville has really picked up more than expected and I haven't had time to do my usual neighborhood posts, but I did have time to share a photo of the fog on my way into Huntsville yesterday morning. Perhaps not the best quality (taken with my old Android phone),  but thought I'd post it anyway since many of you haven't heard from me in a while...still here...just really busy.   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 Lakes, Jones Valley Estates, Kelly Plantation, Knox Creek, Lake Forest...
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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)
A Day Off From Real Estate In Huntsville, Alabama I think this was the first day (or at least half day) that I've been away from real estate in months. A clients house just went under contract and since we are both Harley riders decided to take a ride together before he left the state. The home he just sold is near Lake Guntersville (waterfront/access homes) with a lot of nice roads to take getting there and Sunday was the day we'd test out some of those roads.  Below is a photo of our bikes on Sunset Dr Trail looking out at the Lake.   Below is a map of the area.   After a few twists and turns we made it to Guntersville Dam and despite the warnings we did see some fishermen that went out into the white water to fish...just a little dangerous! It was a great day for riding with temps st...
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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)
Galaxy Of Lights Huntsville Alabama 2014  Posted by Your Huntsville Real Estate ResourceOriginal content posted at.....http://nicktpappas.com/?p=2466   GALAXY OF LIGHTS If you're looking for something to do around the Holidays there's always the very popular Galaxy Of Lights at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. Voted one of the top 20 tourist attractions in the Southeast. Large animated light displays, nursery rhyme characters and don't forget to visit the Twinkling Icicle Forest! Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and add to the Holiday spirit. The Galaxy Of Lights operates from November 14, 2014 to January 3, 2015 bringing in the new year and offers several ways to enjoy your visit.  There are established walking nights for children and adults as well as assigned dog walking night...
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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 Overland Cove Town Homes For Sale   The following link will provide daily updated information for all town homes and single family homes:  Huntsville Alabama Townhomes For Sale Overland Cove Search MLS Listing Overland Cove Town Home's are well located and convenient to Huntsville area shopping and is an easy commute to the Redstone Arsenal, Cummings Research Park, downtown Huntsville AL and Madison.  Also located  just north of the Village Of Providence.where there are a few great restaurants and a park for outdoor concerts, car shows and movies.  Overland Cove is built by one of Huntsville Alabama's award winning builders with pool, clubhouse and fitness center for resort style living. The Home Owners Association fees for the townhomes are approximately $600/year and inc...
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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)
Buy Or Renting A Home What Makes Sense?  Below I present points on both sides of the question whether it is better to rent or purchase a home and I leave it to each individual to decide according to their own wants, goals and current financial picture...I choose to own my own home! Have you noticed that rent rates have been steadily edging up? You're not imagining it and as a matter of fact over the last 12 months or so rents have increased over 6% across the nation with some markets reporting up to a 10% increase. Maybe the time is now to re-think renting and reconsider home ownership. ---------------------------------------- If you decide you need more specific home owner information for buyer/seller tips, title, escrow or mortgage information visit my buyer/seller information website...
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By Karen Rice Madison AL Realtor, 256-348-1527 Call/Text
(Keller Williams Realty Madison)
Open House Sunday - Village of Providence Huntsville 17 Beck Street, Huntsville AL 35806 is open on October 5th 2014 2-4pm.This stunning, Federal style, Village of Providence home, on  a corner lot, is freshly painted and move-in ready.  Amazing screened in side porch surrounded by beautiful landscaping.  Extra suite with private bath and kitchenette.Call Karen Rice at 256-348-1527 for more information, or click - 17 Beck Street Huntsville AL 35806  17 Beck Street17 Beck Street on Google Maps 17 Beck Street on YouTube
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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)
South Huntsville Alabama Homes For Sale Just Listed Start your own customized home search here: Northern Alabama Homes For Sale This Gourdneck home for sale offers 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, over-sized 2 car garage and approximately 2,000 square feet of living space. Priced at $164,900 this home should sell quickly.  Click on the photo below to view this and all available homes for sale in Gourdneck Subdivision. CLICK FOR: VIRTUAL TOUR, DETAILED PROPERTY & AREA INFORMATION  South Huntsville Alabama It's been a year since I helped a young family into this home, they relocated from Birmingham to the home they thought would be their last stop here in Huntsville while they raised their kids, but life is subject to change and around Huntsville, Alabama, transfers, relocation and needs change often...
