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)
Google Caught Me And I'm Glad I wasn't Picking My Nose! Want to do your own Village of Providence Huntsville Alabama home search? Village of Providence Huntsville Alabama I guess you can never be too careful and you just never know when you might be caught unaware.  Glad I wasn't doing anything embarrassing when the Google Car drove by.  I'm in the white shirt flanked by clients and when you do a 360 our cars can be seen near us.  I was out showing a family homes in the Village of Providence Huntsville Alabama, fairly intent on the task at hand when I noticed the Google Car coming up the street.  I actually waved, hoping it would be caught, but this is what I got...I'll take it...pretty cool!  Feel free to take a stroll up and down the streets of the Village of Providence courtesy Googl...
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By Karen Rice Madison AL Realtor, 256-348-1527 Call/Text
(Keller Williams Realty Madison)
Village of Providence Condo For Sale in Huntsville ALClick here to view Village of Providence Homes and Condos For Sale Update - Sold 9/6/13445 Providence Main #411 ~ Live the Village of Providence dream in this luxury, three bedroom loft overlooking the Providence fountain and plaza. You'll be in the heart of a community that offers: dining, shopping, meeting house, swimming/diving pool, weight room, walking trails and dog park. The loft has a wonderful, open floor plan with lots of natural light, high ceilings and a high-end finish.   On the main level you'll find a kitchen, dining/living room, a powder room and a spacious master retreat with two walk-in closets.  Upstairs are two more bedrooms with a jack-and-jill bathroom, as well as a 17' X 13' loft with amazing views over the Vill...
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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 To Do When Selling Your Huntsville Or Madison Alabama Home You may live in Huntsville Alabama or Chicago Illinois...no matter where you live and are selling your home, there are relatively easy things you can do that play an important role in how welcome your potential buyers will feel and ultimately selling your home for more. Aside from picking the right real estate broker...one who is tech savvy, can get your Huntsville Alabama home for sale exposed to the most potential buyers, is totally in-tune to the local conditions affecting the real estate market in your area and can "price it right", you also need to show off your home in its best possible light, so pay attention to the little things! Consult the list below or ask me for even more specific details on how to get your home...
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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)
Should You Remodel Or Sell Your Huntsville Or Madison Alabama Home?  Follow this link to read more and search homes for sale: Madison and Huntsville Alabama  Remodel? Should You Remodel Your Madison or Huntsville Alabama Home?  Is your home no longer the home of your dreams? Do you look around your home with your partner and are reminded of all the projects that you wanted to complete, but never quite got to? If you answered yes, then you should know that you are not the only homeowners going through this. The options can be overwhelming, costly, stressful, and very hard on a relationship. Living through a remodel is very tough. To remodel or not remodel? Having to field all of the decisions, designs, colors, and contractors coming in and out, the mess and turmoil can lead to a high lev...
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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 My Huntsville Alabama Home A Good Financial Investment? Ready to start your Madison County Alabama home search? Is My Huntsville Alabama Home A Good Financial Investment?  I get this question a lot and the the answer in my opinion depends on who is asking the question and what the goals or motive behind the purchase are.  There are many types of real estate investing; residential, mixed-use, retail, Real Estate Investment Trusts or REIT'S to name a few, but I'm confining this post to the residential home owner.  If an investor is asking the question - Is My Huntsville Alabama Home A Good Financial Investment? then the answer would most likely be quite different from a buyer looking to make the home their own, live in and be a part of the community.  A residential investor considers 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)
Can My Uncle Inspect My New Huntsville Alabama Home For Me? Haven't found that perfect home yet?  This is a great place to start: Madison County Alabama homes for sale. Whenever I explain the need for a home inspection to a buyer about 20% of the time my clients have a relative, usually an uncle or father who has done some remodeling and "knows what to look for" and then the question:  Can My Uncle Inspect My New Huntsville Alabama Home For Me?  This arrangement has actually worked out on a couple of occasions, but mostly not.  Fortunately I'm able to succeed in getting clients to use the services of a professional, licensed and certified home inspector. Nothing against Uncle Bob, but it's been my experience that he isn't trained in all the aspects of a home systems, mechanical, concret...
