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)
Condos And Town Homes In Madison & Huntsville Alabama For Sale  Whether you're looking to downsize, move out of an apartment to your own place as a first time home buyer or have children in college, a Madison or Huntsville Alabama condo or town home could be a good option. Condos and Town Homes Downsizing is an option that most everyone considers at sometime wanting less or no yard maintenance, less home maintenance and fewer rooms to heat, cool or clean.  A first time home owner could be taking that first step towards independence and moving up...one who doesn't need the space or have the time or money that single family homes often require.  With children in college, buying a condo or town home for their use could be a wise decision.  What ever your reasons for considering a condo or ...
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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 Buy And Sell A Home At The Same Time How to buy and sell a home at the same time can present a maze of options for you to consider and the strategy you finally decide on could affect a successful outcome and your bottom line.  Because of the improving real estate market here in Huntsville Alabama and other areas of the country you may be thinking this is the time to sell your home and buy a new one and in my opinion you would be correct.  However, there are many things to consider; home sale contingencies, yours and the buyers mortgage qualifications, early occupancy requests, identification of new home, rent back options, possible dual mortgages, appraisals, etc.  All of these and more can affect negotiations and buyers & sellers ability to perform in a timely manor. Before plun...
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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 Be Prepared For Emergencies In Your New Home Here in Huntsville Alabama as in many other cities and states, "How To Be Prepared For Emergencies In Your New Home" is on every ones mind.  Especially in light of recent tornado outbreaks and with the April 27th, 2011 devastation where some 62 tornadoes were reported still fresh in our thoughts, a visual reminder still exists in areas slow to recover from that day. You may not consider revising or updating you emergency plan or maybe you never had one...all the more important that you read on.  Natural disasters don't usually give you a lot if any advance warning so to avoid being taken by surprise with possible lives at risk consider forming an emergency plan.  The following are steps you can take to prepare yourself and keep your fa...
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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)
Popular Madison And Huntsville Alabama Neighborhood Homes For Sale When you click on the photos below of Lake Forest, Clifts Cove, Rainbow Landing or the Village of Providence a new window will open that will display currently available homes for sale in each very popular Madison and Huntsville Alabama neighborhood.   Lake Forest  Lake Forest offers a blend of communities to its residents.  Homes for sale range from patio style and garden homes, to Craftsman and upscale high end traditional properties and southern style custom built homes.  Lake Forest is comprised by approximately 700 acres with the lake, clubhouse, fitness center, pool and tennis courts at it's center.  The different communities currently offer homes priced from the upper $100K's to the upper $800K's.  This community ...
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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 with pools for sale in Madison Alabama Homes with pools for sale in Huntsville Alabama   Now that summer is fast approaching here in Huntsville Alabama many homeowners thoughts turn to a little back yard fun by investing in an in-ground pool.  One question homeowners should be asking themselves is "How Does A pool Affect The Value Of My Home"?  A pool definitely adds to quality of life, but adding value to your home depends on a few factors.  If you’ll pardon the pun; perhaps before you dive in you should consider these points. Know your market segment. Is your home in a community of younger families with children?  A pool could well be view as a hazard to small children.   However, if your home is in a neighborhood where a pool is common or expected then the addition of a pool co...
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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)
Mexican Restaurants In Huntsville Alabama To Celebrate Cinco de Mayo  By Your Huntsville Real Estate Resource  Cinco de Mayo has come to be a celebration of Mexican heritage & culture with its roots going back to the American Civil War.  Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day (Sept. 16) as many believe, but rather a commemoration of the Battle of Puebla May 5, 1862 with Mexico's victory over the French armies. If you are undecided about what Mexican Restaurants In Huntsville Alabama To Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, let me offer a few suggestions and my favorite Mexican restaurants in Huntsville Alabama. Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant In Harvest Alabama is Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant located at:5850 Alabama 53, Harvest, AL. 35749(256) 851-3527Be sure to tell Lency, the owner, that Nick sai...
