Huntsville, AL Real Estate News

By Michelle Riley
(d/b/a Alabama Notary and Process Server)
This year, Huntsville Mobile Notary celebrated its third anniversary.  As a business owner, this was no small accomplishment.  According to the Small Business Association, most small businesses fail within the first five years for a variety of reasons.  I would attribute my "success" to three things:  determination, God's blessings, and diversification.  And not necessarily in that order. I want to write about diversifying my business.  Huntsville Mobile Notary provides mobile notary public services in North Alabama.  That is, was and continues to be the reason for me being in business.  In addition to receiving phone calls from the general public to notarize Wills, Powers of Attorney, Parental Consent forms, etc., I hear from law firms and Title companies; Signing Services and Settleme...
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By Philip Winburn, Huntsville MLS Homes in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
(Rosenblum Realty Inc.)
 Article Credits;  Realty Times Real Estate Articles are below. Full articles can be found at the Realty Times website.  Media Dropping Ball on Housing-Market Trends by M. Anthony Carr I clicked a link to the Wall Street Journal's market data chart, called the Hagerty's Quarterly Housing Report and was really taken aback by what they are reporting in the Washington, D.C. area (my home base). Again, they have labeled our market as a "buyers" market and reported that more foreclosures are on the way. The problem I have with both those statements is that   they are created out of data provided by the real estate industry; and   they are accurate, but not truly reflective. The real estate industry is its worst enemy when it comes to reporting sales data to the media and, ergo, the public. T...
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By Philip Winburn, Huntsville MLS Homes in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
(Rosenblum Realty Inc.)
Daily Real Estate News  |  10 Cities Most Likely to Bounce Back Quickly Some cities are likely to recover more quickly from the housing downturn than others. Forbes magazine has identified the top 10 cities that it believes are poised for recovery by examining unemployment figures, projected gross domestic product from Moody's Economy.com, and housing affordability data from the National Association of Home Builders. Overall, cities most likely to recover first are those with strong technology capabilities.Here is Forbes' top 10: Austin-Roundrock, Texas Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark. Boulder, Colo. Huntsville, Al San Antonio, Texas Mobile, Ala. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Seattle-Tacoma-Bell...
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By Philip Winburn, Huntsville MLS Homes in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
(Rosenblum Realty Inc.)
From the Daily Real Estate News  |  November 23, 2009  |    National Association of Realtors   Existing-Home Sales Record Big Gains Driven by the home buyer tax credit, existing-home sales showed another big gain in October with a strong uptrend established over the past seven months, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. At the same time, inventories have continued to decline.Existing-home sales-including single-family, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops-surged 10.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6.10 million units in October from a downwardly revised pace of 5.54 million in September, and are 23.5 percent above the 4.94 million-unit level in October 2008. Sales activity is at the highest pace since February 2007 when it hit 6.55 million.Tax Credit Fuels ...
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By Philip Winburn, Huntsville MLS Homes in Huntsville, Huntsville AL
(Rosenblum Realty Inc.)
The Huntsville, Alabama Real Estate markets are  showing growth as evidenced by the two local articles below. To search for available properties in Huntsville the local Huntsville MLS is a resource for reviewing homes. Alabama home sales rise 13 percent in October By Dawn Kent -- The Birmingham News November 23, 2009, 2:09PM Alabama's October home sales rose 13.4 percent over October 2008, the first year-over-year increase in more than two years, the Alabama Center for Real Estate at the University of Alabama said today. Alabama home sales in October posted the first year-to-year increase since 2007.Last month, 3,589 homes were sold across the state, compared to 3,165 in the year-ago period, the center said. Last month's median price was $118,630, a 2.6 percent fall from a year ago, whi...
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When you delve more into the details related to American people in different states, you will find them yearning for things which they can not afford. Actually, it is one of the psychological traits for every human being that he always looks for something more expensive and exquisite. Same thing can be seen when it comes to buying a home in Huntsville as people love to buy those homes which are way too expensive for them to buy. But, one great way to buy these homes is by exploring the range of homes listed in Huntsville foreclosures. Before moving any further, it is crucial to mention that the foreclosure rate in Huntsville and Alabama is going down. Though it is unlike the national trend but you can still find a decrease in foreclosure rates in this part of the world. In fact, it was ...
