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)
Huntsville Alabama Looking West At Dusk A sight you can get used to in Huntsville Alabama. I haven't published photos lately of the Huntsville Alabama area, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity when this scene presented itself.  This is just east of the city looking west at about dusk and isn't actually a photo that I took, it was taken by our new Digital Media Specialst; Cherrrine. If you're considering moving or relocating to the Huntsville Alabama area you'll need to get used to views like this...I know it's going to be tough, but if you are ready to start your home search then try Your Huntsville Real Estate Resource for all available homes for sale in Northern Alabama.  Home to NASA, the space program and many of the high tech supporting companies.   If you need a knowledgeable 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)
Creekwood Subdivision Madison Alabama Information And Market Report Creekwood Madison Alabama Home SOLD There are several available homes in Creekwood Subdivision Madison Alabama  that are similar to the one shown below.  Creekwood is a quiet community of modest homes within the reach of many budgets. Sales in this community have been fairly active in part because of the well priced homes and Creekwoods conveniet 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 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)
Magnolia Village Huntsville Alabama News And Market Statistics  This Magnolia Village Huntsville Alabama Home is typical of available homes in this newer well located community.  The following link will provide photos and details of all available homes for sale in: Magnolia Village Huntsville Alabama. Follow this link for more about this Magnolia Village post and to search more homes for sale. I helped negotiate a great deal on this home for my clients and they are currently living in the community and loving their new Magnolia Village.  As with most transactions we hit a few speed bumps along the way to the closing table, but everyone involved worked hard at making the new buyers happy and closing on time.  There was nothing that we couldn't handle...purchasing a home can really be smo...
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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)
Vision Board Personal And Business Goals For 2014 I've had a vision board of sorts for several years now.  Not the kind of vision board that most of us will be doing such as cutting out photos and making a collage of what we want to accomplish, but rather making use of any surface I might walk by daily, taking a photo and taping it to the side of my filing cabinet, on a mirror at home or in my car.  I can say without reservation that keeping those things important to me...things that I want to accomplish top of mind and always in view does make a difference and increas the probability of success and achievement.  The following group of photos and clippings are taped to the side of my filing cabinet at work, so I see them every day.  They represent things I want to accomplish in 2014. 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)
Buyer Beware Companies Try To Sell You A Recorded Deed After Closing Warning Don't pay twice for your Deed! This is a warning to anyone who has just purchased and closed on a home.  I can't speak to other parts of the country although I've read that this practice has taken place in other states as well, however, here in Alabama residents who've recently purchased a home have received letters in the mail on what appear to be an official U.S. Government document, but it is NOT!  The company claims for an $80 or $85 fee they will send the homeowner their newly recorded Deed on the home.  This letter does not come from the U.S. Government...it is simply a way to get people to pay for something they've already paid for and don't really need anyway.  Any homeowner can go to their County Clerk...
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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)
Harris Home For Children Fundraiser & Bowling At AMF Parkway Lanes Post provided by Your Huntsville Real Estate Resource. We missed our other @Homes Realty agents who couldn't participate, but for those of us who did attend we had a great time.  The scores we ended up with insures we won't be giving up our day job and the fun we had guarantees that we'll be back to bowl again! I haven't bowled in over 30 years and forgot how much fun it can be.  Not only did I get to take a break from real estate and spend some down time with co-workers that I've grown to love and respect, but at the same time we helped to contribute nearly $6,000 benefiting the Harris Home For Children.  The Harris Home For Children is a non-profit organization licensed through the state of Alabama providing programs 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)
Buyer FAQ What A Buyer Needs To Know About Purchasing A Home Summary Find your Dream Home with Your Huntsville Real Estate Resource This post is the last in a series and summarizes the home buying process.  If you wish to consult the previous posts, they are: Buyer FAQ What Does A Buyer Pay Their Buyers Agent? Buyer FAQ What Is The First Thing A New Home Buyer Should Do Part 1 BuyerFAQ What A Buyer Need To Know About Purchasing A Home Part 2  Buyer FAQ Making An Offer To Purchase A Home Part 3  Abridged guide to purchasing a home in the typical order of occurrence: 1.) Select and meet with your local Realtor/Buyer Agent regarding your real estate needs.2.) Select and meet with your Local Lender/Loan Originator - get pre-approved (Order of 1 & 2 may be interchangeable).3.) As a buyer you...