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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)
WhistleStop Bar-B-Que Weekend Huntsville Alabama 2014 If you are considering relocating to the Huntsville Alabama area get ready for lots of local entertainment.  Last week I wrote about Panoply Arts Festival and this week it's WhistleStop Festival & Rocket City BBQ WhistleStop WhistleStop is held every year here in Huntsville Alabama at the Historic Depot.  This is the 14th annual WhistleStop event attracting national teams; BBQ smokers, cookers and grillers from near and far.  Sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, WhistleStop is not just a "lets get together and cook a little BBQ" but an elite event where the ultimate winner is entered into a pool to go to the Jack Daniels World Championship in Lynchburg, Tennessee. This BBQ team caught my attention and deserves some kind 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)
Home Renovations, Improvements Or Flipping Huntsville Alabama A recent post I wrote about my first real estate experience prompted me to write this for those in Huntsville Alabama or anywhere who are thinking about renovating a current home or purchasing a house with the intent to flip it. HOME RENOVATION, FLIPPING So you want to dive into home renovations of a current home or get in on the flipping bandwagon? With the allure of saving money by renovating your own home or cashing in on the flipping craze making some “easy” money, novice home owners and investors have been jumping in the real estate pool feet first only to find that real life doesn’t always follow the well scripted plan of the DIY television shows.  Hopefully the following will provide a little insight and guidance to th...
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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)
My First Foray Into The World Of Real Estate My first real estate experience was not here in Huntsville Alabama, but took place in a suburb of Chicago all the way back in 1976.  I'd always had an interest in architecture and had majored in it at college for a while.  A few of my friends and I had a small painting and remodeling business that pretty much put us through school, paid the bills and allowed us to enjoy life in our 20's.  The business also gave me a lot of hands on knowledge that firmed up my confidence level to take on flipping my first house. With my dad as my partner we purchased a 100 year old Victorian for $9,000.00.  The home needed a lot of work, but it wasn't what I considered over whelming.  I figured we could do the work and have the house back on the market in a mo...
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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 Arts Festival Huntsville Alabama Original content posted at http://nicktpappas.com/?p=1977 When you've come to a decision about buying a home one consideration should be the vitality of  the community.  Ask yourself what the city or area you are moving to or settling in has to offer you that would maintain and foster future growth?  Huntsville Alabama is a city that is recognized by national concerns such as Kiplinger and Forbes as being one of the best cities for growth, employment and to raise a family.  Panoply Arts Festival, one of the premier events in Alabama points to the cultural and economic growth of Huntsville as well as community involvement.  The Panoply Arts Festival is supported by volunteers from the Arts Council, local high tech companies that also support NASA ...
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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 Arts Festival Huntsville Alabama 2014 Original content posted at  http://nicktpappas.com/?p=1973 For more information about the Panoply Arts Festival As a local Realtor I understand the need especially for those relocating or new to the area to be informed of local events and Panoply is a yearly favorite that you shouldn't miss. Panoply Arts Festival begins today, Friday 25th, 2014 in Big Spring Park Huntsville, Alabama and runs through April 27th.  Business prevented me from attending the opening and providing you with some of the fun and festivities, however I do plan to make it there over the weekend to bring you a few photos of the event. Panoply is about the Arts, dance, music and offering kids activities, food vendors and international performances providing learning exper...
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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)
Village Of Providence Huntsville Alabama Homes For Sale Short Supply Village of Providence     If you've been looking to purchase a home in the Village of Providence you already know that there is a short supply of available homes.  Click the following link to view available homes for sale in: THE VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCE  Working here in Providence I'm very familiar with it's popularity.   The Village of Providence is very walk-able with a community pool, clubhouse and fitness center.  There are also several common areas or parks providing lots of green space. The Village of providence is very central in Huntsville Alabama with easy commutes to all things Huntsville.  Schools should always be a consideration when deciding where to live,  follow this link for: Huntsville City Schools. Ther...
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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)
Heart Of Dixie Orchid Society Annual Show And Sale Huntsville Alabama Orchids It's that time of the year again for the Heart of Dixie Orchid Society's "ORCHIDS IN SPRING" Annual Show and Sale. This is the Heart of Dixie Orchid Society's (HODOS) 23rd annual show and has been approved for American Orchid Society (AOS) judging.  All flowers will be considered for AOS judging unless otherwise indicated by the exhibitor.  Whether you are an avid grower or just love the beauty of orchids this is a once yearly chance to see and purchase quality orchids and supplies.  Talk to growers and vendors and learn what it takes to grow these beautiful orchids. For show rules Orchid Show Location And Details:   “ORCHIDS IN SPRING” Heart of Dixie Orchid Society’s Annual Show & Sale Saturday, March 29 – Sa...