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
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By Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS
(Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group))
I ran across an interesting tidbit of information this week while cruising the Internet. I never knew that much of Huntsville's Historic District is said to be haunted by several ghosts. Yep I said ghosts. ...I know ...I know ...but bare with me for a moment because this is actually an interesting family outing you can do while you are visiting Huntsville this summer or fall. Huntsville historian and award-winning author, Jacquelyn Procter Reeves, has researched at length the history of our very own historic district. What she has uncovered will likely surprise many of us locals who thought we knew it all. In fact what she has uncovered and documented within her books are little known facts, as well as historic rumors, of haunted places in our very own Old Town Historic District. Ok, he...
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By Angie Raetz
(Weichert, Realtors® - TEG)
Just in case you might have missed it, I am informing you that Kiplinger has named Huntsville, AL as #1 BEST CITY! Please click on the link below to read the complete article. Things are only getting better for Huntsville, AL! http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/2009/07/best-cities-2009-where-the-jobs-are.html I am seeing the market getting stronger. If you are thinking of buying, now is a great time. Interest rates are starting to creep up. Call me and buy while they are still low!
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By Angie Raetz
(Weichert, Realtors® - TEG)
  "As banks pull back on risk taking across the nation, consumer-loan balances in places like Huntsville, Ala., are rising. In Huntsville, a metropolitan area of 376,000 that is home to many government contractors, borrowing increased 13.2% per household in last year's fourth quarter, compared with the year-earlier period, according to data provided to The Wall Street Journal by Moody's Economy.com and Equifax Inc. Huntsville's increase was the largest among 207 U.S. metropolitan areas tracked by the two data-gathering firms. Similar-size cities such as McAllen and Brownsville, Texas; Yakima, Wash; Provo, Utah, and Lafayette, La., also saw consumer-loan balances rise by more than 8% year-over-year." -By DAN FITZPATRICK
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By Angie Raetz
(Weichert, Realtors® - TEG)
Good News for Huntsville, AL!!!!!!!!!! Please follow the below link for the great news!!!!!!!!! Huntsville Named the Country's Leading Metro for Consumer Lending Growth http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123837422461168013.html I feel we are very lucky to be living in Huntsville, AL. We have had so many positive articles written about Huntsville, AL. We have had articles written from The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BusinessWeek, U.S. News and so many more.  Articles on Huntsville, AL: Affordable Places To Weather The Downturn http://www.forbes.com/2008/11/12/cheap-cities-affordable-forbeslife-cx_hc_1112realestate.html Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Huntsville, Alabama http://images.businessweek.com/ss/08/11/1110_best_places_for_kids/2.htm Best City for Job Hunting http://www.smartmoney.co...
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By Angie Raetz
(Weichert, Realtors® - TEG)
Please come see me in McMullen Cove today!!!!!!! McMullen Cove Amenties Sublett Pointe Park, a mountaintop retreat, has a covered, open-air Sunset Pavilion that offers seating for views and sunsets in every direction and a natural stone fire pit - great for roasting marshmallows on a cool night. Available for picnics and family gatherings. McMullen Cove will feature an extensive network of over 25 miles of interconnected hiking, walking, biking, and fitness trails and will intersect with key community amenities like The Club, Sublett Point Park, Cove Falls Cabin and The Chapel. Enjoy an invigorating workout and equally ample opportunity for solitude, serenity, and peacefulness among hundreds of acres of preserved corridors inside the gates of McMullen Cove.  Only 3 miles from McMullen ...
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By Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS
(Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group))
Harrison Brothers Hardware in Huntsville Alabama is a true must see destination!  I had my first visit last week and was in awe.                           Harrison Brothers Hardware is Huntsville's oldest operating hardware store, founded in 1879 by brothers James and Daniel Harrison.  Following the death of the last Harrison (Daniels son John)  in 1983, the Historic Huntsville Foundation purchased the property to carry on the tradition.  They have done a fabulous job of preserving the store!       When I first stepped in to Harrison Brothers Hardware, I immediately took in the smells of the old hardwood flooring, enjoying the sounds of the squeaking floors.     Harrison Brothers Hardware is ran by all volunteers.  Cliff, one of the 25 volunteers,  was on duty that day and  happily took...