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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)
Coming Soon Home For Sale South Huntsville Alabama Gourdneck Subdivision To see photos and details of all currently available home in this community follow this link: Gourdneck Subdivision Homes for sale. Gourdneck Subdivision is in a quiet area of South Huntsville with the mountains to your east and the Tennessee River to the south. This 2,000 square foot home offers 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, a large 2 car detached garage and great views in South Huntsville, Alabama. The sellers have completed some upgrade's such as granite counter tops and opening up the kitchen to the dining area for a more open feel. Convenient to plenty of nearby shopping and the location makes it an easy 15minute commute to downtown Huntsville or the Redstone Arsenal. Or for recreation on the water Ditto Landing is ...
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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)
Introducing Gary San Soucie New ActiveRain Member    Last Sunday 9/14/2014, I had the opportunity to introduce Erika San Soucie, a new agent in my office and a new member to ActiveRain as well. I now have the privilege of introducing Erika's husband, Gary San Soucie also new to my office and ActiveRain. Gary wrote an informative first post titled; Getting Your Family Involved In Real Estate about his family and introducing himself to ActiveRain members...talk about a family that's "all in" when it comes to real estate...what 14 year old do you know that records every real estate reality show he can find?  Anyway, when you have a moment please stop by and welcome Gary San Soucie to ActiveRain at his very first ActiveRain Post, however with all the comments already left at his post I don'...
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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)
The Bridges On The River Huntsville AL Homes For Sale And an abandoned railway I recently read a post by Jennifer Fivelsdale; Speechless Sunday Abandoned Train Track that reminded me of a post I did in 2010 about an abandoned rail way. These abandoned supports for the old L & N Railway are not easy to find, but when you do you'll have found one of Huntsville's hidden gems. What you most likely want to know about, however, are the homes for sale in The Bridges On The River which just happens to be along a path next to the abandoned L & N railway. At the writing of this post there are 5 homes for sale in The Bridges On The River which is in Northeast Madison County, Huntsville Alabama. Home prices range from $245,900 to $399,900 and are on approximately half acre +/- lots. For accurate up...
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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)
Introducing Erika San Soucie New To ActiveRain It is my pleasure to introduce Erika San Soucie to the ActiveRain Community.  Erika and her husband Gary recently joined my office, @Homes Realty Group, here in Huntsville, Alabama and we are so proud to have them aboard.  One of the first things I suggested was that they begin building their online presence by joining ActiveRain.  Erika has wasted no time getting started and is very excited to be an AR member. When I first joined AR I didn't have a clue of what I was doing, but was told that members only had to be asked a question and they are there to help. Erika probably feels a little lost as well in the maze that's ActiveRain, so please take a moment to visit Erika's first blog post: Know Where You Live and welcome her to ActiveRain. 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)
Homes For Sale Village Of Providence Click the following link for details, pricing and photos of all available homes for sale in:  THE VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCE If you've followed my past neighborhood posts you know that I write a lot about the Village of Providence...working here in the Village of Providence has it's advantages...for one I know it well and truly believe it's a great place to live, being very walk-able with a community pool, clubhouse, fitness center and very central in Huntsville Alabama. The Village of Providence is well known for its upscale homes, diverse architecture and great community atmosphere.   Area parents take their children to the Little Gym offering programs for youngsters in gymnastics, sports skills, dance and karate from ages 4 months to 12 years.  There a...
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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)
Creekwood Homes For Sale Madison Alabama Creekwood is a quiet community of modest homes within a great price point to fit most any budget. Homes in this community sell quickly in part because of the pricing and Creekwood's convenient location to University Hwy 72 and I-565.  The following link is updated daily with the latest property information, photos and details of available Creekwood homes for sale:  CREEKWOOD MADISON ALABAMA HOMES FOR SALE.  Creekwood subdivision is actually located in SW Huntsville Alabama's Research Park area per our MLS but has a Madison address. Creekwood is a great location convenient to business, employment, shopping along University Drive (Hwy 72) and downtown Huntsville Alabama.  Creekwood's location adjacent to Cummings Research Park, the fourth largest r...