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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)
Chase Shadow Home In Huntsville Alabama Under Contract But there are more available homes for sale in Chase Shadow. I understand how important it is to sell your home quickly and if you're ready to list your home then follow this link List With Me  to see what I can offer you to get your home sold in the shortest time just like this Chase Shadow Home In Huntsville Alabama Under Contract.  This Huntsville Alabama Home For Sale In Chase Shadow 165 Hollington Drive is now under contract with all inspections done and waiting to close. Chase Shadow subdivision is just over Capshaw Mountain offering an easy 15 minute drive to downtown Huntsville Alabama, the Redstone Arsenal or Madison Alabama...all within 10-20 minutes of , Chase Shadow Huntsville Alabama. Currently there are 8 homes for sal...
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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)
Senator Jeff Sessions At The VBC Huntsville Alabama 02/18/2014 Senator Jeff Sessions Speaks at the Von Braun Center Huntsville Alabama.  I had the opportunity to attend the Washington Update Breakfast at the Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville Alabama today.  Senator Sessions (Rep. AL) was there speaking of various topics from Remington Arms move to our area bringing 2,000 jobs, the positive national press Huntsville has received as being a great city to move to, one of the top technological and family friendly cities to the unimaginable $230 Billion a year the USA pays as interest on our Federal debt each year and that number continues to rise.  Of course Huntsville's leaders such as; Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Madison Mayor Troy Trulock, Madison County Commission Chairman Dale...
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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 Ditto Landing On The Tennessee River I was out showing one of my listings this afternoon in South Huntsville Alabama  near Ditto Landing and decided it was a great time of the day to stop by the Tennessee River and snap a photo.  Ditto Landing is a great place to relax, go for a walk or have a picnic.  Many people come to Ditto Landing for the water sports and fishing.  I often meet by accident people I know there just out for a stroll.   Click on the photo to search for homes listed for sale in a 9 county Northern Alabama area.    If you need a knowledgeable real estate professional in Madison or Huntsville Alabama area, why don't you let me Google that for you! I also know outstanding agents in all states and Canada should you need help relocating to a new area.
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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)
Village Of Providence Huntsville Alabama Snow Melting Search the following link for available town homes, condos/lofts and single family homes for sale in The Village of Providence. Currently there are 3 condo/lofts, 9 single family homes for sale and one home contingent in the Village of Providence.  1 condo/loft and 2 single family homes have sold in the last 2 months within 3.0% of list price. Huntsville Alabama Snow Yesterday and through last night Huntsville Alabama got a little snow, something that we don't see very often.  It was only 3"-5", but enough to close schools and businesses throughout the Northern Alabama area.  Many heavily traveled, major and local roads were closed to aid salting/sanding and for safety reasons (officials say Huntsville has at least two snow plows, 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)
Huntsville Alabama Snow Slows Down The Real Estate Market Any snow in Huntsville Alabama slows down the real estate market.  Streets close, business closes, banks, attorneys and so on.  Since I'm used to Illinois driving in lots of snow and ice I decided to come into the office and in hind sight I probably should have waited a couple of hours...it was an amusing ride.  I got stuck between two tiny hills (inclines) with a bunch of other cars and I'll blame it on the other drivers because I was able to get out okay without a scratch. I will admit though that I wasn't able to make it to Starbuck's for coffee (more drivers stuck at a stop light before another tiny hill).  Anyway, when you're on ice it really doesn't matter the incline...you ain't going anywhere!  Don't forget that all of Hu...
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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)
Advertising On The Edge In Huntsville Alabama Your Thoughts? Nothing to do with real estate unless your advertising will point customers in the direction that this young lady does if they don't work with you.  I wrote a similar post; "Your Thoughts Regarding Advertising" about another billboard that I saw and while both may raise a few eyebrows I wonder how much business these signs generate? Anyway, if you're searching for a home in Huntsville Alabama or the surrounding area and want to deal with a no nonsense Real Estate Office where the clients always come first a good place to start would be with Your Huntsville Real Estate Resource.   If you need a knowledgeable real estate professional in Madison or Huntsville Alabama area, why don't you let me Google that for you! I also know out...
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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)
8 Ross Street Huntsville Alabama 35806 Home For sale Property Website After learning more about 8 Ross Street Huntsville Alabama you may come back to the following link to view all available homes, condos or town homes for sale in the Village of Providence. The photo below of this beautiful Village of Providence home for sale is clickable.  The link will open in another window where you will learn more about the story of this home, see a slide tour, video tour, neighborhood information and given the option to schedule your own private showing at the "Lets go see" button.   The Village of Providence is a very popular and walk-able neighborhood in Huntsville Alabama.  This community is growing, expanding into a new Phase 8 which currently will have a bridge entrance giving the new area a ...
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