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By Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS
(Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group))
Bridge Street Town Centre - What's Happening?                                                                     There can be little doubt that the Bridge Street Town Centre development has made a significant impact on city/neighborhood life in Huntsville Alabama. We have done several posts (Westin Residences, Connors, Monaco Theater, etc) on the various businesses located at Bridge Street and since Bridge Street has impacted local family life to such a great degree, especially ours, we want to keep you, our readers, updated. Since we last updated our readers on the Bridge Street Development there has been a lot of discussion in the public domain about where Bridge Street's final phases of development are headed. We have learned that as part of the 2nd phase of commercial development, ...
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By Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS
(Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group))
Where distances are measured in footsteps, not drive times.  That is the well deserved saying, when you live in the Village of Providence.  Their slogan, Big City Life-Small Town Living, could not be more true.  This is a lifestyle community, at its finest.  A true pedestrian family neighborhood.  First, let's talk location.  Perfect!  Village of Providence is strategically placed between Madison and Huntsville, just minutes from Research Park.  Schools:  Award winning Providence K-8, a Center of Excellence for Environmental Studies within Huntsville's school program, is adjacent to the Village within walking distance! Check out their online video introduction. The neighborhood is also serviced by Columbia High School, recently named as an International Baccalaureate School and the firs...
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By Paul Jarmond
(P.Bradshaw Financial Services)
I constantly speak to people who feel as if there is no way to change there bad credit situation. I understand that its not the persons fault who feels this way. It is the lack of resources presented to the people who have the issues.  Now my job as a Credit Specialist is to do just that. Give consumers the knowledge and direction that is required in order to have negative and derogatory information removed from your credit reports legally. The reason I started P.Bradshaw Financial Services was to empower others so they wouldn't have to face the same difficulties I faced throughout my matriculationin college. It was impossible for me to dedicate 100 percent of my time to school when I had to worry about if I would be able to be approved for a school loan or even approved for an off camp...
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By Kimberly Grant, Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
(Exit Leon Crawford Realty)
Huntsville Home Buyer Education: Free Training and Counseling Hello All!!  I just wanted to share some information with you.  Family Services Center provides free training for first time home buyers.  If you or someone you know is considering buying a first home, I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity.  You do not have to be currently looking to purchase.  It can be several months or even several years from now.  You can even sign up for individual counseling sessions.  I was told that local realtors and mortgage professionals are also welcome to sit in on the sessions. The training courses consist of two four hour sessions.  Topics covered in the class include the following: How to obtain an affordable mortage loan The best way to shop for a home All about loan closings ...
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By Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS
(Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group))
Given the recent financial system upheaval, I was anxious to look at September's sales, inventory, and pricing to see if the Huntsville Real Estate Market will show any stress and strain given recent developments. However since these events are so recent, any local effects likely won't become statistically measurable for a few months. To summarize what September's statistics indicate, let's take a look at unit sales, raw inventory, and current home prices separately and then summarize any conclusions we are able to make: Unit Home Sales - the Huntsville metro area's September 2008 unit sales were down ~12% when compared to September of a year ago. This year-over-year comparison is not as extensive as we have seen in recent months because data was being compared to a 12 month period wher...
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By Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS
(Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group))
My family loves good food. We are all big meat lovers, with Steak being our top choice.  My husband and daughter are both big seafood lovers as well.  We love to venture out as a family and try new restaurants. As for a good Steak house, we have had a hard time finding one we all love, that is affordable.  Part of the problem could be that Tim, my husband, knows how to cook a superb steak on grill. He has the magic touch! Our last few outings have been less than exciting.   We decided to try Connors Steak and Seafood, located at Bridge Street Towne Center here in Huntsville.  Am I ever glad we did!  We were told from many, how wonderful the food and service was.  In fact, I have never heard a negative thing about Connors Steak and Seafood, come to think of it.  Now I know why!  We were ...
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By Lajuana Jones
(Whitehead Realty)
RIGHT NOW WE ARE IN A FINANCIAL CRISIS, AND I WANT TO KNOW HOW DO DEAL WITH GETTING AND KEEPING CLIENTS INTRESTED IN BUYING A SELL A HOME?
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