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)
Home Sold Phillips Creek Huntsville Alabama My clients finally closed and took possession of this Phillips Creek. home that they've had their eye on for a long time.  Check out this Phillips Creek Huntsville Alabama Homes for sale link that is updated daily.  If you are relocating to Huntsville Alabama in pursuit of employment with NASA or one of the many NASA contractors, check out Phillips Creek.       Located in the Legacy Elementary, Monrovia Middle and Sparkman High school system and only minutes away from the Redstone Arsenal & Cummings Research Park.  University Drive (Hwy 72) shopping and restaurants are a 5-10 minute drive south on Jeff Road and Bridge Street Town Centre located next to Research Park Blvd. and Madison Pike is a real treat being a short ride of 15 minutes or so....
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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 35806 Click the following link for details, pricing and photos of all available homes for sale in:  THE VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCE Read my past local neighborhood blog posts and you know I write a lot about the Village of Providence.  A little because I know The Village of Providence well and want to keep readers informed about the area, but also because I work in Providence, am definitely a fan of The Village of Providence and truly believe it's a great place to live, very walk-able with a community pool, clubhouse, fitness center and very central in Huntsville Alabama, offering easy commuting to where ever you need to go. Mention the Village of Providence and everyone knows where it is and what you are talking about.  Area parents bring their childr...
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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)
Landscaping Your Huntsville Or Madison Alabama Home Not Just For Looks and if you need to find a home first, you might start here:  Madison & Huntsville Alabama Homes For Sale   Read more on this topic or search for homes for sale in Madison & Huntsville Alabama Improving the landscape around your Huntsville or Madison Alabama home is not just about good looks. Home value can also increase with fine-tuned and maintained landscaping. Before hiring a landscape designer to reconstruct your home, it's helpful to compile a list of questions. You may share images of design styles and verify license and insurance, as well. The right landscaping combines local elements and weather conditions, as well as energy efficiency. Your outdoor landscaping can also serve as a sound or visual barrier. Man...
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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)
Moonbuggy Race In Huntsville, Alabama U.S. Space & Rocket Center You may also go to this link at my website: http://nicktpappas.com/?p=1338 Today is the last day of NASA's 20th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race in Huntsville, Alabama The 2 day competition is open to high school and college students who must design and build a moonbuggy to navigate 20 obstacles at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Check out the Rules of the race and watch Live at:  http://moonbuggy.msfc.nasa.gov/ 92 teams are entered this year from all over the world; Italy, Spain, Germany, India, Mexico, Canada, Russia and many more will be competing rain or shine. Don't waste time reading go to http://moonbuggy.msfc.nasa.gov/ to watch live streaming video of the race.     If you need a knowledgeable real estate professional ...
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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)
Closing Costs What Are They And Who Pays Them?  Closing Costs What Are They And Who Pays Them? Is a good question since a lot of confusion revolves around them.  Buyers and sellers have their own closing costs and they and they can be simply viewed as the costs associated with the purchase or sale of a home.  Closing costs paid by the buyer vary between states, but typically include: loan origination fees, title insurance, flood certification, state tax/stamps, appraisal and more.  The seller's closing costs involve fewer line items, but can be substantially more.  Sellers closing costs not only involve brokerage fees, but can also include, a Deed preparation fee, full or half Title Insurance /binder fee, home warranty if included, power of attorney, non-current home owner association f...
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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 Village Of Providence Homes and Lofts For Sale   Searching for Huntsville Alabama Village Of Providence Homes and Lofts For Sale?  Click the following link for complete photos, details and pricing of available homes and Lofts for sale in: THE VILLAGE OF PROVIDENCE  I work in Providence and know it well and more importantly, the Village of Providence is a great place to live, very walk-able with a community pool, clubhouse, fitness center.  Village of providence is well located and very central in Huntsville Alabama offering easy commuting to where ever you need to go. Schools are also a prime factor for those relocating to the Village of Providence, follow this link for: Huntsville City Schools. You might also be interested in reading a recent Kiplinger report that ra...
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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)
Bell Tower Town Home For Sale Near Redstone Arsenal Huntsville Alabama Daily updated list of available homes for sale in: Bell Tower Huntsville Alabama  Bell Tower Town Homes For Sale Huntsville Alabama...great location especially for those working south of University (Hwy 72)...Just a couple of minutes away from the Redstone Arsenal.  Madison and Huntsville Alabama traffic is generally a breeze except for that small rush hour window many residents are commuting to the 100 plus high tech companies supporting NASA or our military.  However, with our expanding population, traffic is getting a little tougher around rush hour, otherwise you can go just about anywhere in Madison or Huntsville and be at your destination in twenty-five minutes.  Click on this Past Bell Tower Huntsville Alabama...