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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 Much Will The Seller Take...Is That A Firm Price? Ready to start you Madison County Alabama home search? How Much Will The Seller Take...Is That A Firm Price?  Just once I'd like to answer; I'm sorry, but my crystal ball is broken...I'll check the Ouija Board and see what it has to say!  Okay, be honest...you want to answer the same way don't you?  This is a question that is repeated more times than I can count so let me answer one more time. First...repeat after me:  No one knows what the seller will "take"...you need to submit an offer!  And by offer I mean a written offer submitted with supporting documents; necessary addendum's, pre-approval letter, copy of your earnest money check, etc. Secondly...The seller and their agent will not take you seriously.  The seller has no way 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)
What Fee Does The Buyer Owe Their Buyer Agent  At Closing? Start your Madison County Alabama Home search here: Madison County Alabama Homes For Sale and remember YOU DON'T PAY ME ANYTHING! What Fee Does The Buyer Owe Their Buyer Agent  At Closing? This question comes up occasionally, usually it's toward or around the closing date and I'm almost always surprised by it...almost.  Mostly because I do a pretty good job of explaining the process and going over all the documents that need to be signed in detail in advance.  One of those documents that a buyer signs is called an Exclusive Buyer Agency Agreement that describes and lists my scope of service, period of agreement, brokerage fees, disclosures, etc.  Did I just say Brokerage Fees...yes I did.  But, before I go any further let me say...
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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)
Things You Need At Your Loan Application Client Questions Talk to your lender, but if you can't wait to start your home search then follow this link for all Madison County Homes For Sale I recently wrote a post titled "Things You Should Know About Buying A Home Client Questions".  It addressed a concern buyer clients, my buyer client specifically, may have about why they should use a lender or mortgage professional that I suggest.  This post also addresses another question that the same client posed to me about why he should use my lender.  His next questions was "What sort of information will the lender want me to provide?" My answer is always to call the lender and ask that question because depending on the type of financing or your employment status, etc. there will be a variety of d...
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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)
Things You Should Know About Buying A Home Client Questions Things You Should Know About Buying A Home Client Questions: Buyers usually have a lot of questions before purchasing a home and one I get a fairly often is; "Why do you want me to use the lender you recommend?"  The short answer is that I have a working relationship with the lender and that I trust them.  I do not have a financial relationship with any of the vendors I use.   The longer answer is that when the loan officer I use tells me he/she can get the job done and at the lowest cost to my client then I'm all over that.  As a Realtor who has worked with many lenders, I've had the opportunity to watch their ethics in action, get a sense of their knowledge of different products or programs first hand and their willingness to...
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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)
Throwing A Summer Party In Your Huntsville Alabama Home Search all Madison County residential real estate listings for the right "Party House" in Huntsville Alabama? Living in Huntsville Alabama or the south can sometimes be a challenge in the summer months especially if you like to entertain out of doors.  If you'll be celebrating summer with a party in your home this year, here are a few things to keep in mind. Summertime parties are the perfect type to be enjoyed out of doors. Guests can mingle easily, enjoying the warmer temperatures and casual feel being outside creates, plus you can look forward to less clean up and preparation...let me repeat that...less clean up and preparation!  Plan to prepare as much as possible ahead of time giving you more time to spend with your guests. Im...
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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)
Mortgage Rates Trending Upward Madison And Huntsville Alabama Mortgage Rates Trending Upward Madison And Huntsville Alabama and across the nation; concerned about rising mortgage rates?  Get started searching residential real estate listings in Madison County Alabama. If you are curious about how rate changes may affect your Madison and Huntsville Alabama home buying experience or any other area then read on. Higher rates may result in adjustments needing to be made on the amount of loan you qualify for, so be sure to discuss your individual situation with a lender, so that you are aware of the options available for your home. I think that home buyers often are so focused on the purchase price of a home that they neglect to consider what an additional half point or point rise in interes...
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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 About The Importance of Mortgage Interest Deduction Search Madison County Alabama Homes for sale if you're looking for an address to hang your Mortgage Interest Deduction on! Whether you live in Huntsville Alabama, Huntsville Washington or Huntsville New Jersey the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID) is important to your financial position. There's been lots of talk in Madison and Huntsville Alabama About the Importance of Mortgage Interest Deduction and around the country. Mortgage rates, tax credits and cuts have been in the news for a long time now and it can be hard to understand how it all applies to you and your Huntsville Alabama home. A recent research and analysis by economists at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) on the mortgage interest deducti...