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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)
Buyer FAQ Making An Offer To Purchase A Home Part 3 This post follows:   Buyer FAQ What Does A Buyer Pay Their Buyers Agent Buyer FAQ What Is The First Thing A New Home Buyer Should Do Part 1 Buyer FAQ What A Buyer Need To Know About Purchasing A Home Part 2   When making an offer to purchase a home in Alabama, specifically Huntsville and Madison Alabama the typical documents submitted to the listing agent are:  Financed or Cash Sales Contract... ...that details offer price, type of loan if applicable, closing dates, various disclosures, stipulations and any special provisions.  Your Realtor will go over every detail contract with you so that you completely understand it's meaning. Inspection Addendum... ...which is very time specific and the only document that has "time is of the essen...
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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)
Buyer FAQ What A Buyer Needs To Know About Purchasing A Home Part 2 This post; Buyer FAQ What A Buyer Needs To Know About Purchasing A Home Part 2  follows up on the previous post Buyer FAQ What Is The First Thing A New Home Buyer Should Do? Part 1.  Now that you have your Pre-approval letter telling the seller that you are a serious buyer and approved by a lender to purchase their home it's time to select homes that meet or closely meet your needs.  Please remember that your Realtor will do everything possible to find you the perfect home, but know this, after all the house hunting for the home of your dreams, the home you finally decide to place an offer on will be the home with the least amount of "trade-offs".  There will be "trade offs"! Search, Research, Offer Based on your pre-ap...
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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)
Buyer FAQ What Is The First Thing A New Home Buyer Should Do? Part 1 It's okay to search online for your Dream Home, however read on: More often now I meet with new clients who share that this will be their first time buying a home and ask what should I as a first time home buyer do when purchasing a home?  For my philosophy of working with buyers this is the perfect scenario.  The chance to advise a new home buyer and get them off on the right foot is key to educating them about the process and what they can and should expect working with a Realtor who puts their needs and best interest first. First things first.  When purchasing a home whether you are a first time home buyer or have been through the process before feel free to search the Internet for home styles, schools and areas tha...
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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)
Buyer FAQ What Does A Buyer Pay Their Buyers Agent? Start your new home search with your Huntsville Real Estate Resource "What does a buyer pay their buyer Agent" is a question that I continue to get and I'm always a little surprised when I do.  It serves to remind me that there are always new home buyers entering the market place that are unaware of the process of buying a home and how exactly "Agency" works. What does the home buyer pay his/her agent? The short answer is "Nothing"!  The buyer does not pay the buyer agent anything, it is the seller who pays both Realtors or real estate agents based on what was agreed on in the Listing Agreement between the seller and the sellers representative or real estate agent.  At least that is how it works in Alabama and most other states.  The b...
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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)
Buyer FAQ What Are The Housing Trends Where I should Put My Money Search the following link for homes with the current housing trends you want: Homes For Sale Huntsville & Madison Alabama As the housing market returns, home builders are clamoring to show off their latest offerings of new home construction.  Home buyers in the market place expect new construction to have cutting edge technology giving them the most bang for the buck in a safer and more energy efficient home.  Kitchens are more accommodating to larger groups. To be sure, many of the Food Channels have had an impact on what a buyer wants and expects in a new home and builders may well have finally noticed that the kitchen is where everyone ends up talking and socializing.  The heart of the home can well be seen as the kitc...
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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 Real Estate Market Report Just  a little info before the Market Report and should you want to start your home search immediately then try your Huntsville Real Estate Resource Village Of Providence I've published many posts about the Village of Providence in Huntsville Alabama (the previous link will take you to just a few).  Not only do I write about the Village of Providence because of the beautiful homes for sale and love the architectural styles, but I also work here in the Village and believe in its growth.  A new Phase 8 is currently in progress across from Indian Creek and the Indian Creek Greenway overlooking homes originally built in the Village of Providence.  Phase 8 homes will be Bluff View and Courtyard style homes.  Lot prices are in...