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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 Does Home Ownership Mean To You? Click on the photo to start your home search. There is a different relationship you have with the home you live in depending on whether you own it or are renting. For one, it's less personal if you're renting...just call the landlord if something breaks and they will fix it. You don't have to worry about homeowners insurance, or saving up for a new furnace, roof or all the other things that will eventually need attention. Homeownership is a game changer! Now you are the landlord charged with the responsibility of those repairs and upgrades.  You might ask yourself if you really want the added responsibility of owning a home and my short answer is, yes! The following is my longer answer why you would embrace homeownership. Build Equity Owning your ow...
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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)
Two Home Families Keeping The Old Home And Buying New  Keeping in mind that all real estate is local and subject to trends, the economy and demographics.  Generally most area real estate markets are recovering and improving.  However, there is one basic obstical and that is many new home buyers are opting to keep their current home, becoming a two home family which in turn creates fewer homes for sale ultimately driving up demand. Becoming A Landlord Many new home buyers that do not need to sell their current home are choosing to keep their old home and become landlords.  The housing and financial crisis, now in our rear view mirror with recovery underway has created an increased demand for rental properties.  Increasing the demand for rental housing is the fact that new home buyers not...
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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)
How To Sell Your Huntsville Alabama Home For The Most Money Whether you live here in Huntsville AL or Albuquerque NM and are planning to list your home for sale, what everyone wants to know is; how to sell their home for the most money.  What I can tell you for sure is that Pricing your home too high in an attempt to "test the market" is a sure way of losing out on buyers and insuring that your home remains for sale longer and with more price reductions.  You end up paying a higher price in the end! What you miss out on by not pricing your home right: The first 2 weeks are the most important because that's when your home is fresh on the market and attracts the interest of Realtors and their clients. The seller of an over priced home may be considered unreasonable and difficult to work w...
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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 Do you want to see what lies behind the Lake Forest Entrance...click on Lake Forest Homes For Sale.   A unique community made up of smaller distinct neighborhoods with different home styles.  Lake Forest is located about a minute west of the Redstone Arsenal's Gate 7 in Huntsville Alabama  Lake Forest is a great location for residents working at the Redstone Arsenal, Madison City and many of the local high tech companies supporting NASA and the space program.  A well funded Home Owners Association keeps the community perfectly manicured, with dues being very reasonable at $600 annually including, clubhouse, pool and common grounds maintenance.  Lake Forest community is in the Williams Elementary, Williams Middle and Columbia High school syst...
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By Karen Rice Madison AL Realtor, 256-348-1527 Call/Text
(Keller Williams Realty Madison)
17 Beck Street - Village of Providence Huntsville This stunning, Federal style, Village of Providence home, on  a corner lot, is freshly painted and move-in ready.Update - SOLD  17 Beck Street              You may want to stay a while on the inviting, covered front porch, but once inside there's a spacious dining room to your right, and an airy office/formal living room is to your left.  Follow the hallway and prepare to be impressed as you take in: the stunning kitchen, featuring granite and stainless steel; the breakfast area; and the cozy family room with plantation shutters and an exquisite fireplace.  Beyond, you'll find the isolated, luxurious master suite.  Hardwood flooring runs throughout the main level and there's new carpeting upstairs.The oversized, screened in, side porch a...
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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)
Home Tips To Add Value To Your Home Part 2 This is a follow up to an earlier post:  Home Tips You Can Use To Add Value To Your Home For Sale Part 1.  There are so many things that can be done to make your home stand out from the crowd some can be costly, but others can be addressed with only a little elbow grease.   1.  One of the easiest and least expensive things you can do to improve your Madison or Huntsville Alabama homes presentation to a potential buyer is...clean!  In part 1, I briefly talked about cleaning up the landscaping and helping your home's curb appeal by making a great first impression and getting people through the front door .  That goes double for your home's interior!  Clean, clean and then clean some more!  You want to leave the potential buyers with the impressio...
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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)
Home Tips You Can Use To Add Value To Your Home For Sale Part 1  Part 2 to follow. Ready to list your home for sale?  Need a few tips that will help to sell your home faster and for more money?  Here are a few home tips to help your home make a better impression to potential buyers. Of course you may call or email me first and I'll be glad to evaluate your home for the tips that best meet your needs.  I can help you save money by spending it where it's needed and will give you the most bang for the buck.  Not ready to make that call yet...here's a list of home tips that will get you on your way. Home Tips That Add Value To Your Home 1.  Although a buyer will most likely hire their own home inspector it's a good idea for you the seller to hire one prior to listing that will point out are...
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