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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)
Another South Huntsville Alabama Home Sold Gourdneck Subdivision 35803 Available homes for sale in Gourdneck Subdivision Huntsville Alabama. The new owners (my clients) closed on this very nice and well maintained home on Friday.  The home is located in the Gourdneck Subdivision of South Huntsville and is surrounded by great views of the surrounding plateaus that we call mountains, a part of the Cumberland Plateau.   For a link to my Madison and Huntsville Alabama website, more about this post and to do your Huntsville or Madison Alabama home search. While at the writing of this post there is only one available Town Home for sale in Gourdneck, there are many other nearby subdivisions with homes for sale with the same great views and convenience.  The school system is Challenger Elementa...
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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)
Keep Your Huntsville Alabama Home Safe While Vacationing From Home Read more or search homes for sale in Madison and Huntsville Alabama Summer is now in full swing here in Huntsville Alabama and vacation plans may have you leaving your home in the very near future. Don't forget to take a few steps to ensure the safety of you and your home while you are away. Being prepared and aware of potential risks makes for a better vacation and homecoming...just use a little common sense. 5 Things To Remember To Keep Your Huntsville Alabama Home Safe While Vacationing From Home You cannot control your level of visibility entirely once you leave. If you post to social media, including Facebook and Pinterest, while on vacation you may be putting your home at risk. Sharing vacation photos are an obvio...
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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 Fair Housing Act Realtors Buyers and Sellers What You Should Know  To aid with your home search visit my website for all Madison, Huntsville and Northern Alabama Homes for sale. "There's no place like home," and  The Fair Housing Act Realtors Buyers and Sellers What You Should Know takes on new meaning when buying your home for the first time. A seemingly endless process of things to do and sign in preparation for move-in day and, of course, the accompanied potential snags that rest at every corner as you approach home ownership. Should you run into trouble that seems difficult to resolve when buying your home, you may find yourself wondering about the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA). The goal of NFHA is to "eliminate housing discrimination and to ensure equal housing opportun...
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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 New Home For Sale Actually this Magnolia Village Huntsville Alabama New Home For Sale is sold, but there are others available in this well located community.  Follow this link for 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. My clients contracted on this home Magnolia Village home around the first of the year with closing and possession scheduled for the middle of July.  Just a few things left to do, sod to go in, home inspection, final inspection and closing.  There were a few bumps along the way, but nothing that we couldn't get past or smooth out.    They actually were still living out of state when when we signed the contract maki...
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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)
From Huntsville Alabama To Raleigh North Carolina I want to give a shout out to one of ActiveRain's most infamous famous outcast in crowd members, Craig Rutman! If you find this post interesting and want to read more or search available homes for sale in Huntsville Alabama area follow the link. I've known Craig since I first joined ActiveRain in 2009 and ever since he's been first...second...or at least 37th in line to offer up help when I or any other member needed it.  I first got to meet Craig in 2011 on a trip out to Pinehurst, NC.  Here's one of Craig's posts that summed up that meeting:  Tom Cruse and George Clooney Sighted in Apex North Carolina But Seriously folks, I've known Craig to take great care of his clients so when I found out that a young couple that I just helped sell ...
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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 Another TownHome Sold Follow this post and others, also perform your own custom Huntsville Alabama home search. Click on the following link to view a daily updated list of Magnolia Village Townhomes Huntsville Alabama Near by Lake Forest Community Buyers...Don't miss out!  Rates are starting to edge up, but home prices are still very reasonable...homes are selling quickly not only in Magnolia Village, but in other areas as well!! Magnolia Village Huntsville Alabama, another townhome sold and more on the way! Since the first of the year 21 homes have sold in Magnolia Village and homes sold on average at list price.  Lake Forest Subdivision across the street also shows even stronger sales with 40 homes sold since the first of the year...YES 40 HOMES SOL...
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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 Sold Another Home Visit my website to read more and perform your own search for all available Village of Providence Huntsville Alabama homes for sale.   Village of Providence Huntsville Alabama 35806 another home sold! Click the following link for details, pricing and photos of all available homes for sale in:  THE VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCE The Village of Providence Huntsville Alabama is one of my favorite communities in Huntsville Alabama, my office is located in the Village of Providence giving me a special knowledge of the area, shopping, recreation and homes in the community.  I truly believe the Village of Providence is a great place to live, work and play.  Very walk-able with a community pool, clubhouse, fitness center and central in Huntsvill...
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