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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)
Spring Is The Best Time To Sell Your Home In Huntsville or Madison AL Follow this link to search homes for sale Huntsville and Madison Alabama Traditionaly Spring Is The Best Time To Sell Your Home In Huntsville or Madison AL And this week’s news released in the Freddie Mac U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook proved that Spring is an ideal time to sell your home. Citing the combination of low mortgage rates, heightened consumer confidence and higher home prices, Freddie Mac even created a video (see below) detailing the March 2013 U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook. 2 Key Factors That Bode Well For Your Home Sale Anticipation of a 8-10% Increase in 2013 Home Sales. Home Affordability at Highest Level in Decades. This week also marks a trend in the 30-year fixed mortgage rate,...
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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 Madison Alabama Affordable Homes For Sale  Search Creekwood Affordable Homes for sale While Huntsville Alabama Creekwood Subdivision is actually located in SW Huntsville Alabama Research Park area per our MLS, the mailing address is Madison Alabama in the popular Madison 35758 zip code.  This is a great location convenient to business, employment, shopping along University Drive (Hwy 72) and downtown Huntsville Alabama.  Creekwood is very affordable and adjacent to Cummings Research Park, the fourth largest research park in the world and second largest in the United States.  Creekwood is just off of Slaughter Rd and between Hwy72 (University) and I-565, providing Creekwood easy and quick access to all that Madison and Huntsville Alabama have to offer.  Creekwood Park for recre...
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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 Real Estate Market Has Shifted I'm Preparing And How You Should Search homes for sale in Madison County Alabama The Real Estate Market Has Shifted I'm Preparing And How You Should prepare will make the difference in you getting the home you want or settling!  The real estate market in the U.S. has been nothing less than a roller coaster ride the last few years with most of that ride in what seemed to be a free fall...kind of the feeling you got the last time you were at an amusement park...only worse! In the world of real estate it's often said that the bigger the boom during the good years, the bigger the bust during the down years afterward.  The current bust we just experienced lasted about five years plus and many will say that it's not over, that's probably true in some areas, ...
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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 House Is Trashed, But Can't We List It Now Anyway...No! Follow this link to search all available homes for sale in Northern Alabama.   A new client has asked me to list his house and that's a good thing.  It's in a nice neighborhood where homeowners maintain their properties, great location and currently listed homes are priced a little over $200,000...great price point...all good news! However (you knew this was coming), there is a problem with the house...the former tenant was not kind to the house on move out day or week and  pretty much trashed it.  A few holes in the wall, garbage left everywhere (a couple of dumpsters worth), carpets needing replacement or serious cleaning.  After making my recommendations of needed repairs and updating to bring the house up to a condition 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)
Huntsville Alabama MidTowne On The Park View daily updated photos and details of available homes for sale in Huntsville Alabama MidTowne On The Park Huntsville Alabama MidTowne On The Park is one of Madison and Huntsville Alabama newer subdivisions so   well hidden many residents are not aware.  MidTowne On The Park is a new subdivision that's generating lots of interest because of great pricing and also because of it's location to shopping and employment.  Sandwiched between Research Park and University Drive shopping and restaurants you could drive up and down University or many of the side streets and eaisly miss MidTowne On The Park.  If you work in Cummings Research park the trip from MidTowne On The Park is an easy bike ride or walk to work...how cool is that to ride your bike 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)
Orchids In Spring Huntsville Alabama Heart Of Dixie Orchid Society For those interested in everything "Orchids" plan to attend the Heart of Dixie Orchid Society show and sale today, Wednesday and Thursday March 20 & 21, 2013 from 9 am-5 pm.  Having trouble getting that Orchid to bloom?  Got Questions?  Learn from growers who know! Visit the Heart of Dixie Orchid Society website for upcoming events, shows and auctions. If you're looking for a new home to house your orchids search my website for all available homes for sale in Northern Alabama     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 Homes For Sale  View photos and details of all Village of Providence Huntsville Alabama Homes For Sale, list is updated daily.  Something you should know about Village of Providence Huntsville Alabama Homes For Sale,The Village of Providence  began building in Huntsville Alabama within the last ten years or so and has undergone a great deal of growth, continuing to expand and be a vibrant upscale area of Huntsville attracting new business, restaurants and apartment living.  Home styles are a good blend of tradition from Georgian and Federal to the very popular Craftsman and Bungalow homes.  2012 closed out the year with 27 homes sold, the average price home sold was $357,394 selling within 3.0% of list price.  Year to date sales have been slower ...