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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 Weather January 2014 Village of Providence The winter weather in Huntsville Alabama is considered by most to be a milder climate particularly for someone like me from Northern Illinois and yes Northern Alabama does have a milder climate, however, it does get cold here as short lived as it may be.  Like much of the country Huntsville has experienced extreme cold temps and when that happens we get to see on those rare occasions scenes like the photo below.     Frozen Fountain in the Village of Providence It was 7 degrees on my ride into work this morning and about the same yesterday.  However, for anyone wanting to move to the Northern Alabama area because of the milder climate or employment...this will all be gone shortly!  The rest of the week temperatures are expecte...
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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 New Life Outreach Men's Home As a local Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Agent I'm on the road a lot and get to meet people I might not otherwise have the chance to meet or get to know.  Yesterday while out delivering some long over due closing gifts in South Huntsville Alabama I passed by a car wash that I've passed several times before, but never had the opportunity to stop.  Having a few spare minutes and knowing this car wash was a hand wash and dry I decided to stop...especially since my car was on the verge of being embarrassingly dirty! I sat in my car while it was being washed and rinsed then pulled it out of the car wash to a drying area and stepped out.  It was at this time I noticed a sign on the building that said "New Life Men's Home" and asked about it.   ...
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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)
At Homes Realty Group Visits Floyd E. "Tut" Fann State Veterans Home @Homes Realty Group has a philosophy of giving back to the community.  Each year all @Homes agents are involved in several community events with the sole purpose of making a difference...making things better for the community.  Some of the events that we sponsor or volunteer time, money, lunches and breakfast to are: Make-A-Wish foundation, Lincoln Village, Huntsville Inner City Learning Center, Make A Difference Day, Huntsville Senior Senior Center, Casa, Christmas Charities year Round and yesterday's event at the Floyd E. "Tut" Fann Veterans Home. We had scheduled a couple of hours of craft work, making Christmas decorations and wreaths.  Many of the Veterans got involved making decorations, some kept to themselves 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)
Village Of Providence Soon To Be Listed Huntsville Alabama Search all homes for sale in the Village Of Providence This Village of Providence home in Huntsville Alabama might be on the market soon.  It is approximately 2,961 square feet of quality construction offering 4 bedrooms and 3 baths including a private guest suite one the first level that could also be used as an office...in one of Huntsville's best known communities.  The home has been well maintained and the home owners have made many updates to this beautiful home that I'll be glad to tell you about once the home is listed. I know this is a bit of a tease, but the Village of Providence has been very active and I don't expect this home to be on the market long...I want to give advance notice to anyone considering a home in the...
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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)
  Is Downsizing To A Condominium The Right Decision For You? Is Downsizing To A Condominium The Right Decision For You? Search for all Huntsville Alabama Condominiums Downsizing to a Condominium If you are considering downsizing from your current home perhaps a condominium is the right choice for you.  Huntsville Alabama has many condo communities and one of the attractions is that Condos can be smaller with fewer maintenance issues and a great alternative when downsizing.  However with condos come HOA’s, and a special set of guidelines so it’s important that you pair up with a real estate agent familiar with details of condo ownership.  Be sure to read the association by-laws as some can be very restrictive.  Condominium The Right Decision In exchange for a monthly assessment or associ...
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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)
Updating Windows In Your Huntsville Alabama Home Browse here for your Huntsville Alabama Dream Home While it doesn’t get extremely cold for long periods in Huntsville Alabama it does get cold in the winter months and very warm in the summer.  New energy efficient windows are great looking and can have many benefits including adding great curb appeal. New windows can be expensive, but it’s a great way to improve energy efficiency.  With older wooden windows that may look good they are not as efficient as the newer windows and maintenance can be daunting.   I don’t recommend buying the least expensive replacement windows as they will most likely show wear sooner and detract from the over all appearance of your home.  Another reason for upgrading to better more attractive windows is that n...
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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 Thanksgiving To All My ActiveRain Friends Today I'm thankful for a couple of days off and more importantly my ActiveRain friends.  What ever you are doing and where ever you are stay safe and eat lots of Turkey!!     Gobble Gobble!!!   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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