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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 Realty Group "Geeked Out Egg" Contest Win $100 1st Place or $50 young adult 1st Place       "Geeked Out Egg" contest.  You can go to the @Homes FB page, or use this link: http://ow.ly/j9Mio Conestants must first like the @Homes Page (if they haven't aleady), then post a pic of them with their geeky egg to our wall. 1st place adult gets $100 to Bridgestreet or Amazon. 1st Place "young geek" gets $50 to ToysRUS. http://ow.ly/j9Mio            Contest Rules:  Entries must be submitted by March 29, 2013.  Photos must include you in the image so that we can verify that the egg was not just an image off the internet.  @Homes Agents will choose the finalists in both groups and then the finalists will be posted on the @Homes Facebook page for our fans to vote on.  By submitting a photo en...
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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)
ActiveRain Member George Souto Someone You Can Count On!  I've made this post public because I want people to know about George Souto a mortgage professional in Middletown, CT.  Do you live in the Middletown CT area and have questions about mortgage financing?...give George a call, he'll go above and beyond expectations. We've heard it over and over about ActiveRain Members willingness to lend a hand and share information helping out other members.  This is one of those stories.   A client of mine that I helped in the purchase of a home a year ago with an FHA mortgage is having a go around with one of the big box lenders.  Unfortunately she lost her job, but was reassigned to a better job out of state.  FHA guidelines stated that she had to occupy the home for a year as her primary resi...
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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)
Why Should I Get A Home Inspection On A New House? As a Realtor I regularly get asked the question; Why Should I Get A Home Inspection On A New House?  In general most buyers see the need for a home inspection when buying an existing home, but many others purchasing new construction feel it's a waste of time and money to hire a home inspector especially since many builders offer 2-10 warranties and the builder will also do a pre-closing punch list walk through for any visible defects....so why have new construction inspected?   Visible defects yes you and your builder can pick those usually, but from personal experience I will tell you that a home inspector is going to find things that a formal walk through with the builder will not reveal...things that aren't visible.  A home inspector...
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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)
National PI Day March 14, 2013 Huntsville Alabama March 14, 2013 First of all I apologize especially to all the engineers in Huntsville and Madison Alabama...and around the globe...I'm sure I screwed something up along the way in this post Celebrating PI.   Mathematicians around the globe are celebrating National PI Day March 14, 2013...no, not Blueberry or Apple...the mathematical constant variety, 3.141592653589732384.............and on............and on............!  I read about one website that posted the value of PI out to one million places...poor little website crashed.  Another website displays a more manageable ten thousand digits.  What is PI you say?   Come on, it really hasn't been that long since high school algebra has it (kids are probably exposed to it in 1st or 2nd gra...
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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)
Back Up Offer?  What Is That? As a potential home buyer, you may have started to wonder how and when you are going to find your home... your perfect home. The home that calls your name and makes you feel like you could never leave. The home that you see in your dreams. Or perhaps you've adjusted your mindset and determined that you don't need "everything" on your want/need list for your new home. Maybe you've even gotten to the point where you are just grateful to have at least found a home that is for sale. In areas with tight inventory, you may be having a hard time finding your home and, as such, you may be considering writing a backup offer for the home(s) you are considering. A backup offer is an agreement you make with the home seller after they have accepted another offer by a di...
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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 The Ledges Huntsville Alabama 35802 This link will take you to my website where you can view a similar post about The Ledges and search all homes for sale in Northern Alabama. For complete details and photos of  Homes For Sale The Ledges Huntsville Alabama click on the following link:  Homes For Sale The Ledges Huntsville Alabama 35802.  Read additional posts about the Ledges Huntsville Alabama click this link: Ledges of Huntsville Mountain, Huntsville Alabama  35802. The Ledges Huntsville Alabama Luxury Homes For Sale really are living at its best when you call home The Ledges of Huntsville Mountain.  Concern for the preservation of nature in this 750 acre community is at the forefront with 150 acres set aside for residential development, 250 acres devoted to a top rated...
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